Great Migration Route

11 DAY Great Migration Route

The Serengeti tops most Tanzania safari itineraries. A Masai word meaning “endless plains,” this protected ecosystem sprawls across 10,000 square miles. With a network of rivers ensuring year-round water, the region is incredibly rich in wildlife, though specific experiences, such as the Great Migration, vary with the seasons.Exceptional safari opportunities exist in the private reserves adjacent to Serengeti National Park, many of which are the exclusive domain of the camps we use. In addition to classic destinations like Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire, famed for its elephants and baobabs.

Best time to visit
June to September : If you’ve got just a week to spend in Africa, this compact safari is arguably the best way to do it. With six full DAY to explore the legendary Serengeti and world-class wonders of Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll be riding a wildlife high long after you return home. The Serengeti is the Great Plains of Africa, teeming with hoofed animals and predators in pursuit. The crater is the counterpoint: a volcanic caldera harboring Africa’s densest concentration of wildlife in one confined place.

    Safari Highlights

  • ● Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask
  • ● Private row in safari vehicle for best photo opportunities
  • ● Photographic guiding and instruction

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DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

Arrive on evening flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be met by Expect in Africa Safari Leader and transferred to Mount Meru Hotel

  • ● Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 2

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Safari briefing with Picnic lunches at the hotel and thereafter drive to Arusha National park for a full day of game drive including canoe, the park is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace with lots of Flamingos and other birds around,

  • ● Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 3 – 4

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After Breakfast, we will load the luggage to your safari car and Drive south through Arusha to prehistoric-looking Tarangire National Park and you will arrive at your safari lodge in time for lunch, You will have the afternoon game viewing into a landscape dotted with baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias, visiting the Silalei Swamp and Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season large numbers of animals congregate along the life-giving river that provide the only permanent water for wildlife in the area.

  • ● Accommodation: Nimali Luxury Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 5

TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

We will have a stop at the Maasai village for a cultural experience to see how the Maasai people are living and we will have the opportunity to do the beadwork with the Maasai women’s. After the Maasai village experience, we will proceed with our drive and stop for lunch box on the way to ngorongoro. Ngorongoro Crater is about 12 miles wide and its rim rises 1,200-1,600 feet off of its expansive 102-square-mile floor. The steep descent into the crater along winding roads takes 25-35 minutes from the crater rim. The crater floor is predominantly grasslands (making game easy to spot) with two swamps fed by streams, and the Lerai Forest. The walls of the crater are lightly forested.

  • ● Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 6

FULL DAY GAME DRIVE AT THE NGORONGORO CRATER

We will have a very early start and we will have early breakfast at 06:00 and then collect lunch boxes, at around 06:45 we will leave the lodge and descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area.

  • ● Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 7 – 8

NGORONGORO – SOUTHERN SERENGETI & NDUTU AREA

Depart the lodge around Ngorongoro after breakfast and visit the Olduvai museum en route to Ndutu Forest and Southern Serengeti Plain. Olduvai is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, after the visit to Olduvai museum, you will proceed with the drive to ndutu forest and the southern plain of Serengeti.

  • ● Accommodation: Kenzani Tented Camp or Ndutu Lodge
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 9

NDUTU FOREST & PLAINS – CENTRAL SERENGETI

After Breakfast, you will collect the lunch boxes, pack the luguage at the safari car and leave the southern Serengeti plains and forest and continue with the drive to Central Serengeti Plains & Kopjes via the Gol Kopjes. This area linking the Central and southern plains of Serengeti is a fragile habitat consisting of ethereal kopjes and short grass plains.

  • ● Accommodation: Nimali Luxury Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 10

CENTRAL SERENGETI

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will have a full day of a game drive visiting differents ecological sites at central Serengeti and explore the many kopjes, massive granite outcropping that dot the plains and home to a variety of species of animals and a favourite hangout for lions and Leopards. Spend the day game driving the central Serengeti and the seronera valley.

  • ● Accommodation: Nimali Luxury Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B,1L,1D }

DAY 11

SERENGETI – ARUSHA

Enjoy your last views of the Serengeti before flying to Arusha, where you will catch your departing flight. Before your international flight, there will be an opportunity to stop at the Cultural Heritage Center for some shopping before getting Kilimanjaro International Airport, followed by a wonderful lunch. We will also visit the adjoining Shanga workshop, where physically challenged artisans create remarkable jewelry, learn glass-blowing, and sell their work. Prior to transport to the Airport, a day room will be provided for you to freshen up, repack, and ready yourself for your journey homeward.

  • ● Accommodation: Day Room

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