Maximize your chance of watching the spectacular migration in Mara Crossing Northern Serengetiby booking one of our Tanzania 7 Days Mara Crossing Northern Serengeti Wildebeest migration private Luxury Royal Safari tour. Get the best 7 Days Mara Crossing Northern Serengetimigration safari experience On this safari, you will witness the great wildebeest migration. More than 2 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pastures and safe calving grounds. Their movement pattern is highly weather dependent and dynamic, but with some advance planning and a bit of luck, you can observe this natural wonder of the animal world. This safari also covers other national parks where you can see native game.
- Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire
- Day 2: Tarangire - Serengeti
- Day 3: Central Serengeti - North Serengeti
- Day 4: North of the Serengeti
- Day 5: Northern Serengeti - Central Serengeti
- Day 6: Serengeti - Ngorongoro
- Day 7: Ngorongoro (5 hour visit) - Arusha
Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire
The first day of your safari begins at 8:00 am with pickup from your hotel in Arusha. Once everyone is on board, head to Tarangire National Park. The 150 km journey takes about 3 hours. As you begin your safari, you will be greeted by the ancient and gigantic baobab trees that make even animals like the giraffe look tiny. The safari lasts until late afternoon and includes a small stop for a picnic. The 3,000 square kilometer park takes its name from the Tarangire River which runs through it. The river attracts many different animals and you should be able to see plenty of elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes and zebras. Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants, giving you a unique opportunity to see interactions between elephant families. After the game drive, return to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits. Good night's sleep for tomorrow's adventure.
Day 2: Tarangire - Serengeti
After a good breakfast, head to the Serengeti National Park and travel amid endless grasslands. The Serengeti means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grasslands stretch as far as the eye can see and eventually merge with the sky on the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking sight. The Serengeti is also home to the glorious "Big 5". The Serengeti ecosystem is home to the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. The central part of the Serengeti - known as the Seronera Range - is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It has the Seronera River, which is a valuable source of water for this region. In Seronera, you really have to be aware of the many prides of lions that thrive in this area. A picnic lunch is prepared by yourself during the full day game drive. The day ends with a rich dinner and a restful night in your accommodation.
Day 3: Central Serengeti - North Serengeti
After a good breakfast, head to Serengeti National Park and travel amid endless grasslands. The Serengeti is probably the most impressive nature reserve in the world. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive across the endless plains of the Serengeti to see large herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle or a pride of lions in the shade. A picnic lunch is self-packed during the full day game drive. The busy day ends with a hearty dinner and a restful night in your accommodation.
Day 4: North of the Serengeti
You end with a good breakfast and start your day at 8am. In the months of mid-June to September, migration takes place in this region. From mid-June to September, the Mara River in this region offers the most dramatic river crossing of the great migration. The ferocious, deep and torrential rain that feeds the river takes a huge toll on migratory wildebeest. It is an unforgettable sight to watch the wildebeest run through the torrential current, some drowning and some preying on lurking crocodiles. If it's your lucky day, you can witness this natural wonder and watch nature take its course. If you follow the great migration, you might even go to the Lobo Valley. During the dry season, the valley's permanent water sources attract many resident and migratory animals. During the full day game drive you will make a stop where you can have a picnic. The day ends with a tasty dinner and a good night's sleep in the accommodation of your choice.
Day 5: Northern Serengeti - Central Serengeti
You will start your day at the normal 8:00 am after a hearty breakfast, today you will head south to central Serengeti. The 4-hour drive from the center offers quiet games along the way. The drive south from the Mara River Valley takes you through hills, the Lobo region, forests, and then back into Seronera terrain. The central part of the Serengeti - known as the Seronera Range - is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. As you enter the Seronera area, you will notice how the hilly and rugged terrain turns into flat grasslands. Here, you really have to pay attention to the many prides of lions that thrive in this area. The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide a great year-round game viewing experience. A picnic is self-prepared during the day's drive. The busy day ends with a hearty dinner and a restful night in your accommodation. The next day drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Day 6: Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Today your safari will start at 9:00 am and after a good breakfast you will leave for a short game drive in the Serengeti. After completing a half day game drive along with a picnic lunch, we will depart and head to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. The 75km journey to the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater takes approximately 2.5 hours, with mild wildlife action along the way. The crater is one of Africa's impressive geological attractions and the ultimate wilderness mecca. The eventful day ends with a hearty dinner and a good night's sleep in the accommodation of your choice. Rest well and recharge your batteries because the next day you descend into the huge crater.
Day 7: Ngorongoro (5 hour visit) - Arusha
Start early on the last day of your safari. After a quick breakfast, descend to the bottom of the crater around 6:30 am. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera in the world. It has a massive bottom of around 260 square kilometers with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5 hour game drive in the bottom of the crater will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is highly recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, black rhino, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs and lions abound. Place your packed lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep climb to the top exit of the crater. This is the last part of your safari, with a 4 hour drive to Arusha. You will be dropped off at your preferred location in Arusha at 6pm in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, now is the time to say goodbye to your team.
- Park fees
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified)
- Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
What's not included:
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fee
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