Tanzania Migration

Trip Introduction

This six-day safari packs in the very best that Tanzania has to offer. As well as visiting Central Serengeti and all its marvels, we manage to see wildlife in a different, unique environment – stunning Ngorongoro. Our safari first takes us from Arusha into the heart of the Serengeti, ensuring that you see the very best of the world’s greatest natural park in all its beauty. Short it may be, but this trip is definitely ‘long’ in delivering wonderful experiences which will remain with you forever. Watch out for The Great Migration, lion, elephant, buffalo, maybe cheetah plus many, many more as well as colourful birdlife. Beautiful Tanzania will simply unveil itself before your very eyes! Accommodation on this amazing tour is available in our popular ‘Comfort’ tour style.

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6 days/ 5 nights (1 night in Arusha, 4 nights on Safari)

Comfort

Private Tours

Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania

13:00 hours on day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport , Tanzania

17:30 hours (Read Departure Instructions)

Styles – Comfort

Travelers will be staying in small lodges and tented camps, bathroom facilities are ensuite, this option is perfect balance of quality and price. Comfort accommodations are handpicked to ensure the best quality.

Physical Rating:

Leisurely Category: 2/5. Our safaris with this grading are suitable for those people with even an average level of fitness. Assuming that you already have that level, no physical preparation is necessary in advance of one of these trips, and no strenuous exercise is expected on them, though visitors will spend some significant time in vehicles on the sometimes rough roads of Tanzania – the so-called ‘African Massage.’

Trip Overview

This six-day adventure focuses our attention on the beautiful central section of Serengeti, as the natural wonder of the Great Migration moves into this region after the winter months.

Of course, Nature and rainfall determine the exact route and timings of the animals’ movement, so our daily program will be adjusted if necessary to ensure that we see the animals at their very best, at their most numerous. From Arusha, where you spend your first night after arrival, our journey takes us straight to the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

As the migration is the highlight of the trip, we will spend three nights in the park’s central section. Each day will bring something new, accompanied by expert explanations from your driver-guide. The Great Migration, the world’s biggest movement of animals, is often the highlight of people’s lives, never mind the highlight of their safari! After absorbing all the excitement that Serengeti’s wildlife can provide, we change scenery to visit stunning Ngorongoro crater, another incredible but totally different venue for the breathtaking animals of Tanzania. You will take away enough memories to last a lifetime.

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Trip Highlight

  • Find out about Tanzania’s vibrant, colourful culture, and meet some of its wonderful, friendly people.

  • The highlight of them all, the Great Migration of thousands upon thousands of animals on their incredible annual journey, exposing them to incident and danger.
  • The awesome collapsed crater of Ngorongoro, 12 miles wide and over 2,000 metres above sea-level, full of
    dozens of animal species: an unusual, incredible setting for lion, elephant, buffalo and many, many more
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    Trip Itinerary

    DAY 1 – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO ARUSHA

    Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Arusha and your chosen hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country.

    After your long flight, you will be pleased to discover that Arusha – the undisputed ‘safari capital’ of East Africa-is perched at 1400 meters above sea level, keeping the temperatures and humidity
    relatively low. All around this important city are some of Tanzania’s greatest delights. Mount Meru towers above Arusha, while even distant Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day. Arusha provides the ideal starting-point for safari-lovers, within reach of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

    The city even has its own natural attraction, Arusha National Park, close by. Named after the Wa-arusha residents of the town, this busy agricultural, administrative and tourist centre is the perfect place to relax after along journey and before you set off on safari, the holiday of a lifetime. Welcome to Arusha and welcome to
    Tanzania!

    Accommodation: African Tulip Hotel
    Meal Plan: Dinner
    Journey time and Distance: 1 hour, 55 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

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    DAY 2 – ARUSHA-CENTRAL SERENGETI

    After a good night’s sleep and an early breakfast, we set out from Arusha towards our destination, the Central Serengeti. Today, we have a long drive, there is no doubt about that.

    But as we head west and north, we have the possibility – if you are on safari in April and depending on the arrival of the rains – to see the Great Migration if it is still in the southern part of the Serengeti. (If not, it will of course be already in Central Serengeti, where we will soon be spending our time.) Our vehicles are rigorously maintained and designed for your comfort and safety; our drivers are renowned for their professionalism. So, sit back and relax, take in the amazing scenery as your adventure begins

    Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
    Journey time and Distance: 8 hours, 335 km from Arusha to Central Serengeti

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    DAY 3 – CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    On this trip-of-a-lifetime, we now have a whole day to marvel at the natural wonders of the world’s greatest national park. Your experienced driver-guide will be on constant lookout, for the dozens of wildlife species present here: animals ‘on the move,’ animals hunting…or being hunted!

    Each day is different here, full of surprises, but we focus of course on the Great Migration, that unique natural wonder which involves a cast of breathtaking numbers, literally hundreds of thousands of animals making their annual journey across the plains as they search for food. Zebra and wildebeest are the most numerous of the migrating animals, grazing on the short-grass plains. But your driver-guide will also be on the lookout for other wildlife, too, using his expertise and ‘eagle-eyes’ to try to find elephant, lions, buffalo, leopard and cheetah – just some of the many, many species you will surely encounter in this unforgettable location.

    Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

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    DAY 4 – CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    On your Third day in this wildlife paradise, you awake again to the sights, sound and scents of Africa. After breakfast, your driver-guide will be waiting for you, eager to show you yet more of the astonishing creatures of Central Serengeti.

    Every day is united only in its ability to reveal astonishing sights in Africa’s finest wildlife setting. Although animal-spotting in the Central Serengeti is rewarding throughout the year, you are visiting the area during its peak season for wildlife. This is an area renowned for lion and cheetah, although of course sightings can never be guaranteed.

    A real bonus in this part of the Serengeti would be to see a rare black rhino and your driver-guide will be on the lookout for this enigmatic and beautiful creature.
    Exhilarated but tired, you will welcome the comforts of your accommodation at the end of another unforgettable day. Relax in your camp surroundings before enjoying a hot meal in the wilderness, then fall asleep in comfort in this unique setting

    Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

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    DAY 5 – CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO

    The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game-drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.

    It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores – plus thousands of predators – there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natu-ral light simply add to the diversity. This morning your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.

    After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the lodge while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await us.

    Accommodation: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
    Journey time and Distance: 4 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro

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    DAY 6 – NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR TO AIRPORT

    Today may be ‘departure day’, but there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, before your thoughts turn to home. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.

    First, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

    Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.

    After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home. You will drive for 5 hours from Ngorongoro Crater floor to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Read Departure Instructions below

    Meal Plan: Breakfast and Packed Lunch
    Journey time and Distance: 5 hours, 245 km from Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Airport

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    Departure Instructions:

    This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight.

    Find below cost of post night Accommodation at African Tulip Hotel on Bed & Breakfast in Arusha
    Single Room: $143 per person / per night
    Double Room: $107 per person / per night
    Triple Room: $90 per person / per night
    * Post night Accommodation does not include in Trip Cost

    Disclaimer:

    At Easy Travel, we design our Migration programs to give our visitors the maximum chance of experiencing the Great Migration and we make every effort during the safari to ensure that this happens. At the end of the day, Mother Nature is the boss: she determines when and where the rains will fall and this dictates the movements of the animals. Visitors must understand that it is not possible to cancel accommodation once it has been booked, so any changes we can make to programs on a day-to-day basis to follow the migrating herds are always subject to that restriction.

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    Package Includes:

    Domestic Flight: Experience a Caravan Flight
    Flight from Arusha Airport to Seronera Airstrip in Central Serengeti

    Easy Travel Trip Safety: AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance
    A Flying doctor Insurance to Air transfer you before dark from nearest airstrip to hospital during Emergency
    Easy Travel – Transport: 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser
    • Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks
    • Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag,
    • Wi-Fi on board during safari, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones
    Easy Travel – Trip Crew: Professional English-Speaking Driver guide
    A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history
    Easy Travel Treat – A Special Safari Hamper
    • Soft drinks, Coffee/tea and Water during game drives
    • A bottle of Wine
    Arrival and Departure Transfer: TO/FROM Kilimanjaro International or Arusha Airport
    One arrival Transfer
    One departure Transfer
    Accommodation: 1 night in Arusha, 4 nights on Safari
    1st night
    African Tulip Hotel on Half Board (Dinner, Breakfast)2nd night
    Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, Packed Lunch)

    3rd night
    Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, Packed Lunch)

    4th night
    Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, Packed Lunch)

    5th night
    Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, Packed Lunch)

    Photographic Safari: Experience Wildlife with Easy Travel 4X4 Safari Vehicle
    Game drive in Serengeti National Park
    Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
    Park Entrance Fee:
    Park fee for Serengeti National Park
    Park fee for Ngorongoro Crater

    Taxes:
    18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

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    Package Excludes:

    Balloon Safari:
    Experience 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, followed by bush breakfast and champagne.

    Any Changes done by you:
    The trip excludes changes done by you during safari or before safari which deviates from the original program
    Post Night Accommodation in Arusha:
    This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight.Find below cost of post night Accommodation at African Tulip Hotel on Bed & Breakfast in Arusha
    Single Room: $143 per person / per night
    Double Room: $107 per person / per night
    Triple Room: $90 per person / per night
    International & Domestic flights:
    The trip costs Excludes flights from your home town to Tanzania and from Tanzania back to your hometown
    and within Tanzania region.
    Visa:
    The trip costs Excludes all visa costs including arrival visas and transit visas
    Medical Insurance:
    The trip cost Excludes Medical Insurance which is mandatory
    Travel Insurance:
    The trip cost Excludes Travel Insurance which is mandatory
    Laundry Service:
    If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.
    Drinks at the lodges/campsites:
    All kinds of soft drinks and hard drinks at the lodges/campsites are not included
    Tips for Driver Guide:
    Tipping are highly recommended on safari and it all depends on how satisfied you are. As a company we recommend USD 25 for your guide per day / per vehicle, but it also depends on your budget.
    Tips for the Lodge/Camp Staff:
    Tipping are highly recommended and for the camp staff we recommend that you leave the tips on the tip box which is then shared amongst all the staff at the hotel. Recommended as per your budget
    Drones:
    The government of Tanzania does not allow anyone to bring Drone in the Country.

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