The Great Migration Safari Recommended from January to May

The Serengeti
Ngorongoro Crater
The Great Migration
Hotel, Lodges & Camps
National Parks Information
Pemba Island
Mafia Island
Katavi National Park

Included on Safari

All Meals - 3 per day

All Park fee's

Tea/coffee, soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits at Swala and Kusini Camps

Safari starts and ends in Arusha, all transport and Airport transfers from JRO-Aruhsa-JRO.

Park Fees

English Speaking Drive/Guide in Land Cruiser safari vehicle.

Please contact us to refine this safari to your specific needs.

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Day 1 - Swala Camp deep in Tarangire National Park

Sheltered beneath a canopy of giant Acacia trees, your private safari retreat awaits...

Nestled in a remote pocket of Tarangire National Park, Swala is sited in a copse of majestic acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi Wetlands and the unfurling savannah beyond. The stands of ancient baobab trees, large family herds of elephants, prolific bird life in dry season make Tarangire the classic Africa of lore – feted by explorers, immortalized in documentaries and sought after by the discerning traveler. This picturesque safari hideaway is exclusive in the southwestern corner of Tarangire National Park, affording guests private game viewing, wilderness luxury, and a privileged glimpse of an Africa proper.

Day 2 - Swala Camp

Swala's nine private, permanent tents feature en-suite bathrooms with showers, complemented by fittings and fixtures crafted from local materials to mirror the understated elegance of the time-honored safari style. The elevated terraces on the tents are appointed towards the waterhole that attracts wildlife year-round to ensure that your African wildlife experiences do not finish when you leave your vehicle. Throughout your stay, you will be serenaded by the resident wildlife, including impala (after which the camp is named), waterbuck, lion and various elephant groups. There is even a resident leopard that puts in the occasional guest appearance at the waterhole during dinner.

Day 3 - Transfer the Rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.

The interior, radiating out from the primeval log fire glowing at the heart of the Lodge, blends the concentrated hush of a game-viewing hide with the ochre, rust and charcoal images of a prehistoric cavern. Lit by flaming wall-lanterns, clad in gigantic volcanic boulders and decorated by the iron spears, bright-beaded robes and intricately carven artifacts of the Maasai, the Lodge is a unique blend of world-class luxury, timeless volcanic splendor and ethnic style. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to indigo star-studded night, the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro Crater delivers a theatre of vistas, most unchanged since the dawn of time.

Ngorongoro Information Page

Day 4 - The full day spent on a game drive on the Ngorongoro Crater Floor.

The crater floor is spread across one hundred square mile and is home to many thousands of animals. Ngorongoro Crater enjoys a year round water supply and so nearly all animals remain here as permanent residents. It has the densest population of game in the whole of Africa; and it is possible to see the big five in one day. It is often referred to as a mini Serengeti as it shares many of the habitats of this huge neighbor.

Day 5 - 7 Journey to the southern Serengeti today with Game viewing en-route. The lodge is Kusini Camp - full board here include tea/coffee local beers, wines, sprits and laundry service.

The Serengeti would not be the same without the beautiful rock outcrops known as kopjes. The rounded shapes of these ancient granite rocks are the result of cracking and erosion from exposure to sun, wind, and rain. They provide shelter and capture water for a wealth of wildlife and plants. In fact, without such environs, lions and other large animals would be unable to survive the dry season on the plains.

More information on the Serengeti

Kusini Camp is perfectly sited in a cluster of kopjes, Kusini is a permanent tented camp blended seamlessly into the delicate environment of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti. The surrounding short grass plains provide the setting for the most spectacular natural phenomenon in the continent of Africa, the wildebeest migration, during which time the hordes amass around the camp for the birthing of their young.

Perhaps surprisingly, Kusini sits exclusively in this remote region of the Serengeti, affording guests the rare opportunity for secluded game drives well away from the principle tourist circuit. Secluded amongst the rocky outcrops of this private swathe of paradise, Kusini's nine tents feature en suite bathrooms with showers and elevated terraces overlooking the Serengeti plains. Few properties pay homage to the surrounding environment with the same breathtaking effect as Kusini, effortlessly ensuring an exclusive proximity to the Africa that you have come to see, far from the crowds that might be expected to throng to so unique a destination.

The Great Migration in the Southern Serengeti:

From mid-December to March, the vast plains Kusini Camp are inhabited by thousands upon thousands wildebeest and zebra.
An estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born in this area during a six week "calving season" each year, usually between late January and mid-March; the wildebeest drop hundreds of calves in this short time period. The Southern Serengeti is in full swing at this time as the vulnerable calves attract the attention of predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena.

Day 8 - Today we leave the Serengeti and drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for overnight at the Ngorongoro Farm House– Game Viewing en-route
Day 9 - After breakfast game drive in Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is home to millions of flamingos, pelicans, storks and other plentiful bird life, as well as hippos that can be observed at close range. Hot springs trickle into the shallow waters and during the dry season, the lakeshore retreats to leave striking white soda deposits in its wake. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo graze by the thousands, colorful specks against the gray and white of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. They make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons in Tanzania.

Flight to Fundu Lagoon on Pemba Island.

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