8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari

Overview of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari

The 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration is a memorable Tanzania safari tour journey to explore one of the natural wonders of the world! This Tanzania tour offers the Great Migration where millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras and counts of Thomson gazelles cross the crocodile infested Mara River every year from Serengeti to Maasai Mara and back forming one of the most unique aspects in the wildlife world. The safari covers Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.  The Great Migration safari starts and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari

Day 1 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2 of the8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 3 of the8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 4 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Central Serengeti  – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 5 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 6 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk – Tarangire National Park

Day 8 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Tarangire National Park – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

  • Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

    Accommodation Midrange: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

  • Day 2 Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation Midrange: Tloma Lodge (Full Board)

  • Day 3 Karatu – Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 4 - Central Serengeti Northern Serengeti Following the Great Migration

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for morning game drive on central Plains. Later proceed to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration along the Mara River.

    During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The Mara River crossings are not a single event, rather crossings happen throughout the dry season. Groups varying in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands cross the river in both directions between July and October in response to localized weather patterns (following the rain showers and therefore the fresh grazing).

    Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 5 Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

    Full day of game drive in the Northern Serengeti focusing on Mara River crossing and Great Migration

    Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 6 - Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. We will arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House (Full Board)

  • Day 7 - Ngorongoro Crater ,Lake Manyara Nature Walk, Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

    Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

    The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Maramboi for evening leisure, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation Midrange: Maramboi Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 8 - Tarangire National Park – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird.

Inclusions

  • Accommodations and meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Airport transfers
  • Lake Manyara Biking Adventure and hot local lunch
  • Wildlife Management fee
  • Unlimited Water supply throughout the safari

Exclusions

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person),
  • Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)
Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari

The 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration is a memorable Tanzania safari tour journey to explore one of the natural wonders of the world! This Tanzania tour offers the Great Migration where millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras and counts of Thomson gazelles cross the crocodile infested Mara River every year from Serengeti to Maasai Mara and back forming one of the most unique aspects in the wildlife world. The safari covers Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.  The Great Migration safari starts and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari

Day 1 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2 of the8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 3 of the8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 4 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Central Serengeti  – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 5 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 6 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk – Tarangire National Park

Day 8 of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Mara River Great Migration Safari:  Tarangire National Park – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

    Accommodation Midrange: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

  • Day 2 Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation Midrange: Tloma Lodge (Full Board)

  • Day 3 Karatu – Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 4 - Central Serengeti Northern Serengeti Following the Great Migration

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for morning game drive on central Plains. Later proceed to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration along the Mara River.

    During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The Mara River crossings are not a single event, rather crossings happen throughout the dry season. Groups varying in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands cross the river in both directions between July and October in response to localized weather patterns (following the rain showers and therefore the fresh grazing).

    Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 5 Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

    Full day of game drive in the Northern Serengeti focusing on Mara River crossing and Great Migration

    Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 6 - Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. We will arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House (Full Board)

  • Day 7 - Ngorongoro Crater ,Lake Manyara Nature Walk, Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

    Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

    The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Maramboi for evening leisure, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation Midrange: Maramboi Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 8 - Tarangire National Park – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird.

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodations and meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Airport transfers
  • Lake Manyara Biking Adventure and hot local lunch
  • Wildlife Management fee
  • Unlimited Water supply throughout the safari
Exclusions

Exclusions

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person),
  • Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)
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