The Great Migration of Northern Serengeti 2021

Date: July 07, 2021 – July 15, 2021

LAND PACKAGE : $6400 / Person?Only 2 Person/Room
SINGLE OCCUPANCY : $7700 ($6400 + $1300 Supplement)?$1300 fee based on single occupancy, 1 Person/Room
Optional Hot Aur Balloon Ride: $550

Plan Your Perfect Trip With Us

Day 1: Arrival- Arusha (1 Hr. transfer)

Welcome to Tanzania! Arrival of your flight at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our team will meet you outside the arrival lounge. Transfer to the accommodation and check in.

Accomodation: Planet Lodge BB

Day 2: Arusha-Tarangire National Park ( 2 hrs. drive)

After a hearty breakfast we shall depart to Tarangire National Park where herds of elephants scratch the dry riverbed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. You will arrive at the lodge and have lunch, and then you can take some rest. Afternoon game drive in the park.

Accomodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Tarangire- Ngorongoro Conservation Area (3-4 hrs. drive)

Rise Early! Early morning game drive, breakfast and depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Ngorongoro crater has a wildlife population of about 25,000 large animals lives in the crater, mainly ungulates, along with the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa. They include the critically endangered black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, wildebeest burchell’s zebra, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles. The crater has the densest known population of lion, which are classed as vulnerable; on the crater rim are leopard and the endangered African elephant, mountain reedbuck and buffalo. Arrive at the lodge, check in and have a late lunch. Admire the beauty of the crater and the mountains beyond it. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accomodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Crater tour

Early Breakfast at the lodge and then descend into the crater for a full day game drive with packed lunches! Ngorongoro is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. Ascend to the lodge late in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay.

Accomodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park (5 hrs. drive)

Early Breakfast and drive to Serengeti National Park – Home of the Great Migration. We are first heading to Serengeti National Park Central Area! The road takes us through beautiful countrysides inhabited by pastoralists with large herds of cows and goats, with volcanic hills and flat topped acacias. Arrive for check in and lunch. Afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight stay.

Accomodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp All in-LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Full day in Serengeti National park Central Area with at least two game drives. Admire the endless rolling plains, large herds of antelopes and birds in this unspoilt wilderness. All meals and accommodation at the lodge.

Accomodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp All in-LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Today we head to the Northern area as we get closer to the migration herds during this time of the year! Full day in Serengeti National park with at least two game drives. Admire the endless rolling plains, large herds of antelopes and birds in this unspoilt wilderness. All meals and accommodation at the lodge.

Accomodation: Mara Mara Tented Lodge, LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Full day in Serengeti National park with at least two game drives. Admire the endless rolling plains, large herds of antelopes and birds in this unspoilt wilderness. All meals and accommodation at the lodge.

OPTION: If you have booked a Hot Air Balloon Ride, then you will wake up EARLY morning and transfer to the Hot Air Balloon Air Launch zone for a once in a lifetime journey across the Serengeti Plains Observing the migration herds and animals of Serengeti from the serene Hit Air Baloon above. Be ready for tremendous phot opportunities! Today is our last day here so we will make the best of it and enjoy the forever Savanah of the Serengeti.

Accommodation: Mara Mara Tented Lodge, LDBB

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Serengeti-Arusha/Depart

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha. On arrival, met by our team and proceed for Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Later afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your out bound flight. You can arrange for your outbound flights anytime after 5PM local time on this day.

Northern Serengeti

Price Includes

  • Private airport transfers in Arusha
  • Accommodation in hotels and lodges as specified
  • Accommodation on safari with full all meals (drinks not included)
  • Park entrance, Conservation fees
  • Government taxes inclusive of VAT and Tourism Levies
  • Safari transport and game drives in our custom-built 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania with pop-up roof
  • The services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Internal scheduled flight inclusive taxes as stated
  • Mineral water UNLIMITED REFILL is provided in our safari vehicles (in our bid towards a more sustainable and responsible tourism, we DO NOT provide individual water bottles and request each guest to carry his/her own water bottle)
  • Our assistance
Northern Serengeti Lodges
The Great Migration Safari

Exclusions

  • International and/or domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Porterage, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides
  • Drinks, laundry, telephones and all other personal extras
  • Extra meals and visits not indicated
  • Any sightseeing not mentioned on the program
  • International travel and medical insurance

What to bring

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Passenger Information

  • Safari vehicles do not have air-conditioning because they have a large pop-up roof.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights/hotel/lodge check in.
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving into Kenya and Tanzania will be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
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Passport & Visas

A valid passport is required. Visas are required by all.

Tanzania visas are issued on arrival at the airport with a charge of $100 USD per passport, for a single entry visa.

Please visit the Tanzania Embassy website for detailed information. 

Kenya visas are acquired online through an application service.

Please visit the Kenya Online Visa site for detailed information

HEALTH AND IMMUNIZATION

A course of anti-malarial tablets is essential; please seek advice from your doctor.

A mosquito repellent is also advisable.

Yellow Fever Vaccination is now obligatory for all visitors to Tanzania & Kenya. Please ensure that you have this before your arrival.

If on medication, it is best to take a supply of medicines to last the entire trip.

Currency

The Kenyan Shilling (KSH or KES) is denominated in notes of 1000/- 500/- 200/- 100/- 50/- and coins of 40/-, 20/- , 10/- , 5 /- and 1/- .

The Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) is denominated in notes of 10,000/=, 5,000/=, 2.000/=, 1.000/=, 500/=, and coins of 100/=, 50/=, 20/= and 5/=

US Dollars, Sterling Pounds and Euros are acceptable everywhere. However we advise you to have a certain amount of local currency at all times.

‘Bureau de change’ are available at all airports and in the cities. A commission is levied for changing of the foreign currency.

Most of the banks and establishments will not accept US Dollar bills printed prior the year 2003.

ATM’s are also popular and seen in most areas (you may only draw in the local currency).

Baggage Claim

All bags arrive on the conveyor belt.

Each person picks his/her bag, onto a trolley and then clear Customs – where he/she presents their passport. This is just a formality – nothing more than that

Immediately in front of them are the Exit doors to the Public Waiting Area/Rendez-vous point.

MEETING POINT ON ARRIVAL

Once you clear immigration and customs – our representatives will meet you on arrival entry outside the arrival halls.

The common name on the meeting board will read the name of the group.

Power

The national grid power supply ranges between 240v-220v. Many of our lodges/camps in the parks and reserves get this supply from the national grid. Most of them generate their own power supply from generators and power ranges 240v –220v.

For stress-free travel, we recommend you carry a universal adapter.

TELECOMMUNICATION

Auto roaming of mobile phones is available in all East African Countries with excellent network in the cities and in and around some of the national parks and reserves. This will however depend on whether there is a reciprocated agreement with your country. Otherwise, most lodges/hotels are connected to land lines.

There is a cost for usage of the phones.

You may also buy a Pre-Paid line from the various mobile operators with easy switch over from Kenya to Tanzania whilst on holiday here. This is the cheapest option.

Water

Piped water in East African region is chlorinated and safe to use for showering and washing of hands, but should not be drank directly from the tap.

It is highly recommended that you use the purified or mineral water provided for you at the hotel or you may buy some at the hotel bar/shops and service stations.

WHAT TO CARRY

Baggage: the ‘mantra’ is TRAVEL LIGHT!

We encourage you to carry soft bags as opposed to hard or roller cases. This saves time during the loading and offloading of the safari vehicles

RECOMMENDED CAMERA GEAR

  • Camera Backpack (F-Stop, ThinkTank, and Lowepro make great bags)
  • Travel tripod
  • Lenses
  • Wide Angle 16-35mm
  • Zoom 150-600mm or 100-400mm with a 1.4X Converter
  • Batteries
  • Lens Cleaner
  • Polarizer, UV and ND filters
  • Memory card(s) (expect to take thousands of shots)
  • Universal power adapter

WHAT TO WEAR

Summer clothing is worn throughout the year. Casual wear during the day, but business casual dressing is recommended for dinner time at the restaurants in the lodges and hotels. (Lightweight trousers that unzip to become shorts are awesome!)

A light jacket/sweater and light raincoat may be necessary as early morning and evening temperatures are cooler since most of the national parks are located at an altitude of 1000m and above. This is also especially useful for dawn and dusk safaris.

Sensible walking shoes, sunglasses and a hat for protection against the sun,

Swimsuit, if you want to jump into the swimming pool.

TIPPING & GRATUITIES

Tipping is customary and in many occasions, actually ‘paves the way’. It is indeed a way of life in our part of the world.

Whilst the actual amount of money to tip is left at your discretion, we would like to offer some guidelines here below (values are in USD):

Kenya

  • Porter – $1 per bag
  • Restaurant waiter – $1.50 per person, per meal
  • Driver-guide – $10-30 per day, per person

Tanzania

  • Porter – $1.50 per bag
  • Server in restaurant – $2 per person, per meal
  • Driver-guide – $10-30 per day, per person

On average, we would recommend that you budget for US$ 150. per person on a trip of 7-10 days, which would comfortably cover all tipping & gratuities.