10-Day Great Migration, Culture & Acidic Lakes Safari

$3650/ Per Person

Duration

10 Days

Min Age

12+

Tour Type

Mid Range

Location

Serengeti

Posted 107 Days ago

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Enjoy the Serengeti and fabled Ngorongoro Crater with safari soles tours on this 10-day private lodge safari. The highlight of this adventurous safari is the off-the-beaten-track drive to Lake Natron along the Rift Valley Escarpment Wall. The soda lake Lake Natron lies below the active volcano “Ol Doinyo Lengai”. Translated from Maasai, this means “Mountain of God”. The lake with its hyper-alkaline water is one of East Africa’s primary nursing grounds for more than 2.5 million lesser flamingos.

Why you will love this trip?

  • A Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Cultural activities in Materuni waterfalls
  • Descend to Ngorongoro crater
  • Mid-range & Luxury accommodation
  • Endless plains provide spectacular scenery in Serengeti
  • Lake Natron Has amazing and beautiful scenery

Day 1 : Pick up from the airport

 Arusha

We will pick you up from the airport & transfer you to Tulia spa & boutique. A city sightseeing tour comes as part of the excursion for day 1. The city excursion will involve visiting the local markets, Masai market, cultural heritage & Arusha city museum.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Tulia boutique & spa
✓  Type: Hotel
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 2 : Arusha to lake Natron

 Lake Natron

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your lodge/hotel and continue off the beaten track to Lake Natron following the Rift Valley Escarpment northwards. Your drive passes through typical Maasai land and soon Ol’doinyo Lengai – the holy mountain of the Masai – will appear in the distance before reaching the small Maasai village of Ngare Sero. Enjoy a guided bush walk to Lake Natron, whose shores shimmer in pink as thousands of flamingos come to breed on the alkaline lake. Alternatively, you can choose to wander to the nearby waterfall to take a refreshing bath.

 

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Lake Natron tented camp
✓  Type: Tented Camp
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 3 : Lake Natron -Serengeti National park (Northern)

 Serengeti Np

Start early and continue your journey further north while the vehicle slowly climbs along several serpentine turns. Enjoy the last view of Lake Natron before leaving the Rift Valley behind and continuing via the village of Wasso to Northern Serengeti. Enter Serengeti by midday at Kleins Gate and enjoy the first-game drive in Lobo. Between October and December, large herds of wildebeests can be found as they cross back to the southern plains. Lobo supports a vast diversity of resident games, including leopards, lions, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, and zebras, thanks to permanent springs and a landscape marked by open grass plains scattered with kopjes. Proceed to your overnight accommodation.

• Meals: Breakfast, Picnic-Lunch, Dinner

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Lobo Wildlife Lodge
✓  Type: Lodge
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 4 : Serengeti National Park

 Serengeti Np

Home to the enormous migratory herds during the dry season. The Northern Serengeti remains an unexplored wilderness packed with stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. The most captivating highlight of this area is undoubtedly the massive herds of migratory wildebeest and zebra during the dry season. However, the North Serengeti also supports an abundance of resident wildlife including lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, crocodiles, and the rare oribi antelopes.

• Meals: Breakfast, Picnic-Lunch, Dinner

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Lobo Wildlife Lodge
✓  Type: Lodge
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 5 : Serengeti National Park

 Serengeti Np

After a relaxed morning drive towards Central Serengeti spend the day observing wildlife in the Seronera Valley. The Seronera Valley offers lots of wildlife throughout the year including carnivores like cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, and lions. You'll also see ungulates including buffaloes, giraffes, hippopotami, impalas, topi, warthogs, and zebras. Do you know how to distinguish a Grant gazelle from a Thomson gazelle? Both gazelles have a white rump. The rump of the Thomson gazelle, however, is bordered by a thin black horizontal stripe below the paler brown one. Furthermore, the tale of the Thomson gazelle is entirely black, while the Grant gazelle’s white rump patch extends above the tail. Ask your guide about this and more as you continue to your accommodation.

• Meals: Breakfast, Picnic-Lunch, Dinner

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp
✓  Type: Tented Camp
✓  Level: Luxury

Day 6 : Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

 Ngorongoro

Enjoy another game drive in Serengeti National Park before continuing to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which was separated from Serengeti in 1959. The resident Masai in Serengeti National Park was relocated to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where they still live today in harmony with wildlife and nature. Did you know that the Ngorongoro Conservation Area combines a large variety of topographical features and that there are nine different craters within its boundaries? Your guide will happily explain more about this outstanding destination of 8,292 sq kilometers. Proceed to your accommodation on top of the crater rim and enjoy a splendid view of the caldera before the night breaks with a sky full of stars. Or continue driving to your accommodation in Karatu.

Meals:
Breakfast
Picnic-Lunch
Dinner

 

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Ngorongoro Serena safari lodge
✓  Type: Lodge
✓  Level: Luxury

Day 7 : Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Eyasi

 Lake Eyasi

After breakfast drives along the crater rim to Seneto Gate on the western side and descends into the crater floor on an adventurous path – what an impressive view! The Ngorongoro Crater provides a home for a vast number of animals because of its reliable water availability. Animals frequently move in and out. The number of wildebeests and zebras increases during the dry season, whereas the numbers of elands, elephants and waterbucks increase during the wet season. Search for the ‘Big Five‘ – buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and the black rhinoceros. The crater is one of the only two places in Tanzania where you can still observe the highly-threatened back rhinoceros. After intensive game viewing continues to Lake Eyasi overnight.

Meals:
Breakfast
Picnic-Lunch
Dinner

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
✓  Type: Lodge
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 8 : Lake Eyasi to Arusha

 Arusha

In the southwest corner of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the beautiful Lake Eyasi, a soda lake that is fed by the Sibiti and Baray Rivers. Visiting the Eyasi lake is a different type of safari experience from those that you may be familiar with from your other Tanzania wilderness excursions with African Mecca. The region around Eyasi is the home of the Hadzabe and Datoga communities who continue their ancient lifestyle of hunting-gathering and pastoralism respectively. Visits to the villages give you a personal, intimate look into the daily life of these people. You may be impromptu invited into their homes, learn about the family structures, participate in traditional dances, participate in bead making with the women, join the traditional small game hunting and gathering by the Hadzabe tribesmen, make bow and arrows, and much more. Early evening drive to Arusha for overnight.

You can be dropped off at the airport right after the tour or a day after the tour.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Tulia boutique & spa
✓  Type: Hotel
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 9 : Kilimanjaro excursion

Be immersed in Tanzania’s great outdoors on this full-day tour to Materuni and Kikuletwa–ideal for adventure, cultural and active travelers in the region. Start off on a hike to Materuni Waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing dip. Next, head to a local farm to learn more about Tanzania’s coffee industry before finally unwinding in the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. then after all that you will be driven back to Arusha for dinner and sleep.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Tulia boutique & spa
✓  Type: Hotel
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 10 : Pick up from the airport

 Arusha

This is your final day with us, we will drop you off the airport at your preferred time.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: details to be confirmed!
✓  Type: details to be confirmed!
✓  Level: details to be confirmed!

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