The Migration Safari (Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro)

DAY 1 Arusha – Lake Serengeti - Ngorongoro

In the morning you will be picked up from your Hotel/Lodge in Arusha and driven 130kms with lunch boxes and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for afternoon game drive. Start game viewing through underground water forest, proceed to acacia woodland savannah open land, pass by hot water spring and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park which is the home for many flamingoes and other water birds. The Park also hosts tree-climbing lions, hippos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, baboons, blue and velvet monkey, warthog and more. About 350 species of birds have been recorded. In the afternoon there will be a break to have your picnic lunch, then leave the Park and drive to Ngorongoro to arrive on time for dinner and overnight stay in one of the lodges or campsite – superbly perched on the rim of the Crater.

DAY 2 Ngorongoro –National Park

Early morning breakfast in your lodge at Ngorongoro and then drive immediately to the Great Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras 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. Therefore as you leave the Ngorongoro you will continue with game drives en-route. Before reaching Seronera (an area located in the heart of Serengeti), you will continue to explore the vast rich-game animal plains of Serengeti National Park. During the afternoon stop over for picnic lunch shortly before you continue with game drive. In the evening leave the Park and proceed to Seronera for dinner and overnight stay in one of the lodges or campsite.

DAY 3 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Wake up for early morning breakfast and collect your picnic lunch. Drive across the Serengeti plains then to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Upon arrival, you immediately descend into the Crater base for a full day tour. All the big five - rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo live in this wonderful caldera. Others are zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, and more can be seen. The birdlife is so abundant and it includes many flamingoes round the Soda Lake, geese, storks and vultures. Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitoktok Swamp which is a Hippo pool. After lunch drive back to Arusha arriving after sunset.