The Great Migration

|The Great Migration
The Great Migration2019-06-04T20:23:30+00:00

Our safaris in northern Tanzania take place throughout the year. To ensure that you experience the great migration of wildebeests, it is recommended to visit Tanzania during the months of November to the end of March. But rest assured, during the other months of your trip, the national parks await you with unique natural wonders and a stunning number of animals.

The Great Migration of Animals in East Africa – “The Great Migration”

The recurring migration of wildebeests in the Serengeti and Masai Mara, Kenya is a unique natural spectacle. Millions of wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and Thomson gazelles are pacing up and down the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, constantly searching for the best grazing land. It largely determines the amount of rainfall their itinerary. The journey begins in April when the herd wanders north. The crossing of the Mara River in September is the most dangerous part of the journey. In October, the herds return south, in time for the rainy season in Tanzania. From November to December they settle in the south of the Serengeti. The calves are born here from the beginning of the year until March.

 

Day 1

After breakfast, drive to the Usambara Mountains. It takes 5-6 hours to reach Mullers Lodge. After check in, enjoy short walks around the hotel to the nearby waterfalls, and then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2

After breakfast, walk and tour the Usambara Mountain forests. This is a great opportunity to see several forest bird species, reptiles, butterflies, black and white Colubus monkeys, and many more features. A picnic lunch is provided on the way. You can arrange a village tour where you can learn about the traditional way of life of indigenous communities. Dinner and overnight

Day 3

After breakfast, take a walking tour through the Irente Farm via Irente viewpoint with its breathtaking views of the Maasai plains where domestic stock graze, and the alkaline Lake Jipe. Lunch will either be a lunch box, or if you prefer, we can arrange for local food. After your tour, drive back to Moshi and the Springlands Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast, drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing for approximately 3 and half Hours. Overnight,

Day 5

Drive to Serengeti National Park. This 5-6 hour drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands passes through Oldupai Gorge (the cradle of mankind), where we stop for a museum tour and orientation. After arriving in Serengeti National Park, you can view game for the rest of afternoon. In the evening, we proceed to the Seronera Campsite. FB for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6

After breakfast, we take a full game drive around Serengeti National Park, with a picnic lunch enroute. Overnight at the Seronera Campsite. FB

Day 7

After breakfast, drive to and tour the Ngorongoro Crater floor, with a picnic inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as the lion prides including the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you are sure to see include leopard, cheetah, elephants, hyena, members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the afternoon, take a short walk on the crater rim (optional), and drive back to the SIMBA Campsite for dinner and overnight

Day 8

This is the Day of activity at the Karatu area. After Breakfast You will start walking to the Ngorongoro Forest, its about 3-4 hours hike with an armed ranger on a buffalo trail through the Southern forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will first reach an impressive waterfall and then a cave that has been carved out of the soil by elephants and buffaloes. A third activity to do is visiting a coffee plantation on the way back to Highview hotel for Hot Lunch. After Lunch walk to and visit the Iraqw cultural centre. The Iraqw are a tribe that several hundred years ago worked its way South from Ethiopia, through Kenya, to settle in the neighborhood of the Ngorongoro. In order to protect themselves and their cattle from Maasai raids, they build an extensive system of underground settlements which are partially reconstructed and accessible to tourist. Locals show visitors around explaining the traditions and culture of the Iraqw people.

Day 9

Drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.