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The Great Wildlife Migrations of Western Serengeti and Tarangire
In just a week our Western Serengeti Migration Safari takes in the very best of northern Tanzania’s contrasting game-viewing areas and National Parks. Travelling in your own private safari vehicle with a knowledgeable driver/wildlife guide, you’ll have the chance to see the twin volcanic peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from Arusha National Park before heading south to Lake Manyara and the dramatic escarpments of the Great Rift Valley.
The focal-point of this safari though is the magnificent Serengeti National Park. Here you’ll stay for three nights enjoying several game drives with the chance of encountering the great migration of wildebeests and zebras as they make their way north through the Western Corridor and across Grumeti. Next you’ll witness the wildlife-packed Ngorongoro Crater before spending your final night at Tarangire with its giant baobabs and elephant herds. From August to October you'll also see an abundance of migratory game in Tarangire.
During this Western Serengeti Migration Safari holiday your accommodation is comfortable good-value tented camps including Migunga Forest Camp, Ikoma Bush Camp and Crater Forest Camp - all well located for optimum game viewing in the National Parks. You’ll see plenty of wildlife on this action-packed safari and travel time between the major game viewing areas is relatively short, with plenty of awe-inspiring scenery, colourful Maasai people and wildlife seen en route.
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Western Serengeti Migration Safari - Highlights
|1||Game viewing in the scenic Lake Manyara National Park|
|2||Three days of big game viewing in the Serengeti National Park|
|3||Meeting the Maasai people, one of Africa's most famous tribes|
|4||Cross the Great Rift Valley and see dramatic volcanic scenery|
|5||Visit the 'Cradle of Mankind' and its museum at Olduvai Gorge|
|6||Enjoy an afternoon safari in the game-packed Ngorongoro Crater|
|7||Diverse wildlife and big baobab trees of Tarangire National Park|
|8||Chance to see Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro in Arusha National Park|
Western Serengeti Migration Safari - Brief Itinerary
|Day 1||Arusha||Safari starts in Arusha. Optional game drive in Arusha N. Park.|
|Day 2||Lake Manyara N. Park||Drive to Lake Manyara N. Park; late afternoon game drive.|
|Day 3||Serengeti N. Park||Drive to Ikoma in Serengeti National Park; game viewing in Serengeti.|
|Day 4||Serengeti N. Park||In the Serengeti; full day of game viewing in search of migration.|
|Day 5||Serengeti N. Park||Another full day of game viewing in the Serengeti.|
|Day 6||Ngorongoro C. Area||Drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge; afternoon game drive in Crater.|
|Day 7||Tarangire N. Park||Drive to Tarangire N. Park; afternoon game drive.|
|Day 8||End||Early game drive in Tarangire; drive to Arusha where safari ends.|
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