Tanzania's Great Migration
Trip Details
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10 Days / 9 Nights
Inclusions: Includes 1 night luxurious accommodation at Arusha Coffee Lodge w/ breakfast; 4 nights stylish tent accommodation with meals, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, soft drinks & bottled water, two scheduled daily game drives, laundry and valet service at Serengeti Under Canvas migratory tented camp; 4 nights’ luxurious all-suite accommodation with meals, premium wines, beers & spirits, two scheduled daily game drives and walking safaris, laundry and valet service at Faru Faru River Lodge; VAT/taxes and ground transfers.
 
Exclusions: Does not include international or internal air*, meals not stated in itinerary, visa fees; gratuities; phone calls; items of a personal nature.
 
Disclaimer: Any discounts or complimentary nights offered on ATG tours are not combineable with ATG dollars or discounts.


 

Trip Overview

The awesome thunder of a thousand wildebeest, the staggering beauty of the savannah and the exquisite luxury of the finest game operators in all of Africa.

Your Tanzanian safari begins at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an elegantly-styled Victorian plantation house, before continuing to the Serengeti for your mobile wilderness camp experience.

Luxurious permanent and semi-permanent migratory camps are carefully located to coincide with documented movements of the annual Great Migration as it traverses the Serengeti Plains, allowing guests to come as close as possible to the migration as well as resident game.

Even if you have seen the wildlife riches of Africa before, you have never seen them on so fast a scale as during the Great Migration. Read more on Singita's blog.

Points of Interest

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Singita Grumeti Reserves

Singita Grumeti, situated adjacent to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, is an integral part of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, the home of the Great Migration. The reserve was created to protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration and the indigenous biodiversity of this vast and important ecosystem. Since 2006, Singita has managed the reserve, at the request of the concessionaire and began the task of generating, via low impact tourism, the funds necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of the reserve through conservation and community partnerships.

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The Great Migration

Sometimes called "The Greatest Show on Earth," the Great Migration is always an exhilarating time of year in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.  For a period of weeks in the Southern hemisphere's late fall/early winter, millions of wildebeest accompanied by zebra and gazelle move through the Serengeti on their annual migration.  At Singita Grumeti Reserves, the low rumble of hooves started very early in 2014, beginning in early May; six weeks before it was expected. Within the next two days, wildebeest in the multiple hundreds of thousands engulfed Singita Grumeti; the Great Migration had arrived.  By the end of the month the...

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Itinerary

  1. International arrival in Kiliminjaro or Arusha Airport where you will be greeted and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge for overnight on a bed and breakfast basis.


     

  2. Early flight from Arusha to migratory Serengeti Under Canvas camp for 4-night safari experience.

    Experience exciting daily game-drives, night drives and interpretive bush walks, unique to Tanzania, visits to local Maasai manyattas (homesteads), and exciting bush banquets.


     

  3. Expert rangers and guides will lead you on game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles through the Serengeti or Klein's private wildlife concession. Action-packed night game-drives are unique to Tanzania, offering guests extraordinary game viewing.


     

  4. Enjoy exciting bush breakfasts, sundowners and romantic bush dinners with magnificent views over the northern Serengeti.


     

  5. Game viewing highlights include excellent year-round lion, leopard and cheetah viewing; huge buffalo and elephant herds; soaring eagles, hawks and vultures glide past the hilltop camp; rich birdwatching in seasonal marshland and five distinct habitats.


     

  6. Fly to Faru Faru for 4-night safari experience

    On Safari - Faru Faru River Lodge

    Guests may join morning and afternoon wildlife drives or arrange for equestrian tours as well.  But it is on guided walking tours, particularly along the river, that you will experience the Serengeti the way our most ancient ancestors did…on foot.  Listen to the rich chorus of the savanna - an unanticipated, thoroughly entrancing aspect of your encounter with the wild.


     

  7. Whether you choose to see wildlife from a safari vehicle, on horseback, by mountain bike, hot air balloon or on foot, your guide is thoroughly prepared to enrich your stay.

  8. For a change of pace, you may have a meal set under the majestic canopy of trees that arch over the Grumeti River.  A scene of gleaming silver dinnerware, crystal goblets and crisp white linen is even more memorable by the stunning contrast between unspoiled nature and unlimited luxury.

  9. A wide range of activities including archery, billiards, lawn croquet and badminton are available throughout the day.  Spa services are also available at the lodge.

  10. Light aircraft transfer to Kiliminjaro for connection with your international outbound flight.

Accommodations

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Nestled amongst the coffee plants of the largest plantation in Tanzania is the Arusha Coffee Lodge, the finest accommodation in the gateway city to the famous parks of Tanzania.  The lodge is cozy and serene, with excellent food, comfortable furnishings and superb coffee. Luxury chalets are designed around the original plantation houses, lavishly furnished with a split level living area, open fires and a private wooden deck overlooking the plantation, where Vervet monkeys can often be seen clambering nearby.  

There is a swimming pool and spa area behind the reception and restaurant. Redds African Grill House, serves a variety of international and local and African cuisine, most of which is supplied by local farms.  The bar area is a popular hangout at night and is a great place for a few after dinner drinks. Breakfast consists of an assortment of cereals, breads, fruits and traditional egg dishes; lunches are usually barbeque style.

Faru Faru River Lodge, Singita Grumeti Reserves

Faru Faru is built on a gently sloping hill above a beautiful waterhole and the Grumeti River.  The suites and main lodge are modern interpretations of the traditional Masai home, blending into the undisturbed landscape.  Every suite has a picture window facing the waterholes and river so that day or night, whatever the weather, you can view the wildlife in complete comfort.  Everything from dinner to a long bubblebath comes with a magnificent view.  

The local influence is ever-present, inspired by rock formations said to have been left behind by an ancient people. The elevated viewing decks over the watering hole means that viewing game without even leaving the lodge is an option. The Swahili-inspired beach offers the opportunity for some serious rest and relaxation.

 

Singita Explore Mobile Camp

Designed to follow the unpredictable locales where the game are, you would never guess that a mobile camp could be this comfortable.  Canvas guestrooms include all that a safari traveler could need in a camp that offers the reward of real contact with your surroundings.

At night the delightful sounds of the uncrowded and wild African bush flow unabated through your room, your head and your dreams. Dawn growing gently over your toes.   Morning coffee is taken fireside and breakfast is ready when you are.

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