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Ndutu, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater (Migration)

  • When December to March
  • Duration 4 days, 3 nights
  • Accomodation Tented Camps & Lodges
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All park and conservancy fees
  • Crater service fee
  • Professional Safari Guide and Driver
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags (in camping Safaris)
  • All meals during the Safari
  • Drinking water
  • 4x4 Safari vehicle
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Flights tickets (International or Local)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Hotels in Moshi/Arusha (available as an optional addon)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  1. Day 1 Arusha to Ndutu

    The migration safari kicks off early morning, at 8am on the first day. You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and head towards the Ndutu region. The drive to Ndutu is about 5.5 hours covering a distance of 260 Kms.

    Two hours after commencing the drive, you will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) where you will notice the landscape changing from hilly forests to plain and green grasslands.

    Once you reach Ndutu you will begin a half day game drive with a convenient stop for your picnic lunch. Sweeping grasslands cover the region which gradually fade into the Serengeti.

    Ndutu forms a part of the route for the annual migration of more than 2 million wildebeests and thousands of zebra, antelope and gazelle. During game drives at the right season between December and April, you will be able to see the fertile plains turn into calving grounds and nursery for the great migration.

    This season attracts hordes of predators prying on vulnerable young wildebeest. Crested with Ndutu lake and Lake Masek, these waterholes offer plenty of wildlife game during the dry season.

    The Ndutu is also the home ground for 6 species of big cats – leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval and wildcat. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening by around 5PM.

    You will now head towards your choice of accommodation, where a freshly prepared dinner awaits you. Ensure you get some good rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day.

  2. Day 2 Ndutu to Serengeti

    The excitement for today will be quite high as you make your way into the most celebrated wildlife park in the world – The Serengeti. After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands.

    Serengeti, means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view.

    With an overall land area of 14,763 Sq Kms, It puts our notion about distance to shame. The Serengeti also houses the glorious “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Along with the “Big 5”, a very pleasant sighting would be one of Africa’s most beautiful animal – The Impala.

    The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. You must also look out for the Serengeti “Kopjes” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass. They provide ample shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna.

    A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

  3. Day 3 Serengeti to Ngorongoro

    In the morning, at 7am, you will head out for a short game drive in the Serengeti after a good breakfast. After completing a half day game drive along with a picnic lunch, we will branch out and head towards the Ngorongoro crater rim.

    The 75km drive to Ngorongoro Crater rim will take about 2.5 hrs, with mild game action to see on the way. The crater is one of Africa’s impressive geological attraction and supreme mecca of wilderness.

    The day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation. Get a good rest and refuel yourself, for the following day you will descend into the massive crater.

  4. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    On this day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descend at around 6:30am into the crater floor.

    The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5 hour game drive in the crater floor, will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended.

    The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater.

    This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location at Arusha by 6PM in the evening.

    With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

Day 1 - Arusha to Ndutu

Day 2 - Ndutu to Serengeti

Day 3 - Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Lions on the road, Ngorongoro

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Lions on the road, Ngorongoro

  1. Day 1 Mbugani Camps, Ndutu

    Mbugani Camps offers a mobile camp that follows The Great Migration of the Wildebeest.

    Mbugani Camps was created and is owned and operated by Barnabas Petro Raphael, native of the Maasai Village of Longido in Tanzania. Barnabas built his career as a guide for thousands of safari-goers from the U.S., Europe, Australia, and more.

    Offering a camp that caters to your individual tastes while showcasing the delights of his native country is a dream come true for him and his family, and for his guests, too.

    Barnabas' guests enjoy his hospitality, humor, and deep knowledge of all things Tanzania.

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  2. Day 2 Tortilis Camp, Serengeti

    Named after the distinctive Tortilis tree of the Serengeti, Tortilis Camp combines comfort with the sense of wilderness, the sense of freedom, the sense of being 'right there', as you relax after the excitement of the day. Staying at Tortilis Camp will make your safari-camp experience truly unforgettable.

    Set in the heart of nature, the camp is designed to look after you while you tune in to the very heartbeat of Africa : the sounds, the scents, the sights of Serengeti's 'endless plains' could not be closer. Dine, sleep, relax and know that the best of Africa's natural wonders is knocking gently on your door.

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  3. Day 3 Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro

    Opened in 2007, Rhino Lodge is a relatively large lodge in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rim. It's refreshingly simple with a relaxed atmosphere, and is operated in conjunction with the governing body of the area's Maasai, to ensure that they benefit from the lodge's success.

    Almost all the staff come from the local village, and part of the lodge's income goes directly to the Maasai community.

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Day 1 - Mbugani Camps, Ndutu

Mbugani Camps offers a mobile camp that follows The Great Migration of the Wildebeest.

Day 2 - Tortilis Camp, Serengeti

In the middle of the Serengeti, in Africa's finest wilderness, surrounded by its most incredible wildlife.

Day 3 - Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro

Interesting and economical place to stay with enviably close access to the Crater floor

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