Some of the migration then head due north of Seronera, but most are usually further west. Around June the wildebeest migration is often halted on the south side of the Grumeti River, which has some channels which block or slow their migration north. The wildebeest then congregate there, in the Western Corridor, often building up to a high density before crossing the river. The river here is normally a series of pools and channels, but it’s not continuous – and so whilst they always represent an annual feast for the Grumeti River’s large crocodiles, these aren’t usually quite as spectacular as the crossings of the Mara River, further north.
The wildebeest migration continues moving northwards during July and August, often spreading out across a broad front: some heading through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.
Day1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari proper in the morning.
Day2: Serengeti National Park (Ndutu Area)
After breakfast, we will set off for the Ndutu area situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, which is part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu like most other rift lakes is alkaline however the water is still drinkable and consumed by a wide array of local wildlife.
We will spend the afternoon with a game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephants, birds, and resident games. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day3: Serengeti National Park (Ndutu Area) - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area exploring a great range of various habitats such as swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world-famous Serengeti short grass plains. You will witness herds of wildebeest and zebras, especially during a short time frame from around February and lasting for about 3 weeks where the majority of the wildebeest calve.
The sea of grass provides little cover and the young make easy prey for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they were born and within 3 days, they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. In the afternoon, we will set off for Serengeti National Park and drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day4: Serengeti National Park (Seronera)– Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti National Park in Central Seronera. This park is well known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the "Big Five": Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo.
Lions: Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.
African Leopard: These reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with a population of around 1,000.
In the afternoon after an exciting game drive full of animal sightings and a picnic lunch, we will set off for Serengeti National Park and drive to the Crater this night we will stay at the hotel overlooking the unbroken caldera of Ngorongoro Crater. The views of the sunset over the savannah are absolutely breathtaking. After a long day of adventuring, you will enjoy a tasty dinner prepared by our friendly cook.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater- departure
We will have an early breakfast and afterward, drive to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation area. From here, we will descend down to 600 meters into the crater to view an array of wildlife.
With its year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants among others.
What makes this attraction especially famous is the dense population of predators such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which requires a trained eye to be spotted. We will also visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwest corner and one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos, and other water birds can usually be seen in this lake. In the late afternoon, we depart to Arusha/Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight.
· Park fees, Crater Fee
· A very high-quality safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof
· All accommodation, All Meals, and a bottle of water during your safari
· All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
· All Taxes/VAT
· Roundtrip airport transfer
• International flights (from/to home)
• Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Travel insurance and medical repatriation
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