Overview

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

SERENGETI AND THE SECRET MIGRATION

Explore Ngorongoro Crater and with an extra night in the Serengeti, witness the Great Migration on game drives and from the elevated balconies of unique bush rovers

With abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery from the Serengeti plains to the sands of Zanzibar, this Tanzanian tour begins in Tarangire, the country’s less famous, most surprising national park, inhabited by eland and elephants, oryx and lions. Lake Manyara diverse ecosystems creates a landscape described by Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa.”

Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera on Earth, its prolific wildlife is protected by 600m-high crater walls. The Serengeti is home to the phenomenal Great Migration of huge herds of wildebeest and zebra. This annual event is a continuous circular movement around the Serengeti, and this innovative safari features Bush Rovers, re-positioned season by season, so that you can observe the spectacle away from the busiest viewing sites. And Lake Victoria concludes the tour, looking like a freshwater sea, peppered with islands, and brilliant for birdwatching.

 

 

Key Features

Wildlife Experience
Exclusive Arrangement
Guaranteed Window Seat
'Bush Meets Beach’ Extension
Local Expert Guides

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, and transfer to Arusha, for overnight at Planet Lodge.

Day 2 Drive to Tarangire National Park, boasting, impressive numbers of wildlife. Afternoon game drive and overnight at Kirurumu Tarangire tented camp, overlooking a flood plain often visited by elephants. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Travel to Lake Manyara, the best place to see the tree-climbing lions and birdwatching haven. Enjoy a game drive. Two nights at Endoro Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Descend into Ngorongoro Crater, the UNESCO listed Conservation Area boasting an astonishing density of wildlife, with spectacular game viewing. We make the most of it with an extended game drive, including lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Visit Oldupai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey found stone tools and fossilised bones. The on-site museum has finds from the gorge and a hall dedicated to the Leakey’s work. Continue to Serengeti National Park, renowned for rewarding safaris. Overnight at the Heritage Camp. (B, L, D)

Day 6 The Serengeti is synonymous with the Great Migration, the herds’ circular movement within the reserve up to the Mara, which is where the Bush Rovers come in. Tented accommodation on working Land Rovers, that allow for easy re-positioning of the ‘mobile camp’, to prime locations, the Kusini area, the Grumeti and Mara River, for the season’s viewing. Enjoy game viewing and two nights in the Bush Rovers. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Antelopes large and small share the park with the A to Z of African wildlife, from aardvark to herds of zebra, from Big Five to Little Five, from shy bushbaby to sly crocodile, and numerous prides of lions. Experience a fabulous day of game viewing in the migration area. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Leave the Serengeti through its western corridor, emerging at Lake Victoria, with prolific birdlife. Immerse yourself in these unspoilt surrounds with a canoe ride through its channels and along the lake. Two nights at the Little Okavango Camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Take a look at life on Africa’s largest lake, including a visit to a local fish market; and enjoy an afternoon birding walk. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Transfer to Mwanza and fly to Dar es Salaam, with a day room use before the flight; or fly to the ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar, for a four-night extension. (B)

Day 11 Morning arrival at your chosen airport.

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

Notes

On occasion, alternative hotels of the same standard may be used.
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.
The day room is for people who are not extending the tour and are connecting with their international flight home.
Jan – Mar the Bush Rover camp stay will be on days 5 & 6, when staying at Kusini area, and stay at Serengeti Heritage Camp on day 7.

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. 

2023

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

Date Price
February 8 £5795
May 31 £6115
June 14 £6345
July 5 £6695
August 9 £6945
September 6 £6345
September 27 £6345
October 4 £6115
October 11 £6115

2024

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Regional Flight Options

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £995  (Jul £1200)

Flight Options

KLM from Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow – On request
KLM Business Class - On request

Extension Options

Extension - Zanzibar
4 nights £955
Single supplement £205

Extension - Saadani
5 nights £945 (Jul-Dec £1195)
Single supplement £225

Privately Guided

Add £295 per person

Tour Only

Save £700 
Arrival transfer add £50
Departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, full board, itinerary as described, 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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