Wildebeest Migration Safari River Crossing
6 Days (July To October)
Observe and experience the best show on the earth “wildebeest river crossing” at the Mara River is arguably the highlight of the Wildebeest Migration, a spectacular sighting of life-and-death display as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest brave crossing the river attempt to reach safety in Maasai Mara in Kenya while crocodiles trying to catch their meals.
Your six-day wildebeest migration river crossing safari takes you into the northern Serengeti and offers the best chance of exploring scenery of the world-famous Serengeti National Park.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; meet our knowledgeable driver guide, after greetings and double-check your bags will transfer you to Moshi/Arusha town (50 minutes’ drive). The briefing will be provided by your Kilimanjaro professional and experienced guide. Your Kilimanjaro guide will also check your climbing equipment. Anything missing can be rented for you.
You’ll be picked up by your safari guide from your lodge/hotel in Arusha after breakfast and transferred to Tarangire National Park. It’s took two-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way, you’ll pass bustling Masai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. Once you’ve entered Tarangire, you’ll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park’s large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.
A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you’ll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch! Driving through the park you’ll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe Eared Oryx.
After your day’s game drive is done, you’ll retire at your lodge in Karatu for the dinner and overnight.
You’ll take an early breakfast today, as you have a long day of exploration across Serengeti National Park!
You’ll begin the day with the drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we’ll pass through the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and Cheetahs.
It’s will take around four-hour drive to reach at the Serengeti Park entrance gate, but you will have an option to choose a break up the journey with one or both of the below optional activities: Olduvai Gorge Museum or Maasai boma visit! Both of the activities attract an additional cost. Contact your safari expert to see the possibility of customizing your itinerary.
You’ll have your bush lunch within the park, then after lunch, you’ll proceed to explore more of Serengeti National Park. After your full-day game viewing, you’ll be driven to your lodge/tented camp for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven across the plains of Togoro and through the Mbuzi Mawe kopjes (small hills) as we make our way into the northern part of the park. On your way, you’ll see the scenery of Serengeti’s as you pass through wooded hills, tumbledown kopjes, and the wide-open savannah. Your safari driver will show you everything from the diminutive dik-dik to towering elephants and giraffes.
Upon arriving in the Kogatende region, you’ll be driven around in search of both the Wildebeest Migration and the famous Big Five wild animals.
After your morning breakfast, you’ll have a game drive within the Kogatende area, searching around the kopjes exploring carnivores and the large wildebeest migration groups that will be preparing to cross the Mara River into Kenya.
You’ll have a chance to spot a large number of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Mara River. If you’re patient and a bit lucky, you may even get to sightsee the death-defying crossing itself where wildebeest and zebras brave the river’s currents and crocodiles in an attempt. After a full day game drive, you’ll be driven back to your lodge/tented camp for the dinner, relaxation and overnight.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the Ngorongoro Crater.
The drive will take you back via a different route through the Serengeti with an opportunity of spotting several animals such as giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.
You’ll have dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and driven to Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro Crater is the park with easy access to spotting the Big five animals at once such as lion African cape buffalo, elephant, black rhino, and leopard. Expect to see other several animals such as wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cheetah, hyena, warthog, wild dogs, and more. It is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.
After your head is full of amazing unforgettable memories, later afternoon you’ll be driven back to Arusha to overnight or catch a flight for departure.
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha.
- One-night hotel accommodation BB in Arusha/Tanzania Safaris.
- Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
- Professional English, France, German Speaker safari guide
- Entrance fees to all national parks and Crater fees.
- 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
- All meals while on safari and cold water during the safari.
- Government taxes, VAT, and service charges relating to accommodation included meals
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD. 100
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 570 per person)
- Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook.
- Flight fare