15 DAY TANZANIA DISCOVERY & GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI
Get the best of the Great Migration and Tanzania, by visiting four classic safari destinations, ending with the thrilling sight of a million wildebeest and zebra, as they make their way through the Serengeti.
This itinerary will follow the herds of the migration; Olakira Migration Camp will be located in two regions for best viewing experience: Northern (Mara River) Serengeti between June – November and Southern (Ndutu) Serengeti between December – March.
BOOKING NOW FOR 2021 & 2022
- Other dates are available should travellers not wish to view the Migration herds. All other camps are fixed and may be visited any time of the year (our team will be happy to send you a personalised quotation).
Is this the safari for you?
✔ Some of Africa’s best elephant viewing in Tarangire
✔ See a natural soda lake and excellent birding
✔ Take in the spectacle that is the Great Wildebeest Migration
✔ Phenomenal big cat viewing
✔ Superb accommodations and cultural experiences
✔ Itinerary can be adjusted to add more or remove nights, or alternative destinations
per person sharing | child (ages 5+) rates available | other season pricing available (ie green/low seasons)
Day 1: Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport and be met on arrival and transferred to your overnight accommdation in nearby town of Arusha. Outpost Lodge for 1 night.
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast, before being transferred to nearby Arusha Airport in time for your scheduled flight to Tarangire National Park (this may also be a road transfer, depending on availability). Arrive at the local airstrip and transfer to your accommodation. Oliver’s Camp for 3 nights.
Day 3-4: Your safaris takes you through some of Tarangire’s most stunning landscape and elephant havens. Included in your price ae twice daily game drives with an expert guide, walking safaris and stunning sunsets.
Day 5: After a phenomenal 4 days in Tarangire, you make the road transfer to your next adventure, this time in the stunning Lake Manyara. &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for 3 nights.
Day 6-7: Become enthralled by Lake Manyara’s beautiful soda lake, tree climbing lions and excellent birding, during daily guided activities, relaxing at the lodge, sundowner drinks on game drives or early morning nature walks.
Day 8: A final morning in Lake Manraya before transferring to your next safari wanderlust, this time in the natural biosphere that is Ngorongoro Crater. Asilia The Highlands Lodge for 3 nights.
Day 9-10: Included in your price is one crater descent as you game drive within the Ngorongoro Crater itself, filled with wildlife from rhinos, to lions, birding and more. This place is unique in itself.
Day 11: Enjoy a beautiful breakfast at the lodge, before transferring to your final destination, this time to take in as much as you can of the Great Wildebeest Migration. Olakira Migration Camp for 4 nights.
Day 12-14: Witness the thrilling action of a river crossing of hundreds and thousands of wildebeest, the awaiting predators, crocodiles, accompanying zebra, wallowing hippos, elephants and local & migratory birds.
Day 15: Phew. What a safari you would have enjoyed. Transfer to the airstrip late morning in time for a shceduled flight to Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport in time for your return flight home.
*COVID PCR TESTING will be done during your stay in the Serengeti, with results emailed to travellers within 48-72 hours and in time for their return journey home.
OLIVER’S CAMP TARANGIRE
Oliver’s Camp, located in Tarangire National Park, is a place for those who want to experience an adventurous safari with ample comforts. Join knowledgeable guides for a walking safari, soar over the plains in a hot-air balloon or examine leopard tracks along a dusty road. At Oliver’s, you can get to know the landscape from all angles.
The 10-tent camp is relaxed and comfy, imitating the original safari camps. The team at Oliver’s have worked together for years, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Join us for delicious meals and interesting conversation in the main lodge and sundowners under the stars.
The dry conditions are perfect for spotting wildlife gathering around waterholes.
From August until October, herds of antelope and zebras pass through Tarangire. At this time, the park has the highest concentration of mammals in the country.
Throughout the year, Tarangire is home to large herds of elephants and buffalo and a high concentration of big cats. There are also animals such as wild dogs, kudu, oryx and gerenuks that won’t be found in the north of Tanzania. And for birders, there are more than 550 species, many of which are attracted to the park’s swamps.
&BEYOND LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE
Lake Manyara National Park offers a true wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, &BEYOND Lake Manyara Tree Lodge melts into the natural beauty of its breath-taking surroundings.
Nine stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, weave a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in the cool, leafy surroundings, with elephant visitors passing through.
Holistically centred, enjoy healing therapies, organic practices and connecting with nature. Dine on nourishing dishes with our food-to-table philosophy, sip the freshest juices and smoothies. Work out in your room with our convenient Gym in a Basket and unwind with a massage in the massage sala.
The Park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant families it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with seasonal pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of waterfowl and migrant birds. Perhaps also enjoy a lakeshore bicycle ride through a local village.
ASILIA THE HIGHLANDS NGORONGORO
The Highlands has redefined the Ngorongoro Crater experience, offering an array of activities afforded by the camp’s exclusive location and a combination of comfort and contemporary style.
The award-winning camp with its eight domed canvas and glass suites is situated on the edge of a forest that skirts Olmoti Volcano. The surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The camp feels remote, but is within easy reach of Ngorongoro, where guests can go on day-long game drives to spot lions, elephants and giraffes, with a midday picnic break under a shady tree. From camp, hike up to the top of Olmoti for staggering views, or take a half-day trip to the soda lake in Empakaai Crater, where thousands of pink flamingos congregate. Guests can also interact with the local community, learning about Maasai culture and walk the cattle back to the boma at the end of the day.
At night, gather around a crackling fire with a glass of wine or whiskey before sitting down to a delicious three-course dinner.
Start the day with an early-morning wake-up call and a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy breakfast before you depart for a game drive or walk, or opt to take a picnic with you. By mid-morning, you’ll be back at camp with time to relax and freshen up before lunch.
It’s siesta time for most of the afternoon. Take the opportunity to relax with a book, visit our library or have a nap. Then it’s on to afternoon tea before you depart for a game drive with sundowners. Round off another perfect day in the bush with drinks by the campfire and dinner with good company.
ASILIA OLAKIRA MIGRATION CAMP
The mobile Olakira Migration Camp follows the wildebeest migration around the Serengeti, from the epic river crossings in the north to the southern plains where they give birth to thousands of calves each year. Stay with us to witness the greatest animal migration in the world.
Between June and November, Olakira is in the north to witness the crossing of the Mara River. Here, watch thousands of wildebeest take a leap of faith into the water, facing hungry Nile crocodiles and cantankerous hippos. When the herds are on the move, the air is full of grunting, thudding hooves and billowing dust. From December until March, we move camp to the southern plains of the Serengeti, where the wildebeest go to give birth and graze on lush grass, and predators such as lions and cheetahs gather to prey on the young.
Even at night, the Olakira Migration Camp experience is special. Our mesh-covered stargazing tents allow guests to sleep under a sky of glittering stars.
Olakira Migration Camp North: June to November
Between June and November, we are in the Bolongoja region in the northern Serengeti, watching the wildebeest herds crossing the Mara River. Watch hundreds of thousands of wildebeest plunge into the water and hurry across in a bid to avoid the crocodiles that lie in wait.
Olakira Migration Camp South: December to March
From December, we move to our southern base in Ndutu, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, the camp is conveniently close to an airstrip, besides being well positioned for excellent wildlife viewing. From here, we look across grassy plains, on which the wildebeest gather to give birth around February each year. Watch thousands of wobbly-legged young finding their feet, something they have to do quickly to avoid the watchful big cats that stalk these plains.
PCR Testing is being carried out in the Seronera region of Serengeti National Park. Allowing for test results to be delivered to travellers within 72 hours and prior to guests travelling home. See more pre-travel requirements HERE
- Outpost Lodge: dinner, bed and breakfast
- Oliver’s Camp: Full board accommodation, all house drinks (except champagne), TANAPA walking fees (subject to change) limited laundry service, scheduled open vehicle game drives, guided walking safaris, night game drives, transfers to/from Kuro airstrip
- Lake Manyara Tree Lodge: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge activities, laundry, daily safari activities
- The Highlands: Full board accommodation, all house drinks (except champagne), scheduled game drives, Olmoti Crater hike, Empakaai Crater hike, transfers to/from Manyara airstrip, limited laundry service
- Olakira Migration Camp: Full board accommodation, all house drinks (except champagne), limited laundry service, scheduled open vehicle game drives, transfers to/from Kogatende airstrip (June-mid Dec) or Ndutu airstrip (Mid Dec-Apr)
- A ground transfers and/or flights between airports and accommodations – please note that some ground transfers can be 3+ hours due to camp locations
- Emergency evacuation cover
- International Airfare
- Travel insurance
- Maasai cultural visits ($30 payable locally)
- Hot Air Balloon Flight
- Private vehicle/guide (available for $410 – $610 per day at most lodges, except The Highlands, Ngorongoro)
- Items of a personal nature such as gratuities, curio shop purchases and additional premium drinks/meals not included in the above rates
- Covid PCR test
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM & CONSERVATION
All accommodations are low impact, small guest number safari camps that utilise solar energy for power to the camps and guest rooms. Food is locally grown/sourced, grey waste management systems ensure sustainable water use and plant based menu options help reduce the camp’s footprint.
Your stay at Oliver’s Camp supports the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem that harbours one of the major lion populations remaining on the African continent. The Tarangire Lion Project collects vital information on the ecology and demography of resident lions in order to better understand their movements and ultimate protection.
The Highlands is part of the Ngorongoro Human-Wildlife Conflict Project which aims to reduce livestock predation by carnivores and the retaliatory killing of carnivores.
Staying at Olakira Camp helps support the Southern Tanzania Elephant Project, which is an elephant conservation programme that aims to protect elephants and enhance human-elephant coexistence.
SUPER K9’s is a Captured In Africa tourism-funded conservation initiative to financially support anti-poaching dogs and rangers through our partners Pit-Track K9 Conservation & Anti-Poaching Unit in South Africa. For every booking Captured In Africa receives, $100 per person is contributed to the Super K9’s initiative – thank you.
None of this would be possible without your sustainable visit to Africa.
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