Out of Africa • Great Migration • 8 Days

Out of Africa - Great Migration

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Witness the Great Migration on the vast plains of Serengeti National Park. Experience the breathtaking sight of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles as they embark on their epic journey spanning nearly 3,000 km in search of greener pastures. With predators in close pursuit and thrilling encounters awaiting, this safari promises a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Embark on a remarkable journey in the wild heart of East Africa, where the Serengeti National Park becomes the stage for one of the most astonishing wildlife spectacles on Earth—the Great Migration. Your adventure begins in Arusha, a vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s natural wonders. This bustling city serves as the starting point for many safaris and provides an opportunity to soak up the local culture and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the Tanzanian people. From Arusha, you’ll venture to Tarangire National Park, a hidden gem that boasts breathtaking landscapes and a diverse range of wildlife. As you explore the park, you’ll be greeted by towering baobab trees and herds of elephants, which are known to gather near the Tarangire River. Keep your eyes peeled for other sightings, such as lions, giraffes, and numerous bird species.

You will then travel to the Greater Ngorongoro Area. The highlight of the conservation area is the  Ngorongoro Crater, the largest caldera in the world. This area holds immense global importance for biodiversity conservation, as it is home to numerous globally threatened species and boasts a high density of wildlife. Additionally, the annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other animals into the northern plains further contributes to the area’s significance.

Continuing your journey, you’ll make your way to the crown jewel of East Africa—the Serengeti National Park. This vast expanse of grassy plains sets the stage for the epic Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traverse the Serengeti ecosystem in search of fresh grazing lands. The sight of these majestic herds, stretching as far as the eye can see, it is a true testament to the resilience and harmony of nature.

While witnessing the Great Migration, you’ll also become part of the cycle of life and witness predator-prey interactions that unfold during this extraordinary event. As the herds make their way through the Serengeti, predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas lie in wait, ready to seize opportunities presented by the vast numbers of herbivores. This constant battle for survival creates an atmosphere of anticipation, as every sighting holds the promise of witnessing the raw power and agility of Africa’s predators.

Finally, your safari takes you to the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, standing majestically on the horizon. While not directly part of the Great Migration, this iconic mountain serves as a stunning backdrop of Tanzania’s natural wonders. Throughout your safari, you’ll be accompanied by experienced guides and rangers who possess an intimate knowledge of the land and its inhabitants. Their expertise will enrich your journey, providing you with insights into the behavior, biology, and conservation efforts surrounding the wildlife you encounter. This adventure promises to leave an unforgettable mark as you witness the raw power, resilience, and beauty of nature in its purest form. From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the picturesque landscapes of Tarangire and the towering presence of Mount Kilimanjaro, this safari offers an experience that will forever be etched in your memories.

Accommodation

Day 1

Arusha Hotel
Arusha, Tanzania

Day 2

Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tanzania
Tarangire National Park

Day 3

Fly Camp
Greater Ngorongoro Area, Tanzania

Day 4

Mobile Tented Camp
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Days 5 – 7

Mobile Tented Camp (Ndutu or Mara River)
Northern or Southern Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 7

Africa Amini Life Original Maasai Lodge
West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Included

  • 7 x Breakfast
  • 6 x Lunches
  • 6 x Dinner
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard
  • Return airport transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide on the excursions specified
  • Domestic or Regional flights as stipulated
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned
  • Park entrance fees and camp fees unless otherwise stipulated
  • Laundry (except at Tarangire Safari Lodge)

Excluded

  • Flights: International & domestic
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, telephone calls, curios, travel insurance etc.

Pre-Tour Information

Get some rest on the first day of your arrival – you may need some time to adjust to a different time zone. Rather arrive a day early to rest and start off your tour refreshed and ready for adventure!

Currency

When you need to exchange your currency, avoid any exchanges on the street or in other areas that may seem suspect. Always note that even when people approach you with an, e.g., 50% premium exchange rate offer, this exchange is considered part of the black market and is illegal! Hotels, Camps and Lodges can change money, but sometimes the rate is slightly lower. We recommend that you visit an accredited Bureau de Change.

Credit Cards

Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in most areas as well as at bigger hotels and lodges.

Hospitals and Pharmacies

The larger towns in Southern Africa have pharmacies and hospitals, but you should always make sure you have enough of your medicine in case the pharmacies/hospitals don’t stock them.

Telephone

In most areas you can call internationally – however please note that some of the smaller areas may not have these facilities and international phone calls are costly. Also, built up areas and towns do have cell- phone reception!

Passports, Documents and Valuables

Please make sure that you keep your passport, documents and any other valuables with you at all times! We recommend that a copy of these documents should be made and kept in another safe place in case something happens to the originals. Never leave valuables alone and remember you are on safari, so expensive and valuable jewellery is not necessary.

Safety

Every area (any where in the world) can be unsafe at times. Please take common precautions at all times and never walk alone, especially at night or in run-down areas!

Packing

Remember to always check the amount of luggage you are allowed to take on the plane as well as on the Safari Vehicle – they may differ. We recommend that a soft bag is used instead of a hard suitcase as it’s preferable on safari. Most air flights allow for 20kgs and our scheduled safaris are limited to 15kgs per person. Don’t forget to put luggage tags on your suitcases (for the airplane and the safari).

Luggage and Medication

Please be advised that you should put any medication that you need (e.g.: diabetes medication) into your hand luggage, even with the strict regulations, airlines will allow that as long as you have a letter from your doctor.

What to wear

You are on safari and out in the bush so make sure that you are comfortably dressed with comfortable shoes. Always have a mix of clothing including; summer clothes, light raincoat, warm top and a hat.

Punctuality

Please be on time when you meet your vehicles for the game drives. If you run late you may delay the rest of the trip or miss something wonderful!

Climate

Always remember that the African Sun may look gentle but it is strong and can be harsh. Too much sun can lead to headaches, dehydration, nausea and dizziness. Rather look after yourself by using sun screen and a hat versus trying to get a nice African Tan.

Drinking Water

In built-up areas the water is safe to drink (mostly in South Africa) however, some areas it is not safe to drink the tap water at all! So we rather recommend that you drink bottled water at all times to prevent any illness. You may use the tap water to rinse your mouth when brushing your teeth! Ice is generally fine to consume, but sometimes it is better to be cautious. We advise you to rather drink bottled water at all times in Africa!

Food and drink

Africa is famous for its fruit and fresh vegetables – which can be enjoyed all around Africa. Fruit and Vegetables should be peeled before eating. Drinks (including spirits) and cigarettes can be bought in most areas but are normally quite expensive. On our Safaris we do provide most/all meals which are prepared by our guide or at a lodge.

Anti-malaria medication

A lot of areas in Africa are affected by Malaria – we strongly recommend that you take your anti-malaria medication. Take your medication exactly as its prescribed and directed, don’t skip any medication! At the end of your safari, if at any time you develop influenza symptoms please consult your doctor immediately.

Power and Electricity

Most places (hotels, lodges) have electricity. But we always recommend that you should take a flash light with you on safari. Always remember if you plug something in (e.g.: One of your appliances) there may be a different voltage! The usual voltage is 220-240 AC. If you appliance does not match this voltage you need to bring a converter with as some lodges may not have a converter for you to use…

Photos

There will be many amazing photo’s that you will want to capture along the way on your safari. But, you need to make sure you don’t take any photos of any people without their permission. Also, never take pictures of anyone/anything in the military, police force, armed forces, government, presidents or airports.

Animals

The animals in the bush and the ones that you may see on safari are wild and should not be approached! Animals may roam freely around so be observant and cautious when walking from place to place.

Tipping

Tipping is not included in meals unless there is a service charge included in the bill – then you don’t need to tip. Normal tipping is 10% of the bill for drinks and food. Tipping for guides and drivers are always appreciated and range from US$5 and US$10 per day…

Driver-Guide/Safari Guide

Your driver and guide is complete with experience, information and knowledge of all the areas that you will travel to. Be sure to ask them lots of questions and feel free to chat to them about anything.

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Take the remainder of the day to unwind and rejuvenate, or indulge in optional activities of your choice.
Today, we embark on a journey to Tarangire National Park, a true hidden gem a hidden treasure teeming with abundant wildlife and boasting a variety of bird species found in one habitat, making it a truly remarkable destination. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this park as you delight in an afternoon game drive.
Start your day with an invigorating early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Afterward, we venture towards the vibrant town of Mto-wa-Mbu, where you’ll embark on a cultural immersion and have the opportunity to explore local curio shops. In the afternoon, we continue our journey to our exclusive fly camp nestled in the breathtaking Greater Ngorongoro area.
Embark on an an early morning game drive from our base camp, venturing into the mesmerizing Serengeti National Park, renowned for its iconic landscapes in East Africa. As you traverse the vast expanse of the park, prepare to be enthralled by the presence of Africa’s most majestic wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and many others. The sweeping plains, adorned with acacia trees and towering termite mounds, create a truly awe-inspiring backdrop for your unforgettable adventure.
Embark on an extraordinary journey as our mobile camp follows the mesmerizing sea of wildebeest and zebras during the Great Migration. Prepare to be captivated as breathtaking scenes continuously unfold before your eyes, with these herds stampeding across the plains and leaving billowing clouds of dust in their wake. Our path leads us to the Mara River, the pinnacle of this annual odyssey, where a thrilling climax awaits—the heart-stopping crossing over crocodile-infested waters into Kenya’s magnificent Masai Mara. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as you witness this remarkable natural phenomenon.
Indulge in a final delectable breakfast amidst the breathtaking wilderness before embarking on a game drive to the airstrip for your return flight to Arusha. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your lodge, where the remainder of the afternoon can be spent unwinding by the pool. Take this time to unwind and reflect upon the unforgettable safari experience.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport. This marks the end of your tour with us. We hope to welcoming you back in the future for more exciting African adventures!
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