Join Koi Safari Holidays in this lifetime adventures safaris that features to Witness the great wildebeest migration cross the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti, a once in a lifetime experience. Travel the endless plains of the world famous Central Serengeti. Search for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater. Meet the Maasai and learn about this nomadic tribe’s culture, beliefs and traditions. Enjoy the romance of a tented camp in the heart of the Tanzanian bush.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Francisco International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
This 6-Day Great Serengeti Migration Safari package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti Northern Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (mara river crossing) including a full day in central Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.
[Day 1] – Arrival at Kilimanjaro
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Benson Safaris Tanzania Transfer Driver and driven to your lodge where the remainder of the day is at leisure – rest in your room, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, the choice is yours.
[Day 2] – Northern Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will travel to the Serengeti NP which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area toward the Serengeti NP you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia spotted savannah.
You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women and children and learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.
The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Serengeti is a year-round destination and each season has its own special highlight with the most famous being the annual wildebeest migration, a once in a lifetime experience.
You will game drive enroute before arriving into the Northern Serengeti in time for an afternoon game drive.
[Day 3] – Northern Serengeti National Park
Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive in search of the great wildebeest migration.
You will base yourself around the Mara River area where crocodiles prey and the wildebeest gather and wait to cross. For days, their numbers will increase and anticipation grows however, for no apparent reason, many will turn and wander away from the water’s edge. Eventually the wildebeest will choose a crossing point which varies from year to year and cannot be predicted.
Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the great wildebeest migration and to witness it is a once in a lifetime experience.
[Day 4] – Northern Serengeti National Park
Today you will enjoy another full day game drive as you travel between the Northern and Central Serengeti. Today you have the flexibility to create your own itinerary – spend another full day in the Northern Serengeti before driving to the Central Serengeti or enjoy a half day game drive in the North and a half day game drive in the Central – the choice is yours.
[Day 5] – Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will be rewarded with a visit to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is one of the only places on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist is harmony.
The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Upon arrival at the Crater’s rim you will descend 610 meters into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and of course, giant tusked elephants.
After a full day game (6-9 hours) drive you will return to Arusha for your final evening.
[Day 6] – End of Safari
Today you after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. This tour starts and ends in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport. Alternatively, this tour can start and end in Dar es Salaam or Nairobi and we can book internal flights on request.