In July, the wildebeest migration moves north, passing through the Lobo area (area just north of the central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. The migration can arrive to the Wagakuria area anytime from July onwards and wildebeest can be seen in the area, crossing the Mara River. In September the wildebeest herds are spread out over the northern Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Several large herds of wildebeest remain behind in the area and sometimes weather changes can bring the herds back into the area from the Mara. In October, the herds move south towards the central Serengeti National Park via the Lobo area of the Serengeti National Park.
Day 1: arrive in Arusha.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).To Arusha Equator hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Equator hotel which is beautifully located in the middle of Arusha town.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Equator hotel: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Arusha National Park and Tarangire National Park
After an early breakfast we will drive to Arusha National Park for a wildlife drive and picnic lunch. Chance to see the beautiful Black and White Colobus Monkey, hornbills and other birds of the montane forest, Arusha is a breathtaking park (often bypassed by tourists in a hurry to get to Serengeti) that includes the alkaline Momella Lakes, the Ngurdoto Crater, spectacular waterfalls, and 14,000 foot Mt. Meru in the background. In the afternoon we will proceed to Tarangire National Park and check in before dinner to this Tarangire safari lodge, situated just outside Tarangire National Park. Elephants sometimes roam through camp and rub their behinds on the side of your hut!, then later evening drive to Tarangire Dinner and Overnight Maramboi Tented lodge/ other property that matches standard
Day 3: Full day in Tarangire National Park.
The day starts with an early breakfast and then a morning wildlife drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch inside the Park. Baobab trees, herds of elephant, lions and occasional leopards inhabit the riverine forest. After lunch we will continue our wildlife drive to and eventually, then later evening drive to Twiga lodge Dinner and Overnight/ other property that matches standard
Day 4 – Full day Manyara National Park.
Manyara National Park is famous for thousands of flaming birds around the lake. Not only that but also hippo,elephants,monkeys and if you are lucky tree climbing lions can be seen in this park. Game drives will be done till evening time then drive to Olea Lodge for dinner and overnight/ other property that matches standard
Day 5 –Full day Ngoro Ngoro National Park
After early morning breakfast we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a morning safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here Dinner and overnight at Ngoro Ngoro Wildlife lodge/ other property that matches standard
Day 6 – Ngoro Ngoro – Serengeti
Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
Distance: 250 km
After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Lobo area which is located just north of the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park). The wildebeest migration, normally pass through the Lobo area every year around July / August en-route to the Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and again in late October / November en-route to the southern Serengeti National Park.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Lobo Wildlife lodge/ other property that matches standard
Day 7 – Serengeti (Lobo area)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles – truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent riverine trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.
Dinner and overnight at Heritage Mara camp/ other property that matches standard
Day 8 – Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)
After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however from August to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note – to actually finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Heritage camp/ other property that matches standard
Day 9: Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area) to central area Seronera
After breakfast we head towards the central Serengeti National Park, also known as the Seronera. We descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti heritage camp other property that matches standard
Day 10 – Serengeti to Arusha
After breakfast at the lodge, we depart from Serengeti to Arusha town while having game on the route the Dinner and overnight at Out Post lodge/ other property that matches standard
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast you will be taken to town tour around ‘Arusha city doing some shopping and then have lunch in local restaurant In Arusha test some local food, then after you will be dropping off to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.