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6 Days Migration Western Corridor

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By the end of April, the wildebeest migration starts to spread west across the plains towards the Seronera area (Central Serengeti) and Western Corridor

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All about the 6 Days Migration Western Corridor.

By the end of April, the wildebeest migration starts to spread west across the plains towards the Seronera area (central Serengeti) and Western Corridor (western Serengeti). The majority of the migration can normally be seen in the Seronera area (or just south of the Seronera, in the southern plains) from April to May. In June the majority of the migration can then be found in the Western Corridor. The Western Corridor is a narrow stretch of land that stretches from the west of Seronera to the Western Serengeti National Park border. The Western corridor is one of the areas where the migrating animals are forced to cross the Grumeti River. This normally happens when the animals leave the southern plains and begin heading north. Please note witnessing a crossing is a matter of luck.

Our 6 days Migration wildlife safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages, have been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include both the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park) and Western corridor (western Serengeti National Park) where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from May to June. To save on unnecessary travel time and to increase your game viewing time, this itinerary has been designed that you fly back from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Safari vehicle with pop up roof
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fee (bought upon arrival, 50-100$/pp)
  • Meals not specified
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Personal items
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service etc.
  1. Day 1 Arusha – Ngorongoro

    Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
    Distance: 190 km
    Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.
    Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.
    Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

  2. Day 2 Ngorongoro – Central Serengeti

    Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
    Distance: 145 km
    After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We enjoy a game drive en-route to the lodge.
    We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
    Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

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  4. Day 3 Central Serengeti

    Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
    After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration normally pass through the area in April & May, however the Seronera area is within reach of both the southern plains and the Western Corridor. The resident game in the area is phenomenal and species such as elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion and a variety of other predators and herbivores can be seen here all year round.
    Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.
    Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

  5. Day 4 Central Serengeti – Western Serengeti

    Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
    Distance: 110 km
    After breakfast we head towards the western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Western Corridor. We will do a game drive en-route from the Seronera area to the Western Corridor area.
    We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Western Corridor area in June, depending on rainfall patterns.
    Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

  6. Day 5 Western Serengeti

    After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Western Corridor. The key feature in the Western Corridor is the Grumeti and Mbalageti rivers, running almost parallel to each other, each support a band of evergreen forest. The rivers sustain a permanent game population of zebra, wildebeest, all the predators and birdlife. It is also possible to find large pods of hippos and huge crocodiles in the Grumeti River. The wildebeest normally gather around waterholes midmorning in such densities, that they look like ants swarming around a nest.
    Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

  7. Day 6 Western Serengeti – Arusha

    After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Arusha and enjoy a game drive en-route ,through Ngorongoro conservation area.
    Or join a scheduled flight from Grumeti airstrip to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Arusha town. On arrival in Arusha You will be taken to your hotel, for lunch and overnight which ends our safari services.

  8. Day8 Departure Dates

    The departure dates for all our East Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on our East Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages into Tanzania and all East Africa.

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Hotels, Camps and Lodges

What to Expect from Safari Accommodation

In such monumental landscapes always expect space. Both with individual rooms and the layout of a camp or lodge. Space and seclusion come naturally here as lodges are carefully situated miles away from each other. Also, expect inimitability. There is no homogenised blueprint to follow, and all accommodation looks to work with the environment to offer something unique in both style and design. And expect to find accommodation that exceeds expectations.

There’s a continual smile of surprise as you arrive at camps that shatter any apprehension about uncomfortable bathrooms or roughing it. Safari accommodation is both the compliment and the antidote to a day of exploring; maintaining your immersion in the wild and providing a luxury that gently pulls you down from the day’s adventure.

Definitions blur, and names are often used interchangeably, but African safari accommodation can be broadly split into half a dozen categories: lodges, luxury tented camps, mobile camps, public campsites, hotels and guesthouses. Some countries are dominated by one of these, in others, a safari itinerary could feature the full range of accommodation styles.

Within these categories, there’s a spread of quality reflected in the price and, sometimes, by star ratings. Most safari itineraries will combine different styles of accommodation, utilising the best options dependent on the destination. Head further into the wild larger national parks and you often stay in intimate camps. Return from a long safari and the extra comfort of a hotel is savoured.

As a very broad summary, lodges are a localised version of a hotel or guesthouse, with private bathrooms, spacious restaurants, and extras like swimming pools. They’re permanent structures that are usually larger than camps. Luxury tented camps are situated in areas rich with wildlife, permanent or semi-permanent operations catering for an intimate number of guests. They use canvas tents on solid bases with large beds and private bathrooms. Mobile tented camps are erected deep in the wilderness, surrounded by wildlife and catering for a small group of guests.

They’re simpler but still spacious and with good amenities, generally geared towards exclusivity and privacy. Within national parks, budget safaris use public campsites with facilities that vary in quality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Whats included in this tour?
  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Safari vehicle with pop up roof
Whats not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

All our safari packages include unlimited game drives with no restriction on mileage or fuel. This gives our guests more freedom and flexibility allowing the exploration of more secluded regions for exclusive wildlife viewing.

Unlimited Mileage means that you are able to drive for as long as you want within the parks’ operational hours (6am to 6pm), and the designated area for game drives on the given day.

For example, if the itinerary designates Central Serengeti, then you are able to stay within the Central Serengeti region as long as you want, stretching to the borders of Western Serengeti.

However, we cannot, for instance, drive from Central Serengeti to the Mara River then back. Some companies quote you for limited game drives with restrictions on mileage and fuel.

You wouldn’t make it very far from the main road or have the ability explore the more exclusive areas of the park. With unlimited game drives, you can fully enjoy your safari completely worry-free.

Absolutely. We provide unlimited beverages in our safari vehicle including bottled drinking water, your preferred soft drinks, juice, domestic beer, French-press coffee and tea.
All our safari vehicles are equipped with a small refrigerator to keep your drinks chilled for you to enjoy during your safari.
It is important to never assume that any of the animals encountered on your game drive are tame. Though attacks by wild animals are unusual, nothing in the African wilderness is predictable.
While you are staying in your safari lodges and camps, it is important to be especially cautious and aware of your surroundings as many of these areas are not fenced and contain wildlife roaming freely. If you have children with you, keep them in sight and do not let them wander alone.
At smaller tented lodges, you will always be escorted to and from your tent for dinner or during the night. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to raise them to the staff or your guide.
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