Overview

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

SERENGETI AND THE SECRET MIGRATION

Witness the Great Migration with magnificent views from elevated balconies of unique bush rovers and explore Ngorongoro crater

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. Indeed the Bush Rovers are the recent winner of the Nat Geo Traveller "BIG SLEEP AWARDS" (Happy Glampers category 2017!).

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. Discover two of the world’s best wildlife highlights, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater, the world’s largest complete volcanic caldera enclosing 100 square miles of prolific wildlife.

This is complemented by the beautiful but less lauded national parks of Tarangire amidst the hills of the Rift floor and Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake attracting birdlife and animals.

Instead of backtracking to Kilimanjaro, this itinerary continues through western Serengeti to Lake Victoria where by way of contrast you can discover by boat and on foot the people and birdlife of the largest of Africa’s great lakes.

Key Features

Wildlife Experience
Exclusive Arrangement
No Single Supplement
Guaranteed Window Seat
Local Expert Guides
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 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 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 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 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.

2017

For 2017 dates please call 020 7633 6700

2018

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

Date Price
January 10 £3795
January 24 £3795
January 28 £3795
February 7 £3795
February 11 £3995
February 21 £3995
February 25 £3995
March 7 £3795
March 21 £3795
May 30 £3495
June 6 £3795
June 13 £3895
June 20 £3895
July 4 £3995
July 18 £4395
August 22 £4195
August 29 £4195
September 5 £4095
September 19 £4095
October 10 £3995
October 17 £3895

2019

Date Price
January 9 £3895
January 23 £3995
February 6 £4195
February 20 £4195
March 6 £3995
March 20 £3895
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Llimited availability, on these dates

Jun 6
Single supplement £795
(Dec £745; 2019 £845)

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, 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.

Notes
Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to 'climb' into the safari vehicle.

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