This safari combines the three wildlife sanctuaries that form the greatest wildlife ecosystem on the planet. It’s a unique journey that starts with a flight to Arusha with two days at the Ngorongoro Crater. Continue to the Serengeti National Park with three days staying at a luxury safari camp. We have selected two Serengeti camps in unique locations within the Serengeti, following the historical migratory path of the great herds of wildebeest and zebra through the year. Take a flight over the vast savannah plains and enter the Masai Mara for three more days of game viewing within the “Mara Triangle”, the best wildlife sector of the sanctuary. Call Wildlife Safari for updates on the great wildebeest migration as it changes year to year.
Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania where you will be met and escorted to Arusha Coffee Lodge. A welcome safari briefing by your Wildlife Safari manager followed by an afternoon at leisure at your hotel.
Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Arusha and immediately connect to your flight from Arusha to Lake Manyara. You will be met on arrival and continue by 4WD vehicle with your guide to Ngorongoro Crater, arriving late afternoon at your safari lodge. Descend by 4WD to the crater floor early next morning, enjoy a picnic breakfast and spend the morning game viewing. The crater floor is home to numerous wildlife species including lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, cheetah and buffalo. Return to your lodge for a late lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure at your luxury lodge.
Morning drive to Lake Manyara and board a flight to your safari camp in the Serengeti. A leisurely game drive will bring you to your luxury safari camp selected according to the time of the year best suited to the historical location of the great herds of wildebeest, zebra and other species that trek between the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Grumeti River Camp is well known for its outstanding location, accommodation, facilities, cuisine and service and ideally located to capture the migrating herds on the Serengeti. You have two days with your camp safari vehicle and guide for game viewing. Return each evening to a sumptuous dinner at your safari camp.
Breakfast followed by a transfer to the airstrip for your flight from Grumeti to Tarime area. The airline will pick you up with their vehicle and drive you to Migori airstrip for your connecting flight from Migori to Masai Mara. Your Kenyan Camp vehicle and guide will be waiting to take you on for an extended game viewing drive in the Masai Mara, with a special picnic. Arrive late afternoon at your luxury safari camp located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe inspiring Great Migration. Kichwa Tembo Camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. You have two more days in the Masai Mara with game viewing arranged by your Camp guide. You may also take the optional dawn hot air balloon excursion over the Mara.
A final early morning game viewing drive. Transfer to the airstrip and fly back to Nairobi, where your Wildlife Safari guest manager will meet and escort you to Nairobi airport for your departing flight or extend your stay with an overnight in Nairobi, at additional cost. (B)
All prices are in US $ per person twin share.
Single room supplements available on request
Dates available from 2nd January to 20th December
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