9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari
The 9 days great wildebeest Migration safari in northern Serengeti offers accommodation in the permanent tented camps with solid flooring. Luxury safaris include specially selected tented camps and lodges where you will have good beds with linen and an in-suite bathroom.
Travelling in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof is the classic safari style. The vehicle is fitted with seat belts for each passenger, a 40l fridge with water and a plug point for charging cell phones and cameras.
Our safari vehicles with hatched roof for shade against sunny African wilderness; are extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Cars are also fitted with fridges; power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication with base office in Arusha town. A vehicle in only as good as the driver and drivers are excellent. Each one is custom designed with an extra first aid kits, binoculars, a selection of field guide books supplied by Cross to Africa Safaris at no additional cost.
All of our driver guides were born and raised in Tanzania and are trained naturalists, environmentalists, and unparalleled game spotters. They are all experienced, friendly, and excellent at their jobs. Furthermore, all of our guides are fluent in English, Spanish, Germany, Italian and French and most of them have over 15 safari guiding experiences. Their number one goal is to keep you safe, happy and informed in any and all ways possible.
Day 1-9 |9 Days Great wildebeest migration photographic Safari
Day 1. Arusha – Tarangire National Park.
Day 2. Tarangire National Park – Centre Serengeti National Park.
Day 3. Centre Serengeti – Northern Serengeti Kogatende Area.
Day 4 & 5. Full day game drive in Northern Serengeti at Kogatende area.
Day 6. Northern Serengeti- Centre Serengeti.
Day 7. Serengeti National Park — Ngorongoro Crater for Dinner and overnight.
Day 8. Ngorongoro Crater full day game drive
Day 9. From Tloma Lodge – Mto wa Mbu cultural program/ Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight
Tour start from: Arusha Town
Tour end in: Arusha Town
Tour style: Private tour
Departure day: Every day of the week
Optimal Season: Dry season
Best time to travel: July to October
Vehicle used on Safari: 1 x 4WD Land Cruiser with pop up roof / large windows
Duration of the Tour: 9 days
Accommodation: Before Safari is not included in the tour cost.
- Accommodation and meals as stipulated on each itinerary
- Ground transportation in 4x4 Classic Land Cruiser with an English-speaking driver
- Game drives or sightseeing depending on the itinerary - where indicated
- Park or reserve entry fees - where applicable
- All Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- All Airport transfers
- Mineral water
- International & Local Air fares
- Tips for your driver guide
- Inoculations and personal insurance
- International flights and departure taxes - unless specified in the itinerary
- Optional activities and excursions
- Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, binoculars, postage etc.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you’ll receive a visa on the immigration division within the airport a course of that may take you a couple of minutes. As you emerge to the arrivals corridor you will be met by your driver guide who will welcome you and drive you to your hotel in Arusha. Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to start your safari to the Tarangire National Park you will have time to stop at Arusha Culture center for you to spend time here before heading to Tarangire National Park for morning and afternoon game drive. The Park is roughly the size of Luxembourg and covers an area of about 2,600 km². Bush Savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of this nature reserve and the park is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to Camp or Lodge for your overnight stay with all meals included.
After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to the Serengeti National Park. Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. Overnight stay at Camp or Lodge for dinner and overnight, all meals included.
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. Upon arriving in the Kogatende region, you’ll go out in search of both the Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River and the famous Big Five. Dinner and overnight will be at Camp or Lodge
After breakfast, you will start your 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. From here will eventually meet the Mara River itself the home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Dinner and overnight will be at camp or lodge
After breakfast, we get right on the road to Center Serengeti National Park. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot many animals as far as the eye can see. Dinner and overnight will be at Camp or Lodge
Rise and shine! After breakfast at day break your drive guide takes you back to morning game drive in centre Serengeti with picnic lunch, in the afternoon you will keep driving to lodge located outside of Ngorongoro Conservation area for your dinner and overnight.
After breakfast at day break your drive will takes you back down into the crater from Serengeti National Park. Inside the world’s biggest caldera, you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reed bucks in the forests on the slopes. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon, we will travel to lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast is enjoyed at the lodge before you head off to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu. Here you will be met by a local guide who will give you a short briefing on the upcoming tour – exploring the village and its surroundings on foot. During your experience you will witness traditional wood carvers as well as local artists at work. After a traditional African lunch, you will have the chance to visit local school at the village meet the students and teachers. In the afternoon your driver will drive you back to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.