Migration Mara River Crossing
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10 Days-Wildebeest Migration River Crossing

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From july is one of the most exciting months of the great migration as the herds move further into the Northern Serengeti and toward the Mara River

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
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  • Activity Level Leisurely
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All about the 10 Days-Wildebeest Migration River Crossing.

July to September is one of the most exciting months of the great migration as the herds move further into the Northern Serengeti and toward the Mara River. At this time of year, you can witness thousands of wildebeest battling their way through the waters and trying to avoid the crocodiles. The best place to be is in the Northern Serengeti or across the river in the western part of the Maasai Mara. Olakira once again is a good option (having moved from the Southern Serengeti)

May the Serengeti wildebeest all seem to be moving north, migrating to seek fresh grazing and water. The area around Moru Kopjes and west of Seronera is then hectic with a series of moving columns, often containing hundreds of thousands of animals – joined by many zebra, and a scattering of Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles.Some of the migration then head due north of Seronera, but most are usually further west. Around June the wildebeest migration is often halted on the south side of the Grumeti River, which has some channels which block or slow their migration north.

Thousands upon thousands of hooves stampeding across the streams and grasslands of the Serengeti in search of grazing grounds. Now imagine yourself live and on the scene as one of nature’s greatest events unfolds right before your eyes. This unforgettable ten-day Serengeti safari makes it a reality, bringing you to the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park,Tarangire and beyond to track the “big five.You’ll also get an insider’s glimpse of life on the plains from the residents of a remote Maasai village. The migration itself can be unpredictable,

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration safaris
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • Airport transfers
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • International and local airfares
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  1. Day-1 Arrival

    Arrival at 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 included: Dinner|Breakfast
  2. Day-2 Flight to{Kogatende}North Serengeti

    Following an early breakfast, we will transfer to Arusha airport for flight Kogatende to camp in the Northern Serengeti.  flight will take approximately 1 & 45 hour, and will be a great way to see Tanzania from the air. There are often stunning views during this flight over the farm-dotted highlands and valleys below. Upon landing in the Serengeti, we will be greeted by our guides and begin our safari adventure, as we journey to our camp for lunch and ready ourselves for our first afternoon safari.

    • Accommodation: Kenzan Mara Tented Camp
    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    • Water & Soft drinks
  3. Day-3 & 4 Game View at Mara River{Kogatende}

    We will continue to explore the northern areas of the Serengeti, from the Mara River to the rolling hills of the northern plains we will focus on  game that is unique to this area. If luck is on our side, we will also have a chance to capture a river crossing,

    • Accommodation: Kenzan Mara Tented Camp
    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    • Water & Soft drinks
  4. Day-5 From Kogatende to Central Serengeti

    Early breakfast and depart to  Central Serengeti while enjoying the game drive en route to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the largest and most famous park in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles,

    • Accommodation: Kisura Tented Camp
    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    • Water & Soft drinks
  5. Day-6 & 7 Full day game drive in Central Serengeti

    You will have a full 2 day game drive in Central Serengeti and Seronera area, Apart from the large mammals, Serengeti is also home to gaudy agama lizards; Rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. Wide varieties of dung beetle were found, and around 500 bird species have been recoded ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland,

    • Accommodation: Kisura Tented Camp
    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    • Water & Soft drinks
  6. Day-8 Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, we will have an early morning game drive to Ngorongoro inside the Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area  is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Ngorongoro was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. You will have time to visit Masai Boma or Village at Ngorongoro before inter in Crater

    • Accommodation: Tloma Lodge
    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    • Water & Soft drinks
  7. Day-9 Game view at Tarangire National Park

    Drive to  Tarangire Park  today we will proceed to Tarangire for a full day game drive in the park located slightly off the main safari route. Tarangire National Park is a lovely quiet park in Northern Tanzania most famous for its elephant migration, and birding safari with a quiet atmosphere.

    • Accommodation: Lake Burunge Tented Camp
    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
    • Water & Soft drinks
  8. Day-10 Depart

    After breakfast, we head back to Arusha and pass by a shopping market on the way. After which, we will facilitate your transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight.

    • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Leopard - Serengeti
Wildebeest Crossing
Accommodation
Lodges & Tented Camps
Rivertrees Inn Lodge
Tloma Lodge

Lake Burunge Tented Camp

Kenzan Mara Tented Camp

Insect repellent
Lip balm/Sun block
Sweater or fleece
Light raincoat
Socks & underwear
Antihistamine cream for insect bites & stings
First aid kit including Imodium and rehydration salts
Tissues
Malaria tablets (see your doctor before you travel for up-to-date advice)
Motion sickness tablets if required
Sandals or flip-flops to wear around camp

Local guidebooks and wildlife /guides
Credit and ATM cards (check that your bank has international ATM locations to avoid high fees, and tell them where you’ll be traveling before you leave)

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