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Tanzania

Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

Witness one of the world’s most awe-inspiring events as you follow the hoof prints of zebra, wildebeest and other ungulates on their migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara Reserve.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 3716RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
5,199
Flights start at
1,000
Tanzania

Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

Witness one of the world’s most awe-inspiring events as you follow the hoof prints of zebra, wildebeest and other ungulates on their migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara Reserve.
Length
13 days
Starts at
5,199
Flights start at
1,000
Length
13 days
Rating (4.94)
Starts at
5,199
Flights start at
1,000
Program No. 3716RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2022
Starting at
6,199
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Nov 3 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
5,199
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, all 4 are spent at Central Serengeti.

Dec 1 - Dec 13, 2022
Starting at
5,199
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Jan 12 - Jan 24, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Jan 26 - Feb 7, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Feb 9 - Feb 21, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Feb 23 - Mar 7, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Mar 9 - Mar 21, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Mar 23 - Apr 4, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Apr 17 - Apr 29, 2023
Starting at
5,399
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

May 8 - May 20, 2023
Starting at
5,399
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Jun 5 - Jun 17, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Jul 6 - Jul 18, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Jul 20 - Aug 1, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Aug 10 - Aug 22, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Aug 24 - Sep 5, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Sep 7 - Sep 19, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Oct 2 - Oct 14, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2023
Starting at
6,499
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Nov 6 - Nov 18, 2023
Starting at
5,399
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, all 4 are spent at Central Serengeti.

Dec 4 - Dec 16, 2023
Starting at
5,399
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2022
Starting at
7,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Nov 3 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
6,199
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, all 4 are spent at Central Serengeti.

Dec 1 - Dec 13, 2022
Starting at
6,199
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Jan 12 - Jan 24, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Jan 26 - Feb 7, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Feb 9 - Feb 21, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Feb 23 - Mar 7, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Mar 9 - Mar 21, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Mar 23 - Apr 4, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Apr 17 - Apr 29, 2023
Starting at
6,459
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

May 8 - May 20, 2023
Starting at
6,459
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Jun 5 - Jun 17, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Jul 6 - Jul 18, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Jul 20 - Aug 1, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Aug 10 - Aug 22, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Aug 24 - Sep 5, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Sep 7 - Sep 19, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Oct 2 - Oct 14, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2023
Starting at
8,149
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Nov 6 - Nov 18, 2023
Starting at
6,459
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, all 4 are spent at Central Serengeti.

Dec 4 - Dec 16, 2023
Starting at
6,459
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

At a Glance

Each year 2 million animals migrate between the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya, a journey of 800 miles. The migration is dramatic — considered to be the largest movement of wildlife on earth. Witness the highlights of the migration from strategically placed mobile tented camps and study this phenomena and its impact on the land, the animals and the people living on the periphery of the migration route. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge — the Cradle of Mankind — as we follow in the hoof prints of the migrating animals.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicles on unpaved, bumpy, dusty roads in parks. Outside of game parks travel on paved roads.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Follow the animals of the Great Migration.
  • Learn about the contribution of Louis and Mary Leakey during a field trip to Olduvai Gorge.
  • Learn how the migration impacts the lives of the indigenous people at a Maasai village and a rural community.

General Notes

This is a Micro Group program, with 12 or fewer participants. Check the daily schedule on the website or contact the Program Provider if you plan on making your own flights for correct arrival and departure dates. Group sizes limited to 12. Guaranteed window seats in safari vehicles. We follow the path of the yearlong migration; dividing time between two adjoining Serengeti regions for optimum game viewing. The event takes place in a circular pattern in the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem and annual rainfall dictates the timing and course of migration.
Featured Expert
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Lucas Mhina
Lucas John Mhina was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. His parents are from two different tribes in coastal Tanzania and from the Mount Kilimanjaro region. He studied in England at East London University, in Kenya at Nairobi's Strathmore College, and received further training in educational excursion leading and first aid while in South Africa. Lucas has a keen interest in ecology and truly enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of the birds and wildlife of East Africa.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Lucas John Mhina was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. His parents are from two different tribes in coastal Tanzania and from the Mount Kilimanjaro region. He studied in England at East London University, in Kenya at Nairobi's Strathmore College, and received further training in educational excursion leading and first aid while in South Africa. Lucas has a keen interest in ecology and truly enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of the birds and wildlife of East Africa.
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Mosses Lomonyaki Meleya was born and raised at the foot of Mt. Meru, Tanzania. He studied at the prestigious Mweka College in Kilimanjaro and is a bronze level member of the Tanzania Professional Safari Guides Association. Mosses' field experience includes nine years as a safari expert in Tanzania's wildlife parks and reserves. In addition to his vast knowledge of wildlife, he has a deep understanding of his country's natural environments as a result of living in the bush for many years.
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Wildlife of East Africa
by Martin B. Withers
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
Lonely Planet Swahili Phrasebook
by Lonely Planet
A pocket phrasebook, dictionary and language guide for the traveler to East Africa.
Origins Reconsidered, In Search of What Makes Us Human
by Richard Leakey, Roger Lewin
A personal account of hominid evolution, looking back at the evidence and conclusions from the original 1977 book "Origins," augmented with a thoughtful consideration of what makes us human.
Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania
by Chris McIntyre, Philip Briggs
A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar.
Tanzania Map
by Nelles
A double-sided map with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.
Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning
by Boyd Norton
Featuring 250 exquisite color photographs alongside Norton's firsthand accounts of travels in Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro over a decades-long career.
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro
by Adam Scott Kennedy
Featuring a habitat-based approach to more than 270 bird species, this handy guide to fowl in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Speke Gulf includes 480 color photos and accessible text.
The Safari Companion
by Richard Estes
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind.
Elephant Memories, Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family
by Cynthia Moss
A tribute to the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park by Cynthia Moss, founder and director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project. Moss writes with authority and verve about her favorite creatures.
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
by Jonathan Kingdon
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. The guide includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
Big Five of Africa
by Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Award-winning wildlife photographer Gerald Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Brief but informative text introduces each animal but the photographs (rightly) are the main focus. Size: 8 x 8 inches.
Africa, a Biography of the Continent
by John Reader
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
Green Hills of Africa
by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway paints the true story of his ramblings on safari in this classic, exquisitely written tale of hunting around Lake Manyara, which includes some of the best writing on the land itself and original pencil drawings. Originally published in 1935.
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior
by Ole Saitoti
Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai Mara, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides.
Culture Smart! Tanzania
by Quintin Winks
This pocket guide introduces local customs, etiquette and culture.
Northern Tanzania Map
by Ma Company (Tanzania)
A colorful, hand-drawn map at a scale of 1:1.4 million shows popular game parks and reserves, including Tsavo, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngornogoro, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro.
Out of Africa
by Isak Dinesen
The perennially best-selling tale of a naive young woman who leaves Denmark for East Africa, Dinesen's (AKA Karen Blixen) autobiography draws us into life on a struggling coffee plantation. It's a moving story inspired by a love for Kenya and its people. Includes the novella Shadows on the Grass.
Africa, The Serengeti
by George Casey (Director)
James Earl Jones narrates this dazzling 40-minute IMAX documentary of the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.
African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai
by Matteo Guzzini (Photographer)
Guzzini captures the rituals and travels of the mysterious Masaai communities of Tanzania and Kenya in beautiful, untouched photographs that honor the people and their land.
The Tree Where Man Was Born
by Peter Matthiessen
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Mathiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
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13 days
12 nights
30 meals
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DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrive Kilimanjaro,Transfer to Arusha, Check-in
Kilimanjaro/Arusha
Mount Meru Hotel

Activity note: From the international airport to the hotel is about 30 miles; approximately 1-1.5 hours. Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. This is an international travel day; no meals or program activities are scheduled on this day. See your program’s travel details regarding transfers.

Evening: At leisure to relax and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead. Prepare luggage for check out tomorrow.

DAY
3
Orientation, Shanga Beads, Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
B,L,D
Tarangire Osupuko Lodge

Activity note: Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. From Arusha to Tarangire National Park is about 100 miles; approximately 3.5 hours.

Breakfast: At the lodge we'll enjoy a selection of hot and cold dishes with tea and coffee.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Meals on our program feature local cuisine. In many cases, they will be plated and served set meals; in others, we will have buffets with multiple options. Beverages include coffee, tea, water; other beverages are usually available for purchase. Unless otherwise specified, all transportation during this program will be provided by 4x4 safari vehicles with pop tops. Each vehicle can accommodate 6-7 passengers (plus the driver/guide) in window seats. Please note that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Before departing the hotel on our first field trip, we'll enjoy an expert presentation on Tanzania's history and current events, plus the country's unique role in East Africa. After checking out of the hotel, we'll drive to Shanga Beads—an inspirational artisan group based in Arusha—for a presentation led by members of the project. Shanga Beads produces beautiful and unique jewelry out of recycled materials. The talented artisans who create the one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces are physically handicapped and would generally be unable to find work in Tanzania. Proceeds from the business go toward teaching and employing more physically challenged artisans.

Lunch: At Cultural Heritage House.

Afternoon: Departing Arusha, we’ll journey southwest to Tarangire National Park and check in to our lodge upon arrival. After some time to freshen up and relax, we’ll have an orientation to the lodge, then assemble for a presentation by our Group Leader on the Elephants of Tarangire National Park and an introduction to local conservation efforts.

Dinner: At the lodge.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Tarangire National Park Game Drives
Tarangire National Park
B,L,D
Tarangire Osupuko Lodge

Activity note: Early morning game drive in the national park, focus on elephants of Tarangire and baobab trees.

Breakfast: At the lodge we'll enjoy a selection of hot and cold dishes with tea and coffee.

Morning: Before breakfast, we'll embark on a game drive in the national park. Our focus today will be on the elephants of Tarangire and the seemingly inverted baobab trees that dot the landscape. Tarangire has one of the highest elephant population densities in Tanzania, making this a prime location for observing these social pachyderms. Upon returning to the lodge, we'll have a late breakfast followed by free time. Take this opportunity to recharge your batteries after today's early start, enjoy the lodge amenities, and ready yourself for our afternoon activities.

Lunch: At the lodge.

Afternoon: We’ll head out for another game drive in Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire River snakes through the national park that bears its name. Wildlife travel long distances; drawn to the area's only permanent river. The 1,096 square miles of protected lands are home to a large variety of game such as: wildebeests, elephants, zebras, gazelles, elands, gerenuks, lions and leopards. Extensive grasslands, dusted with the occasional acacia or baobab tree, provide the optimum conditions for viewing wild animals. Bird lovers will not be disappointed-- there are more than 500 avian species found at this park including: Yellow-collared Lovebirds, Rufous-tailed Weavers, Ashy Starlings, Stocking-thighed Ostriches, and Kori Bustards. We’ll return to the lodge with time to freshen up and relax before dinner.

Dinner: At the lodge.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check out and transfer in the morning.

DAY
5
Lake Manyara, Village Visit, Cultural Interaction
Lake Manyara
B,L,D
Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Activity note: From Tarangire to Mto wa Mbu is about 66 miles; approximately 2 hours. From Mto wa Mbu to Lake Manyara is about 5.5 miles. Although not required, previous participants have enjoyed taking coloring pencils/pens and other basic supplies to donate to the local school. Slow paced walking on flat, unpaved village paths.

Breakfast: At the lodge.

Morning: We’ll check out and begin our transfer to Lake Manyara. Visit to a local school for interaction with the students. En route, we'll stop at Mto Wa Mbu Village to meet a variety of the village folk as they go about their daily tasks.

Lunch: In the village with a local family.

Afternoon: Next, we'll visit an open-air market to sample a bit of local culture and view the types of products being sold. Arriving at the lodge, we’ll check in with some time to freshen up and relax before dinner. The lodge is built in a style reminiscent of a Maasai village, situated on a high ridge with beautiful views of Lake Manyara.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check out and transfer in the morning.

DAY
6
Central Serengeti, Maasai Village, Game Drive
Central Serengeti
B,L,D
Semipermanent Tented Camp - Central Serengeti

Activity note: From Lake Manyara to C. Serengeti Camp is about 124 miles, usually just over 4 hours.

Breakfast: Early, at the camp.

Morning: Check out and load vehicles. Early morning, we’ll visit a Maasai village to experience the simple and uncluttered lifestyle of the Maasai. From there, we’ll travel to the Central Serengeti region.

Lunch: Boxed lunch en route.

Afternoon: We’ll continue our transfer to Serengeti National Park. After going through the gates, we’ll have our first game drive in Central Serengeti. Here, the open grasslands are interspersed with small rocky outcrops, home to small mammals and reptiles that are not touched by the migration. This is also hyena country, which brings into focus the role of scavengers as “waste management” specialists of the migration. We’ll then proceed to the camp, check in, and have a site orientation.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
7
Central Serengeti Game Drives, Searching for Big Cats
Central Serengeti
B,L,D
Semipermanent Tented Camp - Central Serengeti

Breakfast: Early morning at the camp.

Morning: On our game drive this morning, we’ll search for big cats — lion and cheetah — and learn whether lions follow the migration. After what we hope will be an exciting morning, we’ll return to camp.

Lunch: At the camp.

Afternoon: On this afternoon’s game drive, we’ll search for the unsung little creatures of the Serengeti — such as the dung beetle — and the vital role they play the overall ecology of the migration. We’ll return to camp with time to freshen up and relax before dinner.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: We'll gather for a Group Leader presentation on the "Great Migration" and ponder the question of whether the future of the migration is in jeopardy. Then prepare for check out and transfer in the morning.

DAY
8
Game Drives, Monitoring & Protecting Wildlife
South Serengeti
B,L,D
Mobile Tented Camp - Southern Serengeti

Activity note: From C. Serengeti to S. Serengeti is about 50 miles, approximately 2 hours.

Breakfast: At the camp.

Morning: After checking out, we’ll head south to Ndutu, with a game drive en route, followed by a visit to the Serengeti Park Headquarters. A presentation by a park representative will address the role of rangers and staff of Serengeti National Park in monitoring and protecting wildlife of the park.

Lunch: At Serengeti Park Headquarters, we'll have box lunches.

Afternoon: We’ll have another game viewing field trip en route to Ndutu, one of the favorite birthing places for wildebeests and zebras. The nutrient rich grasses in the southern Serengeti prepare the young wildebeests for the 800 mile journey that lies ahead. We’ll check in upon arrival at the camp with time to freshen up relax before our next activity, a discussion about wildebeests and their adaptation mechanisms.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
9
Game Drives, Wildebeest Calving, Zebra Migration
South Serengeti
B,L,D
Mobile Tented Camp - Southern Serengeti

Breakfast: Early at the camp.

Morning: During this morning's game drive we will be on the lookout to witness the birthing of wildebeests. In the southern Serengeti, the young wildebeests grow quickly and gain strength for the long trek ahead. Lion, cheetah, and hyena revel in the easy pickings as they also nurture their young. Ready your cameras-- photographic opportunities are plentiful! We’ll return to camp after the field trip.

Lunch: At the camp.

Afternoon: Later in the afternoon, we’ll go on another game drive and focus on zebras. We’ll learn about these uniquely striped equines and what they do to ready themselves for the “great migration.” Returning to camp, we’ll join our Group Leader in a “sundowner” and a discussion on the significance of the migration on the two million people who live on the periphery of the Serengeti.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: At leisure. Enjoy our last evening together in the Serengeti, then prepare for check out and transfer in the morning.

DAY
10
Olduvai Gorge Site, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro
B,L,D
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Activity note: From S. Serengeti to Olduvai Gorge is about 34 miles, approximately 1.5 hours. From Olduvai Gorge to Ngorongoro is about 33 miles, approximately 1.5 hours.

Breakfast: At the camp.

Morning: We’ll transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge, the renowned “Cradle of Mankind” archaeological site where Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of Homo Habilis. A local expert will accompany us on a walk through the archaeological site while detailing the lifework of Louis and Mary Leakey and the early human artifacts found at Olduvai.

Lunch: At Olduvai Gorge, we’ll have boxed lunches.

Afternoon: We'll continue our transfer to Ngorongoro. When we reach the rim, we’ll pause to take in the first breathtaking view of the Ngorongoro Crater. This is truly one of nature's great spectacles with thousands of animals constantly on the move around the crater floor that is 12 miles in diameter. We’ll move on and check in at the lodge, freshen up, and regroup for a Group Leader presentation on formation of the crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the UNESCO “Outstanding Universal Value” inscription: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (more than 2 million acres, 809,440 hectares) spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests, from the plains of the Serengeti National Park in the north-west, to the eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley. The area was established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. It includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera, and Olduvai Gorge, a 14 km long deep ravine. It has global importance for biodiversity conservation in view of the presence of globally threatened species such as the black Rhino, the density of wildlife inhabiting the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding areas throughout the year, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, and other ungulates into the northern plains.

Dinner: At the lodge.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
11
Game Drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, Coffee Farm
Karatu
B,L,D
Acacia Farm Lodge

Activity note: From Ngorongoro to Karatu is about 13 miles. Leisurely paced walk on paved and unpaved paths.

Breakfast: Early at the lodge.

Morning: After check out, we’ll climb into 4x4 vehicles for our descent into the crater and a full morning game drive amid one of the most extraordinary concentrations of wildlife on earth. Viewing animals from such relatively close range, with the wall of the crater as backdrop, provides opportunities for incredible photos. Next, we'll transfer to Karatu, arriving for check in at the lodge in time for lunch.

Lunch: At the lodge.

Afternoon: Later in the day, we will join our Group Leader in an exploratory walk around the lodge's farm and coffee plantation for a look at the way of life and agricultural practices of a small local farm.

Dinner: At the lodge. Enjoy your last night in Tanzania among newfound Road Scholar friends.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check out and transfer in the morning.

DAY
12
Transfer to Arusha, Day Room in Arusha, Program Concludes
Kilimanjaro/Arusha
B,L,D
Mount Meru Hotel

Activity note: From Karatu to Arusha is about 90 miles, approximately 2.5 hours. Hotel day rooms in Arusha have a 6:00 p.m. check out. Please note that your program does not include overnight hotel reservations for this evening. See your program’s travel details regarding transfers.

Breakfast: At the lodge.

Morning: After check out, we will begin our transfer to Arusha. Before arriving at our hotel, we will pay a visit to a local home to enjoy a family-hosted meal.

Lunch: At a local home.

Afternoon: We will arrive at the hotel where we have reserved day room accommodations. This provides an opportunity to relax, finish packing, and freshen-up before transferring to the airport for night flights to North America.

Dinner: At the hotel, we will enjoy a light snack before check out. This concludes the program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

DAY
13
Return Flight to North America
In Flight





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