The spectacular Great Migration is the movement of over 1 million wildebeest and 250 000 zebra that takes place annually. These large groups of animals, along with the impala and the gazelle, migrate throughout the year in search of food and water. The Great Migration, an 8-day tour, can be witnessed in various locations in Tanzania, especially within Serengeti National Park.
The Great Migration is dependant upon the season and migration pattern. Aloito Africa will recommend the ideal time and the best locations to visit, in order to increase the probability of experiencing the Migration during your safari.
*Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client.
This itinerary is a sample.
DAY 1: Arrival Day
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Tour guide driver will transfer you to your hotel. Here you will receive an orientation regarding your upcoming safari, rest and overnight.
DAY 2 : Arusha - Tarangire National Park
You begin the morning with a drive to Tarangire National Park, which boasts of it’s high concentration of elephants and is the perfect place to experience this majestic animal on a more intimate level. It’s landscape, speckled with large baobab trees, many bird species and the Tarangire River offers a view that’s filled with beauty.
The river is the only permanent water supply in the area that attracts many wild animals during the dry season months. A lunchbox will be provided during your afternoon tour.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire.
DAY 3 : Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park Via Ngorongoro
After breakfast, we embark on your journey to Serengeti National Park. During the drive, you will see a stunning view of the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara.
You will also have a lunchbox and short stop at Ngorongoro Crater Viewpoint which showcases the breathtaking caldera. Continue your drive towards the Serengeti with possible wildlife viewings along the way.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti National Park.
DAY 4 : Seronera Valley Centre in Serengeti National Park
Following breakfast, we tour the Seronera Valley Centre. You may have the opportunity of seeing lions, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, hippos and elephants. If lucky, you may even spot a leopard!
You will be provide with a lunchbox during the afternoon.
In the evening you will have dinner and overnight at Serengeti.
DAY 5 : North Serengeti Lobo Area
We will spend the day approximately 75 km's from Seronera, at Lobo area.
Lobo remains rich in wildlife during the dry season months. Here you will find the Mara River which lies on the path of the wildebeest migration (depending on season) and is home to hippos and crocodiles.
The afternoon will consist of a lunchbox. In the evening, we return to Seronera area for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 : Serengeti - Ndutu Area - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, your tour will begin at Ndutu. Here you'll see the endless plains of the Serengeti along with many kopjes. Kopjes (as seen in The Lion King movie - Pride Rock!) are a stack of rocks that rise up over the grasslands and allow lions to survey their surroundings.
Many non-immigrant animals such as cheetah, hyena, and jackal can be spotted throughout the year. The afternoon will consist of a lunchbox before transferring to Ngorongoro. Enjoy possible wildlife viewings along the way or witness Maasai people herding their cattle.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro.
DAY 7 : Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Descend into the crater and spend the entire day exploring this beautiful area. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera that is 20 kilometres in diameter and covers an area of 300 square kilometres. It is filled with history, stunning views and many large wild animals.
The Cape buffalo, black rhinoceros and hippopotamus may be spotted here. You may also have the opportunity of seeing lions and elephants. It is a unique environment where the Maasai people live among these majestic creatures.
An afternoon lunchbox will be provided. At the end of your drive through the crater, we will drive up to the rim to overnight.
DAY 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Arusha
Today we drive back to Arusha. We can arrange a short visit with the Maasai tribe during this drive. Here you will meet the Maasai people, witness their unique culture, sing and dance to their traditional music and experience their vibrant, colorful way of life. You will also have an opportunity to purchase their handmade jewellery.
ESTIMATED PRICE PER PERSON
*high season price / based on 4 adults travelling together
Economy USD $1995 / COMFORT USD $3050 / LUXURY USD $3765
Prices will vary depending on number of adults travelling together, personal preferences and requests and time of year you plan to visit.
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Airport-Hotel pick up / drop off transfers
Two nights hotel accommodation in Arusha (before / after safari)
Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge / tented camps (your choice)
Tour in Aloito Africa's custom 4X4 Jeep with pop-up open roof
Services of an experienced English safari tour guide & driver
Game viewing drives
Park and vehicle entrance fees
All meals on Safari
Bottled Drinking Water in Safari vehicle
Government taxes and local levies