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7 Days Serengeti Migration Safari

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7 Days Serengeti Migration Safari | Mara River Crossing safari

This 7 Days Serengeti Migration Safari package is a Drive-in and Fly-out Mara River Crossing Serengeti Safari tour that is designed specifically to increase your chances of seeing the great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration. The 7 days Serengeti Migration Safari package is recommended during the Months of Late July, August, September through to October and it includes both the Lobo area and the Wagakuria area where large herds of the wildebeest Migration can normally be found from the Months of August to October.

To ensure that you avoid unnecessary travel time and increase your game viewing time in Tanzania, the itinerary has been designed in such a way that you drive into the Serengeti and fly out to Arusha town. On this trip you will also be able to visit the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival and Transfer to Arusha Town

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet and greet with a representative from Engabi Tours and Travel who will transfer you to your lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater

Today after breakfast, you will transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will descend over 600m into the crater to view the wildlife for a game drive experience.

The Ngorongoro Crater is home to a variety of animals including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, eland, Zebra, the African Elephants and a dense population of predators such as lions, cheetah, leopard and hyena among others.  

 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti (Seronera Area)

After breakfast, you will drive towards the endless plains of Serengeti National home to 3 million animals and larger than any savannah protected area on earth. On arrival you will check in to your room, enjoy the lunch and thereafter go for an Afternoon game drive returning to your accommodation late in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at your Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Full day Game Drive in the Serengeti Plains (Seronera Area)

After a rich breakfast you will start your adventure a little earlier than usual. During a full day game drive, you will experience the Serengeti in its full glory! Be ready to see animals like lion, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes and Gazelles’ among others. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5: Transfer to Northern Serengeti (Kogatende Area)

Today is without question one of the highlights of your safari. After a rich breakfast you will start your adventure a little earlier than usual moving from Central Serengeti and ending in the Northern part of Serengeti known as the Wagakuria Area. You will do a game drive en-route from the Lobo area to the Wagakuria area and you will as well be waiting for crossing along the river. The Mara River is the last major obstacle standing between the Wildebeest Migration and the relative safety of the Masai Mara. If you’re patient and a little lucky, you will get to witness the death-defying crossing itself where wildebeest and zebras brave the river’s currents and crocodiles in an attempt to reach safety on the opposite bank. Dinner and overnight at your Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Full Day in Northern Serengeti (Kogatende Area)

After a very early breakfast, you will head out to enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. This area is home to high numbers of resident wildlife animals with large prides of lions and from August to October the numbers extremely increase.

The key feature in the North of Serengeti is the Mara River Crossing and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Tourists need to note that finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. Dinner and Overnight stay at your camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Breakfast

Day 7: Flight to From Kogatende to Arusha

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kogatende Airstrip with a game drive en-route arriving in time to join a mid-morning scheduled flight to Arusha airport. On arrival at Arusha Airport, you will meet your driver from Engabi Tours and Travel who will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport or to your hotel in Arusha marking the end of your trip.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of the Trip

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