SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION FAMILY SAFARI IN TANZANIA OVERVIEW
Family Safari in Tanzania will start and ends in Arusha Town, the amzing family safari in Tanzania will give you an amazing experience in Northern Tanzania National Parks such as ,Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park not only National Parks but also you will have the chance to visit one of the Wonderful Tanzanian Conservation Area Known as Ngorongoro. This Conservation is the 8th wonder of the world and descends into the crater for a game drive. You will also be taken to Lake Eyasi for Cultural Tour (Hadzabe and Datoga Bushmen) in this society depending on hunting and gathering. You will view spot a lot of wildlife species found in Serengeti National Parks and the great annual migration of Wildebeest in the Serengeti if you have time at a specific time of the year. Some of the common animals to spot in these national parks include; lions, zebras, warthogs, antelopes, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeest, and if you are lucky you can also see Cheetah, the black rhinos, and Leopard. Apart from Animals, you will also see different species of birds like flamingoes, ostrich, Hong bills, secretary birds, Pelicans, and others. Safari with Kilibound Adventure in Serengeti National Parks and Crater tour will definitely give you the best safari ever in Tanzania!
DAY 0: KILIMANJARO AIRPORT – ARUSHA
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our very professional Driver Guide from Kilibound adventures will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he drive you to your hotel in Arusha. While at your hotel, your driver will give you short briefing about Arusha City. After arrive in your Hotel depending on the time you can have a pre-safari briefing but if it will be late then you can for rest and have a safari briefing the next day in the morning before starting your Family Safari in Tanzania to the wilderness. Dinner and Overnight will be at the Hotel in Arusha town..
DAY 1: GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. We will arrive there around 9 – 10am then start game drives till lunch time when you will get short stop to take lunch at picnic site. Thereafter proceed with game drives for the rest hours of day. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the evening we make a short journey from the park to the Lodge in Karatu for Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 2: SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION TRACKING
After breakfast, drive from Manyara game on the way heading to Serengeti National Park. Before reaching Serengeti National Park you will have an optional to visit Olduvai Gorge with extra cost of $35 per person. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, February and March we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to Serengeti Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 3: SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION TRACKING
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the exclusive leopard and cheetah, as well as different species of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to Serengeti Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 4: SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
After breakfast take the packed lunch with you then proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti lodge.
DAY 5: NDUTU WILDEBEEST TRACKING
After breakfast we will start at 8:30 am for a full day Ndutu area. A striking characteristic of this area is the stunning acacia woodland, which is immediately surrounded by the short grass plains. Within this wooded area is Lake Ndutu – one of the Rift Valley’s soda lakes. At the height of the wildebeest migration, and when heavy rains have fallen, often lines of wildebeest can be seen crossing the lake. Accompanying the wildebeest are large numbers of zebra and Thomson gazelles. Tanzania is spoilt because of the migration. No other African county has game like it. In the dry season, the game around Ndutu is much like game viewing in any of the southern African countries. In some cases it is still better and you can never take away the feeling of space and wonder that the Serengeti evokes. Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 6: GAME DRIVE IN NGORONGORO CRATER
Two game drives on this day. We will start the day with an early morning game drive for about 1 -2 hours. Thereafter drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that, the conservation is managed with both the Wild animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive to Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel just outside of the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 7: GAME DRIVE IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire National Park is sixth large National Park in Tanzania which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire N.p comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set out the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. Dinner and Overnight will be at the Lodge.
DAY 8: CULTURAL EXPERIENCE TOUR
Early Breakfast we depart the camp around 6:00 am for hunting with the Hadzabe Bushmen. This tribe is one of the last hunter-gatherer societies in the world. Their meals is only honey, meat and Wild Fruits. They also believe on traditional medicine rather than going to hospital. After your morning hunt, you will have chance to visit the Datoga tribe, skilled craftsmen, and blacksmiths. After your amazing cultural experience, you will be transferred the accommodation at the Hotel in Arusha for a relaxation later on dinner and overnight. Family Safari in Tanzania will end on this day after this amazing cultural experience.
DAY 9: ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
On this day if you have a spare time basing on your Airplane flight time and you wish to have a town tour in Arusha our driver guide will give you such amazing experience in this beautiful town, before he transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport.
-Park Entrance Fees
-Crater Service Fees
-Cultural Tour in Lake Eyasi
-Meals 3 times per day
-Safari Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
-Professional Fluent English Speaking Driver Guide
-Airport Transfer on Arrival and After Safari
-Accommodation in Arusha on Arrival
-Soft Drinks and Alcohol
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