The Great Migration is currently enjoying greener pastures on the Kenya side of Serengeti in the Maasai Mara but as the seasons begin to change the sound of pounding hoof and mooing of thousands will begin to fill the air as the annual migration will begin to make its way in a clockwise direction back into northern parts of Serengeti continuing down the eastern extremities of the park into Ngorongoro conservation area finally making its way around to Ndutu. As with the 2012 migration season, timings and movement were pretty on the mark and we stress that do not wait until there is no space available to be among the moving masses.
December into 2013 is when the action begins to take place up in the northern part of the Serengeti when river crossings and gnashing crocodile are the flavour of the day, the weeks and months are running away from us and in the scheme of things is really not very far away. A lot of accommodation is already full or filling up throughout December, January, February and early March when prime game viewing continues down into the Ndutu area bordering the famous Serengeti where the calving of wildebeest takes place with thousands upon thousands of wildebeest massing on the open plains for breeding. March into April they are on the move again and if this period of travel suits you better? Then one can make the most of a combined high season into low season special taking full advantage of low lodge prices and deals.
We have many variations of photographic safari that cover ‘The best of the Northern safari circuit’ and “The Circle of Life” so do take your time in reading through the sample itinerary or better browse through www.bush2beach.com which offers more choice and samples, if you find something that you like then do drop us a line to further customize things to fit to your travel dates.
Visit Lake Manyara as a subtle introduction to Tanzania’s fine National Park with much resident wildlife, excellent birding and a healthy population of primates, finish off the day with song and dance and grass roots cultural experiences with an overnight stop amongst the Maasai of Esilalei.
Sit back in the comforts of the tented bush camp overlooking Lake Manyara to melting sunsets.
We then take you off the beaten track following The Great Rift Valley wall through an ancient volcanic landscape to Lake Natron the breeding grounds of the lesser east African Flamingo, all in the shadows of Oldoinyo Lengai – The Mountain of the Gods. Natron allows for one to immerse in the wilderness location with relaxed walks, lake visits and the most invigorating power shower possible by visiting the series of waterfalls close by.
Next stop Serengeti bound entering the very north of the eco system, one overnight stop to explore the local area then dropping into the heart of Serengeti to conduct game drives at your leisure, wildlife viewing will be extreme and the camps and lodges selected varying, comfortable and welcoming after your time spent out during game viewing.
Next but last stop is Ndutu itself, located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Already you would have come across the great migration whilst travelling through Serengeti but the biggest concentration of wildebeest will be in and around Ndutu, Lake Masek.
Accommodation is limited but we do have certain nights available to date at a comfortable seasonal tented camp which will be in the centre of the action, do not miss this opportunity to be amongst it for several days roaming freely with your driver guide.
When you thought the action could not get any better we have added in an exciting private semi lux fly camp for you close to the Ngorongoro crater itself. Two nights will be spent at this private special camp location taking in the famous Ngorongoro crater in one day of full game drives of the crater floor followed by a guided crater rim walk and a seldom side trip by vehicle to visit Empakai crater.
Here you will drop by foot with a NCAA ranger to the lake shore cutting through lush wild forests, Empakai being part of the ancient chain of volcanoes that make up the Crater highlands walking safari leading through to Lake Natron.
Return to Arusha with your final hours spent at the relaxing Lake Duluti before continuing through to JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) to connect with international flights.
Please note that commencement dates of this safari are limited due to availability of the Ndutu accommodation.
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