Overview

Arusha - 1 night
Tarangire NP - 1 night
Ngorongoro area - 2 nights
Serengeti - 2 nights
Lake Victoria - 2 nights
Saadani – 3 nights
Flight - 1 night

SERENGETI AND THE SECRET MIGRATION - CONSERVATION DEPARTURE

Witness the Great Migration from elevated balconies of unique bush rovers, explore Ngorongoro crater and learn about Tanzania’s conservation initiatives and the conservation projects of David Guthrie, who will accompany this special departure

Inspired by Prince William’s visit to Tanzania to raise awareness of the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference and learn more about Tanzania’s conservation work, we have teamed up with our long standing partner, Tent with a View, to combine our Serengeti and the Secret Migration tour with their great knowledge and impact on protection of Tanzania’s wildlife, allowing unrivalled immersion in Tanzania’s animal kingdom and conservation efforts.
Tanzania’s wildlife resources include Africa‘s last intact savanna wilderness ecosystem, the Serengeti, site of the world’s largest terrestrial mammal migration, the highest density of predators in Ngorongoro and of elephants in Tarangire. But Tanzania’s wildlife populations are under threat from poaching and clashes between wildlife and people involved in activities such as farming and mining, as the benefits of wildlife tourism are not shared equally. However, there are some good news as conservation projects have a huge positive impact.
A Tent with a View started in 1995 when friends David Guthrie & Masa Kilanga started their own mobile safari company. David started as a wildlife guide in Selous Game Reserve, later becoming involved in lion research in Selous and founding the endangered green turtle project in Saadani National park which is run from the wildlife research centre at Simply Saadani Camp. He was, with the respected Dr Alfred Kikoti at the forefront of anti-poaching efforts in 2012 when he set up the Tanzania Elephant Protection Society (TEPS). David has worked tirelessly with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) on anti-poaching and set up a task force which was eventually involved in shaping government policy at Tanzania’s Wildlife Division. David featured in the 2013 ground-breaking Nat Geo film ‘Battle for the Elephants’ which focused on the slaughter of Africa’s elephants for their tusks. 
These days David does not guide tours as often as he’d like but, with little convincing, he agreed to lead a small group on this one-off Secret Migration itinerary with Jules Verne as we join forces to raise awareness.
We have selected the best season of travel when the bushrovers are located close to the iconic Mara river crossings and included Saadani’s off-the-beaten-track reserve, revealing a white sand beach location unique in East Africa combining marine and mainland flora and fauna, home to the green turtle project led by David Guthrie.

 

Key Features

Wildlife Experience
Exclusive Arrangement
Guaranteed Window Seat
Expert Guide
Guest Lecturer
Guaranteed Departure
Small Group Size: 2 - 6

 

Special Event

Private Bush Rover

Two nights in a unique & private mobile camp sited in the migration area, a Land Rover conversion with tented accommodation on a working Land Rover, hardwood bathroom, elevated bedroom with balcony, mosquito nets, downstairs bathroom and front seat WC.

 

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport via Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro. Overnight at the Planet Lodge in central Arusha.

Day 2 Drive to Tarangire National Park amidst the hills of the Rift floor. Afternoon game drive and overnight at Kirurumu Tarangire camp overlooking a flood plain favoured by

Day 3 Travel to Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake attracting birdlife and animals for a game drive. Stay two nights at Endoro Lodge, Karatu overlooking the Ngorongoro forest. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Descend into Ngorongoro crater, the world's largest complete volcanic caldera, 100 square miles of prolific wildlife. Extended game drive including lunch, in the company of a Masai guide. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Continue towards the Serengeti for two nights in the unique Bush Rover Suites, placed according to the season and migration movement at a prime location such as the Grumeti or Mara rivers, or the Kusini or Gol Mountains. Game viewing en route. When staying at the Kusini or Gol Mountains area (normally Dec-Mar) also visit Oldupai Gorge and museum. (B, L, D)

Day 6 A fabulous day's game viewing in the migration area on game drives and from your exclusive Bush Rover Suite. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Game drive through the Serengeti western corridor, emerging at Lake Victoria for a boat ride amongst stunning birdlife. Two nights at Little Okavango Camp (formerly known as Victoria Island Camp). (B, L, D)

Day 8 Canoe ride through the "Little Okavango" channels and along the lake. Take an intimate look at life on the lake including a fish market and boat yard. Afternoon birding walk. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Drive to Mwanza, the Rock City, for the morning flight to Dar es Salaam. Transfer to Simply Saadani Camp (6hrs) for a three-night stay. Briefing about the next 3 days of conservation-based safaris (B, L, D)

Day 10 Enjoy a safari and talks about conservation projects with David Gunthrie, the man who started all of these fantastic projects, and his team. The focus will be on historic elephant collaring, new zebra and lion collaring in the park and the protection of the endangered green turtles. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Enjoy a safari and talks about conservation projects with David Gunthrie and his team. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Morning at leisure. Drive to Dar es Salaam for your return flight. (B, L)

Day 13 Arrive in the morning.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

SAFARI VEHICLES: 4x4 land cruisers with opening roof exclusive to Voyages Jules Verne carry a maximum of 6 guests with a guaranteed window seat. Driving is often on unmade, rough roads which can be affected by seasonal dry and wet weather conditions. On occasion, accommodation and safari routing may be subject to change. The movement of the migration is not completely predictable and viewing success may vary. Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to 'climb' into the safari vehicle.

Due to baggage restriction on the internal flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam your luggage allowance is restricted to one piece per person with a weight of 23kg. If you are traveling on the Zanzibar extension there is a baggage restriction and your luggage allowance for this tour is restricted to one piece per person with a weight of 23kg in soft bags only.

2019

Wednesdays
per person in a twin/double room
KLM from Heathrow

Date Price
July 17 £4995

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £995

Flight Options

KLM Business Class from £2495
Flights are availale from Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow at no supplement.

Extension Options

Extension - Zanzibar
4 nights £995
Single supplement £225

Independent Arrival

Save £700 
Arrival transfer £35
Departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 11 nights' accommodation, full board, itinerary as described in 4x4 vehicles, park fees, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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