9 Days Great Wildbeest Migration Safari

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport
ATTRACTIONS
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED All applicable game Park Entrance fees.

Three meals a day while on Safari.
Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
Professional Safari Guide/Driver.Transportation in mini-coach
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
Pre–tour itinerary document.
Extensive Game drives.

NOT INCLUDED Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls

Instructor, guide, driver gratuity

Laundry

Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines

Visa Fees

 

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Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport this evening and transfer to our hotel.
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Day 2:Lake Manyara National Park

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its elephants, hippos, giraffes, flamingos, and tree-climbing lions. Set out on our first safari to discover East Africa’s legendary wildlife amid the stunning Rift Valley landscape.
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Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

On a morning game drive, observe the wildlife that congregates on the shores of Lake Manyara. Enjoy a guided walk around the lodge’s grounds and gardens before hiking to a nearby coffee plantation.
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Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, travel to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where we will meet with Maasai community members. Far from the tourist circuit, enjoy a rare opportunity to view traditional singing and dancing, witness an initiation ritual, and learn about this fascinating culture from the village chief and his wives. After lunch, descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where volcanic slopes shelter almost 25,000 animals. Observe the interactions between predator and prey; spot colorful birdlife, from superb starlings to crowned cranes; and track elephants, rare black rhinos, cheetahs, and more.
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Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Return to the crater floor for breakfast and a morning safari. Enjoy an afternoon to relax and watch the sun set over the crater from the lodge. Tonight, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Louise Leakey or Dr. Fidelis Masao, co-director of the Olduvai Landscape Paleo archaeology Project, joins us for dinner and a discussion about the groundbreaking paleontological finds in the region.
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Day 6: Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park

Drive to the Olduvai Gorge, where, on a National Geographic-sponsored expedition in 1960, Louis and Mary Leakey discovered Homo habilis, one of the earliest members of the human genus. This morning, Louise (the Leakey’s granddaughter) or Dr. Masao will discuss the family’s legacy and ongoing work at Olduvai Gorge. Then take a private tour of the site, or accompany Dr. Masao on a walk through the area where much of his life’s research has been conducted. This afternoon, drive to our lodge in the southern Serengeti, looking for lions, giraffes, and leopards along the way.
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Day 7-8: Serengeti National Park

Rise early for an optional hot-air balloon safari or a morning game drive before flying to the northern Serengeti. With luck, we will witness the dramatic river crossings of the wildebeest migration. Great herds of wildebeests and zebras eye predators warily as crocodile snouts break the surface of the Mara River. Stay at Sayari Camp, a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection, and take in the region’s spectacular array of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. On our last evening, gather for a candlelit farewell dinner in the bush.
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Day 9: Serengeti/Arusha

After a final early-morning safari, fly back to Arusha. Relax at our hotel before connecting with your flight home.