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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Tanzania northern parks safaris itineraries
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Safari 706: accommodation in mid-specification lodges and tented camps

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Wildebeest migratory herds

Migration nearby Grumeti River banks

approaching Lake Ndutu

Day 1
Visited park: Lake Manyara National Park
Dinner and overnight: Tloma mountain Lodge
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by your private guide and car and depart to Lake Manyara NP to enjoy a gentle game driving. With its over 380 birds species the park is considered a bird watchers paradise offering the spectacle of large flocks more than that of single sightings. At this time of the year thousands of flamingos are also present.

Day 2
Visited park: Serengeti central and south-eastern
Dinner and overnight: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Rainfall patterns can vary every year but the second half of May usually marks out the beginning of the dry season and that is the time to normally witness endless columns of migratory wildebeest moving westwards. At the same time the progression of drought starts to trigger gazelles and their predators close to the permanent water streams of Seronera, the Serengeti central valley ...

Day 3
Visited park: Serengeti western corridor
Dinner and overnight: Mbalageti
Early morning game drive in order to witness nature lit up by the gentle glow of rays at dawn and then depart to the Grumeti Valley [Serengeti western corridor] up to Kirawira where, normally starting from mid of May, herds start to mass up along the river banks and where, if lucky, you might witness to some early crossings ... along the way you will divert to the Musabi plains ... beyond wildebeest migratory herds these plains should host a good deal of resident wildlife including the largest population of topi antelope left in Africa ...

Day 4
Visited park: Serengeti western corridor and central
Dinner and overnight: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Your guide will advice you on the areas to best explore.
The Dutwa plains surrounding the lodge could be packed full of wildebeest herds and, if that is the case, also host a concentration of predators higher than normal. In such an eventuality you might consider to leave the lodge at 6 am with packed breakfastand spend the whole morning around here. Instead should herds have already started to mass up along the river or should crossings already occur you might prefer to enjoy an early morning game drive in the Dutwa plains and after breakfast depart to Kirawira. The banks of the Grumeti river are also home to huge Nile crocodiles, hippos, leopards, black and white colobus monkeys. Alternatively you might depart after breakfast with picnic lunch to the Lake Victoria shores, visit a local fishermen village and enjoy some fishing ...

Day 5
Visited Park: Serengeti western-central and Lake Ndutu
Dinner and overnight: Ndutu Safari Lodge
Enjoy an early morning game drive along the river courses of Seronera perhaps the most strategic location in Africa to sight leopards. After breakfast you will game drive to Ndutu passing by some of the most beautiful granites formation in Serengeti where, if lucky you might also spot rhinos ... once in Ndutu enjoy some off-tracks game drive in a virtually private Serengeti ...

Day 6
Visited park: Ngorongoro crater
Dinner and overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House
Today you will explore the famous caldera, one of the most fascinating places of Africa. Thanks to the variety of habitats [long and short grasses savannahs, acacia forest, woodland, clearings, swamps, freshwater and soda lakes] it hosts all year round about 30.000 animals ...

Day 7
Breakfast and return back to Arusha. Time permitting visit Mto wa Mbu market or enjoy a visit to a coffee plantation with hot lunch [the visit to the coffee plantation has to be requested at the time of booking].

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Nile crocodile in the Grumeti River, western corridor
May $ 2331 $ 1786 $ 1618


Price includes:
Safari with private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use
Accommodation in double
FB basis excluded beverages
Water [1,5 Lt per person per day], tea and coffee during game drives
Parks and conservation fees
AMREF urgent evacuation cover

Price excludes:
Beverages except where otherwise stated
Easter supplements if applicable
Medical expenses insurance

Extras on request:
Activities combinable with your safari.

Private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use;

Accommodation in mid-specification facilities;

At Lake Manyara: dense groundwater forest, baboons and blue monkeys, buffaloes, elephants and other herbivores, large flocks of birds including some Eurasian migrants. If lucky tree-climbing lions.

In central Serengeti: hippos and crocs in the pools, scattered groups of wildebeest and zebra, giraffes, gazelles, herds of buffaloes, antelopes and predators hence leopards, lions and cheetahs, jackals and spotted hyenas, if lucky ... rhinos !

In western Serengeti: endelss columns of migratory wildebeest moving westwards from central Serengeti, if lucky early crossings of the Grumeti River. Leopards, black and white colobus monkeys, Nile crocodiles and hippos along the Grumeti river, hervivores and their predators in the surrounding plains. Optional excursion to Lake Victoria.

In Ndutu: lots of birds including flamingos, off-tracks game driving, herbivors and predators including one of the most relevant population of cheetahs of Serengeti. If lucky you might also spot african wild dogs, caracals, serval and the most elusive striped hyena.

Landscape in transition from brillant green hues to yellow, flowers and butterflies, heavy downpours lasting 30 - 60 minutes are likely to occur above all in the first half of the month normally in the early morning or evening. This is an excellent time for time for photography since clouds provide stunning depth and contrast while bright greens provide great pop of colors.

In the Ngorongoro crater: elephants, buffalos, rhinos, lions and cheetahs ... Leopards if lucky.