Voyages Jules Verne

Serengeti and the Secret Migration

Witness the annual migration across Serengeti and Ngorongoro with magnificent views from the elevated balconies of unique accommodation

The Great Migration comprises massive groups of wildebeest, zebra and antelope continually moving in search of the best grass, stalked by the great cats and at risk of ambush by crocodile at river crossings. It is in fact a circular movement around the Serengeti throughout the year (see map) from the Grumeti river up to the Mara river and down to the Ngorongoro Highlands, among the Gol Mountains and the Ndutu area.

Our innovative safari, exclusive to the UK, utilises Bush Rovers sited according to the season and current location of the migration, meaning this ‘Secret Migration’ may be observed away from the busiest sites across the entire eco-system throughout the year.

Few countries in the world are as exciting as Tanzania. Firstly, there is its scenery. From the shortgrass savannah, which gives its name to Serengeti, and petrified violence of the Great Rift Valley to the coral sands of Zanzibar. Secondly, the wildlife is spectacular with arguably the greatest viewing potential of any country in the world. Impressive statistics indeed, and this itinerary includes two of the world’s best wildlife highlights, Serengeti national park and the Ngorongoro crater, complemented by the beautiful but less lauded Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks and a chance to explore the famous Lake Victoria shoreline, where John Speke discovered the source of the Nile.

Serengeti and the Secret Migration

Witness the annual migration across Serengeti and Ngorongoro with magnificent views from the elevated balconies of unique accommodation

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport via Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro. Overnight at the Karama Lodge near Arusha with distant views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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 elephant. (B, L, D)

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 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 western corridor of the Serengeti, arriving at Little Okavango Camp for two nights. Late afternoon canoe ride amongst stunning birdlife, through the papyrus grasses. (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 Fly from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam with use of a day room before flight home via Amsterdam, or fly via Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar for an extension. (B)

Day 10 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.

Serengeti and the Secret Migration

Witness the annual migration across Serengeti and Ngorongoro with magnificent views from the elevated balconies of unique accommodation

Karama Lodge - Arusha

Karama Lodge - Arusha

An ecofriendly lodge in a wooded location overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro with a restaurant, bar and 22 log cabins with mosquito nets.

Kirurumu - Tarangire

Kirurumu - Tarangire

A remote camp overlooking a flood plain favoured by elephant, with just 10 permanent tented cottages with veranda and mosquito nets. Restaurant and bar.

Endoro Lodge - Karatu

Endoro Lodge - Karatu

A beautifully appointed lodge with a restaurant, bar, pool and 25 chalets with mosquito nets overlooking the Ngorongoro forest.

Bush Rovers - Serengeti

Bush Rovers - Serengeti

A unique Land Rover conversion creating tented accommodation on a working Land Rover, including hardwood bathroom, spacious, elevated bedroom with balcony, mosquito nets, downstairs bathroom and front seat WC.

Little Okavango Camp - Lake Victoria

Little Okavango Camp - Lake Victoria

A lovely tented lodge on the shores of Lake Victoria, gateway to the Little Okavango waterways and one of Tanzania’s great birding sites. Restaurant, bar and 6 tented bandas with mosquito nets.

Serengeti and the Secret Migration

Witness the annual migration across Serengeti and Ngorongoro with magnificent views from the elevated balconies of unique accommodation

Zanzibar 4 Night Extension

Zanzibar 4 Night Extension

A relaxing stay on the most famous of the spice islands on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Includes half board and transfers and a tour of Stone Town.

Day 1 Fly to Zanzibar for four nights at the Zanzibari Hotel. Includes half board and transfers. (B, D)

Day 2 Day at leisure. (B, D)

Day 3 Enjoy an excursion to Stone Town. Rest of the day at leisure. (B, D)

Day 4 Day at leisure. (B, D)

Day 5 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Zanzibari Hotel - Zanzibar

Zanzibari Hotel - Zanzibar

A boutique beach hotel in Nungwi on the North Eastern tip. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, infinity pool, spa, WiFi (free) and 10 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities.

Serengeti and the Secret Migration

Witness the annual migration across Serengeti and Ngorongoro with magnificent views from the elevated balconies of unique accommodation

2017

per person in a twin/double roomKLM from Heathrow
DatePrice
June 14 £3645
August 23 £3795
September 06 £3695
September 20 £3695
October 11 £3695
October 25 £3695
December 06 £2995
December 27 £3795

2018

per person in a twin/double roomKLM from Heathrow
DatePrice
January 10 £3795
January 24 £3795
February 11 £3995
February 25 £3995
March 07 £3695
March 21 £3695

No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (limited availability)
14 Jun
Single supplement £745
KLM Business Class from £2495
Flights are availale from Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow at no supplement.
Extension - Zanzibar
4 nights £895
Single supplement £225

Price Includes

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights' accommodation, full board, itinerary as described in 4x4 vehicles, park fees, services of guides and local representatives.

Not Included

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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