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Migration Safari including Lemala Ndutu or Lemala Mara

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,193

Witnessing Tanzania's great migration is a once in a lifetime experience. A natural phenomenon where over a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate north annually.


We normally discourage travellers from following the herd, but Tanzania is the exception on this African safari. Spend 9 days in the home of the great Serengeti migration, exploring Africa’s most famous national park, as well as Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.

Ernest Hemmingway called Lake Manyara the ‘loveliest lake in Africa’ (sorry Victoria!). The surrounding National Park is famed for its baboons, and is an excellent spot to see hippos, giraffes, elephants and tree climbing lions. 2 nights here with a morning and afternoon game drive will give you the best chance of seeing these beautiful creatures.

The world’s largest open, inactive volcanic crater, Ngorongoro is one of Africa’s finest wildlife conservation areas and home to over 25,000 large animals including lions, zebra wildebeest and gazelles. It is also one of your best opportunities to see black rhinos, the rarest of the Big 5.

Serengeti National Park is the crown jewel of Tanzania, known for its annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Other animals include the Big 5 (more then 3,000 lions and 1,000 leopards call the Serengeti home), cheetahs, hyenas, baboons, African wild dogs and giraffes. Bird watchers should also keep their eyes peeled for over 500 species that inhabit the plains.

This itinerary takes in an extra two nights at Lemala Kuria in the Northern Serengeti.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,193

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Day 1

Arrive Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and assisted by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The Arusha Hotel

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    The Arusha Hotel



    The Arusha Hotel has been Arusha's centerpiece since 1894. Home to those traveling between the Cape and Cairo...and further afield in these modern times, its lengthy and vivid history stands as true today as it was over 100 years ago. A real focal point since ...

    The Arusha Hotel has been Arusha's centerpiece since 1894. Home to those traveling between the Cape and Cairo...and further afield in these modern times, its lengthy and vivid history stands as true today as it was over 100 years ago.

    A real focal point since the turn of the last century, The Arusha Hotel provides elegant, refined accommodation that cleverly balances all that is modern and classic.

    Inside the highest-quality rooms, services and cuisine all come in surroundings that reflect its history, sophistication and charm. Outside the original lush and extensive tropical gardens give the hotel a calm relaxing feel - an oasis in the center of Arusha town.

    After an extensive renovation and refurbishment program, The Arusha Hotel (formerly The New Arusha Hotel) is now the only five star hotel in Arusha town, making it the natural choice for visitors to Arusha, be it for business or adventure.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Arusha - Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, rejoin your safari driver guide and drive to the Eastern edge of Tarangire National Park arriving at Nimali Tarangire in time for lunch. The lodge is situated alongside the riverbed and well hidden amongst the acacia and baobab trees. Tarangire National Park hosts among other species Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Warthog, Eland, the Fringe-eared Oryx, Lesser and Greater Kudu, Gerenuk, and large numbers of Impala. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Nimali Tarangire

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    Nimali Tarangire



    Nimali Tarangire is an exclusive luxury lodge located on the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park that is renowned for its stunning baobab trees and large concentration of elephants. The lodge is situated alongside the riverbed and well hidden amongst the acacia and baobab trees. ...

    Nimali Tarangire is an exclusive luxury lodge located on the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park that is renowned for its stunning baobab trees and large concentration of elephants.

    The lodge is situated alongside the riverbed and well hidden amongst the acacia and baobab trees. Natural materials are merged with contemporary decor, to provide guests with a unique and unforgettable bush experience.

    The main areas comprise of a spacious lounge, library and a central dining area that overlooks the swimming pool and a waterhole that attracts wildlife. Selections of safari books are available for guests to read. Every evening, guests are able to relax in the lounge and have sundowners by the fireplace.
    Under the personalized attention and care of the courteous and attentive staff, guests are spoilt in every way; all their needs and comforts are catered for. Every effort is made to ensure that guests feel at home and have an amazingly unique Tanzanian experience.

    Facilities

    • Game Drives
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Lounge
    • Pool (s)

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Day 3

Tarangire National Park

Today will be spent on an extended game drive in Tarangire National Park with a stop for a picnic lunch.

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Day 4

Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Crater

This morning you will commence the drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On arrival at the Lemala Ngorongoro Camp, you will collect lunch boxes and drive to the floor of the crater for an extended carter tour. Quite possibly the most famous of all Africa's conservation areas, this is one of the places where you stand a good chance of seeing the Big 5. The enduring charm of Ngorongoro stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident here. Later you will return to your camp for check in and the rest of the day is at leisure.

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Duration1 Night
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Lemala Camp Ngorongoro

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    Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate seasonal camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater, next to the quiet Lemala access route. The camp offers luxury accommodation in 9 spacious canvas tents ensuring intimacy and minimal impact on the pristine ...

    Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate seasonal camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater, next to the quiet Lemala access route. The camp offers luxury accommodation in 9 spacious canvas tents ensuring intimacy and minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. The camp works closely with the local Masai community and often there are dances and talks on Masai traditions and ceremonies providing guests the opportunity to interact with the tribe. Lemala offers quick and easy access into the crater.

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    • Fireplace
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

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Day 5

Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive for lunch at your lodge and later this afternoon you will have a game drive until sunset. Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest's trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle.
The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania's greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. This evening you will enjoy a sundowner at the Mukoma Hills.

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Duration2 Nights
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Lemala Ewanjan Camp

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    Lemala Ewanjan is a deluxe camp with 10 beautiful suite tents set along the western slopes of Makoma Hill within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of Central Serengeti. The camp offers breath taking views of the Serengeti plains and its prolific wildlife, ...

    Lemala Ewanjan is a deluxe camp with 10 beautiful suite tents set along the western slopes of Makoma Hill within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of Central Serengeti.

    The camp offers breath taking views of the Serengeti plains and its prolific wildlife, sunsets and sunrises.

    The Seronera Valley is renowned for fantastic year-round game viewing due to abundance of residence cats. Between April and June and November through January the area receives the wildebeest migration, turning the area into an exciting wildlife paradise.

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Day 6

Serengeti National Park

A full day is spent in the Serengeti with a picnic lunch. There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500- plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills. As enduring as the game-viewing is the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sunburnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust. Popular the Serengeti might be, but it remains so vast that you may be the only human audience when a pride of lions masterminds a siege, focused unswervingly on its next meal.

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Day 7

Ndutu/Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast, check out and drive to Ndutu or the Northern Serengeti with a game drive en-route arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Lemala Ndutu

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    Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and April. 8 luxury tents and 1 family tent of a very high specification are relocated from the Mara area of Northern Serengeti to this ...

    Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and April. 8 luxury tents and 1 family tent of a very high specification are relocated from the Mara area of Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site between Dec and mid-April purely to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migrating herds of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra begin to arrive in December and throughout February and March the calving and rutting season takes place.

    The camp is situated inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area along the border of Southern Serengeti in what is perhaps the finest location in the whole of Ndutu. Tucked away under huge umbrella thorn acacias, Lemala Ndutu offers fantastic views of the marsh which attracts a large number of plains game and predators. The camp enjoys regular visits from the resident wildlife ranging from lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena to elephant and giraffe.

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Day 8

Ndutu/Serengeti National Park

Embark on an early morning game drive following the migration. Enjoy a late breakfast with the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch at the camp you will have another afternoon game drive.

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Day 9

Depart Arusha

After breakfast, check out and transferred to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight back home. A Goway representative will assist you at check-in and reconfirm your onward flight.

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DEPARTUES:

Mondays.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Return airport transfers in Arusha
  • 1 night in Arusha with breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury tents with all meals and house drinks
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge
  • Crater visit on day 4
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide
  • Transportation in a 7 seater 4x4 vehicle
  • Scheduled flight from Serengeti to Arusha on the last day.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes unless specifically indicated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Four or more passengers travelling together can depart on any day on a private basis at no extra cost.

Maximum baggage allowance is 15kg in soft bags only. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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