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Sopai Safaris

6 Days Unlimited Maasai Mara River Crossing

TRIP DETAILS

Trip overview

The Great Migration is the most dramatic wildlife spectacle on the planet and there’s only two places in the world where it takes place: the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Every year millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their way from the Ndutu region in the south of the Serengeti, across perilous river crossings and huge expanses of grassy plains, to reach fresh green grass that comes with seasonal rains as they move northwards.

Day by Day Itinerary

After a pleasant arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha airport, you will be welcomed by one of the Sopai Safaris representatives who will initially meet and greet you. After a short introduction of himself, he will transfer you to your dedicated hotel within Arusha City for your night stay waiting for your adventure to start on the next day.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfasts 
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge 

Breakfast at your accommodation, and drive to Tarangire National Park for a full-day game drive with your packed picnic lunch, The Park is Located slightly off the main safari route, Tarangire National Park is a lovely quiet park in Northern Tanzania, the park has some of the highest population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit, venture into the park for a matter of hours leaving parts of Tarangire virtually untouched.
After an extensive game viewing you will be driving to Karatu for dinner and overnight stay waiting for your epic adventure to proceed on the following day.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Eileens Trees In 

Enjoy breakfast at Eileens Trees In and drive towards the northern Serengeti, Game viewing is superb year-round in the Serengeti: the park is home to the Big Five (although rhinos are rarely seen), and is particularly renowned for its predators – leopard, cheetah, lion and hyena – which are regularly spotted. The Serengeti also plays host to the phenomenal Great Migration, which sees millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traversing the open plains of the park in search of fresh grass from seasonal rains, moving northwards of the Serengeti known as “Kogatende” into the neighboring Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, and then returning south to the Serengeti again. The dramatic scenes of huge herds on the move, crossing rivers and vast plains and pursued by predators looking for their next kill, are the stuff nature documentaries are made of. Experiencing the Great Migration is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime event that most safari travelers have at the top of their bucket list.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Mara Heritage Camp Or Mara Pure Migration Camp

Breakfast at your accommodation and drive to the central Serengeti while gaming on the route, The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impalas, buffaloes, crocodiles, and hippos but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebras and wildebeest (depending on their location and time of your trip). The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. Apart from the migrating herds, you may see predators such as leopards, cheetahs and lions.

After enjoyable afternoon gam rive, you will be driving to your camp for your dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Cam waiting for your adventure on the following day.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp 

After a beautiful breakfast at your accommodation in the Serengeti, with your packed picnic boxes, you will be driving straight to Ngorongoro crater for the full day game drive inside the Ngorongoro crater, The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera in the world. It is a scenic showstopper that extends across an astonishing 260 square kilometres. The crater is hemmed in on all sides by sheer craggy walls that rise up to 600m above the floor. The view from the lushly forested rim is utterly stupendous and would justify a visit to Ngorongoro in its own right. But this spectacular crater also stands as one of Africa’s most alluring safari destinations, supporting solid populations of all of the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, black rhino and buffalo), plus a host of other iconic large mammals, in a lush and scenic landscape that frequently draws comparisons to the metaphorical “Garden of Eden”. After crater tour, ascend the crater to Arusha.

Northern Serengeti River crossing

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