7 Days Grumeti River Migration

Grumeti Migration River At this time of year, we spend time in the Western Serengeti, a magnet for the migrating herds during these months. Our safari also takes us into the Central Serengeti, ensuring that you see the very best of the world’s greatest natural park. And that’s not all… we finish this incredible adventure at a completely different location, the equally amazing Ngorongoro. Wonderful experiences which will remain with you forever. Expect to tick off a long list of animals, found for you by your expert driver-guide. Watch out for Wildebeest, lion, elephant, buffalo, maybe cheetah plus many, many more as well as colourful birdlife. Beautiful Tanzania will simply unveil itself before your very eyes! Accommodation on this amazing tour is available in our popular ‘Comfort’ tour style

Facts

Scheduled safari: Test of Tanzania
From: Arusha
To: Arusha
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 6 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: every Monday
Price per person: 555 USD
Single Supplement: 220 USD
safari-vehicle camping

DAY 1 – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO ARUSHA

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Arusha and your chosen hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country.

After your long flight, you will be pleased to discover that Arusha – the undisputed ‘safari capital’ of East Africa-is perched at 1400 meters above sea level, keeping the temperatures and humidity
relatively low. All around this important city are some of Tanzania’s greatest delights. Mount Meru towers above Arusha, while even distant Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day. Arusha provides the ideal starting-point for safari-lovers, within reach of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

The city even has its own natural attraction, Arusha National Park, close by. Named after the Wa-arusha residents of the town, this busy agricultural, administrative and tourist centre is the perfect place to relax after a long journey and before you set off on safari, the holiday of a lifetime. Welcome to Arusha and welcome to
Tanzania!

Accommodation: Gran Melia Hotel
Meal Plan: Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 1 hour, 55 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

DAY 2 – FLIGHT FROM ARUSHA TO GRUMETI, WESTERN SERENGETI

After a relaxed breakfast, we head for the airport in Arusha where we will catch our mid-morning flight to Grumeti to begin our safari adventure in the Western plains of the Serengeti. On arrival, you are transferred to your lodge to enjoy a hot meal before embarking on an afternoon game-drive in the area.

With the help of your expert driver-guide, you will soon discover the delights of the western area of the iconic Serengeti National Park.
In the evening, it’s back to your lodge for some much-needed rest and recuperation – and dinner, of course.

Accommodation: Mbalageti Tented Chalet
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Hot lunch and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 3 hours, (via Kilimanjaro and Manyara)

 DAY 3 – WESTERN SERENGETI

West of Seronera, the waters of the Grumeti and Mbalageti rivers ensure that this so-called ‘Western Corridor’ is damper and more dense in vegetation than you will find on the more southerly plains of the Serengeti. Imagine a mix of woodland and open grassland.

Here, visitors can expect good game-viewing throughout the year, but from late May and throughout June it is usual for the Great Migration to traverse the Western Corridor. Of course, this depends on the timing of the rains, but in any event there are lion, giraffe and elephant resident in the region south of the Grumeti. Your driver-guide will help you to spot these, as well as the populations of wildebeest and zebra.
At day’s end, your accommodation awaits you. With the sights and sounds still fresh in your consciousness, it’s time to dine and then sleep..

Accommodation: Mbalageti Tented Chalet
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

DAY 4 – WESTERN SERENGETI TO CENTRAL SERENGETI

Before leaving the Western Serengeti, we take the opportunity this morning to enjoy another game drive in this incredible location. This allows us further time to wonder at the migratory herds and the dangers and challenges they face each year in their battle for survival.

As well as the herd animals, you can perhaps see a hippopotamus – or up in the skies, a majestic martial eagle. As well as the migrating animals, this area also has a good population of resident wildlife, so you won’t be disappointed. In the afternoon, we take the short drive back to the central part of Serengeti, where you will be taken to your chosen accommodation for relaxation and your evening meal.

Accommodation: Oleserai Luxury Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 2.5 hours, 80 km from Western Serengeti to Central Serengeti

DAY 5 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the camp for dinner and some much needed rest.

Note : For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, The price is $545 per person. After your 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, experience bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Accommodation: Oleserai Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

DAY 6 – CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game-drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.

It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores – plus thousands of predators – there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.
After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the lodge while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await us.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 4 hours, 145 km from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro

DAY 7 – NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR – AIRPORT

Today may be ‘departure day’, but there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, before your thoughts turn to home. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.

First, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.
After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home. You will drive for 5 hours from Ngorongoro Crater Floor to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Read Departure Instructions Below.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Packed Lunch
Journey time and Distance: 5 hours, 245 km from Ngorongoro to Airport

Departure Instructions:

This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight.

Items included:

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees

Items excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

7 Days
Grumeti River Migration
FROM

$2,710 USD
per person

Highlights

Tour Code: BET06C
Tour Duration: 7 days 6 nights Safari
Group Size: 1 person and above
Special Category: Lodge Safari/Tented Camp
Season: All Year Around
We consider last minutes booking basically for camping