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Scpecial Migration - the Mara River from end of June to end of October

Day 1: ARUSHA – MANYARA

Morning departure from Arusha to the Lake Manyara National Park. The Manyara Park is a long thin stretch of land between the lake and the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. It is Famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, especially the migratory flamingos.

Zebras come and drink among the flamingos. The many girafes from the Manyara Park Manyara National Park Map

Night at the Oremiti Tingitana Tented Lodge in Full Board

Day 2 : NGORONGORO - SERENGETI

We head for the Ngorongoro Crater and spend a day of Game Drive inside the crater.

This is one of the culminating moments of your safari. The sight of the Ngorongoro Crater is simply stunning. The caldera with a diameter of 20 km, covering a mere 260 km2 surface in a 600 m deep crater is home to a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals, a natural paradise. The few rough roads allow viewing and observing almost all the wildlife in the crater.

Young Masai Warriors on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater Two lions resting inside the crater Ngorongoro Conservation Area Map

At 3pm, after 6 hours spent inside the crater, you head for the Serengeti (2h30 to 3h drive)

Night at the Center Serengeti Tingitana Tented Camp in Full Board

Day 3 : DAY IN THE HEART OF THE SERENGETI

Covering an area of 14.763 km2, Serengeti is the largest and also the oldest National Park in Tanzania. It is undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. His plains are renowned for their variety of vegetation including plains, lakes, hills and rock outcrops (kopjes) and the extraordinary concentration of animals. The view of the migration of thousands of wildebeest followed by zebras and buffaloes including their predators in search for water and greener pastures is a breathtaking experience. You will follow their tracks during the game drive.

A Hot Air Balloon Flight in the Serengeti - Highly recommended! Baby Leopard caught by its Mother Map of the Serengeti National Park

Night at the Center Serengeti Tingitana Tented Camp in Full Board

Day 4 : SERONERA - MARA RIVER

It is possible to do a hot air balloon flight for an extra $500 per person.

At 5.00am the Serengeti Balloon Safaris company will come and collect you at your camp to take you the the departure point at Masai Kopjes. You will meet the chief pilot, you will receive a full briefing and witness the balloon inflating. Take off at sun rise, and let the wind take you... The pilot controls accurately the altitude, to sometimes be close to the treetops, offering you a unique viewpoint and endless photographic opportunities. After landing, a full english breakfast is served with champagne in the wild savannah. You will receive a certificate and will be taken back to Seronera (about 9.30am)

If you choose this option, you will leave towards our Mara River Camp after the flight. Otherwise, after your breakfast at the camp. Arrival to the new private camp for lunch. In the afternoon, discover the river and fauna nearby the camp.

Night at the North Serengeti Tingitana Tented Camp in Full Board.

Days 5 and 6 : THE MARA RIVER

2 Days focusing on the observation of the Migration crossings, hippos and the many predators around the river and the surrounding ecosystem.

Day 7 : RETURN TO ARUSHA

Last morning in the Serengeti Park. You will then board your flight at the Kogatende airstrip around lunch time. Our driver will be waiting for you in Arusha, and will take you to the Shanga River House for a last lunch break before dropping you at the Kilimanjaro airport for your international flight.

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