Serengeti migration safaris

9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari-Mara River Crossing

This 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari is a Mara River Migration Crossing Great Migration tour that is prepared to provide you a once-in a life time opportunity to witness the wildebeest migration – the world’s largest migration of wildlife ever witnessed in the world.

The wildebeest migration begins in Serengeti National Park, the wildebeests tend to congregate in February when they give birth to 300,000 calves and the reason to their concentration in the south is to give their claves the richest milk, as the soil and grass is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphorus from the volcanic eruptions that happened two to three million years ago.

This wildebeest Migration safari takes you to the best destinations to witness this spectacular phenomenon

Highlights of 9 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Day 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti

Day 8: Northern Serengeti National Park – Mara River

Day 9: Transfer back to Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Detailed Itinerary of 9 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be picked up by a representative of Engabi Tours and Travel and transfer you to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Enjoy breakfast and depart from Arusha for a two hours’ drive to Tarangire National park passing the bustling Masai Villages and the vast open plains offering you the best picture of Africa. Once you enter the park, you will embark on a game drive across the scenic plains of the park dotted with the legendary Baobab Trees.

You will enjoy sighting the Tarangire River which runs through the park and is the main source of water for the animals in the region most especially during the dry season. During the game drive you will spot large herds of elephants, zebra, antelopes among others.

Enjoy picnic lunch with a view of Tarangire River, in the evening you will head to your lodge for check-in and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 3: Transfer from Tarangire Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy breakfast and head out for a great walk on Tanzania’s first Treetop Walk way providing with a great experience of the forest, the walk way is found in Lake Manyara National Park.

These 370 meters walk starts with a short board walk that gradually rises from the ground level up to the canopy of the forest.  You will walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides and reach a height of 18 m off the ground, each of the hang bridges will end on a viewing deck situated around the tree trunks.

This thrilling experience starts with a briefing of the walk by the guides, there are a number of guides on the platforms who will tell you the interesting facts about the forest ecology and animal life. The walkway offers a great opportunity to spot all kinds of butterflies, birds, monkeys and enjoy an eye’s view of the surrounding.

In the evening, you will head to your lodge for check in and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 4: Game Drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will depart for Ngorongoro Crater which is considered as one of the 8th Wonder of the World and is the largest intact caldera in the world, the crater floor is home to over 120 species of mammals including the fabled Big Five and is among the best places to see endangered species. some of the animals calling the crater home include leopards, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, zebras, cape buffaloes, antelopes and many more.

Ngorongoro Crater is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.

On arrival, you will enjoy viewing the crater from the view point, then descend to the crater floor for a full day game drive with your packed lunch. In the evening you will ascend and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 5: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Have early breakfast and head to Serengeti national park for a full day of game drive, the adventure will begin with scenic drives towards the Serengeti and along the way you will pass through mist – shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and if you are lucky, you will spot cape buffaloes, leopards, lions among others.

You will enjoy scenic views of the endless and iconic savannah landscape and the sheer number of animals roaming in these grassy plains.  You wil enjoy lunch at a picnic site then continue with exploring the park, in the evening you will head to the lodge for check in, dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 6: Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

On the 6th day of your 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari , After breakfast, you will head on a drive across the plains and through the Kopjes heading to the central plains, along the way you will have an opportunity to see the diverse scenery as you pass through wooded hills, tumbled on kopjes and the wide-open savannah. During the drive you will spot elephants, giraffes, diminutive dik – dik among others.

Meal plan: Full Board

9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari-Mara River Crossing
Serengeti wildebeest Mara river crossing

Day 7: Transfer from Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti

Wake up before dawn and head out for a sunrise game drive on which you will watch the sun as it sets fire to the savannah, you will also have an opportunity to see predators in action as they take advantage of the low light and cooler temperatures to hunt for prey.

This is the ideal time to see predators that is lions, leopards and cheetahs in action as they hunt for wildebeests, zebras and other herbivores.  Return to the lodge for late breakfast, freshen up and head on a journey to the Northern Serengeti with packed lunch. During the drive you will see Serengeti’s diverse wildlife to the fullest, in the evening you will head to the lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 8: Game Drive in Northern Serengeti (Mara River Crossing) and transfer to Central Serengeti

wake up early and head to the park for a hot air balloon experience, you will join other tourists at the landing site for briefing as you watch the balloon being inflated. Climb into the basket and as the balloon soars into the sky, you will enjoy the magnificent sunrise and as you float in the sky. You will enjoy an eye’s view of the endless plains of Serengeti national park and animals such as lions, elephants, leopards, cape buffaloes among others.

At the end of the experience, you will enjoy a champagne bush breakfast.

With game drive, you will continue with exploring the plains of Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 9: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha Town

On this last day of the safari, you will have en-route morning game drive as you transfer back to Arusha for a drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.

End of  9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

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