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6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas

6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas

6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas

Moving five times a year the camps attempt to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration, bringing guests as close as possible to the wildebeest action, as well as exploring the magnificent resident game. This luxury safari takes in the highlights of Tanzania, from the dramatic landscapes of Lake Manyara to the endless plains of the Serengeti and the magnificent views of the Ngorongoro Crater. Watch out for the famous tree-climbing lions and admire endless flocks of flamingoes on the shores of Lake Manyara. Discover the abundant resident wildlife of the Serengeti or experience the massed game of the annual Great Migration, with its thundering hordes of zebra and wildebeest.

Highlights

  • The tour begins and ends in Arusha.
  • It will be a once-in-a-lifetime excursion with our knowledgeable driving guides!
  • Enjoy the luxury of complete contentment and nights spent in the African bush.
  • Custom-made rugs and polished brass samovars add a touch of elegance and romance.
  • The guest areas include a dedicated sitting and dining tent, which provides deep sofas from which to contemplate the vastness and peace of the surrounding landscape.
6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas
6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas
6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas
6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas

Route & Itinerary

6 Days / 5 Nights
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Day 1: Arusha Airport - Serengeti National Park View Lodge

A scheduled air transfer will take you from Arusha Airport to an airstrip in the Serengeti, where a lodge representative will welcome you and drive you to the camp. This exclusive camp has Meru-style tented suites with en-suite bathrooms and a safari-style bucket shower. The main tent has a shared dining area and a fireplace, and another tent has a library and bar area where you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon or evening.

Following in the footsteps of the thousands of wildlife, the camp follows the migration in a pre-planned seasonal movement to allow prime game viewing opportunities (The camp will not move during your stay). The operation of this mobile camp is eco-friendly with careful attention placed on conserving the environment.

6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas
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Day 2 - 5: Serengeti National Park View Lodge

Game viewing takes place in specialized closed 4x4 safari vehicles allowing you to record great wildlife encounters clearly. Your trained and experienced safari guide will ensure that your morning and afternoon game drives are conducted safely and that you get maximum game viewing opportunities.

The Great Migration occurs in cyclic stages. The calving season from December to March each year sees the migration of wildebeest and zebra in the southern Serengeti. From late February to March the birth of half a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle occurs. During April and May, it is the rutting season, the great herds are on the move, traversing the south central Serengeti as they start to head north. June and July there is more urgency to find good grazing and water as the migration enters the Serengeti Western Corridor. Here they encounter their first serious barrier, the Grumeti River with its huge crocodiles waiting patiently for their annual feast. August to November, the migration has reached the northern range of the Serengeti bordered by the Mara River, which poses a massive barrier to transverse in order to find the sweet grass on the other side.

cheetah on the lookoutAt each stage of the migration, there are the ever-present predators stalking, hunting and following the migration as far as their territories allow. Plus of course, the plains are shared by elephants, buffalo, giraffe and other antelopes.

6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas
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Day 6: Arusha Airport

An air transfer will take you from a bush airstrip in the Serengeti to Arusha Airport, where you will meet your onward travel arrangements.

6 Days Classic Serengeti Under Canvas

Included

  • Return flights from Arusha Airport to Serengeti
  • Shared road transfers to and from airports
  • 5 nights accommodation in a classic safari camp
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner as per itinerary
  • Local beverages including teas/coffees, soft drinks, local brand beers, local spirits and house wines whilst staying at the safari lodges
  • Activities on a shared basis: game drives and bush picnics
  • Laundry
  • All meet and greet services
  • Entrance and conservation fees for all reserves as per itinerary

Excluded

  • Premium wine and champagne Optional activities and all other extras to be settled direct

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