8 Days Galloping Gnus Safari to Grumeti River in Tanzania



The itinerary will take you to four prime places in the north of Tanzania where excellent game viewing awaits in every location. Making your way to Lake Manyara national park to look for the area’s tree-climbing lion. In the Serengeti, the ultimate predators of the Grumeti River await the exodus of wildebeest trying to quench their thirst. Explore the Ngorongoro conservation with an inspiring landscape and a chance to see the big five and finish with a thrilling encounter with the Tarangire mob of elephants.

Day by Day

Day 1:
Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast leaves the camp and proceeds to Lake Manyara National Park for a day of game viewing an area Hemingway described as, “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Lake Manyara National Park is a naturalist’s delight thanks to its diverse environments. Ranging from the underground-water forest and acacia woodlands to grasslands, swamps, marshes, and hot springs, the park is simply packed with wildlife. Over 400 species of bird have been recorded including large flocks of flamingos and migratory water birds. Manyara’s forests ring with the call of monkeys and birds while its acacia woodlands are home to Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions and slow-strolling elephants. The park is also home to the largest troops of baboons in Africa, zebra wildebeest, giraffe, hippos, leopard, and impala, and in the late evening drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park.

Meal Plan: Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Farm of Dreams | Plantation Farm Lodge

Day 2:
Karatu to Western Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast drive west across the gentle rolling highland of Ngorongoro en route, you pass Maasai in their traditional colorful clothes standing on the roadside and around their bomas{villages}, We will have our game drive en route through the central part of the park looking for the big cats and keep driving west to Grumet. On our way, we might see Giraffes, Elephants, Zebras, and Wildebeest heading west. Dinner and overnight at Serena Kirawira Luxury Camp.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park (Western)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Serena Kirawira Luxury Camp | Mbalaget tented lodge

Day 3:
Full day Western Serengeti National Park.

Rise up early, so that you can depart your lodge for a full day moving with the herds across the plains exploring the Great Migration. An impressive experience to see all those hoofed mammals, followed by predators, migrate in a clockwise circle every year. If you want to spot the Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo) all in one park, the Serengeti is the place to be. Return back to Mbalagate Lodge for dinner and overnight. The views from the lodge over the Serengeti are fantastic.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park (Western)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation:  Karawira Serena Luxury Camp | Mbalagate tented lodge

Day 4:
Western Serengeti to Central Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast, you depart for a game drive in the central part of the Serengeti. This part is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in this central area is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, pangolins, and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Tortillis Camp. This camp is the perfect blend of old African charm and elegance in the heart of Serengeti National Park.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park (Central Serengeti)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation:  Serengeti Tortills tented camp | Serengeti Heritage tented camp

Day 5:
Full day Central Serengeti National Park.

This entire day is set aside for game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December, the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the central. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an unforgettable day, we will return to our carefully selected partner-tented camp for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain. Dinner and overnight Serengeti Tortillis tented camp.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis tented camp | Serengeti heritage tented camp

Day 6:
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After an early breakfast we head out for another game drive upon the Serengeti. We may have the opportunity to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – before embarking on our journey to the Ngorongoro Crater.
The animals roam freely through the unfenced reserves offering us an uninterrupted game-viewing experience.
Arriving at the edge of the crater we have our first glimpse of what awaits us the following day – glistening streams, open grassland, and a myriad amount of animals.
We spend the evening and night at one of our carefully selected mid-range partner lodges, boasting aesthetically tasteful restaurants and the most commodious of rooms for your rest, ease, and dreams of the African Wild

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation:  Rhino Lodge | Ngorongoro Tortilis Tented camp

Day 7:
Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Tarangire National Park.

Leave your lodge very early in the morning, and through the Ngorongoro Conservation before descending, 610 meters down to the grasslands of the crater floor, an area of about 265 square kilometers. Despite its small size, the Crater is a Big 5 country and the openness of the terrain means easy and rewarding game viewing. You will spend the day exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds. Formed by a massive volcanic eruption, the world’s largest intact and un-flooded caldera provides a year-round home to an astonishing 25,000 large mammals including black rhino, wildebeest, and zebra along with Africa’s densest concentrations of hyena. The Crater’s forests shelter elephants and buffalo, its wetlands are home to hippos and flamingos while lions, jackals, leopards, and caracals make up the full range of predators. Late afternoon you leave the crater behind and drive to Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight Balloon tented camp

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:  Safari Lodge | Balloon Tented Camp.

Day 8:
Tarangire National Park to Arusha.

After an early breakfast game drive to Tarangire national park for game viewing. We recommend that you take lunch with you and spend the whole day in the park since if you break the day into morning and afternoon you will spend a lot of time driving from the camp to the gate. The park has great sightings of Elephants, lions, leopards, and Impalas, the best time for Tarangire is July or October. When Zebras and Wildebeest are back in the park since they always leave the park in November to May. After lunch drives back to Arusha and proceeds to the airport.

Main Destination: Tarangire Nationa Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

Accommodation:  No Accommodation.


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