8-Days Tanzania Great Migration Footsteps Safari
The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern that is relatively predictable. They migrate throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it’s now thought, better quality water.
In the hands of our expert driver-guide, you will experience encounters beyond your dreams. But rest assured, there’s always something interesting to see.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire national park
After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park for a full day of game viewing. The Tarangire River, which meanders through the park, attracts wildlife, from a herd of elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, and antelopes to various colourful birds. The park is famous for having the most significant elephant population in Tanzania.
During a safari there, you will have the chance to see many families of elephants interacting quietly. Noontime, you will have a stop for a picnic lunch in an observatory inside the park where you can view animals drinking water in the river. And many times, lions attack a thirsty zebra or wildebeest), continue game viewing, and finally, later on, return for dinner and overnight at Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent).
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, drive across the Great Rif Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive. This fascinating park is noted for its splendour and extraordinarily lush acacia forest of giant figs and mahogany trees, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys.
The park is also home to many buffalos, giraffes, elephants and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually fold. The park is famously known for its over 400 bird species and the climbing lions and the flamingos on the lakeshore. The landscapes of this park are spectacular, and the game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing implausible views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground with the lake, flamingos, and flat plains on the horizon. You will return for dinner and overnight at Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent)
Day 3: Lake Manyara to Central Serengeti
After breakfast, depart, heading to the renowned Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration, driving through the spectacular views up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a bird’s eye view of the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon game drives to Ang’ata Serengeti Camp for dinner and overnight.
More than 2 million large animals inhabit this 14,763 sq. km of the park, including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains, zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles. Large predators, including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas, are drawn to the areas by the plenty of prey that migrates throughout the park.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Breakfast then departs for a full-day game viewing in Serengeti. Later on, in the afternoon, drive back for dinner and overnight at Ang’ata Serengeti Camp.
Day 5-6: Serengeti national park Following the Migration
Drive across the vast plains of Serengeti, searching for the Great Migration. The migration location depends on the time of the year and could be as far as the remote North of the Serengeti near the border with Kenya or could be in the South (Ndutu Area). Later on, in the afternoon, drive back for dinner and overnight at Ang’ata Migration – Bologonja Camp.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Today, you will wake up very early to do an early morning safari before breakfast, spot the animals when they are more active and have a fantastic sunrise. The sun-up in the African Savannah is one of the most excellent stunning experiences. After the game drive, return to the camp for brunch. In the afternoon, transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area arrives for dinner and overnight stay at Octagon Lodge.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Very early in the morning, descend to the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon, drive up the steep road out of the crater and return to Arusha.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a pioneering experiment where people (the Maasai), livestock, and wildlife co-exist and share the same protected habitat. The stunning spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater, its steep walls falling some 610 meters to the floor, is undoubtedly one of the highlights of a safari tour in Tanzania. The crater floor is home to thousands of everyday animals, including the rare black rhinos, zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, hippos, elands, elephants, and a large predator population of lions hyenas, and jackals. It’s also famous for its most giant elephants globally and has massive tusks.
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|Seasons||Price per person sharing|
|1 pax||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax|
|June 15, 2022, to September 14, 2022||$ 5,095||$ 3,646||$ 3,350||$ 3,061||$ 2,999||$ 2,866|
|September 15, 2022 to December 9, 2022||$ 4,988||$ 3,290||$ 3,075||$ 2,704||$ 2,692||$ 2,507|
|December 10, 2022 to January 9, 2023||$ 5,095||$ 3,646||$ 3,350||$ 3,061||$ 2,999||$ 2,866|
|January 10, 2023 to January 31, 2023||$ 4,988||$ 3,290||$ 3,075||$ 2,704||$ 2,692||$ 2,507|
|February 1, 2023 to March 14, 2023||$ 5,095||$ 3,646||$ 3,350||$ 3,061||$ 2,999||$ 2,866|
|March 15, 2023 to March 31, 2023||$ 4,988||$ 3,290||$ 3,075||$ 2,704||$ 2,692||$ 2,507|
|June 15, 2023 to September 14, 2023||$ 5,095||$ 3,646||$ 3,350||$ 3,061||$ 2,999||$ 2,866|
|September 15, 2023 to December 9, 2023||$ 5,095||$ 3,646||$ 3,350||$ 3,061||$ 2,999||$ 2,866|
Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Africa Safari Lake Manyara is located between the foothills of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara; however, far more distinguished is its position. It could easily be mistaken for being right in the middle of the National Park.
The accommodation site is a safari in and of itself, with various room types scattered throughout the diverse grounds. You will enjoy a spacious complex with different accommodation types, like Premium Bungalows, Luxury Glamping Safari Accommodations, Safari Comfort Accommodations with en suite bathroom and 1 to 14-person Safari Tents.
A location ideal for exploring Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks and Ngorongoro crater. Also perfect as a stopover on your way to Serengeti National Park
The camp offers a swimming pool with sun terrace, Lounge bar, Restaurant, Fitness & Massage Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and a Guest Relation Desk for all your questions, excursions or last-minute Safari trips.
Ang’ata Migration Bologonja Camp
Located near the Bologonja Ranger Post, our camp is an hour’s drive away from Mara River. You can witness the world-famous River Crossing, with Nile Crocodiles lying in ambush and Big Cats on the shores awaiting the Migration from July to October.
Set in front of an extensive plain, you will most certainly be in the company of thousands of Wildebeest while enjoying your cup of tea in front of your tent.
A large camp with 12 large Guest tents, including a 2 tent Family unit, a lounge and a dining tent. Each guest tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, vanity desk and flush toilets. Depending on the request, a King-size bed or 2 Twin beds or triples are available.
The lounge is the place to meet other travellers and share your day’s Safari stories while enjoying a complimentary Tanzanian coffee or teacup. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the dining tent, freshly prepared by our Chefs daily. Bush TV (local name for campfire) is lit when the weather permits.
Ang’ata Serengeti Camp
Set up in Seronera, the central region of the Serengeti National Park, the camp allows easy game drives to most of the Serengeti’s areas. In a day’s drive, you can reach Moru Kopjes, and the Maasai Kopjes with the rock paintings and N’gong Rocks to the south, Grumeti river and the Western corridor, Retima Hippo Pool and even Lobo area to the north or explore Turner Springs to the west if you have already scouted the Seronera region.
A large camp with 12 large guest tents, including a 2 tent Family unit, a lounge and a dining tent. Each guest tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, vanity desk and flush toilets. Depending on the request, a King-size bed or 2 Twin beds are available.
The lounge is the place to meet other travellers and share your day’s Safari stories while enjoying a complimentary Tanzanian coffee or teacup. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the dining tent, freshly prepared by our Chefs daily. Bush TV (local name campfire) is lit when the weather permits.
Octagon Lodge is the perfect base for some of the world’s most diverse safari experiences, including the world-famous Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.
The lodge-style evokes the spirit of the old African homestead through the harmony of the indigenous environment and architecture set with the heart of untouched and wild paradise. Surrounded by the mesmerising birdsong of the beautiful bush, each en-suite room ensures complete peace and privacy.
Nestled between colourful gardens in a breathtaking landscape, Octagon Lodge exudes an African charm with all the modern comforts in Karatu, Tanzania.
Our traditionally designed en-suite chalets, rooms, family rooms, and two-bedroom cottage have their charm and character to offer guests a unique and comfortable experience. These units are ideal for couples, families, friends, and campers due to the location. While the rooms are situated in the gardens, guests are still free to traverse to the main lodge to enjoy the multitude of facilities available.
The lodge offers exceptional dining with an air of charm. Our talented chefs bring to the table flavours of Europe and tastes of Africa using our organically grown fresh farm produce. Our chef and the team have kept a careful balance between old and new and traditional African cuisines. Still, they have stuck to simplicity, authenticity and freshness, reviving old classics into ‘food with soul’.
Enjoy your evenings at our Irish bar, which is unique to Tanzania and one of the only Irish bars in Africa. Refreshing cocktails and tropical sundowners are the order of the day; the bar is tastefully decorated with African style and charm and well stocked with a full selection of local and international beers, wines and spirits.