Are you planning and interested in booking a safari in Serengeti National Park Tanzania on Christmas, coming for a safari in Tanzania on Christmas holiday Serengeti National Park is the Best National Parks in Tanzania to visit on Christmas. Tanzania has a lot to see on Christmas holiday ranging from the Big 5 animals, primates, hiking Mountain Kilimanjaro and the unique Cultural encounter. One of the amazing activities to enjoy is watching the great migration at your luxury camp in Tanzania during the Christmas holiday.
What to see on safari in Serengeti National Park Tanzania on Christmas
Serengeti National Park is one of the best national parks in Tanzania where to spend Christmas holiday, it is the oldest and one of the largest National Parks in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park is the most visited park in Tanzania famous for massive migration of Wildebeests and large herds of animals including Zebras, Elephants and towers of Giraffes. Serengeti remains the best place in Tanzania and East Africa to film Lions and the Wildebeests.
The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park is the best activity to lookout for on Christmas holiday.
You will have an opportunity to see the Great Migration, this happens every year between the months of June to October which involves over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of Zebras migrating from the southern parts of Serengeti National Park plains and Ngorongoro crater to the southern parts of Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and back to Serengeti National Park. This involves the wildebeests and Zebras rearing their young ones, this is not simple given the fact it is more of 3000 miles journey which tiresome making it a life and death migration, many die due to exhaustion giving a chance to other carnivore animals to ease their search for food like Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions. Of the above dry months August and September are the best months to see the Great Migration given the fact this is good time as well to experience the river crossing during the migration, late October the rains will resume in Tanzania and the herds will start their journey back to southern parts of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater grassland plain areas.
Where to stay in Serengeti National Park on your Christmas holiday in Tanzania
Lodge options to stay in spending Christmas holiday on safari in Tanzania in Serengeti National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Serengeti National Park include Mwiba River Lodge, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, Mbali Mbali Soroi Serengeti Lodge, Singita Sasakwa Lodge and Zawadi Serengeti Safari Lodge.
Detailed itinerary for safari in Serengeti National Park Tanzania on Christmas
Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then heard to the central park area, known as 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. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge
MEALS: Dinner | Overnight HB
ACCOMMODATION: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Day 02: Full game Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal animals returning from hunting and lions awaking in the dawn followed by a full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the Great Migration and the movements of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.
MEALS: Dinner | Overnight HB
ACCOMMODATION: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning game drive and after depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge where you will have dinner and overnight
MEALS: Dinner | Overnight HB
ACCOMMODATION: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After an early breakfast, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports avast 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 it’s 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 southwestern 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.
You will proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport with packed lunch or have hot lunch in Arusha if time is permeable.
Other places to visit and combine with a safari in Serengeti National Park Tanzania on Christmas
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is another great park in Tanzania to visit on Christmas holiday in Tanzania. The park is located few kilometers from Arusha town. It is known to have the largest concentration of wildlife only after Serengeti National Park. The park is home to the highest population density of elephants in Tanzania making it one of the best places to film Elephants in East Africa. Tarangire has beautiful scenery made up of its habitats which range. Visiting Tarangire National Park will give you an opportunity to encounter large herds of Elephants up close and other wildlife alongside its beautiful scenery as a backdrop.
What to see in Tarangire National Park during your Christmas holiday in Tanzania
Tarnagire National Park is dominated by the breathtaking beautiful and historical baobab trees which are one of the major attractions of this park. Along with your guide a visit to these trees will give you an opportunity learn about the beliefs and history attached to them. These Baobab trees are said to be moving creatures which used to walk around on the surface of the earth using their roots, unfortunately there movement annoyed the creator God who punished them and stopped their movements thus planting them in one place upside down with their roots up so that they couldn’t move again.
The park is home to large herds of Elephants one herd can go consist up to 300 Elephants. Other animals include wildebeests, buffaloes, impalas, gazelle, heartbeest, zebras, elands, stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long necked gerenuk.
Where to stay in Tarangire National Park during your Christmas holiday
Lodge options to stay in during your Christmas holiday in Tarangire National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Tarangire National Park include Tanzania Baobab Tented Camp, Kwa Kuchinia, Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, Oliver’s Tented Camp, Maramboi Tented Camp, Tarangire Sopa Lodge and Tarangire Safari Lodge among others.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is located between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. The park is dominated by Lake Manyara a shallow alkaline lake at an altitude of 960m which was formed in a depression within the Rift Valley System. Lake Manyara National Park has a variety of diverse habitats ranging from evergreen underground forests, woodlands, extensive swamps and Grasslands home to various flora and fauna, it best known for its tree climbing lions.
Where to stay in Lake Manyara National Park during your Christmas holiday
Lodge options to stay in Lake Manyara range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Lake Manyara National park include Lake Manyara Tortillis Camp, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara Kilimanjaro Lodge, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge.
What is the best time to visit Tanzania?
Tanzania can be visited throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively dry than March to May and November.
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