Paradise Adventure Vacations proudly presents this 9-day tour with a special focus on the migration in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is perhaps the most famous game reserve in the world because of its huge population of predators and especially the annual migration of 2,000,000 ungulates.
Your driver/guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfers you to Ilboru Safari Lodge. This is a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool, nestled on the lower slopes of majestic Mount Meru. The Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers to northern Tanzania for decades. This beautiful Swahili sanctuary is ideally located and tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, you will comfortably stay in your private A melting pot of cultures; Mto Wa Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side. During your visit you'll get a good feel for the social side of the village the farms and the milling machines, the schools, markets and churches. You'll likely visit the village banana plantation as well as a youth art project, and a wood workshop where you can watch skilled Makonde tribe members carve intricate figurines, masks and household objects. Maybe you also like to visit to a local 'bar' so you can try mbege (traditional banana and millet beer).
After an early breakfast you game drive out of the park and travel to "Mto wa Mbu". The bustling farming community here is home to around 18,000 people. On this walk you'll discover a side of Tanzania many visitors miss out on. A melting pot of cultures; Mto Wa Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side. During your visit you'll get a good feel for the social side of the village- the farms and the milling machines,the schools, markets and churches. You'll likely visit the village banana plantation as well as a youth art project, and a wood workshop where you can watch skilled Makonde tribe members carve intricate figurines, masks and household objects. Maybe you also like to visit to a local 'bar' so you can try mbege (traditional banana and millet beer). Of course you also visit the bustling local market where you can wander around stalls selling fruit and vegetables, spices and meat, a treat for the senses! Your guide is from the village, giving you the opportunity to see the community through his eyes and ask questions.
The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem.erengeti means "endless plains" in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. Even the (long) drive towards your accommodation is one continuous safari! The park is usually described as divided into three regions: Serengeti plains, Western corridor and Northern Serengeti. The latter is where we can witness wildebeest and zebra migrating in their millions during the Great Migration, following the ancient rhythm of Africa's seasons. This is one of the most impressive natural events in the world. No matter which part of the park and in which season you visit, very few people forget their first encounter with the Serengeti.
Early in the morning you leave your accommodation for a full day safari! This is when Africa can sometimes reveal cooler temperatures so you should wrap up warm for the start of your day.
Another day completely dedicated to the great migration,With your packed lunch you drive out to find the migrators. There is plenty of time to take in this impressive spectacle! The safari will be completed by also looking for hungry predators such as like lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs that move along with the herd hoping to fill their stomachs.
Today you enjoy a game drive on your way en-route out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Crater. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater! As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor! The rugged and beautiful Ngorongoro Highlands offers one of the finest blends of culture, landscapes and wildlife in Tanzania.
In the morning, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater! Game drives descend into the Ngorongoro Crater through a lush highland forest, with magnificent birdlife to be spotted among the different tree species. Once on the grassy crater floor, you may discover a large variety of grazing herbivores, as well as the predators that are attracted by this abundant supply of prey.
You stay in the eco-friendly Karama Lodge & Spa, just outside Arusha town, with stunning views of the valley and (depending on clarity) as well as those of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Maasai steppes.
Today is unfortunately the last day of your trip with Show me around Rwanda safaris! Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to take a dive in the pool, have a massage or take a yoga class.
A professional driver/guide
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees