Serengeti Great Migration
Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is renowned for its incredible annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking fresh pastures and water, the herds move north from the breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. The region around Moru Kopjes and west of Seronera gets congested with hundreds of thousands of animals. Most cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River while others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Some heading through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.
This Tanzania Safari tour features Serengeti National Park alongwith Ngorongoro Crater. Located west of Arusha, it is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world. Surrounded by a 400-600m rim, the Crater allows the wild life to roam free. It is one of the few places where you can see the Big 5 in a single day and it also hosts the endangered black rhino.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY SERENGETI GREAT MIGRATION…And, experience safari in Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park.
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Getting There There are regular flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (near Arusha) from South Africa, Europe and the United States. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29mi east of Arusha, the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit.
Some domestic flights out of Arusha will leave from Kilimanjaro International Airport, but most flights to reserves leave from the much smaller Arusha Airport (ARK) located 8km/5mi west of town. From either airport you can catch an internal flight to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and most other destinations in Tanzania.
Tanzania's main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. The latter is the entry-point for visitors to the southern parks and Zanzibar.
When to go January to March: The best time to visit the Serengeti when the grazers are calving. These are also the warmest months.
April and May: This is the 'green season' with lush vegetation, full rivers and lakes, and abundant birdlife and wild flowers, as well as baby animals. Best to avoid, as ‘long rains’ can be heavy and can make unsealed road travel difficult.
June to October (dry season): These are the coolest months when the weather is less humid, but still warm. It's a good time for game viewing and ideal for walking safaris, as animals start to congregate around shrinking water sources. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is from August to October that usually takes place after the long rains.
November onwards (rainy season): Things get increasingly wet and sticky. Within this framework, different areas have different patterns. Whale shark season is October to March.
Visas All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You are advised to obtain one before travelling by applying at least a month ahead to the Tanzanian High Commission.
It is possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, but this is subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You won’t be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival.
Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of your visa application.
Visa information source: www.gov.uk