6 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari with Balloon
6 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari with Balloon, experience the best of Tanzania with our 6 days Wildebeest Migration Safari. This takes you the great live animal show in the Northern Serengeti when the wildebeest cross the Mara River to the Kenya famous Maasai Mara national Reserve.
Day 1– Arusha – Lake Manyara
Our guide from Focus East Africa Tours will pick you up from Arusha at your hotel, brief you about your 6 days Wildebeest Migration Safari and then transfer to Lake Manyara national park.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After you have enjoyed your lunch we shall proceed into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. The location of the park along the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley with a massive and shallow soda lakes attracts a variety of wildlife species including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight at Twiga Lodge
Day 2– Transfer from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti Plains
On the 2nd day of your 6 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari with Balloon, after breakfast you will transfer to the Serengeti National Park, a home of wildebeest Migration through the beautiful high lying farmlands of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As we leave the highlands behind and descend into the Serengeti National Park also known as the heart of wild Africa. The Serengeti has endless plains, which roll into the distance as far as the eye can see. You will then proceed to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracting a variety of wildlife which best represents most of the Serengeti’s species.
We reach the park in time for lunch and after which you go for an afternoon game drive in the center of Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Camp
Day 3– Full day at the Serengeti Plains
You will have an early cup of tea and be picked by the balloon driver at around 5 am and be driven to the starting point where you will be briefed before setting off to the air. Enjoy floating for two to three hours depending on the weather before we land down have cheers toss with a glass of wine in the bush then drive to the tourist information center where you will meet your driver guide. Float on air as you experience 6 days Wildebeest Migration Safari on an aerial view of the wildebeest migration
After your balloon, we shall go for more game drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which twists into the plains south of the Seronera River, some of the wildlife to look out for in this section include the Lions, Thomson gazelles, Topi, ostriches and cheetahs.
Later in the afternoon we will drive through the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, this circuit is known for having a number of lions and some very large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. The Kopjes are good hunting grounds for lions especially in dry seasons when most wildlife come to drink up.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Camp
Day 4– Transfer from the Serengeti Plains to the Ngorongoro crater
On Day 4 of your 6 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari with Balloon, after an early breakfast at the lodge we shall transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge (optional), boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handyman’, known as the early men.
We shall arrive at the lodge in time for lunch after which we will descend over 550 meters into the Ngorongoro Crater to view wildlife for the rest of the day. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, eland, warthog, zebra, buffalo, hippo, and giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopard. We shall then visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds are usually found here.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hhando Coffee Lodge
Day 5– Transfer from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Tarangire National Park
After your breakfast we shall transfer to Tarangire National Park. The park stretches along the banks of River Tarangire, mostly composed of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. The parks natural vegetation is majorly composed of Acacia woodlands and giant Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the southern sections. Both the river and the swamps attract wildlife especially during Tanzania’s dry season. The park is undisputedly known to have some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa there are also several rare wildlife species at the Tarangire including the Greater Kudu, the Fringe-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After your morning game drive, you will have a picnic lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. You will later retire to your lodge for relaxation and rest.
Dinner and overnight at Roika Loge Tarangire
Day 6– Tarangire National Park – Arusha
You will wake early for a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. You will then return to the lodge for your breakfast, packing up and check-out. We will then transfer back to Arusha.
The cost includes
-All safari activities as noted.
-All ground transportation in 4×4 vehicles with viewing roof.
-Services of professional English-speaking driver/guide and lodge/camp staff.
-All meals and hotel before and after.
-All National Park fees.
-1 liter of bottled water/daily/person in the vehicle.
The cost excludes
-Tips for guides and lodge/camp staffs.
-Beverages at the lodges.
-Optional visit to Oldupai Gorge and a Maasai village.
-10% discount for kids under 15 years old.
-Balloon safari (550$ per person)
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