|Purpose:||Wildlife, Photography, Discovery, Adventure|
|No. of days:||4 days - 3 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Arusha|
Your Tour includes:
Additional day includes:
Tour does not include:
Hotels in your Tour:
|North Wilderness Camp||3|
|Ndutu Wilderness Camp||4.5|
During the months December to mid-March, we include nights at Ndutu Wilderness for the wildebeest calving in the South.
Between April and July, our central Serengeti Wilderness Camp is well located for the herds moving through
From August to October we include two nights in the North for anticipated river crossings over the Mara River.
Serengeti Wilderness Camps
These fly-in safari options are excellent for guests who are short of time, or perhaps wanting to enjoy multi-destinations or countries in one safari. These well priced packages have been developed for those guests who are really keen to enjoy time in a proper, decent quality tented camp without it costing a fortune.
Customize your tour!
O A balloon safari and extensions to above safari may be organized on request.
O Private game drive vehicle: May be organized if booked in advance.
O Tailormade packages: We will happily tailor-make any package to meet your requirements.
Day 1: Arusha, Serengeti
Morning flight from Arusha to the Serengeti. Our representative will meet you at the local airstrip and transfer you by vehicle to your camp. Overnight at selected Serengeti Wilderness Camp on a full board basis (all meals included).
Serengeti Wilderness Camps are located inside the national park, and designed in the safari style of old-simple, but comfortable with every need being taken care of. The camp comprises of maximum 12 tents, each comfortably furnished with great attention to detail. Quality linens, solar lighting, eco-friendly flush toilet and shower en-suite all add to your comfortable stay.
Serengeti Wilderness Camp (open November to mid-March)
Centrally located in the Seronera area, this a great place to base up all year round. Seronera’s network of river valleys ensure year-round water supplies and support an incredibly rich wildlife population throughout the year. There is exceptional resident game in the area, including the big cats, herds of elephant, resident wildebeest and zebra, buffalo and plenty of antelope. At certain times of the year the camp is right in the heart of the migration’s path – an incredible spectacle.
Serengeti North Wilderness camp (open July to October)
This seasonal camp moves from Ndutu (in the south) during the calving season, to the North for the migration and river crossings. Our guides will take you to the best game viewing possible. Sometimes that may entail a long day in the vehicle, other days the game may be close by! Sumptuous meals are prepared by our friendly safari chefs, and are served in the dining tent, or directly under the stars. [L/D]
Days 2 & 3: Serengeti
Explore the Serengeti eco-system in our specially customized extended land cruisers, with enlarged windows and heightened roof to allow ease of photography and game-viewing, with plenty of room to stretch your legs. Our land cruisers have game viewing hatches that allow 360-degree views and are equipped with a cooler box/ fridge and reference books on Tanzania’s parks.
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the Masai language, and more than 3 million large mammals abound within its borders. About 35 species of plains animals may be seen here, including the so-called “big seven” – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, cheetah and African hunting dog. The black rhino population of the Serengeti has developed in recent years thanks to constant surveillance, but they are restricted to an inaccessible part of the park. There is, of course, also a profusion of birdlife with over 500 species including bustards, cranes, eagles, herons, owls, storks, vultures and the bizarre, long-legged secretary birds. But the most popular animals to be found here in greater abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopards may all be seen here along with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackals, wild cats and servals. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Serengeti, Arusha
Bid farewell to the camp staff, and transfer to the airstrip – allowing a little time for game viewing en-route (you never know what you may see!) Flight back to Arusha. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [L/D] = Lunch and Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
|Serengeti North Fly-in|
|Serengeti Wilderness Camp Fly-in|
|November 1 - December 14||$1,745||$1,915|
|Serengeti Wilderness Camp Fly-in*|
|December 15- March 15||$1,995||$2,435|
Prices are per person and may change without notice
* During December – March Serengeti North Wilderness Camp moves south with the migration to become Ndutu Wilderness Camp. We don’t normally operate fly-in safaris here as the camp is a comfortable driving distance from Arusha, but it is possible to fly in should you prefer to do so. It is here that the calving season takes place – a phenomenal time to be in the Serengeti.
|Fee Description||Package||Additional night|
|Serengeti Camp fees||$177||$59|
Tour Code: TZ02ARK18WF
Weather and Eco-system in Tanzania
|Months||Rain||Day Temp||Night Temp|
Tanzania is a land without winter. However, if you are traveling to high altitude areas like Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro, the temperature drops substantially. The average temperature mentioned above are for exemplification only and may vary during your stay.
The Migration explained: The following should be used as a guideline when planning your safari to East Africa – movement of wildlife depends on a great many aspects. The following migration calendar helps to explain the seasonality of game viewing. Remember there is resident game throughout the year in the Serengeti/Ngorongoro eco-systems.
The large herds of wildebeest are generally in the southern plains of the Serengeti eco-system, calving takes place over approximately two weeks. An abundance of predators, good visibility of game, mix of open plains and some woodland.
The herds start moving toward central Serengeti. This is typically the rainy season, however, game viewing is still excellent and there are some great discounts available at lodges and camps. It generally doesn’t rain all day. Conditions for photography are generally superb with moody skies and good depth of color.
The wildebeest move from the central area and split to the west and north, continuing their trek toward the Mara River. River crossings may be seen in both the western corridor (Grumeti area) and north (Mara River) within the Serengeti.
Whilst some of the wildebeest successfully reach the Masai Mara, there are still hundreds of thousands remaining in the northern region of Serengeti, offering those with guests with loads of patience the chance to see exciting river crossings (the Mara River runs through the Serengeti).
The massive herds start to return from the north, to the southern plains, before the cycle repeats again!