Tanzania: Migration & Beach (Dec-Apr)

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From December, the Great Wildebeest Migration starts to settle in the lush southern plains of the Serengeti, where they gather to give birth.  This is calving time and an action packed spectacle of the natural world, and makes for a thrilling safari experience.   Complete your trip with 5 nights relaxing at one of our favourite boutique beach lodges on Zanzibar.   The perfect antidote to winter.


10 nights from $5350
(per person, excluding international flights)

Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha

Day 1
  • You will be met from your international flight and taken for your first night in Africa at Rivertrees Country Inn, just outside Arusha.
  • Enjoy this colonial style lodge with lovely central areas, beautiful gardens and pool with several little nooks for enjoying a romantic meal or drink.

Mandhari Lodge, Ngorongoro Highlands

Day 2
  • Your guide will meet you after breakfast and brief you on your safari en route to Lake Manyara
  • Game Drives in Lake Manyara National Park, before travelling to your lodge in Ngorongoro to relax and overnight. Sundowners overlooking the rift escarpment.

Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp, Serengeti

Day 3 - 6
  • The next morning you will climb to the Ngorongoro crater rim and enjoy the spectacular vista, before descending to the crater floor for your game drive and picnic lunch.
  • Travel through the highlands to Ndutu in the southern Serengeti, where the Great Wildebeest Migration can be seen from December until April. This is the time when the wildebeest give birth to their young, so expect to see the region bursting with new life
  • Spend 3 days on safari in this region where you go search of lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and of course wildebeest and zebra. Enjoy sundowners in the open plains before retiring to camp
  • Share your day’s events around the campfire before dinner and overnight in camp

Zanzibar Pearl Beach Lodge, Zanzibar

Day 6 - 11
  • Rise early for a sunrise game drive and bush breakfast.
  • After a morning game drive, your guide will drop you off at the southern Serengeti airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar
  • Spend your days enjoying the beautiful beach at Matemwe, exploring Zanzibar or snoozing under a palm tree.

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A super trip for those looking for quick and easy satisfaction and a real African experience. It’s excitement all the way, peaking into the crater a compact wildlife experience. Then to open plains of the Serengeti and witnessing the migration and the circle of life it evidences. Ending with pure beach chillout at Zanzibar Pearl Beach Lodge on Zanzibar balances it out nicely.

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