Northern Serengeti Fly-in - Migration Explorer

7 days
FROM £ 4,085
Countries Visited: Tanzania
Off the beaten track

Northern Serengeti Fly-in - Migration Explorer

The Great Migration thunders north across the Serengeti plains to fresh grazing in the Masai Mara but before it can reach the Mara the animals need to cross several rivers including the Grumeti, the Mara and the Talek Rivers. It is the crossing of the Mara River which poses the greatest obstacle, in the far north Serengeti, where hungry giant Nile crocodiles wait. It is these river crossings that many hope to see.

This fly-in safari offers you a choice of superb lodges in the northern sector of the Serengeti, perfect for a safari between June and November time when the wildebeest can be seeing first tracking north to the Mara, and then south on their way back to the southern Serengeti to calve. Select from Serengeti Migration Camp, Sayari Camp, Lemala Kuria Hills, Serengeti Serian North Mobile Camp.

As you can imagine, getting 'off the beaten track' at this time of the year is a challenge. However with these camps/lodges we can offer you a degree of exclusivity - all the properties suggested here are small and well-positioned.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to the lovely Mount Meru Game Lodge for the night - a perfect place to rest up after your international flight.

DAY 2-6

The Serengeti
You will be transferred to the airport in the morning for your light aircraft flight to the airstrip in the northern Serengeti. You will then enjoy a game drive to your camp (please see pricing below for a selection of four camps - all handpicked for their location). The Mara River in the northern part of the Serengeti is the greatest hurdle for the wildebeest - a vast and rushing river populated by hungry crocodiles - a far more challenging prospect than the Grumeti River which consists of many small channels. This is the spectacle many visitors want to see and so it is no surprise that lodges in the area near the river throughout July, August and September especially are booked to full capacity. It is essential to book as early as possible if you are keen to be in the Serengeti/Masai Mara at this time. Following the migration are all the predators ensuring that your days here on safari are action-packed!

DAY 7

Return to Arusha
Following breakfast you will will enjoy a game drive back to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha, where you can relax at the Mt Meru Game Lodge before being taken to the airport to meet your international departure.
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Includes

  • All domestic flight specified
  • Domestic airport/government departure taxes
  • accommodation and board basis as specified
  • all detailed transfers
  • all game drives operated by the camp with other guests in their 4x4 vehicles (except for optional hot air balloon safari currently £450.00 per person)
  • all park entrance fees
  • limited laundry on safari
  • 1 litre of bottled water per person per day on safari
  • the services of our offices in Tanzania & the U.K. with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: international flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, driver/guide tips , optional excursions/sightseeing tours/hot air ballooning, gratuities, any items of a personal nature, visa fee

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing at Serengeti Migration Camp: from £4,085 (low season); from £4,295 (high season)
  • Per person sharing at Sayari Camp: from £4,350 (low season); from £6,095 (high season)
  • Per person sharing at Lemala Kuria Hills: from £3,795 (low season); from £5,025 (high season)
  • Per person sharing at Serian Serengeti North Camp: from £6,355 (low season);
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

Extensions - enjoy a few days relaxing on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar or Pemba island after your safari. Please ask us for details. Next Paradise Boutique Hotel from £130 per person per night.

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