This 6 night safari visits Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater before going into the South Eastern part of the Serengeti. The route shows the best areas to visit during February to see the wildebeest migration.
When to go
During February the wildebeest are normally foaling and moving slowly across the short grass plains from Loliondo towards Ndutu.
Arrive and overnight in Arusha to recover from the flight.
Day 1: Picked up by your safari guide and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This is approximately a 2 hour drive. Lunch at the lodge and then an afternoon game drive in the park. The only lodge in Manyara National Park is Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Alternatively, continue on to Gibb's Farm. This is about a 1 hour drive from Manyara.
Day 2: Drive to Gibb's Farm on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. After lunch, drive in Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Afternoon game drive in the crater.
Day 3 & 4: Drive to Loliondo via Olduvia Gorge Museum. Visit Olduvia Gorge museum and enjoy a short walk before continuing on to Loliondo Game Controlled Area. Game drives and walks in Loliondo area.
Day 5 & 6: The migration is normally around Ndutu in February. Stay at Ndutu Safari Lodge or Serengeti Mobile Camps. The mobile safari camps are normally set up in the private camps at Ndutu or around Seronera. Full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park.
Day 7: Fly from the Serengeti to Arusha. You will fly from Ndutu airstrip or Seronera airstrip, depending on your safari camp.
February isn't the most dramatic time of year for the migration as the wildebeest are not crossing the crocodile infested rivers of the Grumeti (June/July) or the Mara (August/September). However, the Serengeti is generally warm and dry as the short rains have not started (March) so it is a pleasant time to visit the region. The foals are arriving, making this a period of new life.
Read more about the migration path from month to month.
Goto all Serengeti Lodges and Masai Mara Camps.
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