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Mara River Wildebeests Migration Cross – 9 Days/8 Nights

Day 1: Kilimanjaro/Arusha. Overnight at Mount meru game lodge.

Day 2: Arusha/Tarangire. Overnight at Sangaiwe tented camp.

Day 3: Tarangire/Serengeti plain. Overnight at  Serengeti acacia tented camp

Day 4: Full day Serengeti Plain. Overnight at Serengeti acacia tented camp

Day 5: central Serengeti/North Serengeti Mara river area. Overnight at Serengeti Acacia Migration tented camp

Day 6: Full day Mara river area. Overnight at Serengeti Acacia migration tented camp

Day 7: Another full day Mara river area. Overnight at Serengeti Acacia migration tented camp

Day 8: 2 hours walking tour + game drives in Mara river area. Overnight at Serengeti acacia migration camp

Day 9: Mara river/Kilimanjaro airport (FLY OUT)

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport/Arrive in Arusha.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha.  Dinner and overnight at mount meru game lodge: Half board.

Day 2: Arusha/ Tarangire National Park. 
Today you will drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend a night in our beautifully lodge set outside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at Overnight at Sangaiwe tented camp. Full board.

Day 3: Tarangire/ Serengeti National Park.
We head towards the Serengeti National Park with game En route for afternoon game viewing in the plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. Dinner and overnight at Overnight at Serengeti acacia tented camp. Full board.

Day 4: Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.
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. This interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and lions.  Dinner and overnight at Overnight at Serengeti acacia tented camp. Full board.

Day 5: Central to North Serengeti Park

Early breakfast at 5:40am whereby you will drive out with sunrise game drive on your way to lobo area for full day migration tour. In this day you will be searching wildebeest migration in the northern Serengeti national park. This will start from sunrise to sunset game drive in the endless plain of Serengeti national park. Sunrise game drives starts at 6:00am. We expect them to be around the northern Serengeti Lobo and Mara river area. In the evening you will drive to the camp for Dinner and overnight at Overnight at Serengeti acacia migration camp. Full board.

Day 6-7: North Serengeti full day (Mara river area)

Another full day Migration watch. (Special game drives in the North Serengeti Area).  This is sunrise to sunset special migration watch only. Dinner and overnight at Overnight at Serengeti acacia migration tented camp. Full board.

Day 8: Mara river area

2 hours walking tour. Late afternoon you will do game drive to evening. Dinner and overnight at Overnight at Serengeti acacia migration camp. Full board.

Day 9: North Serengeti/Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast you will drive to Kogatende airstrip for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport whereby you will connect with your international flight back home.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, BL=Picnic Lunch, D=Dinner

Note: Same Itinerary can be quoted in budget camping and standard lodge/tented camps.           

Included

  • Pick up at the airport.
  • Hotel before safari in Arusha.
  • All Game drives and the Park fees
  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as per the above itinerary – 3 Meals a day – Vegetarians and Non vegetarians.
  • Services of a Senior Bright African Safaris Naturalist Driver/Guide
  • Wildlife viewing drives in a specially customized 4-WD Land cruiser with Pop up roof for game viewing
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water and soda while on safaris (1.5ltr bottled water per person per day).
  • Services of Bright Safaris (Binoculars’)

Not Included:     

Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits (as well as gifts like local crafts etc)

International flights tickets (airline) + Airport transfer.

Tips for staff such as guides and the cook staff

Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance

Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature

      Visit and support s for the orphans center – these can be arranged and paid for direct to the center

Transport while on Safari: –   We’ll provide special Safari Jeep & 1 stretched – Land cruiser 4WD.  The vehicles are fitted with a pop – up roof for game viewing and photographing.

Re: Advice for the trip

Others are like Light weight safari shoes or trainers, sandals, sunglasses, sun creams, insect repellent creams, a light weight first aid kit, day pack for your cameras, rucksack for your safari gears and clothes.   Of course, you will want to capture much of Tanzania’s wildlife, so don’t forget a camera, batteries and film. A medium range telephoto lens will be found useful as will a pair of binoculars. In case you’re bringing any electrical equipment, the electricity is 220v.Also our vehicles has got charging system for our clients to charge their cameras etc.

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