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Great Migration, Mara river crossing (July to October)

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3,200

/ person
  • 1
  • 9 Days

Deo Japhet

Earthlife Expeditions

Unique services from a trustworthy and 100% locally owned Tanzania tour operator.

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Great Migration, Mara river crossing (July to October)

Excellent tour for people who focus on African wildlife especially the big 5 and the famous Great Migration crossing the Mara river. This is luxury tour with all accommodations in 4 to 5 stars hotels/luxury tented camps. This tour can be customized. A few nights extension in Zanzibar can be arranged on request.

DAY 1

Arrival

After a long flight to Tanzania, we assume that our guests are tired. So on this first day will only transfer you to the lodge for a rest. A free town tour can be arranged on request. All meals and overnight will be at a lodge in Arusha

Arusha
DAY 2

Village walk, Game drive, mo

After breakfast you will drive to Mtowambu town on the floor of the Great rift valley, for a guided village tour. In this small but very busy town where people belonging to all 120 tribes in Tanzania live together you will have opportunity to see typical daily life of Tanzanians. Your walking guide who comes from that area will take you to rice and banana plantations where you will interact with the people working in their farms, you will visit a traditional beer bar/factory, you will visit a school and carvings factory where the famous “makonde” use ebony black wood to carve different statues. You will then continue to your lodge for lunch. After lunch you will depart for game drive in Lake Manyara national park. In this small but very beautiful park with dense forest you will have opportunity to see lots of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, impalas, dik dik, flamingos in the lake and if you are lucky you may spot the rare tree climbing lions. You will later continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Read more

Lake Manyara
DAY 3

Game drive, Big Mammals

After breakfast drive to the North Serengeti with picnic lunch, then continue with game drive in North Serengeti. In this area you will have high chances to see the great migration (estimated to reach 3,000,000 animals now) crossing the Mara river while the crocodiles in the river try to attack them. All meals and overnight will be at in a tented camp near the Mara river. Read more

Serengeti national park
DAY 4

Game drive, Great migration

Morning and afternoon game drives in North Serengeti along the Mara river with early departure exploring the great migration crossing the Mara river. All meals and overnight will be at a tented camp near the Mara river

Serengeti national park
DAY 5

Game drive, The big game

After breakfast drive to central Serengeti for game drive with packed lunch. In this park you will have opportunity to see big prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, and other wildlife. In the late afternoon you will continue to a lodge/tented camp in central Serengeti lodge for dinner and overnight. Read more

Serengeti national park
DAY 6

Game drive, The big game

Early morning game drive (with picnic breakfast) trying to look for hunting lions, leopards or cheetahs. Hot lunch at the lodge then depart for an afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight will be at a lodge/tented camp in central Serengeti.

Serengeti national park
DAY 7

Nature walk, Maasai visit

After breakfast you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti national park. You will then do a tour in a Maasai village to learn something about one of the most traditional people in East Africa. Later you will continue for a nature walk (an easy educational walk) on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater with an armed ranger/guide, to learn about different plants with their medicinal uses, animals tracks and insects (a great opportunity for stretching after several days of seating in the vehicle). In the afternoon you will drive to a lodge on the rim of the crater for dinner and overnight. www.serenahotels.com Read more

Ngorongoro
DAY 8

Game drive the black rhino,

After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Ngorongoro crater for a full day of game drive. The crater has a good number of lions and cheetahs, and it is another good place to see the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon you will return to a lodge on the rim of the crater for dinner and overnight. Read more

Ngorongoro crater
DAY 9

Game drive, Big parades of e

After breakfast depart for Tarangire, Tanzania's third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population for game drive, with picnic lunch. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs and up to six thousand elephant. In the late afternoon you will continue to a lodge in Tarangire for dinner and overnight Read more

Tarangire national park

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 9
Location Tarangire
Day 3
Location North Serengeti
Day 5
Location Central Serengeti
Day 7
Location Ngorongoro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Day 2
Location Lake Manyara
Day 3
Location North Serengeti
Day 5
Location Central Serengeti
Day 7
Location Ngorongoro
Day 9
Location Tarangire national park

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Kevin, United States

My family and I had a wonderful experience with Earthlife and we could not have asked for a better safari for the price. Our accommodations exceeded expectations and the bushcamps were a great experience: falling asleep to the sound of distant prides of lions and nearby zebra and antelope is unforgettable. The food was a great mix of local dishes and foreign cuisine; there was always something for everyone. Our guide was warm, friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable which allowed us to see an array of animals. We got amazing photographs of the big cats and elephants that came right up to our jeep. It was an experience of a lifetime-a big thank you to everyone at Earthlife. Read more

Sharon S., United States

Earthlife Expeditions provided the best mix of fun, adventure and luxury. All communications were done by email and the response time was usually overnight because of the time difference. The owner Deo managed our itinerary and provided exceptional lodging upgrades. Our itinerary was also customized based on the Great Migration and we didn't miss anything. Deo met us at the airport when we arrived, drove us to our first lodging, briefed us on our adventure and answered any last minute questions. He was also at the airport when we left to make sure all went well. His exceptional customer service began with the first communication and never faltered. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, professional with a keen eye for locating animals. This is an honest, well managed company that will work hard to meet your expectations. Read more

Christian, Spain

The Safari with Earthlife expeditions was amazing! Dee (the owner) is very preoccupied about the happiness of his clients. Our guide was Aggrey, he was by far the best guide on the field, he spotted everything, even cheetahs!!!. I highly recommend this company, you will not find any better one. Thank you again! Read more

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