The Great Migration

River Crossing Tracking

Duration : 8 Days

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TANZANIA

"The best safari land in Africa"

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Tanzania is a beautiful country located in East Africa and is known for its diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture.Home to a vast array of wildlife, including the famous "Big Five" - lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos. Other animals found in the savannah include zebras, giraffes, hyenas, cheetahs, and wildebeests.

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OVERVIEW

The River Crossing Safari is an extra-ordinary safari package that gives you an opportunity to visit Africa’s most famous sites in Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, the home of the great wildebeest migration. Stay at the best properties, lodges and tented camps and experience an ultimate Tanzania Safari.

Sites to visit :

Tarangire National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti National Park

overview

Migration

River Crossing

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Arrival - Arusha

Arrival to Arusha

As local Tanzanians, our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave. Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airpot/ Arusha Airport you will be picked up by Our Driver Guide who will transfer you from airport to Arusha town where you will be dropped at the hotel for overnight.

Enjoy dinner at your choice Hotel. Spend 1 night stay at Arusha. Your stay includes breakfast.

Itinerary

Day 2 :

Tarangire National Park

Full day Safari to Tarangire National Park

A day will start with breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park, where ancient baobab trees tower over some of the largest herds of elephants in all of Africa. Keep a lookout for the hundreds of bird species Tarangire is known for—and dramatic interactions between predator and prey at the park’s watering holes. This park is often referred to as the "home of elephants", you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons.

This is a full day game drive then late afternoon will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight .

Itinerary

Day 3 :

Tarangire National Park

Morning Safari in Tarangire National Park

Another day with game drives at Tarangire National Park, today will be half day in Tarangire then after you will drive to Karatu town, this is the last town before Ngorongoro conservation area. You be at the lodge late afternoon, enjoying the lodge with swimming pool, environment especially land scape befoe dinner and overnight.

Itinerary

Day 4 :

Ngorongoro Crater

Game drive to Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up early in the morning drive to Ngorongoro crater. Here you can do a game drive inside the crater and is the only place you can spot black rhino and all big game animals like buffalo, elephant, lions and so many animals. Just 10 miles wide, Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a collapsed volcano. It’s now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator population in all of Africa Just 10 miles wide, Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a collapsed volcano. It’s now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator population in all of Africa Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon we will drive you to the heart of Serengeti to the lodge for dinner for dinner and overnight.

Itinerary

Day 5 :

Serengeti National Park

Big Cat Game drives at Serengeti National Park

From early in the morning you will do a full day game drive in Serengeti searching for big game animals with different actions like fighting, playing, killings and matting. Head for the iconic Serengeti, where acacia trees and granite kopjes dot the seas of waving grass. The Serengeti offers everyday opportunities to spot Tanzania’s most impressive wildlife—including big cats, Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles. Dinner and overnight in the heart of Serengeti. Big prides of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards expected to see, you will continue with a game drive until sunset when you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Itinerary

Day 6 :

Central & Northern Serengeti

Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti (Balloon Ride by option)

This day you will have a chance to ride a hot air balloon over Serengeti. 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 you 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.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge located at Kogatende

Itinerary

Day 7 :

Northern Serengeti

North Serengeti – Migration tracking

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 North of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

Itinerary

Day 8 :

Departure

Departure

Head to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Relax/visit Arusha town before you drive to airport to catch a flight back home or to the next destination according to your flight schedule.

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items included and excluded

OUR PACKAGES INCLUDES OUR PACKAGES EXCLUDES
Park fees Tips
Conservation Fees International flights (from/to home)
Concession Fees Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
All activities (unless labeled as optional) Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
All accommodation & Meals on Safari Services not mentioned in the Itinerary
A professional tour guide Travel insurance and medical repatriation
Private Safari Vehicle {Pop-up Roof} Travel insurance and medical repatriation
All transportation (unless labeled as optional) Items of a personal nature
Local FLight from Serengeti to Arusha

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