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4 Days Photographic Migration Safari in Tanzania

  • Ndutu Safari Lodge, 6084, Arusha, Tanzania

Overview

Big Five Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari

Join a short tour to the best location in the wilderness of Tanzania where you can witness the herds of animals roaming freely and enjoying the green pasture. The herds of wildebeest migration, Big Five, and many other fascinating animals will be there, running around the areas. This is only the beginning of the natural phenomena awaiting your discovery on a safari to Tanzania. What are you waiting for? Experience the wildlife far surpassing your most optimistic expectations!

Highlights

  • Migration safari viewing
  • Big Five game drives and sightings
  • Use of a 4x4 pop-up rooftop vehicle
  • An English speaking driver and guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Arusha
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 3 activity days
  • English
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Ndutu Safari Lodge consists of 34 stone cottages that extend from the central, open-sided bar, lounge, and dining room. Each room has its own verandah that faces Lake Ndutu. All rooms have en-suite facilities. The cottages are made from local materials and offer comfortable accommodation.

Day 1

In the morning at 07:00 after an early breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro and descend into the crater floor for game drives. All the Big Five live in this wonderful caldera along with other animals such as zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, birds, and more. The birds include flamingos on the soda lake, geese, storks, and vultures. You will have a picnic lunch served in the picnic site in the crater at Ngoitoktok swamp, a hippo pool. After lunch, you will proceed with an afternoon game viewing in the crater. At 14:30, you will ascend the crater and drive to Ndutu for dinner and an overnight stay at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Day 2

You will enjoy your breakfast and depart for a full day game drive in Ndutu. You will come across a canopy of giant acacia overlooking a soda lake and Lake Ndutu. Animals like wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, elephants, lions, and gazelles are found in this area. Ndutu area is divided into swamps, woodlands, and soda lakes. It is also bordered with worlds’ famous Serengeti short grass plains. Afterward, you will have dinner and stay overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will depart for a full day safari in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunches. You will later return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4

At 08:00 after breakfast, you will check out and drive back to Arusha with an option to visit curio shops for souvenirs. You will then be dropped off at Arusha Airport (ARK) for lunch and later catch a flight to Zanzibar departing at 14:00.

This safari will take place at Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located 190 kilometers west of Arusha and it covers 260 square kilometers of land. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor, the crater is within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that covers some 8,300 square kilometers land. It is the eight wonder of the world and the largest unbroken volcano caldera in the world. The wildlife includes black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, hippo, zebra, wildebeest, hyena, gazelles, and more. There are also a variety of birds such as flamingos on the soda lake, ostrich, marabou, and more.

Serengeti National Park is the number one on the top 10 places to see animals in the wild. The park is located 320 kilometers drive from Arusha town. These endless plains cover an area of 14,763 square kilometers with short and long grass plains, the great savannah plains, and rock outcrops. The park is famous for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras including a large number of carnivores. The wildlife includes cheetah, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest, hartebeest, topi, eland, crocodiles, grant gazelle, and more. There is also a variety of birds such as kori bustard ostrich, secretary birds, and more including the migrant birds from Eurasia.

Daily meals and bottled water will be provided during your safari. The food menu range from local to international standard, prepared by well-trained chefs. Breakfast is a buffet of fresh fruits and cereals. An English cooked breakfast will be made to order. This will be available from 07.00 a.m. onward. Boxed picnic breakfasts can be ordered for those who want to be out early. Lunch is three courses served from 12.30 p.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Dinner is a healthy four-course affair and will be served from 07.30 p.m. to 09.00 p.m. From 05.30 a.m. onward and throughout the day, tea, coffee, and biscuits are available on a complimentary basis in the lounge area. Herbal tea and decaffeinated coffee are also available. Guests can also request early morning drinks to be delivered to their rooms. Vegetarian alternative and any special needs are offered with prior notice. There are no restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks. There are plenty of imported beers, wines, and spirits in many places.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • An English speaking driver guide
  • Complementary embroidered safari hat / cape
  • Daily bottled water
  • Daily meals
  • Driver's allowances
  • Game drives at Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park
  • Park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Park entrance fees
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Arusha
  • Transport on a 4x4 Landcruiser vehicle
  • International flight
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight and arrive at Arusha Airport (ARK). After that, you have to take a flight to Ndutu airstrip at an extra cost. Approximate flying time from the airport to Ndutu Safari Lodge is 50 minutes. You will be picked up from the airstrip since free transport is available from the airstrip.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.

Testimonials

  • Review by Erica C from Lithgow, Australia

    "I have traveled several times with Gofan Safaris in Tanzania and Kenya. Each time, the safari was of excellent standard and professionalism. The knowledge of the native guides about the wild animals and where to find them made our tours an experience never to be forgotten. Not only were the safaris outstanding, but also the accommodations were of high standard. Gofan Safaris makes the welfare of its clientele its priority. Meena also made all the arrangements for me to climb Mount Kilimanjaro successfully. I am forever grateful to Gofan Safaris."

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  • Review by Elizabeth B

    "My friend and I did a one-day safari with Gofan Safaris, covering Ngorongoro Crater and a visit to a Masai Mara community. The service we received was exceptional. Meena responded to all our emails promptly. She offered, by far, the best price and package, and accommodated our requests regarding pick-up and drop-off time. As for our guide, Frank, I cannot rave enough! He is polite, friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. He made our trip truly magical. He was very patient giving us plenty of time to stop off and take photos, answered our many questions, and he worked hard to ensure we saw all the big animals. His ability to spot a lion far in the distance was incredible, and the last minute trip to Masai Mara community was a wonderful surprise and addition to our trip. I cannot recommend Gofan Safaris enough and I will be sure to use them again."

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  • Review by Karin Schibel from Burgdorf, Germany

    "We traveled with Gofan Safaris several times with a school group and private to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti. The trips were 3 - 4 days long and we stayed in tents. The equipment was very good. They have very good guides and drivers, and an excellent chef. The guides know and tell you a lot about the animals."

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Arusha, Tanzania

Gofan Safaris is run by a team of professionals organizing African wildlife safaris and tours, and is a member of American Society of Travel Agents.

Speaks English

Offers starting at --

4 days / 3 nights

Availability

This safari is available yearly from December to June.

FREE cancellation

The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.

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