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Dec - Apr: 12-Day Upscale Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

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Single travelers staying in a room by themselves will be charged this additional single supplement fee, as all of our regular prices are otherwise based on double occupancy.

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Tanzania

Dec - Apr: 12-Day Upscale Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Destinations

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park

Highlights

  • Authentic interaction with the Maasai people
  • Wildebeest birthing and newborns
  • Ngorongoro Highlands with easy crater access to beat the crowds
  • Camps in the heart of the migration, master safari guides
  • Secret Serengeti hot-spots where no one else goes

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Kilimanjaro
  • DAY 2 & 3 Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
  • DAY 4-7 Great Migration Birthing Grounds
  • DAY 8-11 Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • DAY 12 Ngorongoro Conservation Area / KIA, Home

Dec - Apr: 12-Day Upscale Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Detailed Itinerary

Your exact itinerary will vary slightly by month based on location of the great migration

DEC-APR:Migration on the Southern Planes, Birthing Season & Newborns

Day 1 Arrival Kilimanjaro

Upon arrival at KIA you will be picked up by a private driver who will meet you outside the airport doors with a sign with your name on it. Transfer to Ngare Sero Mountain lodge, an exceptionally lovely family-run lodge with a great atmosphere and very kind staff.

Overnight: Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge Full board, Double rooms

Day 2 & 3 Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands

The Ngorongoro Crater is the worlds largest crater, also known as the Garden of Eden and the 8th wonder of the world. The crater is at its best in green months, off season so it is less crowded. We also feature camps that are perfectly located so we can arrive in the crater before other travelers. The Crater floor is home to the largest concentration of mammals in Africa, including the Big 5

After a great breakfast you will be picked up by your private guide in your private vehicle and transfer to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the worlds largest crater and also known as the Garden of Eden or the 8th wonder of the world. The Crater floor is home to the largest population of mammals including the big 5. Tanzania's few remaining black rhino are regularly sighted in the crater, as are large herds of buffalo. In the lake on the crater floor and in the swamps, reside plenty of hippos who remain partially submerged during the day and graze on grass at night. Apart from the crater itself you will also meet and Interact with the Maasai in a very genuine way and experience their tradition and lifestyle You will also visit Manyara National Park and walk amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds atop the first and longest tree-top walkway in Africa.

Overnight: Asilia Highlands CampFull board, Double Rooms

Day 4-7 Great Migration and Birthing Grounds: Serengeti National Park – Kusini Sector, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The migration will be on the southern plains at this time, likely in Namiri, Ndutu, Kusini or Kakessio, in either the Southern Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In addition to following the great migration, we’ll explore the more hidden gems of the Serengeti, away from the crowds and off the beaten track. We’ll enjoy game drives to the famous Serengeti Kusini area Via Ndutu. Serengeti means ‘endless plains’ in Maasai and if you see the Serengeti, you know why -- it is so stunning and beautiful! There is so much wildlife here, its just unbelievable. Our masterful guides are especially well versed in the hidden gems of the Serengeti and will take you away from the crowds and of the beaten track. Overnight at the award-winning Serian Serengeti South, a mobile camp that follows the migration, which will be close to Kakessio from Mid December- May. This time of year there will be thousands of Zebras and Wildebeests in this area looking for fresh grass and giving birth.

Overnight at Serian Serengeti South Camp Full Board, Double Tent

Day 8 - 11 Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The coming four days we’ll enjoy game drives in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you can get to see leopards, cheetahs and three species of jackals. If you are lucky you may also spot the African wild hunting dogs that roam these plains. You’ll have the option to visit Lake Eaysi and and interact with the unique Hadzabe tribe, who will teach you to make fire, use a bow and arrow the way they do when hunting, collect fruits and roots, and join their traditional dance.

Overnight at Serian Serengeti South CampFull Board, Double Tent

Day 12 Ngornongoro Conservation Area/ KIA, Home

Today you will have another almost full day in Ngorongoro at the end of the day you will fly at 17.00pm to KIA ETA 18.20pm to connect to International flight home.

 

Tanzania Lodging

-KILIMANJARO

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal-clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa. Just 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town center, Ngare Sero is the ideal location to spend the day amid nature, watching the changing colors of the Kilimanjaro glaciers while sipping drinks on the verandah.

Originally built in 1905, the main house of the lodge still retains many of its original features and ornamental design with long colonial verandas stretching across the front of the house; the perfect spot to sit and watch the lake, monkeys, forest, and enjoy the grandeur of Mount Kilimanjaro. Furnished with stone benches and leather cushions, the lodge provides modern comforts amid antiques commemorating Tanzania’s German colonial past.

- NGORONGORO CRATER & HIGHLANDS

Asilia Highlands Camp

The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience. Set on the edge of the mountain forest hugging the Olmoti volcano to the north of Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a high-style, contemporary escape. Experience the highlands of the wild Ngorongoro Conservation Area surrounding camp, home to leopard, buffalo and elephant. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp, while the setting ensures maximum privacy, a rich adventure and a range of activities not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro.

- SOUTHERN SERENGETI

Serian Serengeti South Camp

Serian’s Serengeti is a mobile camp, and from mid-December to May, the camp sets up on the southernmost extreme of the Serengeti’s short grass plains: prime position to spectate the wildebeest birthing season. Serian’s Serengeti South strikes the perfect balance between colonial camping style, and elegant accents of comfort – a home away from home. Each is complemented by tasteful décor that lends a touch of sumptuousness to the interiors. The en suite bathrooms include a bucket shower and a flushing toilet – classic safari simplicity with a nod to life’s little comforts.

 

Tanzania FAQ

Tanzania Facts for Visitors

Location

Located on the east coast of Africa, Tanzania is the biggest country of Eastern Africa, bordering Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.

Size

At 947,303 square kilometres (365,756 sq mi),[6] Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa and the 31st largest in the world, ranked between the larger Egypt and smaller Nigeria.

Language

The official language is Swahili, which is generally spoken throughout the country, although there are various other local languages in the region. English is the second official language and the country’s commercial language. Arabic is widely spoken in the coastal areas, particularly in Zanzibar.

Religion

The main religions are Christianity and Islam, the latter especially in the coast region.

Currency

The currency unit is the Tanzanian Shilling.

Entry Requirements

To enter Tanzania, your passport must be valid for at least six months. Visas are required by almost all nationalities and can be obtained well in advance of departure. The cost of a visa is generally $50, depending on your nationality. (Tourist Visa Fees for American citizens $100). Tourist visas are usually issued for a 3 month period. For those who do not have a visa before arriving in Tanzania it is possible to obtain a tourist visa for a single entry at any one of the four main ports of entry into Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam International Airport, Zanzibar International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport and Namanga border crossing (Tanzania/Kenya border point). To determine whether you require a visa to enter Tanzania, contact the Tanzanian Embassy in your country.

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We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • The Ultimate Great Migration experience, designed by award-winning wildlife experts & safari guides.
  • Choose from centrally located mid-range camps or private, uncrowded, upscale camps.
  • Combine the Great Migration with secret Serengeti hot-spots like Kakessio, Matiti, and Endulen.
  • Option for walking, mobile, and balloon safaris plus night drives for nocturnal animals.
We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • The Ultimate Great Migration experience, designed by award-winning wildlife experts & safari guides.
  • Choose from centrally located mid-range camps or private, uncrowded, upscale camps.
  • Combine the Great Migration with secret Serengeti hot-spots like Kakessio, Matiti, and Endulen.
  • Option for walking, mobile, and balloon safaris plus night drives for nocturnal animals.
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