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Dec - Apr: 12-Day Mid-Range Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

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Tanzania

Dec - Apr: 12-Day Mid-Range Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Destinations

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Northern 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
  • Option to visit the game-rich North, away from the migration at this time of year, where you will be virtually the only travelers!

Itinerary at a Glance

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

Dec - Apr: 12-Day Mid-Range Tanzania 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: Lemala Ngorongoro CampFull board, Double Tent

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, in the Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, so we will enjoy game drives in both parks. 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 Ndutu area via Endulen and Matiti. 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 Chaka camp. This lovely mobile camp has only 8 tents and it’s located in Ndutu area from December- March, and during this time the Wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu woodlands. Chaka camp location provides fantastic game viewing around Lake Ndutu and Masek.

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive: Birthing & Newborns

This time of year there will be thousands of Zebras and Wildebeests in this area looking for fresh grass and giving birth. We will dedicate a safari to seek out birthing mothers and newborns, sure to open your heart and fill you with wonder, along with the possible excitement of the predators they attract.

Overnight at Chaka Camp Full Board, Double Tent

Day 8 - 11 Wild Planet Special: Northern Serengeti – “Off-Migration” – Far from the Crowds!

A fantastic opportunity to avoid the crowds and see the huge populations of resident game in the Northern Serengeti including the return of the elephants. Since the wildebeest migration is in the South at this time, the North is considered “off-season” despite the vast amount of other game here –with virtually no other travelers, it will feel almost like you have the Serengeti to yourself! This also allows us to feature an upscale camp at a mid-range price.

Overnight at Lemala Kuria Hills

Day 12 Serengeti National Park / KIA, Home

Today you will have another almost full day in the Serengeti, and at the end of the day you will fly at 14:55pm to KIA 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

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is an intimate camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater, next to the quiet Lemala access route. The camp has 9 spacious canvas tents to ensure intimacy and minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. The tents accommodate two queen beds with winter weight duvets and hot water bottles. The tents are warmed in the evenings by a gas heater, ensuring a cosy night's sleep. The roomy en-suite bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower.

The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, bookshelves and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. In the evening, guests gather around the campfire to exchange tales of the day's safari followed by a sumptuous hearty meal.

- NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Chaka Camp (Mobile)

As a mobile camp moving seasonally to follow the great migration of wildlife across the Serengeti, “Chaka”, derived from the word “kichaka” meaning “Bush” in Swahili, sets up camp near Lake Ndutu from December – March and near the Mara River from June - November, allowing its guests unparalleled access to some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth. By operating off-the-grid, Chaka offers an authentic, intimate bush experience in the heart of the Serengeti wilderness; carefully balancing traditional bush camping with the comforts of home, providing: writing bureaus, chairs, toilets, shower, laundry service, power sockets, and solar lighting.

- NORTHERN SERENGETI / MARA RIVER

Lemala Kuria Hills

Offering unrivalled luxury, Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River on the Tanzanian side of the border and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration. Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each guest tent has been carefully positioned amongst these to ensure privacy and spectacular vistas over the gentle grassed slopes, open woodland and tree lined watercourses, which all make up the scenic north Serengeti landscape.

The Lodge has a clean and contemporary design that remain undeniably African at heart, largely through the warmth and vibrancy of the team that call it home. Magnificent kopjes dominate the public areas, with superb views from the bar, sitting and dining areas, swimming pool and the decks.

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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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