Safari Northern Circuit in September where a visit to Kogatende/Mara River needs to be in to see the migration:
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we set off to Arusha National Park for a walking safari of about two to three hours and then continue for a game drive in the park. At a nice spot we will stop for a pick nick lunch. At the end of the day we will return to Ilboru Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Arusha National Park, often overlooked, is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rock alpine heights of Mt Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is interesting.
After breakfast we set off to Manyara National Park for a game drive in the park. At a nice spot we will stop for a pick nick lunch. At the end of the day we will go to Kirurumu Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Tucked between the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park is a thin green band of forest. There is surprisingly varied vegetation which supports a wealthy wildlife. Deep in the south of the park, hot springs bubble to the surface as hippo wallow near the lake
Game drive en route to the Serengeti, we will bring lunch boxes so we can have lunch on the go. On the way to the Serengeti we will stop off to visit the famous Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight stay at Angata Serengeti Camp.
Olduvai Gorge; where man is thought to have lived in his evolutionary process. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s first and most famous park, renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. You will also encounter the rest of the wildlife or the ‘endless plains’ with its natural wonders.
Exciting game drives in the center of Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Angata Serengeti Camp.
The park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains. People of the Maasai Tribe called it Siringeti – 'the place where the land moves on forever.' The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world
Today we go direction Kogatende, Mara River where the migration is crossing. Depending on weather conditions you will see it there! Dinner and overnight stay at Wilderness North Serengeti Camp.
Day 7 – 8
Game drives in and around Mara River, Kogatende. Dinner and overnight stay at Wilderness North Serengeti Camp.
Game en route through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Ngorongoro Farmhouse for dinner and overnight stay.
Today an early start, game en route through Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a game drive in the crater. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farmhouse.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscape and wildlife often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘eighth wonder of the natural world’.
After breakfast we go to Tarangire National park for a game drive in the park. At the end of the afternoon to Roika Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Tarangire National Park is a very scenic park with expansive views of baobab-studded grasslands. Tarangire River, a permanent river attracts many animals especially during the dry season (June-November) bringing this park to life with the large herds of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, and Grants's gazelle. Tarangire is also a good place to spot lions and the shy leopards. The park owes its name to Tarangire River, which flows through the area. It is characterized by dense vegetation of acacia and mixed woodland, the area around Tarangire River however, is dominated by huge baobab trees and old doum palm trees to a lesser prominence, as well as black cotton grass. Though it is not as famous as other parks in the north, Tarangire offers the same attractions as other parks in the north. Its unique aspect is the annual animal immigration that takes place during the dry season
Today an early morning game drive in Tarangire, hot lunch at the lodge and then transfer to Arusha, refreshment at our house and at the end of the afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.