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6 Days Wilderbeest Migration Crossings - 6 Days

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The river crossing at the Mara River is the highlight of the Wildebeest Migration, a stunning life-and-death display as thousands of wildebeest brave the treacherous currents and lurking crocodiles in a last-ditch attempt to reach the safety of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Our six-day safari takes you into the northern Serengeti and offers the best chance of seeing death-defying leaps and heart-wrenching near misses as you spend multiple nights and days in the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara - Karatu

You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately two hours, but we'll pass through the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the way. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a melting pot of local cultures.
After a brief stop at the village market, you'll enter Lake Manyara National Park. The Park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed.
Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly coloured lilac breasted roller.
You'll then retire to your chosen accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.

Accommodation: Mid – Range Standard
Meals: Full Board

Day 2: Karatu – Northern Serengeti

We'll take an early breakfast, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us!
We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.
Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to see the Serengeti's diverse scenery as you pass through wooded hills, tumbledown kopjes, and the wide open savannah. Your drive will show you everything from the diminutive dik-dik to towering elephants and giraffes, Upon arriving in the Kogatende region, you'll go out in search of both the Wildebeest Migration and the famous Big Five.

Accommodation: Mid – Range Standard
Meals: Full Board

Day 3: Full Day Tracking Migration Crossing

After breakfast, we'll start our game drive around the Kogatende area, searching around the kopjes looking for carnivores and the large migration groups that will be preparing to cross the Mara River into Kenya, Home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Mara River is the last major obstacle standing between the Wildebeest Migration and the relative safety of the Masai Mara. If you're patient and a little lucky, you may even get to witness the death-defying crossing itself where wildebeest and zebras brave the river's currents and crocodiles in an attempt to reach safety on the opposite bank.
Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: Mid – Range Standard
Meals: Full Board

Day 4: Serengeti Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim - Karatu

After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

Accommodation: Mid – Range Standard
Meals: Full Board

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Karatu

After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the best destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe incredible landscape. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.
you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool before returning to Karatu for overnight.

Accommodation: Mid – Range Standard
Meals: Full Board

Day 6: Karatu – Tarangire Park – Arusha

You leave Karatu after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away and begin your journey to Tarangire National Park, Home to Tanzania’s biggest elephant population, Tarangire supports large numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many antelope species, most evident during the dry season when concentrations of animals at the life-giving Tarangire River are at their peak. You stop at a picnic site and enjoy your lunch with breath-taking views of the park’s landscape and the river below you, and maybe in the company of elephants drinking and digging water from the sand River banks, after lunch proceeds with game viewing and in the late afternoon leave the park and drive to Arusha or dropped at the airport with loads of memories and incredible experience to cherish.

Accommodation: No Accommodation
Meals: Half Board

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 All specified accommodation  All activities as specified in the itinerary  Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)  Safari vehicle  All meals  Water in car  Park fees  English speaking driver-guide
 Personal travel insurance  Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)  Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person  Tipping  Drinks while on the lodge  Souvenirs  Laundry service


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