10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHT MIGRATION CROSSING AUGUST TO OCTOBER SAFARI

$6,876.00

Safari Overview

This 10-day safari allows you to explore Tanzania’s most stunning wilderness areas and some of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles in style. Experience a journey of contrast from the hidden wonders of the Tarangire National Park to the unique Ngorongoro Crater and the world-renowned Central and Great wildebeest Migartion along Serengeti River in Northern Serengeti.

Limited Time Package Discounts

Number of Pax

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Cost Per Person

$6,876.00

$5,066.00

$4,463.00

$4,162.00

$3,980.00

$3,860.00

Discount:
Total: 6876.00
Category:

Special offer

Description

Day 1: Arrival Day and Welcome to Tanzania

Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fit4Masafa Travel driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning.

 

Accommodation Planet lodges
Meal Plan Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Karatu (152.7 Km/2.45 Hrs Drive)

Unless your arrival time yesterday allowed time for your safari briefing, then this will take place after breakfast. We will provide you with all the essential information, before we set off westwards to our first safari destination, Tarangire National Park. The park is best known for its elephant herds, savannah, baobab trees, seasonal swamps and the life-giving Tarangire River. Animals gather at the river and giraffes, bushbucks and hartebeests are often seen. With a bit of luck you might even spot the fringe-eared oryx or the weird-looking gerenuk. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen every once in a while but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In late afternoon, we will go to your accommodation for our evening meal and our overnight stay. Welcome to the Tarangire!

 

Accommodation Tortilis Camps
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 3: Tarangire NP – Karatu Town (135 Km/2.30 Hrs Drive)

After a hearty breakfast you will head out on another game drive in the Tarangire National Park. During the dry season between June and October, the Tarangire River is the only permanent source of water and the wildlife tends to concentrate in its vicinity. You will stop at one of the picnic spots for lunch. In the afternoon, you leave this beautiful park behind. Passing through the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu, the higher lands are soon reached and wonderful views of the Masai Plains and the Lake Manyara open up before you. After the obligatory photo stop, you will make your way to the vegetation-rich crater highlands, Accommodation at karatu town.

 

Accommodation Pamoja Africa Lodge in Karatu
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 4: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park (53Km/1Hr – 145Km/3.5Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, drive towards the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will drive into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African savannah. In only a few hours, you have the chance of spotting the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard). After extensive game viewing and a picnic in the crater, you will leave the highlands of Ngorongoro in the afternoon and continue to the Serengeti. You will soon see the seemingly endless plains of the southern Serengeti and finally reach the Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti.

 

Accommodation Serengeti Tortilis Camps
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

 

Day 5: Central Serengeti NP – Northern Serengeti NP (145 /3.5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, we undertake our en route game drive to the Northern region of the Serengeti. Stretching from Seronera for about 100km, the Northern Serengeti is a gentle rolling countryside broken by small rivers, occasional hills, and kopjes. Here resides a multitudinous permanent population of wildlife, with also very striking geological occurrences such as the beautiful Lobo Kopje. The Northern Serengeti is an interesting and varied country that is far from the park’s main entry point in the south hence receiving fewer visitors.

The migration is found in this area during August and we may with luck witness the most spectacular of river crossings as the herd attempt to cross the Mara River and avoid the strong currents and hungry crocodiles.

After a full day, we head for our accommodation where we will enjoy our dinner and overnight stay under the magnificent African sky out upon the ‘Endless Plain’

 

Accommodation Karibu Camps
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 6: Full Game Drive in Northern Serengeti National Park / River Crossing

After an early breakfast, you will head out to make the most of the day. There is a chance you may see the animals crossing the Mara River. Hundreds of thousands of desperate wildebeest gather together on the banks of the river, gazing wistfully across the turbulent water at the green grass on the other side but no animal will make a move. All it takes is one brave wildebeest to take the literal plunge and, then, all follow! The animals that do successfully avoid the awaiting crocodile jaws and make it over the river are rewarded with the lush green grazing grass of the Masai Mara.

 

Accommodation Karibu Camps
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 7: Northern Serengeti NP – Central Serengeti NP (121Km/3Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, you will return to Seronera with further opportunities to experience the incredible wildlife and natural beauty of the Serengeti. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.

After an extensive game drive we head for our Accommodation for a hearty dinner and another night by the fire of relaxation and conversation under the sweeping majesty of the star bright African night out upon the ‘Endless Plain’.

 

Accommodation Serengeti Tortilis Camps
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 8: Central Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater (145 Km/3.5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, you will embark upon another incredible game drive in The Serengeti before travelling to the Ngorongoro Crater. Arriving at the edge of the crater in the afternoon, you will have your first glimpse of what awaits you the following day – glistening streams, open grassland and an infinite number of animals. You will spend the night at a nearby lodge on the rim of the crater.

 

Accommodation Ngorongoro Tortilis Camps
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 9: Full Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Very early in the morning after an early breakfast, we descend down onto the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth where the animals roam freely through the unfenced reserves offering us an uninterrupted game viewing experience. The Caldera was formed about three million years ago with the massive explosion of a volcano that rivalled Kilimanjaro in height. It is 610 m deep and covers roughly 260 square kilometres. It is an enclosed ecosystem. The word Ngorongoro represents the sound of the bells that the Maasai cows wear around their necks. It is one of the best places in Africa to view the big five, as well as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, and many others, along with about 500 bird species. You will stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake and in the afternoon, you will ascendup the steep road out of the crater. You will overnight in the nearby town of Karatu.

 

Accommodation Pamoja Africa Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner

 

Day 10: Karatu – Lake manyara NP – KIA, Arusha (27Km/30min – 120Km/2 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, you will drive to our final destination on this epic safari – Lake Manyara National Park. This is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. It is so named for the shallow salt lake that covers about seventy percent of the surface area, flooding and drying with the seasons and home to thousands of flamingo and in the extraordinary region of 500 other bird species. On your exploration of the park you will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and, with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After lunch, we head back to Arusha where we will arrive in the late afternoon.

 

Accommodation On request as per Departure instructions
Meal Plan Breakfast and Picnic Lunch Box

 

Departure Instructions

Please note that this is 10 Days safari in Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti which ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17.30 hours. Your departure can only take place today if you have pre-booked a domestic flight which leaves from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19.40 hours or after, or an international flight which leaves at 21.00 hours or after. Otherwise, you will need to book an extra night’s accommodation (not included in the tour price) and take a flight the following day.

 

What’s Included What’s not Included
Fit4masafa Travel Trip Safety:

AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance. A Flying doctor Insurance to Air transfer you before dark from nearest airstrip to hospital during Emergency

Tipping:

Tipping is of course discretionary but is an expected part of the way in which business is done in Tanzania. It counts as an expression of gratitude to those who – hopefully – have made your experience an unforgettable one and enables you to directly reward those people. Our passengers come from all around the world, with different cultural attitudes to tipping, but a tip is of great significance here in Tanzania and will be hugely appreciated by the recipient. We know that the act of giving of a tip can be a bit awkward and we would suggest that the best way to remove this ‘awkwardness’ is for each couple to put their tip anonymously into an envelope and for the envelopes to be presented by the couple to the staff member. As a guideline, you should consider tipping at the following levels:,

Driver guide:

$25 US per day, per couple.

For hotels/lodges/tented camps:

please do not tip individual staff members, but instead use the ‘Tip Box’, which you should find at the reception of your accommodation. For guidance, you should consider tipping between $5-7 US per day, per guest, at each accommodation.

Fit4Masafa Travel – Transport :

4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser. Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones.

Fit4Masafa  Travel – Trip Crew:

Professional English-Speaking Driver guide. A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history

Fit4Masafa Travel Treat:

A Special Safari Hamper, Soft drinks, Coffee/tea and Water during game drives

Any Changes done by you:

The trip excludes changes done by you during safari or before safari which deviates from the original program

Arrival and Departure Transfer:

TO/FROM Kilimanjaro International or Arusha Airport. One arrival Transfer and One departure Transfer

Post Night Accommodation in Arusha:

This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight. Please contact us for details

Photographic Safari:

Experience Wildlife with Fit4Masafa Travel 4X4 Safari Vehicle

Visa:

The trip costs Excludes all visa costs including arrival visas and transit visas.

Game drive:

Tarangire, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Central Serengeti, Game drive in Northern Serengeti

Medical Insurance:

The trip cost Excludes Medical Insurance which is mandatory.

Park Entrance Fee:

Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park,  Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

Travel Insurance:

The trip cost Excludes Travel Insurance which is mandatory

Laundry Service:

If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.

Drinks at the lodges/camps:

All kinds of soft drinks and hard drinks at the lodges/camps are not included

Taxes:

18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

Drones: 

The government of Tanzania does not allow anyone to bring Drone in the Country.

 

Need Further Help?

If you need more information on the above program or if you want us to change or add any item in your program, or if you want us to compare a program, please let me know and I will work on it right away for you.