Great Migration in the Serengeti 2020 - Photography by Leighton

The Great Migrations Expedition

Dates: February 8-21th 2020

Cost: $5620.00 US

(Pricing based of 2019 pricing and subject to change for 2020 season)(Based on shared accommodation and 6 people per vehicle)


Optional Gorilla trekking:

Cost: $3100.00 US

(Pricing based off 2019 shared accommodation, pricing subject to change for 2020 season)


Meeting point:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

If joining for gorillas the meeting point will be 

Kigali International Airport (KGL)



Welcome to the Tanzania, home of the greatest migration on the planet! Millions of wildebeest and herbivores follow the rains through out Tanzania all the way to Kenya in search of food. We will be going in depth and following the migration in one of the most famous parks in all of Africa, Serengeti National Park! This workshop will focus on wildlife photography and our professional guides will put us in the right place to photograph the action that occurs during the migration. February is the wildebeest calving season so we may see a lot of predatory activity as predators follow the herds looking for an easy meal! There will be an incredible amount of wildlife!

Basking in the Sun

Pre trip Gorilla Trekking option (flights work best from US with this option)

Dates: February 8-12th 2020

5 days 4 night


Day 1 (February 8 2020)

Arrive in in Kigali International Airport. Upon arrival and after clearing immigration & customs, you will meet our representative in the Arrivals Area. He will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel, located a few minutes from the airport. Accommodation: Heaven Boutique Hotel. Meals included: Breakfast only.


Day 2 (February 9 2020)

After breakfast at your hotel in Kigali, you will go through a short orientation before starting the journey by road to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (in UGANDA). The drive will take you through the area known as the Kigezi Highlands, with its terraced hillside and winding roads en route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will arrive at the lodge on time for lunch. Dinner and overnight stay will be at your safari lodge. Accommodation: Bwindi Jungle Lodge. Meals included: All meals.


Day 3 (February 10 2020)

After an early breakfast, you will depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure - after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. Of course the highlight is when you encounter these gentle apes. You will follow the mountain gorillas as they roam freely. You will be allowed 1 hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek is relatively short (i.e. the gorillas are close to the hike starting point), you may have a guided walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge. Accommodation: Bwindi Jungle Lodge. Meals included: All meals.


Lazy Leopard
Baby Zebra

Day 4 (February 11 2020)

After breakfast, you will check out and be transferred to Mgahinga Forest to track the Golden Monkeys (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_monkey). Afterwards, you will be transferred to Kigali. Accommodation: Heaven Boutique Hotel. Meals included: Breakfast only.


Day 5 (February 12 2020)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. NOTE: The flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro is NOT included in the package – it will be extra and at your own cost.


Kapama Sunrise 1x2

Off to the Serengeti!


NOTE: (For those not joining us on the gorillas safari, you can arrive on Feb 11, our guide will pick you up from JRO, Overnight Planet Lodge BB(at own expense no more than $100US)


Day 1 (February 12 2020)

JRO / Arusha Arrive JRO ex TBA. Meet and drive to Arusha Overnight at Planet Lodge BB Standard Room

Depending on flight times you can arrive on Feb 12 also but this wont be determined until 2020 flight schedules come out, can update more as we go along.


Day 2 (February 13 2020)

Arusha / Tarangire After breakfast drive with lunch boxes, drive to Tarangire National Park for full day game drives. Picnic lunch inside the park. Dinner and overnight at Ecoscience Tarangire DBB Scientist Tent


Cape Buffalo Portrait
Chobe Baby

Day 3 (February 14 2020)

Tarangire National Park After breakfast depart for morning and afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park with lunch boxes Dinner and overnight at Ecoscience Tarangire LDBB Scientist Tent


Day 4 (February 15 2020)

Tarangire / Karatu After breakfast drive to Karatu (Ngorongoro area) Lunch at Ngorongoro Farm House Afternoon at leisure - visit to a local village can be arranged at extra cost Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House LDBB Standard Room


Day 5 (February 16 2020)

Karatu / Ngorongoro / Karatu After breakfast drive with lunch boxes to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a full day of safaris inside the Crater. Lunch inside Ngorongoro Crater. Later drive back to Karatu area Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House LDBB Standard Room


Day 6 (February 17 2020)

Karatu / Serengeti After breakfast drive to or Serengeti National Park or Ndutu area (WHERE THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION WILL BE IN FEBRUARY) Lunch at Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp Afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp LDBB Standard Room


Day 7 (February 18 2020)

Serengeti National Park After breakfast depart for morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park All meals and overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp LDBB Standard Room


Kitty Cat Hiding
Down by the water

Day 8 (February 19 2020)

Serengeti National Park After breakfast depart for morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park All meals and overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp LDBB Standard Room


Day 9 (February 20 2020)

Serengeti National Park After breakfast depart for morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park All meals and overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp LDBB Standard Room


Day 10 (February 21 2020)

Serengeti / Arusha / JRO After breakfast drive to Serengeti South airstrip for scheduled flight to Arusha departing at 1000hrs Arrive in Arusha at 1210hrs. Meet and drive to town for lunch (on you own expense) Later drive to JRO for departure flight back home

End of our services


OPTIONAL ACTIVITES

Hot Air Balloon over the migrations for a fantastic aerial perspective. Hot air balloon tours are possible on this trip, it will replace one of your morning game drives but a different perspective is well worth it. Must be booked ahead of time. Cost: $600.00 Per person (based on 2019 pricing, subject to changing in 2020)



Included:

-All transport described in the itinerary 

- Accommodations 

- Professional guides

- Photography instruction and workshops

-Meal as stated in itinerary

-All park and permit fees


Excludes:

-Personal expenses

-Extra optional activities (Hot air balloon)

- Drinks

- TRAVEL INSURANCE (MANDATORY)

-Meals not stated in itinerary

-Tips and gratuitites (drivers,, hotel staff, restaurant staff, guides, trackers etc)

- All airfare 

-Visa cost (if necessary)







Chobe Elephant Pano 1x2

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