Middlebury

Tanzania Migration Safari:
12 Days of Lions, Lodges, and Luxury

February 5-16, 2015

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The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Orbridge’s Tanzania Migration Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing this and other incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of the Serengeti National Park. Accompanied by expert Orbridge naturalists in outfitted Toyota Land Cruisers, venture with a small group of travelers into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Experience thrilling moments viewing diverse and abundant bird and mammal species, while getting to know local people and learning about the tapestry of cultures around you. Then, restore your senses in extraordinary lodges and a beautiful tented safari camp. Join us on safari and witness marvelous dramas of life and survival unfold before your eyes.

Program Itinerary

Day 1–2: En route/Arrive Arusha
Days 3–4: Tarangire National Park
Days 5–6: Mto wa Mbu/Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Days 7–8: Oldupai Gorge/Serengeti National Park-Seronera Valley
Days 9–10: Western Serengeti/Grumeti/Lake Victoria
Day 11: Serengeti/Depart Arusha
Day 12: En route/Arrive U.S.
Optional Extension: Days 11-16 Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

Please note: Locations selected for this safari promise excellent viewing of wildlife, whether migrating herds or resident populations. However, spotting specific wildlife cannot be guaranteed. Some activities are dependent on weather and seasonal conditions.

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What's Included

  • Airfare from the Serengeti to Kigali (KGL)
  • Accommodations at Flame Tree Village, Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, and Kigali Serena Hotel (or similar)
  • Transfers, all park fees, and two gorilla trekking permits
  • A temporary Flying Doctors membership
  • Meals, including 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners

Please note: Group space may not be available within 90 days of departure.

Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (Arusha)
A comfortable retreat on the shores of beautiful Lake Duluti, this country house-styled hotel is built on what used to be a coffee plantation. Relax in one of its 42 rooms and suites in banana-stem thatched huts, all with a private balcony, or take in the tranquil surroundings outdoors.

Maisha Kikoti Safari Camp (Tarangire National Park)
This luxurious camp, an African Wildlife Trust property, is surrounded by a landscape of ancient boulders, baobab, mopane and fig trees, and is located on the principal migratory corridor from the adjacent Tarangire National Park.

The Country Lodge (Ngorongoro Highlands)
Just 10 minutes from Ngorongoro Crater, retreat to a comfortable cottage in a colorful garden setting. Friendly and attentive staff will treat you with warm Tanzanian hospitality.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Serengeti National Park)
Here, make yourself at home in a thatched circular hut nestled among acacia trees. Surrounded by natural stone and wood décor, enjoy modern comforts and views of the Serengeti wilderness.

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp (Western Serengeti)
On a hilltop overlooking the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, Kirawira offers you a luxurious safari experience, with its Victorian era décor, excellent cuisine, and typical colonial furniture.

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Rates

Per person, based on double occupancy: $5,995
Rwanda Extension (February 15-20): $5,195