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Migration in the Serengeti and Tarangire, plus Ngorongoro Crater

Overview

Imagine your own private safari camps on game-rich savannas far from the lodge circuit! We’ll explore the legendary Serengeti, land of famed migratory herds and their predators, and Tarangire National Park, with its epic baobab woodlands and river that attracts big herds of elephants year-round. Our private camps are in gorgeous locations we select for their incredible game viewing and where you can enjoy activities not possible elsewhere: exciting game walks with your tracker guides, night game drives, off-road travel, and cultural encounters with the Masai. A day in the stunning wildlife amphitheater of Ngorongoro Crater, a sunset walk topped by a glass of champagne, nights by the campfire with a billion stars overhead—this is the way safari was meant to be.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-5
Arusha / Serengeti (December-March “Green Season” itineraries)

During these five unforgettable days, we enjoy the privilege of exploring the Serengeti by 4WD vehicle from our own private camp in a secluded section of Serengeti National Park, far from the lodges and other park facilities. Our special location gives us access to a rich mosaic of habitats crisscrossed by the rivers that run through this world-famous preserve. Dawn and late-afternoon game drives bring us from the open plains and rock kopjes to river habitats for maximum wildlife experiences. Our atmospheric camp offers roomy walk-in tents with attached bathrooms and hot showers, and cozy beds made up with linens and a duvet—this is safari comfort, WT style!

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Days 6-8
Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater

At Olduvai, we visit the fascinating archaeological site where Mary Leakey discovered the Zinjanthropus skull, then explore lush Lake Manyara National Park, home to tree-climbing lions and troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Ngorongoro Crater’s beauty must be seen to be believed: on the crater’s 105-square-mile grassy floor lives Africa’s largest permanent concentration of wildlife in a phenomenally scenic setting. Our day on the crater floor brings us a magnificent array of wildlife, including the chance to see black rhino.

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Days 9-13
Tarangire / Arusha

It is astounding to see Tarangire National Park’s tremendous seasonal concentrations: elephant clustered in the hundreds, huge herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, eland, and impala, smaller groups of oryx, kongoni, and Grant’s gazelle, and troops of baboons. Our very private camp, set within the territory of one of Tarangire’s largest lion prides, offers us all the creature comforts. While here, we savor the thrilling experience of exploring on foot and enjoy night drives in search of nocturnal wildlife as well as visits with the local Masai. Feeling adventurous? One of our options here is a night in a special lightweight camp, and another is an exciting balloon safari, complete with a champagne brunch. Depart on Day 13 via Arusha.

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Highlights

Highlights

Exclusive activities: off-road travel, night drives, walking safaris, meet Masai in their bomas
Secluded private camps, uncrowded game viewing, candle-lit dinners, a canopy of stars against a velvet sky
Witness the great migration in the Serengeti, massive elephant herds in Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater—superb at any time of the year
Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind
Scenic bush flight directly to the Serengeti

Details

Length: 13 days
Cost From: $8595  
Arrive: Arusha, Tanzania
Depart: Arusha, Tanzania
Lodging: 4 nights deluxe game lodges, 8 nights exclusive private camps
Meals: All meals included (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History, Walking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

4WD game viewing, optional guided game walks, evening game drives

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