Day 1: Arrive Arusha
Day 2 – 3: Tarangire National Park
Game-viewing in acacia woodland and grassland. See giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators.
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park
This park is green throughout the year. Trees are alive with monkeys and there are huge flocks of flamingo on the lake shore. You will encounter elephants, buffalo, primates however the park is best known for its tree climbing lions.
Days 5 – 6: The Ngorongoro Crater
The largest intact caldera in the world, today it is an extensive highland area with 600 m deep crater which shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. 25,000 large mammals reside in the crater. Special highlight is a walk with local Maasai.
Days 7 – 9: Serengeti National Park
The vast tree-less grasslands boast 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. It is the setting for the annual movement of wildebeest and other herbivores across East Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
Arrangements end in Arusha
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This itinerary gives a range of habitats including the Masai Mara and Serengeti where The Great Migration takes place in August and September every year.
On the vast open plains of the Serengeti and deep into the rolling hills of the Masai Mara the largest animal herds on the planet move in a never-ending natural pattern in response to an undeniable imperative - the need to find fresh, nourishing grazing.
This exceptional natural phenomenon is renowned as Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle. The thundering hooves of the herds and the enormous clouds of fine red dust they leave in their wake have become an icon of East African safaris.
Stay at four individually styled authentic African camps, a mixture of luxury lodges and under canvas comfort. Camps are strategically situated in exclusive locations close to seasonal game migrations in the National Parks and in private concessions. These are based on small groups. There is more driving than on a fly-in type safari.