August 2021 The Great Migration
NOTE: Because of Covid-19, this 2020 Safari has been rescheduled for 2021. There is now availability for 3 additional guests.
This extensive 24 day trip includes a 13 day Safari into the amazing Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Natron. The accommodation is luxury camping and Lodges. We have some time in the Central area of the Serengeti, I feel this is the real Serengeti. Then we will head up to the top of the Serengeti National Park to find the main herds which should have gathered to cross the Mara River. The Safari is timed to maximise our chances of witnessing the Wildebeest crossing the Mara River.
W also visit Olduvai Gorge, also known as Cradle of Mankind, have a full day exploring the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, and 2 days at Lake Natron, an isolated Soda Lake containing up to 2 million Flamingo. This time of year, the Flamingo will be at the beginning of their nesting.
As usual, there is the option to end your trip with a bit of luxury and history on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. I am planning on 5 days here, there is so much to see with the amazing doors (rivalling those of Morocco) the stunning white beaches and the history of the slave trade.
A full itinerary is available for download above.
Itinerary - 2021 Departing from Arusha on August 10th ending in Zanzibar on September 2nd
Day 1 - Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Arusha
Day 2 - Explore Arusha and Masai Market
Day 3 - Organic Coffee tour and Home Visit to local student
Day 4 - Visit Cultural Heritage and Shanga. Dinner at Khans
Day 5 - Visit a genuine Masai Boma
Day 6 - Safari to Central Serengeti
Day 7 - Full day in Central Serengeti
Day 8 - Safari to Lobo at top of Serengeti
Day 9 - Full day at top of Serengeti
Day 10 - Full day at top of Serengeti
Day 11 - Safari from top of Serengeti to Central Serengeti
Day 12 - Central Serengeti to Olduvai Gorge
Day 13 - Ngorongoro Crater
Day 14 - Free day at Forest Lodge
Day 15 - Drive to Lake Natron, stunning drive. Afternoon at the lake
Day 16 - Walk to (and swim in) the waterfalls of the Ngaro River
Day 17 - Sunrise at Lake Natron and depart for Arusha
Day 18 - Arusha
Day 19 - Fly to Zanzibar - Afternoon exploring
Day 20 - Full day to explore Stone Town and learn about the Slave Trade
Day 21 - Zanzibar
Day 22 - Zanzibar
Day 23 - Zanzibar
Day 24 - Fly home