Serengeti & Beyond Safari – The Great Migration

Safari During The Months of November to March

Tanzania Under Canvas – Serengeti & Beyond Safari – The Great Migration

  • Travel Period: November – March
  • 15 days 14 nights Safari

Daily Programme:

  • Index: L=Lunch, D=Dinner, BB=Bed/Breakfast, HB-FB=Half-Full board
  • Safari takes you to Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron

Day 1: Arusha – Meserani Snake Park – Tarangire National Park – Savanna Bush Camp

Safari briefing in our office or your hotel in Arusha at 0730 hrs. Your driver guide will then collect you from your hotel you will then proceed to Sable Square Mall where you will do your last minute shopping for your necessary items, your safari starts to Meserani Snake Park and Maasai Museum (if you wish to).

Here you will get to see some of the snakes that are to be found in East Africa but not to be seen on your safari. You will then get an Introduction lecture on Maasai Tradition at the Maasai Museum on how  Maasai life style is with their culture.

From Meserani Snake Park and Maasai Museum  you will them Proceed to Tarangire National Park. A park that is  famous  for its large herds of Elephants. Tarangire National Park has a nick name of the Garden of Elephants.

You will explore the park till late afternoon, then come out of the park and proceed to Lilac Campsite and Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Savanna Bush Camp – Lake Manyara National Park – Savanna Bush Camp

After early breakfast with picnic lunch boxes on this day of safari  you will depart  from Lilac Campsite and Tented Camp with picnic Lunch boxes. You will then  proceed to Lake Manyara National Park , you will spend the  whole  day exploring the National Park for its predators and prey  till late afternoon.

The Park is famous for its Tree Climbing LionsLater in the late afternoon come out of the park and proceed to Lilac Campsite and Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

In the evening you will have a performance by local traditional dancers. You will also have an option to do Night game drives in Lake Manyara after dinner in Lake Manyara National Park on this day.

Days 3 – 4: Lilac Campsite and Tented Camp – Lake Eyasi

We will take you to a rarely visited, isolated landscape. After a dusty drive you will enjoy a beautiful view to the Great Rift Valley and Lake Eyasi. Dinner and overnight at Kisima Ngeda Luxury Tented Camp.

This camp offers all the romance and the comforts of a traditional luxury tented camp. The tents are set in a stunning position on the shore of a soda lake, at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Views across the lake, especially those from the huge granite boulder behind the camp at sunset, are superb. Though this area is isolated and little visited it is situated conveniently close to the route between some of Northern Tanzania’s most popular National Parks. It offers an exclusive destination plus awesome scenery and a chance to visit the Hadazaa, one of the last click-speaking hunter gatherer tribes.

A beautiful tented camp on the shore of Lake Eyasi offering luxurious accommodation under canvas The attractions of this fascinating area include meeting with the Hadazaa hunter gather tribe, swimming, walking, and bird watching; FB (two nights minimum recommended).

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Day 5: Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast on this day you will proceed to Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch boxes.

After lunch you will experience the great variety and density of animals in the second largest Caldera on earth. The most beautiful game-drives you may experience in the late afternoon: Most of the people have left the crater-floor, the light gets soft and the activity of the wild animals’ increases. You will take more pictures of this fantastic African landscape, flora and fauna than you have ever expected.

Dinner and overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge / Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Empakai Crater

Very few people have experienced this extraordinary excursion, which is on the itinerary of today. Passing the slopes of the Olmoti Crater you will be fascinated by the scenery of Embulbul Depression, Loolmalassin- and Empakai Crater. On a really difficult track we will “ride” you to the rim of Empakai Crater (2700m). The Caldera is edged by 600m high, steep, jungle walls and its floor is covered with a green glimmering lake – the seasonal home of millions of flamingos. With some luck, you may see them. This excursion offers the possibility, that you will meet Maasai in their untouched environment, not invaded by tourists. An armed ranger will accompany you which open the chance to descend to the crater floor (tough path!). (Special) Campsite Ngorongoro.

Important: Unforeseeable events like heavy rain leave the track to Empakai impassable. In these cases you will enjoy a day of rest or (if you like) make an excursion to Olmoti Crater.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast on this day of safari you will depart from your lodge in Ngorongoro Crater and proceed to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch boxes.

Passing Ngorongoro crater rim you descend through a really impressive landscape down to Oldupai Gorge. Here you will find the most complete and eldest proofs of human development.

You will stop for the information about the cradle of mankind! Then continue to the heart of Serengeti.

Arriving in Serengeti National Park for dinner and overnight. On this day you will meet your crew who would have set up the camp in a very special place in the Serengeti National Park

(Special) Campsite Serengeti

Days 8 – 11: Serengeti National Park

You will have plenty of time to explore the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world with an incredible wildlife. Your safaris adapted to your travel period: in this season normally approx. 2.5 million animals are on their “Great Migration” into southern Serengeti! According to the rainfalls in these months the herds move southwards. You will have the chance to participate in this worldwide unique spectacle! As our safaris have no limit of mileage and time, you will get to know the Serengeti in total – you will therefore also visit Ngong Hill and Moru Kopjes – known as “Islands in the Sea of Grass”. Take your time to have a look, rest and enjoy! (Special) Campsite Serengeti FB

SPECIAL REQUEST BY CLIENTS

On your request we can also offer you a balloon safari in Serengeti (facultative): in the early morning you will start to this unforgettable adventure. After a breath-taking flight of about one hour in dawn and a champagne breakfast you will return at about 09.30hrs to Visitor Centre and meet up with your driver guide
this excursion will not disturb you daily activities in the Serengeti National Park

Days 12 – 13: Serengeti National Park – Nasera Rock

Giant dust clouds show you the way through the endless plains of the Serengeti. To your left the eldest and deeply eroded Gol Mountains and in front the raise of the volcanoes Empakai, Olmoti, Loolmalassin, Ngorongoro, Oldeani, Lemagrut and Sadiman, which form a huge crater highland.

Excursion to the Fig tree (if you like): Drive on dusty, nearly never used trails to the north – an excursion into a lost wilderness. You will find a fig tree in untouched Maasai land, north of Oldupai and close to the Gol Mountains. Even if you are not so interested in trees, this tree might tell you about the last 1000 years. We found this tree about 24 years ago and used to talk for hours with him. We are proud to show our lonely friend and you will not forget this “cathedral of a tree”!

Nasera Rock Special Campsite.

Important:

The track to the Fig tree is extremely dusty and impassable if it is raining. We will build up our camp at Gol Mountains. With 2 Maasai guides you will start one hour walk through Olkareen Gorge. Maybe you will also meet the Great Migration there. By rainfalls this excursion could become a real adventure. Dinner and overnight at a Special Campsite near Nasera Rock.

Day 14: Nasera Rock – Lake Natron

On this Passing by Malabo you will reach Lake Natron surrounded by Shompole (Kenya) in the North, opposite Gelai and next to Oldonyo Lengai – the Maasai Holy Mountain.

A tough track leads to our tented Lodge at river Ngarasero. Oldonyo Lengai Tented Camp

Day 15: Lake Natron – Hot Water Springs – Pink Crust – Lake Natron Camp

On this  day of safari  you will depart very early in the morning to  the northern point of Lake Natron . On the way you will stop at hot water springs then continue all the way north getting almost to the Kenyan Border. Here you will find how the lake gates its name as the Red Lake. You will find a pink crust over the lake. With luck you will also be able to pick up some souvenirs of mummifies flamingos and drift wood.

Later in the afternoon you will walk the Ngarasero River gorge and come to a very special place. This is the Natural Jacuzzi.

You will swim in this natural Jacuzzi as it’s safe to swim in it. Later return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 16: Exploring Lake Natron Area – Savanna Bush Camp

On this day of safari you will have a full day excursion in this area you will visit the 12,000 years old foot prints.

The Shores of Lake Natron to see the Flamingos. You will then have lunch at the  camp  then depart  for Savanna Bush Camp. On the way you will stop at a Meteorites Crater  that  the Maasai  Call it Shimo la Mungu

This road will drive you vertically along the Rift Valley back to civilization. You will be our guest this evening at Savanna Bush Camp

Day 17: Savanna Bush Camp – Arusha

After breakfast on this day of safari you will depart from Savanna Bush Camp to Arusha. Then continue with onward going Safari.

End of Safari

Included Services:

  • All transfers according to programme
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks
  • Extra-fees for Ngorongoro Crater
  • Scout fees
  • Overnight all Hotels/Campsites according to program
  • Special campsite in Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • FB during safari (picnic-lunch)
  • 2 litres mineral water per person per day on safari; tea; coffee
  • Select-Tent-Safari: cook, waiter, camp attendant
  • Select-Tent-Safari: tents, mess tent, camping equipment, camp beds, bed linen, kitchen
  • Equipment, dishes
  • Select-Tent-Safari: shower and WC tent for Special Campsites
  • Select-Tent-Safari: supply car for equipment and luggage from 2 persononwards!
  • Driver/guide and car (Land rover / Land cruiser) for Safaris without km-limit!!!
  • Driver/guide and car (Land rover / Land cruiser) for Safaris without time-limit!!!
  • Flying Drs Service

Not Included Services:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks (if not mentioned above)
  • Tips
  • Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
  • Excursions and trips not included in this program (e.g. Balloon Safari Serengeti)

Participants:

  • Starting from 1 person!
  • If you wish other accommodation than mentioned above, please let us know! Please ask for the rate according to your travel date and number of participants!
  • Every safari could be re-arranged in duration and itinerary according to your wishes!