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8 Days Great Migration Safari

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  • Hotel Included
  • Kids Allowed
  • Transfer Included

Description

Welcome to explore the famous and incredible national parks in Northern Tanzania with Shizi Safaris. Visit Serengeti National park which has a huge animal population, and they are easy to see in the flat grassland of the park, witness the best of Tanzania wildlife and the famous wildebeest migration which also happen in Serengeti.

Drive to Ngorongoro, the park is the crater of a huge extinct volcano, which is said to be the world’s largest caldera and the right park to spot the BIG 5 animals.

Visit the less famous but no less of a drawcard which is Tarangire National park which covers quite a large area south-east of Lake Manyara, mainly along the course of the Tarangire River and the swamplands and floodplains which feed it from the east also the best place to see the herds of elephants and other wildlife animals.

Tanzania is the best safari destination in Africa but in order for you to have the extraordinary experience then we have selected the best professional and English speaking guides with more than 10 years experience who will teach and explain to you the history, flora and fauna of all the parks. If you are looking for the best experience of Tanzania Wildlife then this is it.

Tour HIGHLIGHTS

Guided by a professional and friendly Safari Guide 

Visit Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park 

Transportation in a 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop up roof 

All National parks fees are included

Transport to and from the airport is included 

Three meals per day are included 

Tour details

Availability:

The main tourist season starts from June to October and December to March, as the weather at this time of year is generally considered to be the best — hot and dry. It’s also when you’ll find the largest concentrations of birdlife on the Rift Valley lakes – Lake Manyara and Lake Natron and the animals in the game parks in Ngorongoro and Tarangire tend to congregate more around the watercourses as other sources dry up, making them easier to spot. This time of the year is when you will witness the Great Serengeti Migration.

Weather:

The average Tanzania weather day temperature is 30C with a possible maximum of 32C, except in the highlands, where the day range is 14C to 10C. There are four discernible seasons: the long rains from mid-March to mid-May, the long dry from mid-May to mid-October, the short rains from mid-October to mid-December and the short dry from mid-December to mid-March. During the wet seasons, the average rainfall is 175 mm per month. Humidity is generally low outside the wet seasons.

Bookings:

You can pay by our online payment system . We also accept payment in cash on arrival or deposit to our bank account 7 days before tour starts. Read our Terms and Conditions

Tour Start:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Our driver guide will be at the airport holding a paper written your name ready to pick you up and drive to the hotel in Arusha.

Tour Ends:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Depends on what you wish to do after your Safari (i.e Going on Day Trip or Travel to Zanzibar) our driver guide will drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Duration:

8 Days

Tour Type:

Private, Family, Honeymooners, Small Group

Min Age:

4+

Guide Method:

Instructor /Live Guide

Service Level:

Standard Comfort

Travel Style:

Light 

Tour proposal

Tour Itinerary


Once arrived at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver-guide will pick you up from the airport arrival gate and then drive you to the Hotel in Arusha town. Once in the Hotel, your  Safari guide will meet and pre-briefing you about your upcoming Safari adventure and later leave you to rest.

Accommodation: Zawadi House Lodge

Transport: Minibus

Meals: B, (Breakfast)

Activity: Airport Transfer

 

Day 1

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast at the hotel in Arusha, then you will proceed to Tarangire National park, the land famous for the herds of elephants and baobab trees which are beautiful and spectacular. Today your driver-guide will teach and explain to you the flora and fauna of this park, Tarangire is rich in wildlife and an awe-inspiring park, some of the animals you can see here includes Elephant, gazelle, impala, mongoose, monkey, wildebeest, lion, buffalo, giraffe and huge number of birds, later you will arrive in a place for you to have your picnic lunch before having the last game drive and later drive back to your accommodation for the overnight.

Accommodation: Burudika Manyara Lodge

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 2

Tarangire to South of Serengeti National Park

Early after the breakfast and proceed to South Serengeti (Ndutu Area) with an en-route game drive. Ndutu area is well situated, especially for observing the enormous herds of wildebeest in this area between about December and April. On the way you can visit the Olduvai Gorge canyon which about 50km long and up to 90m deep. This place provide remarkable documentation of ancient life. Later you will proceed with your drive to your accommodation in Ndutu area where you will spend your overnight.

Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Camp

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: En-route Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 3

Explore South Serengeti

Wake up in one of the Serengeti’s main attractions, the annual migration of wildebeest herds in search of better grazing. During the rainy season between December and May the herds are widely scattered over the southern section of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro conservation area. Since the Southern Serengeti have few rivers and stream then they dry out quickly when the rain cease and the wildebeest concentrate on the few remaining green areas, and form large herds that migrate north and west in search of food. See breathtaking wildlife like Lion, cheetah, elephant, impala, leopard, buffalo, hippo, mangoes, hyrax, giraffe and lots of birds varieties, continue with the game drive until noon when you will have your picnic lunch before your late noon game drive.

Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Camp

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 4

Explore Serengeti Ndutu Area

Continue explore this Tanzania largest and famous national park. You will be able to spot ten of thousand of hoofed animals, constantly on the move in search of fresh grassland. The wildebeest, of which there are over one million, are the chief herbivores and also the main prey of large carnivores such as lions, hyenas, cheetah and African leopard. You will be able to learn from your guide about the flora and fauna as well as history of the oarkLater evening drive back to your accommodation for the overnight.

Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Camp

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 5

Drive to Central Serengeti

After your breakfast, today your guide will take you to the most amazing part of the park where you can spot an abundance of wildlife animals and have the extraordinary experience in this awe-inspiring place later drive to central Serengeti. You will be able to view the Acacia trees creating a canopy like a ceiling over the savannah with the sky above, truly a place to visit, breathtaking wildlife like Lion, cheetah, elephant, impala, leopard, buffalo, hippo, mangoes, hyrax, giraffe and lots of birds varieties. You don’t have to miss this park when visiting Tanzania. You will continue for the game drive until noon when you will have your picnic lunch before continue with your late noon game drive..

Accommodation: Serengeti Sound of Silence

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 6

Serengeti Plain to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today as the last day in Serengeti, you will start your game drive early in the morning while your guide keeps explaining important things you will need to know about the flora and fauna of the park. Later you will go back to your accommodation for the brunch and after that, we will start to drive towards Ngorongoro conservation area with an en-route game drive where you will be able to spot varieties of animals as well as seeing Maasai tribes in their daily lifestyle inside the park. And then we will have a picnic lunch on the way and arrive at a time of dinner in your accommodation and for the overnight in the Ngorongoro conservation area. Tomorrow the unique adventure will be waiting for us.

Accommodation: Farms of Dream Lodge

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: En- Route Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 7

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

If there is an Eden left on this planet, this must be it. Today you have an amazing experience where you will descend to the Ngorongoro crater which is the biggest and unfolding caldera with about 600km2 is the place with plenty of animals with best game drive ever and which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. During a couple of hours, you can see hundreds of gnus, buffalos, zebras and gazelles and its predators, like lions, leopards and hyenas in their natural lifestyle and if lucky you can meet rhino too. Later you will have your picnic lunch down the crater and after your guide will be ready to drive you back to the Airport. Going on the journey down into this crater is well worth it and a lifetime experience tour. Never miss it.

Accommodation: Farms of Dream Lodge

Transport: Transport: 4×4 safari vehicle

Meals: B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Activity: Crater Wildlife Viewing

 

Day 8

Departure Day

After breakfast in the hotel depend on your flight time you can have time to explore or relax and wait for your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight back home or continue with your holiday in Zanzibar Island. Contact for more details.

Transport: Minibus

Meals: B, (Breakfast)

Activity: Airport Transfer

 

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Accommodation


7 Nights Accommodation on safari

1 Night Hotel Accommodation in Arusha Town

Total – 8 Nights Accommodation


1 Night Arusha Town

1 Night Lake Manyara National Park

4 Nights in Serengeti Plains

2 Nights in Karatu Town

Meal Plan


We provide three meals per day during your tour and only breakfast during a stay in a booked accommodation. During this tour you will have the following meals plan:

Breakfast – 9
Lunch – 8
Dinner – 8

For any special dietary requirements e.g vegetarian. Please, Let us know in advance.

Things to Do (Optional)


Hot Air Balloon Ride

Maasai Village Visit

Olduvai Gorge Museum

Arusha Photo Walk

Coffee Tour

Waterfalls Visiting

Kikuletwa Hotspring

Tanzanite Museum Tour

Lake Duluti

Zanzibar Island

Tour Includes


1 Pick up and 1 Drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Accommodation in Arusha, before and after safari

All national park and gate fees

Government Taxes and conservation fees.

4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for the best wildlife viewing

Local and Friendly English-speaking safari guides

Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B, L, D – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Drinking water while on safari

Accommodation on safari as indicated on the itinerary

Emergency First Aid Kit

Electricity sockets and refrigerator on our safari vehicle

Guides and Cook Salary Fees

Tour Excludes


Travel/Medical  Insurance

Meals outside your itinerary

Accommodation outside your itinerary

International visa for Tanzania Apply Now

International /Domestic Flights

Anything of personal nature

Tips. Tipping guide per group per day, not per person

Guides: US$20 per day. Cook: US$10 per day.

What to Bring


Remember to collect your sunglasses,  hat and lip balm since most of the time you will spend outside and also it is sunny most of the time especially during the dry season from June to October.

Make sure you bring your camera and phone for taking pictures since there will be a socket inside your safari fleet which you can use to charge your gadget all the time of the safari but most important remember to bring your binoculars since sometimes animals might be very far from the road and especially in Serengeti since it is a vast plain and it is always advised to have binoculars for the best game viewing.

You should also bring less in terms of clothes and toiletries especially when it is not camping safari which toiletries are must to bring. Prefer to bring more of no bright coloured clothes since they can attract tsetse fly. Bring casual but comfortable clothes like t-shirt or blouse with long sleeves and collars help to keep you away from mosquitos or tsetse fly as well as a pair of safari trouser and comfortable walking shoes or open sandals. Read More About

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General FAQ


WHERE TO STAY ON SAFARI:

Camping out in the bush is, of course, the authentic way of experiencing an African safari. There’s nothing quite like having just a sheet of canvas between you and what you would normally see only on the residents’ side of a zoo. Full-on contact with the bush along with its potential dangers and rewards is surely what you are looking for. Anything more luxurious than this is going to dilute the experience and remove the immediacy of it all.

It’s true there are some beautifully conceived and constructed game lodges and, if you have the money, it’s probably worth spending a night or two at one or another of them though it’s probably true to say they are mainly for those who prefer to keep the bush at arm’s length and a glass of ice-cold beer within arm’s reach. Or for those who are simply on a package tour or short holiday and prefer creature comforts and predictability to the rigours of camping. Read More About Safari Accommodation.


TIPPING CULTURE:

Regardless of whether you go on a camping safari or a lodge safari, the driver/guide and the cook (where provided) will expect a reasonable tip at the end of the journey. Be generous, you may think you have paid a lot of money for your safari but most of it will have gone to national parks, transport and accommodation. The wages of the driver and cooks will have been minimal hence most of them will highly depend on gratuities. Most of the guides will receive USD $ 20  and cooks USD $ 10 per day per group during a safari and it is always appreciated to give more to anyone who made your safari trip more exceptional and with the best experience.


SAFARI FLEET:

Our Safari Fleet are modified Landcruiser 4WD and well designed to give the best safari experience. The fleet (safari jeep) have the pop-up roof, big windows, a cooler box for keeping your cold drinks and 220 Volt electric sockets for battery chargers that will ensure your phones and camera are in full charge during all the safari trip and hence never miss a moment. All our fleet vehicles are always going a routine service after every safari which makes them durable and safe. Safety and comfort are of the utmost importance for us.


SAFETY AND SECURITY:

Tanzania with no doubt a safe country to visit and even more safe when you travel with reputable and registered Tour company. Millions of travellers visit Tanzania each year and there are very rare incidents. At Shizi Safaris all our clients travelling are covered by AMREF Flying Doctors which makes them safe and secure during all the time of safari.

When you are alone and wish to walk around, make sure you do not go to isolated areas or beaches also we are strongly encouraged to use registered taxis with a label or hired drivers from the hotel or other reputable sources for town transportation.


VISA REQUIREMENTS:

Visitors entering Tanzania will require to have a Visa either for single-entry which cost $ 50 and valid for three months or multiple entries for $100 which also last for three months. The following citizens have no visa requirement to enter Tanzania: Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Leshoto, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. As long as you have the cash you can always purchase a Visa at a mentioned price above when entering Tanzania. A visitor will suppose to declare any international currency value more than $ 10000 when entering or exit from Tanzania.


YELLOW FEVER REQUIREMENTS :

You should consult your doctor for a few months in advance as you may need a series of vaccinations. For complete advice on vaccines and medications, do not forget to tell your doctor that you are travelling to Tanzania and participating in an Adventure trip (Safaris or Kilimanjaro Climb). Tanzania only calls yellow fever vaccine for travellers from countries that are infected with yellow fever, such as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

It may be necessary for you to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate, which must be kept at all times. However, if there is a health officer present at the passport control for Tanzania (sometimes they are not present), they will ask for your vaccination record and if you do not have it, they will administer it locally. If you come from Dubai, Nairobi and Ethiopia, definitely there will be a health representative there. Therefore, it is important that you have a yellow fever vaccine. No further vaccinations are required to enter Tanzania at present. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Tanzania. While high altitude malaria is not common, malaria medication is strongly recommended for all visitors to East Africa. You should discuss this with your doctor before travelling. Read More About Health in Tanzania.


WHAT TO EXPECT ON TYPICALLY DAY SAFARI:

Every day before going to bed you will have a discussion with our guide on how the day went and how to go about the next day. You can always decide what you wished to experience or see and our guide will give you the best advice on that. At Shizi Safaris we do not restrict our customers b mileage or distance to be covered, you will have the freedom to choose according to your itinerary.

You can start a day early in the morning for the early game drive and your guide will be pointing animals while teaching and explain to you about their behaviour and nature around them. At 10 am you can go back to the camp or lodge for the brunch and after that, you can opt to take a rest in the lodge or continue for a game drive until noon where you will have your lunch box if you are far from the lodge/camp and continue with a game drive until evening where you will get back to your accommodation ready for the dinner and around 9:30 pm is the perfect time for getting to bed which is after a briefing for the next day by your guide.

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Location


Serengeti National Park

Serengeti which covers 14, 763 sq km, is Tanzania’s most famous game park and is continuous with the Masai Mara Game Reserve in neighbouring Kenya. Here you can get a glimpse of what a lot of East Africa must have looked like.

On the seemingly endless and almost treeless plains of Serengeti are literally millions of hooded animals. They are constantly on the move in search of pasture and are watched and pursued by the predators which feed off them. It is one of the most incredible sights you will ever see and the numbers are simply mind-boggling.


Ngorongoro Conservation Area

There can be few people who have not heard, read or seen film or TV footage of this incredible 20-km-wide volcanic crater with its 600-metre walls packed with just about every species of wildlife to be found in East Africa. The views from the crater rim are incredible, and though the wildlife might not look too impressive from up there, when you get to the bottom you will very quickly change your mind. It’s been compared to Noah’s Ark and the Garden of Eden and it does not come up to Noah’ Ark expectations these days, but you definitely see lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and many of the plains herbivores such as wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, zebras and reedbuck, as well as thousands of flamingos wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi- the soda lake on the floor of the crater.


Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National park covers quite a large area south-east of Lake Manyara, mainly along the course of the Tarangire River and the swamplands and flood plains which feed it from the east. During the dry season, the only water here flows along the Tarangire River. The park fills with herds of zebra, wildebeest and kongoni, which stay until October when short rains allow them to move to new pastures. Throughout the year, however, you can see eland, lesser kudu, various species of gazelle, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, impala, elephant and the occasional leopard and rhino. For ornithologists, the best season is from October to May. Tsetse flies can be a pest in this park at certain times of year (eg February and March), so keep the windows of your vehicle closed when not taking photographs.

Cancelation Policy


CANCELLATION:

To secure a booking  for this tour, 20% of the total cost should be paid upfront (Can be via Online Payment System or Bank Transfer). Remaining balance should be paid 14 days prior tour departure or with cash on the arrival day. Free cancellation up to 7 days prior departure. Read More About our Terms of Condition.

PAYMENT:

We accept payment via Bank Transfer and Online payment system with credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Amex. Once make a payment please send us the receipt confirmation and we will confirm your booking immediately. In case you will get any trouble while making payment e.g.. transaction failed. Please Contact us for more assistance.

RESERVATION:

You can also reserve a space without make a payment. Our travel expert will keep in touch while you are waiting to make payment in the future/ arrival days.

CASH:

We accept only TSH, USD, EURO and GBP in terms of cash and it has to be on arrival, one day before starting the tour.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

We advise you to take out Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Read More about Travel Insurance while in Tanzania.

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