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Steer Your Safari To The Grumeti River

6 Days Safari tour itinerary for tanzania

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DAY01
Arusha – lake manyara – ngorongoro highland

After breakfast at the lodge, you will meet your naturalist Tanzanian safari guide for a short briefing thereafter drives south of Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park.

Have an option to visit the culturally-diverse village of MtowaMbu set on the banks of the river of the same name, for an in-depth look at tribal life in the African bush; more than 100 different Tanzanian tribes make their homes before check-in into Lake Manyara National Park.

Eat a picnic lunch served at Msasa Picnic site, which has got a fabulous view of the Lake.

Followed by an afternoon game viewing in the park, searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park. There are some 350 species of birds in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals like the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions.

Late in the afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro Highlands.

Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or Similar

DAY02
Exploring ngorongoro crater

Wake up for early breakfast at the lodge thereafter descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive ecosystem.

Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tends to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. Another big drawcard to this picturesque Caldera is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, and if lucky, enough you will have chance to see the small cats like the Rare Caracal, Serval cat as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

After a picnic lunch, you will leave the Crater and drive to the central east plain of Serengeti via the Gol Kopjes. This area linking the Southern plain of Serengeti and Central Serengeti is a fragile habitat consisting of ethereal kopjes and short grass plains. Driving through the Gol kopjes is always a breathtaking experience with a vision of vast open plains and amazing wildlife. This is gazelle country and where there are gazelles there are always cheetahs.

Continue game viewing through the Gol Kopjes searching for different wildlife interactions at the area.

Late in the afternoon, drive to Sametu Tented Camp, where you will spend your next two nights.

Meals and Overnight at Sametu Tented Camp or similar

DAY03
Exploring central and eastern plains and kopjes

A game viewing around Central Serengeti plains and you have an option of breaking the days into two by doing early morning and late afternoon game viewing, drive through the central Serengeti in the golden light of dawn looking for special wildlife interactions and photographic opportunities, whereby, you will depart the lodge at first light with picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Areas that will be visited are the Retima Hippo pool, Maasai and Sametu kopjes and plains as well as Moru and Gol Kopjes. The Central Serengeti and Seronera river valley is home to a great diversity of wildlife due to its unique ecological niches as a transition zone where two distinctly different habitats, the plain and the woodlands merge and various species of wildlife from both habitats can coexist.

Meals and Overnight at Sametu Tented Camp

DAY04
Exploring the western serengeti and grumeti river

Rise up for leisure breakfast at the camp and thereafter, enjoys a scenic drive to the western corridor of Serengeti where the famous Grumeti River, when the region is bursting with wildlife during the great migration, and many visiting predators from other drier part of the Serengeti sneaking to the area to ensure their own survival. There is a big chance you will see the Great Migration of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti River. The herds must outsmart the crocodiles and fast-flowing water before facing predators waiting on the other side and it is simply an amazing spectacle.

Meals and Overnight at Mbalageti Lodge or Similar

DAY05
Exploring the western serengeti and grumeti river

Rise up for leisure breakfast at the camp and thereafter, enjoys a scenic drive to the western corridor of Serengeti where the famous Grumeti River, when the region is bursting with wildlife during the great migration, and many visiting predators from other drier part of the Serengeti sneaking to the area to ensure their own survival. There is a big chance you will see the Great Migration of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti River. The herds must outsmart the crocodiles and fast-flowing water before facing predators waiting on the other side and it is simply an amazing spectacle.

Meals and Overnight at Mbalageti Lodge or Similar

DAY06
Bush flight from serengeti to arusha

Early breakfast at the camp and then leave the camp for Seronera Airstrip with game drives en-route.

Board a bush flight from Seronera to Arusha.

Stop at cultural heritage for lunch and an optional shopping, and then drive to Ngaresero Mountain Lodge for a dayroom.

Have an early dinner at the Lodge before driving to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.sp7yzinfve8mymddhxmn.jpg

Posted by africanature2 07:15 Archived in Tanzania Tagged safari migration

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