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Great Gnu Migration Safari Tours

Great Gnu Migration Safari Tours

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Great Gnu Migration Safari Tours – the Wildebeest Migration – every year almost two million wildebeest, zebra, topi and antelope migrate from the vast Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, to the lush rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara, in Kenya. The journey is 1,800 miles and tough and arduous, with many animals falling prey to Africa’s, you have 8 day trip package taking you through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 8 Days Serengeti Great Migration Safari departs daily on request.

Every year, the vast herds of wildebeest embark on a long-distance migration that coincides with the annual rainfall patterns and grass growth. Following the short rainy season in November, the herds of wildebeest arrive at the short-grass plains of the Serengeti national park around November.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

On arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by an Pangolin Safaris’ representative. There will be a trip briefing at the hotel/Lodge this evening. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. Please note this is an arrival day and there are no excursions planned, so you may arrive at any time.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel
Meals included: Dinner, Breakfast

Day 2 – Arusha to Ndutu via Great Rift Valley Escarpment

Enjoy early morning breakfast then proceed to Ndutu via the Great Rift Valley Escarpment with your expert guide. You can go for a guided walk along the escarpment wall (fees extra) before continuing your journey to Ndutu, where the wildebeest herds stay during this season.
Accommodation: Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3 – Lake Ndutu (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

Enjoy early breakfast then depart for game drives in Ndutu with your expert guide. The Ndutu area and southern Serengeti are the best places to be from December to March for the annual wildebeest migration.
Accommodation: Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 – Ndutu to Serengeti national park

Early morning breakfast then departs for a morning game drive in Ndutu, before proceeding to the Serengeti with your expert guide. February is the peak of the calving season. Predators are always close-by to watch the weak and the careless
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 – Full Day in the Serengeti National Park

Leisurely breakfast then departs for a full day of game drives in the Serengeti. Focus on a safari in the Northern Tanzania circuit during this season should be on the Serengeti southern short grass plains and Ngorongoro ecosystem. The annual wildebeest migration arrives on these plains from December onwards.

It is here where they congregate and give birth to thousands of calves in February and March. These mineral rich plains are where the great herds stay for as long as feeding permits. Apparently, the iron and zinc found in the fodder of these plans are what the wildebeest are after.

The movement of almost two million wild animals is the driving force of the ecology of most of the Serengeti eco-system. Predators follow these herds like sharks following a shoal of fish. Great wildlife viewing is guaranteed because the young animals make easy prey. Spend your day in this park with “plans that never end”.
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6 – Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Enjoy morning game drive in central and southern Serengeti then drive toward Ngorongoro Crater rim via Olduvai Gorge. You can have an optional stop in the Olduvai area, where the hominid and other significant archaeological discoveries have been made. (Optional activity: fees extra.)

In the late afternoon, proceed to your lodge located on the crater rim for relaxation and overnight stay. The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Leave very early in the morning for game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”.

A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist.
Leave the crater late afternoon and drive back to Arusha for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport

After a leisurely breakfast, you can go for an optional Arusha town tour to visit the Cultural Heritage Gallery, the Tanzanite Experience, and the Masai market, before transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to check in for your departure flight.
Accommodation: none
Meals included: Breakfast

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