Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari

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This June/July explore the great wildebeest migration from the view of Tanzania’s most popular destinations - Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Central Serengeti.

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Tarangire is known for its spectacular baobab trees and its breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe as well as the mountains to the south. Highlights will be spotting large herds of elephant and the migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, eland and various predators.

The Ngorongoro Crater offers views of large herds of zebra and wildebeest during the migration season, as well as lion, leopard, elephant and black rhino.

Together with Kenya's Masai Mara Game Park, the Serengeti forms part of Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest movement of land mammals on the planet - with more than a million animals following the rains. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

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Your Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Welcome to Tanzania

    On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to The African Tulip Hotel.…

    Day 1

    Welcome to Tanzania

    On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to The African Tulip Hotel. This will be your home for one night, bed and breakfast included. The African Tulip is an elegant and charming luxury boutique hotel, located along Serengeti Road in the heart of Arusha.  

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Bed and Breakfast

    Transport: Included

    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
  • Day 2 - 3

    Tarangire National Park

    This morning you are transferred to Tarangire Ndovu Camp, where you will be staying for the next two nights on…

    Day 2 - 3

    Tarangire National Park

    This morning you are transferred to Tarangire Ndovu Camp, where you will be staying for the next two nights on a full board basis. A packed picnic lunch is prepared for your transfer. En-route to Ndovu Camp, you have a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. 

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: All meals 

    Drinks: Included (Excluding Spirits)

    Transport: Included

    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
  • Day 4 - 5

    Ngorongoro Crater

    Today you'll be transferred from Tarangire to the ngorongoro Crater where you’ll spend two nights with all…

    Day 4 - 5

    Ngorongoro Crater

    Today you'll be transferred from Tarangire to the ngorongoro Crater where you’ll spend two nights with all meals and activities included at Kitela Lodge. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the traditions and culture of the local Maasai tribe on an enlightening day-tour to the nearby village. Day trips include game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park and a full day at Ngorongoro Crater with a packed picnic lunch.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: All meals 

    Drinks: Included (Excluding Spirits)

    Transport: Included

    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
  • Day 6 - 7

    Eastern Serengeti

    Today you are transferred to Mbugani Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park, where you will be spending the…

    Day 6 - 7

    Eastern Serengeti

    Today you are transferred to Mbugani Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park, where you will be spending the next two nights with all meals. You have a game drive in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. 

    Includes & Excludes
    Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration Safari
  • Day 8

    End of Dream African Safari

    After breakfast and scheduled activities, you will be transferred to Seronera Airport for your flight back to…

    Day 8

    End of Dream African Safari

    After breakfast and scheduled activities, you will be transferred to Seronera Airport for your flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport. 

    We look forward to planning your next Authentic African Safari experience.

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FAQs about Tanzania Migration June/July 2021

Tanzania has plenty of different accommodation options from self-catering to luxury hotels. The best way to book accommodation in Tanzania is with Discover Africa safaris.

Tanzania is best visited during the dry season, which runs from late June to October and is when you see the wildlife cross predator infested waters in unforgettable numbers.

The great migration is all year round. However, the river crossing is from September - October and the Caving season is from late January to early February.

The Mara River, the plains of the Masai Mara National Park, and the Ndutu Plains of Tanzania's Serengeti are all good places to see this enormous march of wildebeest and all the drama it entails.

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with all facilities normally associated with a 3-star hotel. Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and also have en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot as well as cold running water! Like a hotel bathroom. The safari lodges and bigger tented lodges can be more “touristy” and being larger establishment they can be a bit impersonal if you are travelling alone or as s couple. They suit those who prefer to have the infrastructure and facilities of a hotel and most have swimming pools and extensive grounds and gardens. The boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms and even going so far in some cases as having plunge pools for each room. Eco-camps and smaller tented camps have insect-proof tents with en-suite facilities including safari shower and flush toilet. They give a more authentic safari experience but the tents are comfortably furnished with proper beds and you don’t need to bring your own sleeping bag! The emphasis is usually on having excellent guides and great wildlife viewing away from the crowds. Guests often eat together and people travelling alone usually say that they found the atmosphere friendly and enjoyed meeting other like-minded travellers around the campfire in the evening or at dinner. The Adventure Camps are a budget option with guests bringing their own sleeping bags and towels. Accommodation is in small dome tented with a mattress on the floor. Each tent has its own nearby cubicle with a flush toilet, safari shower, and wash basin. The Adventure Camps are suitable only for those who don’t mind “real camping” and can put with some degree of “roughing it”. Apart from the accommodation in simple dome tents, the meals and the guiding are the same standards as the higher quality camps and game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles. For those on a limited budget, the Adventure Camps are a good alternative to the big tourist lodges and minibus tours for those for whom the safari experience is more important than hotel accommodation.

Languages

The official language in Tanzania is Swahili but there are hundreds of other local dialects. English is the second official language and the country's commercial language. It is also the main teaching language used for all higher education institution. You will find that the majority of the people that you come in contact with are fluent in English and have a surprisingly good command of the language.

Some useful and fun Swahili words and phrases are as follow:

 

English / Swahili

Hello / Jambo Response to Jambo / Jambo or SiJambo

How are you? / Habari

Good / Nzuri

How's Things? (fun slang) / Mambo?

Good (fun reply to Mambo) / Poa

Have a good trip (safe journey) / Safari Njema

Thank You / Asante Sana

You're Welcome / Karibu Sana

Yes / Ndiyo - No / Hapana

OK / Sawa - No Problem / Hakuna Noma

Good Night / La La Salama

The best time to visit Arusha National Park is from June to October, during the dry season. It is easier to spot the wildlife - since they normally gather around the waterholes, rainfall is minimal, vegetation is not too thick and mosquitos levels are reduced. However, when you’re visiting make sure you carry warm clothes for the morning game drives, since the early mornings of June all through August are cold. From November to December and March through May - the rains transform the landscape as lush, green grasses emerge and this is also the best time to witness the migratory birds.

June to September, during the dry season. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they congregate around the water sources. However, migratory birds can be found.

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania.

Northern Tanzania! Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, has some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world as well as the Serengeti, but don't forget about the southern circuit.