6 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

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DAY 1 Nairobi-Lake Nakuru-afternoon game drive

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi early in the morning where you will be met by our representative.

After immigration formalities you will have early breakfast at a city hotel (If arriving in the evening, you will be transferred to your City hotel for overnight)

You then depart Nairobi and travel down to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will stop at the View-Point along the way to see this great Valley. Arrive at Lodge in time for lunch. Relax before proceeding for an exciting game drive in the Park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approximate 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. In addition, the wildlife to be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, Black and white Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game.

 

Dinner & Overnight will be provided at the lodge/campsite according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

DAY 2 Drive to Masai Mara-afternoon game drive

Depart Nakuru after breakfast for Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. Upon arrival, lunch will follow. After lunch, explore the reserve on a late evening game drive

If traveling between July-October, then this time of the year the wildebeest migration could be taking place, so you have a chance of watching the magnificent happening.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge/campsite according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options

DAY 3 Drive to Serengeti-game drive on the way

It is time to say good bye to the Masai Mara.After a very breakfast you depart for Kenya –Tanzania border known Isebania and carry a picnic lunch box.

On arriving at Isebania, you will do the immigration formalities and later join our driver guides from Tanzania and proceed in to Tanzania.

 The warm and inviting colours of the very core of African wildlife are a symbol of the Serengeti National Park. The most intriguing, yet amazing natural legend of the timeless African landscape rolls before your eyes when the wildebeest embark on the most important journey of their lives: the amazing migration, which is often referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the world.” The height of their expedition is a blast for all the spectators, since there is practically no need for a game drive. As far as the eye can see, thousands upon thousands of animals herd when the migration reaches its pinnacle; from tall and graceful giraffes, which feed on the tops of trees and pay no attention to the visitors, to bulky, yet sweet hippos, which trim the grasses in the serene nights, jumping antelopes and gazelles and the most respected group of animals: predators. You will be able to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, which laugh their way through the plains, powerful crocodiles in the Grumeti river, which pray discreetly for the sick and weak animals at the crossing and last but not least, the king himself; the lazy lion, slowly marching through the savannah and letting the “mistress” hunt for fresh meals.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge/campsite according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options

DAY 4 Serengeti-game drive

At 06.00h we will start the sunrise game drive. You will be accompanied by the melodic singing of the birds while searching for leopards and other nocturnal animals, you will also spot hunters waiting for their prey in ambush and contrastingly calm hippos, returning to their watery homes with their family

We will return to the campsite or lodge, where we will enjoy a late breakfast at 9.00am. We will continue our game drive at 10.30am and stay in the wilderness for the rest of the day. Our safari drive will continue according to the date of your travel and we will follow the animals on their trail, where you will be able to witness the annual migration. For travellers between: APRIL-JUNE We will drive to the south-eastern side of the park, visiting the Barafu Kopjes and the Ngare Nanyuki River area in the morning. Apart from the lion prides you find in the area, the Barafu Kopje is the place to visit for possible cheetah sightings. The Ngare Nanyuki River area is also well known for being packed with large herds of game and prides of lions. In the afternoon we will proceed around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a great number of lions and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife during dry seasons - including lions, which like to lie and wait for thirsty animals! OCTOBER -DECEMBER From October to December, the migration is around Lobo area in the western Serengeti, known for its high concentration of lions and prides of over 30 individual lions are not uncommon. It is an excellent area to spot and take pictures of klipspringers, elephants and giraffes. Ngare Naironya springs in the upper part of the Grumeti river and serves as a watering area for the animals. JULY-OCTOBER It will be our pleasure to take you through the Western corridor between July and October, when the wildebeest migration crosses the Grumeti river in the Kirawira area. This river ensures a large animal population in the western corridor. Here, thousands of wildebeest and zebras plunge fearlessly into the crocodile ridden waters. Plenty animals can be observed, including cheetahs, lions, hyenas and leopards. The Handajenga and Mbalageti River areas also attract a high population of Topi living in Africa. They are also a refuge for the rare African Hunting Dogs and the Patas monkey. We will also visit the Simba kopjes named after the lions frequently using the kopjes for sunbathing. You will also have an opportunity to see baboons, giraffes and several interesting bird species. DECEMBER-APRIL We will drive around the alkaline Lake Ndutu, used by a wide array of local wildlife, articularly between the months of December and April. The area is heavily populated with elephants and birds as well as resident plain game. This is also the area where the migration begins and ere animals choose their spots for calving. After experiencing luxury with some breathtaking panoramic views of the open plains, we will enjoy our picnic lunch. Dinner and an overnight stay will be provided at the lodge/campsite according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

DAY 5 Drive Serengeti to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge,visiting Maasai Boma

After breakfast, we will start with a morning game drive and then head towards Arusha via the famous Oldupai Gorge also known as “The Cradle of Mankind”.

The gorge lies on the same spot as once lay an ancient lake, which was covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, which carefully preserved the world's earliest records of mankind. This extremely important prehistoric site was discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey and the exhibitions from different periods in its history are on display in the Oldupai Gorge Museum, located on the gorge’s rim. 
Our visit will also include the famous Maasai bomas, where you will be able to meet the Maasai people, get to know their culture and their habits and see the most respected group of the Maasai tribe – the warriors. The Maasai warriors have many privileges because of their position and are thus the only Maasai individuals that are allowed to wear long hair.

Afternoon drive to Ngorongoro.. Dinner and an overnight stay will be provided at the Hotel/Lodge  according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

DAY 6 Ngorongoro, half day game drive,afternoon dive to Arusha

After breakfast, we will proceed to Ngorongoro crater for a full-day game drive, which is the 8th natural wonder of the world and the unique, world famous caldera with the most abundant wildlife

We will descend into the Ngorongoro crater floor. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, descending down the crater, you will enjoy amazing panoramic view and if you are lucky, you will see the Big five. The caldera is exhibiting more than 120 species of mammals. We will also visit saline lakes such as lake Magadi, which is a magnet for flamingos and other water birds. We will see pools full of hippos, the endangered East Africa’s last black rhinos including birds such as secretary bird, white stork arriving from Europe during the wet season, kori bustards, crowned cranes and ostriches. It is for sure a landscape of sheer beauty. Another big draw card to this picturesque park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Picnic lunch will be set at one of the few picnic sites in the crater.

Afternoon drive to Arusha.Dinner at the Hotel/lodge, according to the type of accommodation options requested.

Arusha Town tour,after lunch drive to Nairobi

DAY 7 After breakfast we will have free time to visit Arusha town. Arusha, Tanzania's safari and tourism capital.

The city, which has a population of 270,485 (2002 census), was established in 1900 as a minor German military garrison for the colonial administration. Arusha was once a trading place for the domestic Wameru and Waarusha tribes but today it is Tanzania's safari and tourism center. The “Geneva of Africa” consists of picturesque street markets, craft shops, museums, Makonde carving workshops, restaurants, street cafes and bars. Lunch we will have in Restaurant in Arusha and you will have opportunity to test traditional Tanzanian food. 
After lunch we will proceed to Nairobi. We will arrived in Nairobi dinner time. Diner will be special in Carnival Restaurant .After dinner you will be brought to the Airport.

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