8 DAYS MIDRANGE WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI - GRUMETI (Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park & Lake Manyara)

PARKS OF 8 DAYS MIDRANGE WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park

OVERVIEW

On this 8-day midrange safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the Western Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 2 nights at the central Serengeti.

DETAILED ITINERARY OF 8 DAYS MIDRANGE WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI

DAY 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon arrival at the airport (Kilimanjaro or Arusha) you will be met by Safari Africa United’s representative and drive you to your accommodation in Arusha for overnight stay waiting for your adventures to start on the following day.

Destination:Arusha
Accommodation:Arusha Planet Lodge
Meal:Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation in Arusha, you will be picked up by your private driver guide and take you straight to Tarangire National Park which takes approximately 2 hours. Tarangire National Park is one of the largest parks of Tanzania that covers an area of 2,600 square kilometres. Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and giant baobab trees. It also has a mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry season which consists of about 250,000 animals enter the park. More than 300-strong herds of elephant, visitors will find big groups of buffalo and healthy populations of lions and leopards. During the dry season, Tarangire has the highest concentration of mammals in the country. There are wild dogs and rare antelopes such as gerenuk, plus more than 550 species of birds to spot throughout the year.

You will have picnic lunch boxes where you will have them inside the park in the afternoon. After lunch and further game viewing, you will drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Destination:Tarangire National Park
Accommodation:Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge
Meal plan:Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 3: Karatu to central Serengeti National Park (approximately 167 km (104 mi) & 3.25hrs drive)

Early morning after breakfast at around 8:00am, you will drive straight to Serengeti National Park passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Continue your journey around the crater and descend the other side, enjoying your free “African massage” on the bumpy road, passing through Maasai villages on your way to the Serengeti National Park. At the Naabi Hill entrance gate, you can walk to a viewpoint with spectacular views across the endless plains of the Serengeti.

Hot lunch will be served either at the gate or en-route towards the heart of Serengeti with an incredible set up by your guide inside the bush. The Serengeti National Park is home to the largest concentration of wildlife than anywhere else on the planet. You will have an unlimited drive until in the evening where you will drive straight to your tented camp or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination:Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Meal:All-inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 4: Central Serengeti to Western Serengeti (Grumeti) following the great migration & river crossing

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, we will drive straight to the western corridor / western Serengeti known as Grumeti to follow the great migration of wildebeests and Zebras accompanied by antelopes. During May to July, the wildebeests congregate in this area and there is a dramatic river crossing at the Grumeti River. By the end of July, they move to the northern part of Serengeti.

After lunch and extensive game viewing, you will drive straight to your carefully selected accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Destination:Western Serengeti National Park (Grumeti)
Accommodation:Mbalageti Serengeti
Meal:Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 5: Full Day on the Western Serengeti (Grumeti)

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, we will proceed our game drive on the western Serengeti following the great migration. You will spend this full day on the western Serengeti for game viewing and if you’re lucky enough you can spot the crossing at the Grumeti river as well as crocodiles hunting their prey during the crossing. After lunch and game drive, you will head straight for your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Destination:Western Serengeti National Park (Grumeti)
Accommodation:Mbalageti Serengeti
Meal:Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 6: Western to Central Serengeti National Park

Early morning after breakfast at around 8:00am or according to your preference, you will continue exploring the Western Serengeti on your way back to the central part of the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park for game drive. The park offers a multitude of wildlife including the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Hot lunch will be served inside the park at around 12:30pm with some soft drinks and unlimited drinking water.

You will have an unlimited drive until in the evening where you will drive straight to your tented camp or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination:Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Meal:All-inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater (approximately 137 km (85 mi) & 3hrs drive) then drive to Karatu (approximately 50 km (31 mi) and 1.5hrs drive)

Today you will depart early after your delicious breakfast to Ngorongoro crater with a game drive en-route. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in East Africa to see the Big Five. It is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world and an exceptional place to interact with people from the Maasai tribe. On reaching the crater’s edge, the 20 km diameter caldera opens up before you in all its stunning glory and you will descend into the crater on an adventurous trail. This World Heritage Site is seasonally home to over 25,000 animals in including a wide range of birds’ species, hyenas and the endangered black rhino. Hot Lunch will be served at a picnic spot at the hippo pool and after that you will continue to explore the crater.

After exploration you will ascend the crater and drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination:Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation:Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge
Meal plan:Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 8: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha (approximately 126 km (78 mi) & 2hrs drive)

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, you will drive straight to Lake Manyara National Park which is also known as the home of Tree Climbing Lions and birds’ paradise. More than 500 species are present in Lake Manyara, and even for a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these species in a single day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Other animals that can be found here are giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, Buffalo, Hippo, elephants and wildebeests. Lunch will be served inside the park and after further exploration of the park you will return to Arusha. Those who wish to combine this safari with a trip to Zanzibar can take a flight from the local Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Destination:Lake Manyara National Park
Meal:Breakfast & Lunch

INCLUSIONS

  • Professional Safari guide
  • Accommodation in Arusha before Safari
  • All nights’ accommodation during safari
  • Private transportation in a 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruiser with pop up roofs
  • Park Entry Fees, VAT inclusive
  • Unlimited (pure) drinking water during safari
  • Unlimited mileage during game drives
  • Some soft drinks in the safari vehicle
  • Airport Transfers

EXCLUSIONS

  • International & domestic airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
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    February 01 to 8th ,2024. We planned our Tanzania Safari 5 months in advance. Cornelius and his team was able to answer all of our questions . Within a reasonable time despite the time difference of 8 hours. He was always available to inform us 24 7 on choices of itinerary suggestions of the best places to visit . The logistics were very well organized with respect to flight arrangements (Nairobi, Tanzania), the choice of camps , accommodations (Safari), and Hotels (Zanzibar). We spent half a day visiting the Olduvai Gorge Museum. We spent 4 days on Safari . in Serengeti, Ndutu, ,Ngorongoro ,Tarangire and 4 days in Zanzibar. The Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful of our needs. The Safari surpassed our expectations. Lorian and Elias were professional guides . We recommend Africa Safari United for you're next Safari. We had a fantastic trip. Flavio and Amalfy
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    Une équipe professionnelle a tout point de vue. Cornelius qui a organiser nôtre safari ainsi que notre séjour a Zanzibar était disponible en tout temps pour répondre a nos questions.Nos guides pour le safari, Laurian et Elias ont été formidable. Ils ont trouvé les bons endroits pour voir les different animaux et nous ont informés sur les habitudes de vies des différents animaux. Merci pour un séjour mémorable.
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    I did a 4-day safari with Cornel -- just the two of us! -- back in 2019 before he left a larger safari company to start Safaris Africa United. We made it to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater in our limited time. I cannot say enough good things about Cornel as a safari guide and a travel companion. I had a wonderful wildlife-viewing experience -- including a special morning with just us a lion pride at Lake Manyara! -- and Cornel was wonderful company. It was like having an awesome road trip with a new friend, and the whole experience was a dream come true. He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and always on the lookout for how to make the experience excellent.
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