5 DAYS BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA | MIGRATION SAFARI
5 days best time to visit Tanzania, migration safari, you can follow the path taken by the wildebeest migration as they move from one habitat to another, looking for greener pastures. The wildebeest migration is one of the annual events you want to experience on your African safari.
This safari is exhilarating captivating and a must-do when in Tanzania. These Parks are some of the best in the Northern Tanzania safari circuit. The Serengeti is the Centre of the Wildebeest Migration. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, the pink flamingos covering its shores, and much more beautiful scenery. The Ngorongoro Crater ensures that you have a close view of wildlife interactions as much as you can.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
5 days best time to visit Tanzania, migration safari starts from Arusha.
Following breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. There is a profusion of wildlife in this small national park, and the amazing bird watching experience will certainly be rewarding to both a devoted and first-time bird watcher. It is as well among the few places on the African continent to see the tree-climbing lions that will be your main quest for the day. Manyara in addition prides in a large flock of beautiful pink flamingoes found near the lake. You will have lunch at the picnic site. Overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge
Day 2: Manyara – Ndutu
You will start your day after a delicious breakfast, by about 8AM. The destination for today is the Ndutu region which is a 3hr drive from your accommodation in Karatu. After about an hour commencing the drive, you will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) where you will notice the landscape changing from hilly forests to plain and green grasslands as you drive further. Once you reach Ndutu you will begin your day game drive with a convenient stop for your picnic lunch. Sweeping grasslands of the Ndutu cover the region which gradually fade into the Serengeti. Ndutu forms a part of the route for the annual migration of more than 2 million wildebeests and thousands of zebra, antelope, and gazelle. During game drives at the right season between December and April, you will be able to see the fertile plains turn into calving grounds and nursery for the great migration. The calving season attracts hordes of predators prying on vulnerable young wildebeest. Crested with Ndutu lake and Lake Masek, these waterholes offer plenty of wildlife game during the dry season. The Ndutu is also the home ground for 6 species of big cats – leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, and wildcat. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening by around 5 PM. You will now head towards your choice of accommodation, where a freshly prepared dinner awaits you. Ensure you get some good rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Ndutu – Serengeti National Park
The excitement for today will be quite high as you make your way into the most celebrated wildlife park in the world – The Serengeti. After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never-ending plain grasslands. 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 the 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 animals – The Impala. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. 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. Dinner and overnight at Tingitana Lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
After breakfast, a game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch, until noon, where you will have again game drive to see the beauty of this great Park. The afternoon after lunch game en route to Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After early breakfast around 05:50 am, descend down crater at 06 am for 6-7hrs game drive, with picnic lunch. We venture onto the crater floor for an up-close at the residents of this World Heritage Site and enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. Afternoon drive back to Arusha. End of Service!