8 Day Safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti
This safari itinerary is recommended from July to October when we expect the Migration to be in Northern Serengeti.
5th August 2022: Four arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1310 on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 815. Please look out for a representative from the airport who will be waiting for you as you descend the plane steps, carrying a placard with your name. They will guide you into the VIP lounge where you can relax with light refreshments while they assist you with obtaining your passport stamps and retrieving your luggage. Thereafter, a TK driver will transfer you to Gran Melia Arusha for dinner and overnight.
6th August 2022: Eight arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1310 on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 815. Met on taxi-way and assisted through VIP lounge, then transferred by TK driver to Gran Melia Arusha for meet-up with the four who arrived yesterday.
Two vehicles depart together from Gran Melia to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
7th August 2022: All day game drives and guided walking safari within Tarangire National Park. Early evening return to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
8th August 2022: Morning game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. Late afternoon transfer to Ziwani Lodge in the Lake Eyasi area for dinner and overnight.
9th August 2022: Very early morning transfer from your lodge to a location recently reconnoitred by your local Eyasi guide, where we will find some Hadzabe Bushmen hunters to join on their morning hunt, learning aspects of hunting and survival training along the way. Afterwards, we move to a larger settlement where we meet the Hadzabe ladies and learn some of their foraging skills.
Late afternoon transfer to Karatu for overnight at Ngorongoro Retreat.
10th August 2022: Early morning descent into Ngorongoro Crater for game drive. Afternoon transfer to Lake Masek Tented Lodge, with visit to an authentic Maasai boma en route.
11th August 2022: SG to be dropped at Ndutu Airstrip at around 1015 for his Coastal Aviation flight at 1055, arriving to JRO at 1230. On his arrival he will be met by a driver and transferred 5 minutes to KIA Lodge for lunch. He should please be ready to be transferred back to JRO at 1515 in time to check-in for his ET 814 flight departing at 1735.
Rest of the family to explore the Seronera area in search of the permanent predator population in central Serengeti. Afternoon, transfer to Mara Under Canvas for overnight.
12th August 2022: Game drives in the Mara Region of Serengeti in the heart of the Wildebeest Migration. We aim to witness a Mara River crossing, perhaps the most dramatic event in the annual safari calendar. Return to Mara Under Canvas for overnight.
13th August 2022: Early morning transfer to launch site for hot air balloon ride in aerial pursuit of the Great Migration.
Afternoon transfer to Kogatende airstrip in time for the 1455 Coastal Aviation departure arriving into Arusha Airport at 1820.
Met by driver and transferred to Onsea House for dinner. Late evening transfer to Gran Melia for overnight.
Arusha & Departure
14th August 2022: Morning - adults collected by vehicle to visit the Cultural Heritage Centre. Children to remain at hotel to use swimming pool. Early lunch at Gran Melia. Afternoon transfer at 1330 to JRO for Ethiopian Airlines flight departing at 1735.
Safari route map
This map is not a comprehensive description of movements and shows only a selection of approximate landmarks along the safari's intended route.
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