Wildebeest Migration & Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania, Africa


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Tanzania: Wildebeest Migration & Safari in Tanzania

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The high drama of a river crossing at the Mara River is arguably the highlight of the Wildebeest Migration, a stunning life-and-death display as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest brave the treacherous currents and lurking crocodiles in a last ditch attempt to reach the safety of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Our seven-day river crossing safari takes you into the northern Serengeti and offers the best chance of seeing death-defying leaps and heart-wrenching near misses as you spend multiple nights and days in the world-famous Serengeti National Park. We also do games drives in Tarangire Park and Ngorongoro Crater. If you want to maximize your holiday like we do, you can join us for Gorilla trekking in Uganda which is Tanzania's neighbouring country. Instead of doing the usual 10 day trip of repeated Safaris in Tanzania and Kenya, we choose to do selected safari, meaning the Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania and combine it with a Gorilla trek in Uganda. If. you prefer to do just the Tanzania part of the trip, you can still join us as the Gorilla trek part is optional. We are looking at doing this trip in mid August 2019 to catch the Wildebeest Migration. Please email me at anleneeee@gmail.com to discuss.

Spot the Big Five & Game drive in Tanzania

Day 1 : Upon arrival in Tanzania, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your Arusha accommodation to get some rest ahead of your safari. Day 2 : You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Masai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. Once you've entered Tarangire, you'll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park's large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes. A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you'll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch! Driving through the park you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx. After your day's drive is done, you'll retire to your accommodation for the evening.

Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

Day 3 : We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth. After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains. Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. Day 4 : After breakfast, we will drive across the plains of Togoro and through the Mbuzi Mawe kopjes (small hills) as we make our way into the park's northern reaches. Along the way you'll have the opportunity to see the Serengeti's diverse scenery as pass through wooded hills, tumbledown kopjes, and the wide open savannah. Your drive will show you everything from the diminutive dik-dik to towering elephants and giraffes. Upon arriving in the Kogatende region, you'll go out in search of both the Wildebeest Migration and the famous Big Five. Day 5 : After breakfast, we'll start our game drive around the Kogatende area, searching around the kopjes looking for carnivores and the large migration groups that will be preparing to cross the Mara River into Kenya.  Home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles, 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 may even 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 in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. Day 6 : After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town. Day 7 : After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Arusha.

Unique Stay in Tented camps & lodges

Experience a unique stay in Tented camps where its spacious tents with private en-suite bathrooms; each tent resembles the rustic, old camps used by the first explorers in Africa. Amenities include a refreshing welcome drink, fresh towels, a bucket/camp shower, electricity powered by solar panels, comfortable beds, room service, and a private verandah offering stunning views of the landscape. Guests can enjoy robust meals in the cosy communal dining room tent which features interior and exterior sections, the cheerful campfire also offers a space where guests can relax with drinks or snacks before dinner. We also stay in lodges with panoramic views of the Ngorongoro crater.

Private Safari tour with driver and just 4 passengers!

Yes, this is a private Safari tour where 4 of us will travel in 4WD Land Cruisers with pop-top roof, in-car charging station, and refrigerator. In Tanzania, the vehicles also come with WiFI.

7D 6N Wildebeest Migration & Safari in Tanzania OR add on Gorilla Trek in Uganda

The tour is recommended as follow: 14 August 2019 night - depart Singapore. 15 to 21 August 2019 - Wildbeest Migration & Safari in Tanzania. 22 August 2019 - Return to Singapore. OR you can join us for 3days 2 nights Gorilla trek to spot Gorillas in Uganda. If so, we will fly from Tanzania and be in Uganda from 22 to 24 August. Thus, we will return to Singapore on 25 or 26 August 2019. We can discuss on the activities. We choose to add on Gorilla trek in Uganda as we are already nearby.

Optional add on trip of Gorilla Trek in Uganda

If you choose to join us on the Gorilla trek in Uganda, we are looking at spending Day 8 to 10 for Gorilla trek. We'll proceed to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's headquarters to meet the guides. After completing the briefing, embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas. There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion. One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence.