The Great Migration Safari, Western Serengeti (Night Safari Experience) – May & June
- Duration:8 Days
- Destinations:Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
This tour is recommended for travelers visiting Tanzania from late May to late June/early July when the great migration is in the western corridor. Apart from the great migration, you will also have opportunity to see the big 5 and other exciting wildlife. The night safari in Tarangire gives you unique chance to see nocturnal animals that are hardly seen in day light.
Day by Day
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to The African Tulip
Depending on your time of arrival, we will pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer you to Arusha for dinner and overnight at The African Tulip hotel.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Tarangire Safari Lodge for lunch. Then depart for afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park. This park has the largest concentration of elephants, often seen bathing in the Tarangire river, lots of giraffes, monkeys, impalas and many birds. It is also one of the best places to see lions, leopards and lions. You will then drive back to Tarangire safari lodge for dinner. After dinner you will depart for 2 hours of night game drive with special vehicles designed for night safari, to look for nocturnal animals that are hardly seen in day light (like aardvark, bush babies, porcupines and others. Cats also tend to be more active at night). You will then return to Tarangire safari lodge for overnight.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Mtowambu for a village guided village walk. In this small but busy town where people from all the 120 tribes in Tanzania live together you will have opportunity to interact with the local community and learn about their daily life. You will visit a local school, traditional beer factory/bars, banana and rice fields and a traditional family home. You will then continue to Manyara wildlife camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will do game drive in Manyara national park. This park has the largest concentration of monkeys. You will also see giraffes, hippos, elephants and other animals. Dinner and overnight will be at Manyara wildlife camp.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park (Western)
After breakfast you will depart with picnic lunch and drive to Serengeti national park. On the way you will stop at a Maasai village to learn a something about these traditional people and get opportunity to take their picture. Upon you arrival in Serengeti national park, you will have your picnic lunch then continue with game drive towards Mbalageti lodge for dinner and overnight. In this area you will have high chances to see the great migration (estimated to reach 3,000,000 animals now) crossing the Grumeti River while the crocodiles in the river try to attack them. All meals and overnight will be at Mbalageti lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti National park (Western)
You will do a full day of game drives in Western Serengeti exploring the great migration. All meals and overnight will be at Mbalageti lodge.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Central)
After breakfast you will do game drive towards Serengeti bush camp for lunch. After lunch the grandson will enjoy the swimming pool until 04:00 pm then depart for afternoon game drive. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings will include prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti bush camp.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you will drive to the Ngorongoro crater for a game drive with picnic lunch. This is the best place to see the endangered black rhino (less than 1000 black rhinos are left in the wild in the world).The crater has also many other animals like zebras, wildebeests, hippos, gazelles, hyenas and many more. In the late afternoon you will continue to Acacia farm lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Departure
Drive back to Arusha for lunch, and then continue to your airport of departure. You may want to stop for shopping on the way to Arusha.
- All meals and accommodations during the entire safari
- A very high quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
- A highly experienced safari guide
- Unlimited mineral water during the entire safari
- All park fees for all the national parks
- Unlimited game drives
- Night safari in Tarangire
- AMREF Flying doctors emergence rescue
- International flights
- Drinks at the lodges
- Any other things not mentioned above