From Nairobi you will proceed to Amboseli National Park and view Kilimanjaro Africa’s peak and elephants, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra and wildebeest. Then proceed to Lake Manyara, Serengeti Park, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and finally Arusha.
One of the most requested events in the migration is the arrival crossing of the Mara River that occurs around late July to August with parts of September and again on their return south, around the last two weeks of October through early November. These are the best times to track and see the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara. While the sight of masses of animals thundering across the open plains is spectacular, the Mara River crossing will take you through a range of emotions – awe, anticipation, heartache, inspiration, excitement and much more. The crossing is the subject of many documentary films from the BBC to the National Geographic, but even superb filmmaking cannot give you the experience of being on-site.
Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli
Depart Nairobi at 0800 hrs and travel to the Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena/Oltukai Lodge
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
A full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Lodge.
Amboseli National Park offers one of the most classic and breathtaking views of Kenya, the gigantic Kilimanjaro mountain. The park has an endless supply of water which is filtered through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. Over 400 species of birds occur in the park includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon.
Day 3: Amboseli -Lake Manyara Via Namanga Boarder
Early breakfast then proceed for morning game drives exit the park and, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute.and proceed to lake manyara National park Diner and overnight at Manyara Serena \Similar Lodge
Day 4:Lake Manyara National Park
Early morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast .Depart the lodge and proceed Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the archeological site of the Leakey family. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena / similar Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobob strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds. The park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. Over 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Day 5&6:.Serengeti National park
Full days in Serengeti dedicated to morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and and overnight Serengeti Serena \ Similar Lodge
Serengeti is Tanzania’s largest and best-known national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the availability of food.
Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species.The park also supports many further species, including cheetah, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts over 400 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.This park is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuary in the world.
Day 7:Serengeti Ngoro Ngoro Crater Via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunches.
Based on fossil evidence found at the Olduvai Gorge, it is known that various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years
The annual wildbeest and zebras migration passes through the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation , with moving south into the area in December and moving north in June. This movement changes seasonally with the rains, but the migration will traverse almost the entire plains in search of food. The has a healthy resident population of most species of wildlife, in particular the Ndutu Lake area to the west has strong cheetah and lion populations. Dinner and overnight at Ngoro Ngoro Sopa Lodge
Day 8: Ngoro Ngoro -Tarangire National Park
After breakfast drive to Tarangire , Afternoon game drive ,Meals and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, tree climbing African pythons and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location
Day 9:Tarangire -Arusha
After breakfast depart for Arusha arriving by lunch time .
Optional Zanzibar beach safari Extension
Tour price includes:
-Ground transport whilst 4×4 safari Land cruiser
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Complementary 1 litre bottled drinking water while on safari
-Start and end in Arusha