6 days Mara Region - Migration Safari - Monkey Adventures (Mid June to September:Kogatende)

Monkey Adventures
USD2442
  • 6 days
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  • Very Easy
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  • Forest
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Description

This safari lets you witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Over 2 million Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pastures and safe calving ground. Their pattern of movement is highly weather dependent and dynamic, yet with advance planning and a little bit of luck you can witness this natural wildlife wonder. This safari covers other National Parks too, where you can witness resident game. The tour is available throughout the year, but opting for it in the right season will leave you awestruck. To provide you with an unforgettable experience, this safari can be done only as a private safari. The choice of accommodation available is mid range to luxury grade tented camps and lodges


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Serengeti National Park ( Arusha to Serengeti National Park )

    Your safari will begin by 8AM in the morning with a pick up from your hotel at Arusha. With everyone aboard, you will head towards Serengeti National Park. The 240 Km drive will be covered in about 5hrs. The Serengeti, means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view. With an overall land area of 14,763 Sq Kms, It puts our notion about distance to shame. The Serengeti also houses the glorious “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Along with the “Big 5”, a very pleasant sighting would be one of Africa’s most beautiful animal – The Impala. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti - known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. In seronera, one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region. You must also look out for the Serengeti “Kopjes” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass. They provide ample shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

  • Day 2 - North Serengeti ( Central Serengeti to North Serengeti )

    Starting your by 8AM after a filling breakfast, you will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park today and move towards the northern part of the park. The enroute game drive towards the Kogatende region will offer mild action from resident game. As you approach the northern part of the Serengeti, you will notice the terrain change from the usual plain grassland to a more hilly and broken terrain. The northern region offers a variety of resident game such zebras, topi, gazelle, buffaloes, leopards and lions. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long drive itself. Based on the time of your arrival you will able to spend a few hours by the Mara river. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

  • Day 3 - North Serengeti

    As usual, you will finish a good breakfast and begin your day by 8AM. In the months between mid june to september the migration can be found in this region. From mid June to September, the Mara River in this region offers the most dramatic river crossing of the great migration. Fierce,deep and heavily rain fed the river takes an enormous toll on the migrating wildebeest. Watching the wildebeest surging through the torrential flow, some drowning and a few falling prey to lurking crocodiles is an unforgettable sight. If it’s your lucky day you will be able to witness this natural wonder and watch nature take its course. Tracing the great migration you might even move towards the Lobo valley. The pristine lobo valley is scattered with woodlands, plains, hills and famous granite Kopjes.It offers enormous amount of bigcat game with lions, leopards and cheetah in plenty. During the dry season the permanent water sources in the valley attract plenty of resident and migratory animals, resulting in excellent game viewing. During the full day game drive, you will have a stop where you can have your picnic lunch. The day comes to an end with a tasty dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation.

  • Day 4 - Central Serengeti ( North Serengeti to Central Serengeti )

    Starting your day at the routine time of 8AM after a heavy breakfast, today you will head south towards the central serengeti. The 4Hr drive to the centre will offer mild enroute game. The drive south from the Mara river valley takes you through hill country, the Lobo area, woodlands and then back into the seronera terrain. The central portion of the Serengeti - known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. As you make your way into the seronera region, you will begin to notice the hilly and broken terrain altering into plain grasslands. In seronera one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region.The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. The next day you will head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • Day 5 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area ( Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

    Today your safari will begin by 9AM in the morning and you will head out for a short game drive in the Serengeti after a good breakfast. After completing a half day game drive along with a picnic lunch, we will branch out and head towards the Ngorongoro crater rim. The 75 km drive to Ngorongoro Crater rim will take about 2.5 hrs, with mild game action to see on the way. The crater is one of Africa’s impressive geological attraction and supreme mecca of wilderness. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation. Get a good rest and refuel yourself, for the following day you will descend into the massive crater.

  • Day 6 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour - 5 hours ( Ngorongoro to Arusha )

    On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descend at around 6:30AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive in the crater floor, will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 6PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.


Inclusions

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents)
  • Concession/ Camping Fees
  • Daily game drives while on safari
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation (unless labelled as optional).
  • A professional driver/guide
  • 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • All Taxes/ VAT
  • Meals while on Safari (From lunch on day 1 till lunch on last day)
  • Drinking water while on safari (2 Litres per person per day)

Exclusions

  • International flights (From/ To Home)
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer (Unless Paid)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless Paid)
  • Tips
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.)
  • Government Imposed increase of Taxes and/ or Park Fees
  • Meals while in Arusha
  • Masai Village Visit - 20 USD per person
  • Serengeti Balloon Safari - 600 USD per person (Unless Paid)

Accommodation

Note: Prices valid from 1st July to 31st October

ECONOMY

Group SizePrice (USD)
Solo3450
2 pax2408
3 pax2197
4 pax2063
5 pax1994
6 pax1926


STANDARD

Group SizePrice (USD)
Solo3543
2 pax2520
3 pax2354
4 pax2176
5 pax2106
6 pax2037


COMFORT

Group SizePrice (USD)
Solo3849
2 pax2801
3 pax2507
4 pax2457
5 pax2387
6 pax2318


PREMIUM

Group SizePrice (USD)
Solo4376
2 pax3238
3 pax2972
4 pax2893
5 pax2823
6 pax2754


LUXURY

Group SizePrice (USD)
Solo5187
2 pax3657
3 pax3357
4 pax3312
5 pax3243
6 pax3173

Transport

Transport as per the itinerary.


Location

Arrive at Arusha


Refund

  • If you cancel the booking 45 days prior to the departure date, 20% of the tour amount will be charged as cancellation fee
  • If you cancel the booking between 44 to 30 days prior to the departure date, 30% of the tour amount will be charged as cancellation fee
  • If you cancel the booking within 29 days before departure date, no refunds will be given for cancellations

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