Overview
You will witness the Great Migration mating and crossing the Grumet River in the Western corridor of the Serengeti. By May, the great migration arrives on the plains at Kirawira a few days after the last rain season has fallen around the Grumet River and western savanna woodland. Kindly note that this is a natural phenomenon in rare cases the Great Migration be affected by rainfall, availability of water and food in the area, predators, and nutrition contents in the grasses.
6 Nights 7 Days 15 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec, and more Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO Tanzania
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All transfers.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Tanzania National Park fees.
  • A Local Top-notch safari guide.
  • All meals from start to completion.
  • Accommodation as specified or similar.
  • Vegetarian meals can be served upon request.
  • 100% guaranteed departure. We've never canceled a trip.
  • Scheduled domestic flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam.
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance; this should NOT replace your travel insurance.
  • Private 4-wheel drive custom safari vehicle with cool beverages and snacks, a pair of binoculars, animal and bird guidebooks, and bean bags for stabilizing long lenses.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Airline-Imposed Fuel Surcharges.
  • Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations.
  • Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars, and cigarettes.
  • Airline-Imposed Seat Assignment and Checked Baggage Fees.
  • Tips for your Tour Guide/ Driver (minimum US Dollar 25 per day)
  • Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified in the itinerary.
  • Visa (Available at the airport for $ 100 or less; costs vary significantly from country to country).
Highlights
We don't want you to miss these!
  • See wild animals including the Big Five.
  • Highlights of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Witness the Great Migration in the plains of the Serengeti and Ndutu.
Itinerary
Detailed itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival into Arusha City – Tanzania
A Shrike Safaris representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Kiboko Lodge, your lodge in Arusha for an overnight stay.

 

Day 2:
Arusha | Serengeti through the Great Rift Valley escarpment and Ngorongoro Highland
After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, we will drivel into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti – with its green endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the Serengeti, featuring the Seronera River, which is a source of the water to this area and hence acts a bloodstream to wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. The majority of the big cats can normally be found around Seronera Valley and Makoma area. The area is not only heavily populated with a large number of predators but also other animals can easily be seen elephant, birds and resident game.
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Day 3:

More Exploration of the Central Serengeti

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over the great migration.​

Explore the pristine landscapes of the Serengeti National park with your safari guide's uncanny wildlife spotting instincts leading the way. Endless plains of the Serengeti, the kopjes - dramatic granite outcrops, savannah grassland/ woodland, and riverine valleys are the home to a variety of fascinating wild animals, from the lowly dung beetle to the impressive African elephant. 

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Day 4:
Western corridor and Grumet River

Spend more time searching out wildlife and exploring the western Serengeti's rich landscapes. The Great Migration and Big predators are the most well-known of the Serengeti's offerings, but there is much more to see. Thousands of equally fascinating dramas of a smaller scale play themselves out on Kirawira and Musabi plains.

Once you return from wildlife viewing, take time to sit by the fire and relax. Exchange stories of the day, write in your journals or simply enjoy the fresh evening cool breeze. 

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Day 5:
Serengeti Full-Day Game viewing 
Enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The majority of the wildebeest migration normally roaming around Grumet River and Kirawira and Musabi plains. The Grumet River is the place to be, sometimes the wildebeest tend to cross the river and hence provide the annual meal for Nile crocodiles.
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DAY 6
Morning Game viewing | Drive to Mwanza city
Depart at 6.00am for early morning (sunrise) game viewing. Later drive back to the camp for a sumptuous breakfast while enjoying the cool breeze from acacia trees surrounding the camp.

Early morning is the best time for game viewing as most of the killings take place around this time. Our professional guide is always happy to share with you lots of hidden secrets in the Serengeti, why Serengeti shall never die, how Darwin's theory, survival of the fittest applies in the Serengeti and much much more...

After breakfast collect your picnic lunch and drive to Mwanza city.

 

Optional:
Visit Mayega Children Centre on your way to Mwanza city.
Shrike Safaris through Busega Scotland, support abandoned or orphaned children at the Mayega Children’s Centre, just 10 miles from the Ndabaka gate entrance to the Serengeti’s Western Corridor... There are millions of children in Africa who have been abandoned or orphaned as a result of the AIDS pandemic. And this is a chance to join hands and make a difference.
While safaris may be our calling, these dear children are our joyful passion. How they love—and need—the friendship and support of visitors. Our mission is to inspire and enable Shrike guests to take informed and compassionate action.
There is heroic work being done! We enthusiastically urge all travelers to spend a few hours visiting the Mayega Children’s Centre. Give your time, your talent, your resources, and your love. Become a bridge of information and exchange between cultures.
What would you do? 
Sing, dance, play. Talk about your profession to teenagers. Bounce babies on your knee. Perhaps help put up a school building. Or simply provide a window to the larger world. We guarantee that lives will be forever touched. And not just the children’s.

 

Later drive to Mwanza city - 'the Rocky city' for the mighty Lake Victoria 
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DAY 7
Mwanza city | Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport - Dar es Salaam city.
After a sumptuous breakfast at Malaika Beach Resort, you fly to Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam city to connect with your International flight home. Depending on your flight time; a day room can be provided upon request for a shower, rest, shopping or a swim before your flight home...
The group should tip the guide around $25 to $ 50 a day
Pickup point
Here is where we will meet, don't get lost!
Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Road, Tanzania View on Map