Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

North Serengeti Migration & Mafia Island Itinerary

Explore north Tanzania inc. northern Serengeti (perfect for migration around July-Oct), then lovely Mafia Island.

12 days from £6350pp plus international flights.

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The migration in north Serengeti

Day 1

Tarangire

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and driven to Tarangire National Park, enjoying a picnic lunch en-route. You can enjoy game drives in the park and later in the afternoon you'll arrive at Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge.

Picnic lunch, dinner

The migration in north Serengeti

Day 2

Tarangire

Spend a full day game viewing in Tarangire. This park supports large numbers of wildlife including large herds of zebra, impala, wildebeest as well as buffalo, giraffe, warthog, eland, big cats (especially cheetah) and many birds (over 300 species). However it is the number of elephants which will generally make the deepest impression on you.

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The migration in north Serengeti

Day 3

Lake Manyara

After breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, taking a picnic lunch with you. You can either spend the morning on a mountain biking safari (about 2 hours 30 mins) and then take a game drive, or alternatively drive straight to the park for a full day's game viewing. In the late afternoon we drive you to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on the edge of the Crater.

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The migration in north Serengeti

Day 4

Ngorongoro Crater

We head in Ngorongoro for an exciting half-day tour of the Crater. The diversity of wildlife here is excellent, and the landscape is unique! After a picnic lunch, travel back up to the crater rim and drive to Serengeti stopping at Olduvai Gorge on the way for a brief historical visit. Enjoy a short game drive en-route to your camp. Overnight at Nasikia Moru Camp.

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The migration in north Serengeti

Day 5

Serengeti

Travel to northern Serengeti. This area remains fantastically quiet and un-visited, due to the relative inaccessibility, making this a great wildlife viewing venue. From July through to the end of October the Migration is resident in the area and this is one of the finest place to see the Migration's river crossings. You stay at Ubuntu Camp for the next 3 nights.

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The migration in north Serengeti

Days 6-7

Northern Serengeti

Two full days to spend exploring the area in search of both migratory and non-migratory animals. This is a very special, remote part of the Serengeti.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

The migration in north Serengeti

Day 8

Fly To Mafia Island

Today you fly to Mafia Island from the Serengeti. You have four nights on this lovely tropical island, an ideal place to relax after your safari. You're staying at Pole Pole Lodge set on Chole Bay. You can't help but surrender to the slower pace of island life. Cool off with a swim in the pool, leaf through a magazine in the library, take a stroll around the gardens and relax on your veranda. There's no rush - you have several days to enjoy all that Mafia and Pole Pole have to offer.

Breakfast, dinner

The migration in north Serengeti

Days 9-11

Mafia Island

Mafia's main attractions are its beautiful beaches and clear waters which are ideal for snorkelling and diving, both of which are offered at Pole Pole. These are great ways to explore the reefs and rich marine life in and around Chole Bay. Other activities offered here include boat trips in search of whale sharks, a drive across the island through varied scenery to Ras Mkumbi lighthouse, and boat trips to nearby islands such as Juani with its gorgeous blue lagoon. With all this variety, plus the lovely beach on your doorstep, you'll never be at a loss for something to do.

Breakfast, dinner

The migration in north Serengeti

Day 12

Depart

Today, having had breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for the short flight to Dar es Salaam where the holiday concludes.

Breakfast

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