SERENGETI MIGRATION AND NGORONGORO

GUIDED SELFDRIVE SAFARIS INTO AFRICA
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The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. The park covers 14,763 km2 (5,700 sq mi) of grassland plains and savanna as well as riverine forest and woodlands. The park lies in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the national Tanzania and Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Maasai Mara National Reserve. To the south-east of the park is Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the south-west lies Maswa Game Reserve, and to the western borders are Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves.

2019! - WE ARE GOING FOR THE 27th TIME SINCE 2000.

THE 2019 BOOKINGS ARE ALSO FULLY BOOKED WITH A WAITING LIST

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PRICES FROM 1 JANUARY 2019

TOUR #5: SERENGETI    PRICES FOR 2019 FOR CITIZENS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA

ALL TOURS INCLUDED 2 X MEALS PER DAY, CAMPING GROUND, PAYMENT FOR POINTS OF INTEREST

NOT INCLUDED ARE VEHICLES, CAMPING EQUIPMENT, FUEL AND DRINKS

1. Full Tour Start PRETORIA     : Self-drive with own vehicle and self-sufficient camping PER ADULT: $4100 pp

2. Fly-in Tour Start OR TAMBO : Self-drive with own vehicle and self-sufficient camping PER ADULT: $4600 pp

3. Full Tour Start PRETORIA     : Self-drive with mixed self-camping and chalet option PER ADULT: $5500 pp

4 .Full Tour Start PRETORIA     : Self-drive with only Safari bedded tents or Chalets PER ADULT: ON REQUEST

5. Prices for Children (a) Secondary Grades = 50% (b) Primary Grades = 25%, Toddlers R500

6. The prices since 1 July 2017 have change seriously and the Government add 18% VAT now on Tourism also

7. The new prices also include a different price per Tarra Weight per vehicle and increase from $47.20 to $209per vehicle PER DAY

 

Tarra weight of vehicle under 2000Kg    $4100 AND IN USD
Tarra weight of vehicle between 2000Kg - 3000Kg    $4600 AND IN USD
Tarra weight of vehicle between 3000Kg - 7000Kg    $4900 AND IN USD
For SINGLES DRIVERS the costs are as listed + $600 add for vehicle costs   (Single drivers add cost = $600)
11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS //  13-24 MAY 2019 FLY-IN  OPTION   $4600 AND IN USD
INCL AIR TICKET / LEVIES / TAXES / CAMPING   $4600 AND IN USD
PASSENGER 34 NIGHTS AND 35 DAYS(OR PART OFF) WITH ALEX VEHICLE  $4800 AND IN USD
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE ZANZIBAR $450 AND IN USD(Same as 2018)

 

PRICES SINCE 1 JANUARY 2019 FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS ON A SELFDRIVE TOUR WITH US

TOUR #5 SERENGETI    PRICES FOR 2019 FOR FOREIGNERS FROM OUTSIDE SADEC COUNTRIES

ALL TOURS INCLUDED 2 X MEALS PER DAY, CAMPING, PAYMENT FOR POINTS OF INTEREST

NOT INCLUDED ARE VEHICLES, CAMPING EQUIPMENT, FUEL AND DRINKS

PRICESE QUOTED ARE NETT PRICES & AND CASH ON ARRIVAL  

NO DEPOST FROM FOREIGNERS IS REQUIRED BEFORE HAND:

PAYMEMT THE DAY OF ARRIVAL FOR THE TOUR

1. Full Tour Start PRETORIA     : Self-drive with own vehicle and self-sufficient camping PER ADULT: $4800 pp

2. Fly in Tour Start: OR TAMBO:Self-drive with own vehicle and self-sufficient camping PER ADULT: $4800 pp

3. Full Tour Start PRETORIA     : Self-drive with mixed self-camping and chalet option PER ADULT: $6000 pp

4 .Full Tour Start PRETORIA     : Self-drive with only Safari bedded tents or Chalets PER ADULT: QUOTE

5. Prices for Children (a) Secondary Grades = 50% (b) Primary Grades = 25%, Before School = $50

6. Complete Tour itinerary available by email on request from alta@eco4x4africa.com

 

 THE EQUIVALANT PRICE IN FOREX VALUE IS BASED ON 30 DAYS BEFORE THE TOUR STARTS 
Self Drive Guests are on the following service which include 1. Food, 2. Camping/Lodging, 3. Adventure tour, 4. Guidance and hosting
Fly In Guests are on full board service which include 1. Food, 2.Transport, 3. Lodging, 4. Adventure tour, 5. Guidance and hosting by ECO4X4AFRICA
  THE MINUMUM FLY-IN GUESTS MUST TOTAL 4 GUESTS TO RENT A VEHICLE FOR THE SAFARI 
      
AIRFAIR TO AND FROM DAR ES SALAAM and ARUSHA DOMESTIC AIRPORT 
For SOUTH AFRICAN AND SADEC GUESTS - The price include a return ticket to Dar es Salaam from O.R. TAMBO Int Airport with all taxes and levies
and the two Domestic flights from Dar es Salaam to Arusha and from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
For FOREIGN GUESTS FOR ABROAD - The price exclude all AIR FAIR to and from Arusha Domestic Airport. The Serengeti tour starts for you in Arusha
 
FLY-IN TO DAR ES SALAAM OR FOR FOREIGNERS TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  

The aim of this Fly-in option is to join ECO4X4AFRICA in Tanzania and to visit Kilimanjaro Mountain, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti Migration, and to fly back to your destination South African Guests will depart from South Africa with SAA to Dar es Salaam and stay the night in Dar es Salaam. The next morning you will fly with Domestic Air to Kilimanjaro Domestic Airport in Arusha. You will be collected and brought to Equator Hotel where you will be joined by the other Guests from abroad to overnight. The next day we depart to Kudu Campsite and where the FLY IN guests will lodge. We pass Ngorongoro Crater on our way to the Serengeti and camp for 6 nights in the Serengeti while we visit the plains and browse for Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs. We follow the millions of Wildebeest and Zebras while they migrate to the North. After the Serengeti we return via the same route to Ngorongoro Crater and camp at Kudu Campsite/Lodge. The next morning early we go to the Crater and down into the crater for 6 hours before we return to Kudu Campsite/Lodge The next day we leave for Arusha and drop the FLY IN guests at the respective Airports for their flights. Twelve wonderful days have passed with long lasting memories, for a lifetime about the Serengeti and the Wildebeest Migration. We the self drive quests depart by road for Dar es Salaam and then by Sea Ferry to Zanzibar.

SERENGETI IN TANZANIA AND NGORONGORO CRATER

SELF DRIVE: SERENGETI: 35 DAYS / 34 NIGHTS

From the Sunday till the Saturday, 5 weeks or 35 days later into Africa. We drive from Pretoria via The Great North road to Tanzania. Only 8 + 2 vehicles – 4x4, 4x2, Pickups or SUV’s by road and with another route back. Towing Off-road trailers or caravans are recommended for self-camping. Accommodation is self-camping with the option to upgrade to chalets. The self drive is a catered tour for all guests. Highlights – Chobe boat cruise, Vic Falls, Kapisha Hot spring, Tanzania Kilimanjaro Mountain, Ngorongoro Crater, Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti Plains, Lake Malawi and Mozambique. Zanzibar is optional on this long trip and not included in the price because to many people have visited the Island already and don't want to go again. While some guests do go the rest stay at Mikadi Holiday Resort and have some time at leisure.


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OUR ROUTE IN THE SERENGETI
 
The difference between Serengeti Tanzania and Masai Mara Kenya are the following:
Serengeti: The migration animals are in the Serengeti, Tanzania from Feb-Jul and then outside and back in late September in the North at the Mara river and Kenya  

Masai: The migration animals are in the Masai Mara Kenya only late September and October crossing the Mara river and then they migrate South to Ngorongoro Crater

THERE IS A TWO MONTH TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TIME FOR THE MIGRATION IN THE SERENGETI AND MIGRATION IN THE MASAI MARA KENYA

The main settlement is Seronera which houses the majority of research staff and the park’s main headquarters, including its primary airstrip.
The park is usually described as divided in three regions:
·         Serengeti plains: the endless, almost treeless grassland of the south is the most emblematic scenery of the park. This is where the wildebeest breed, as they remain in the plains from December to May. Other hoofed animals- zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, waterbuck- also occur in huge numbers during the wet season. Kopjes are granite florations which are very common in the region, and they are great observation posts for predators, as well as a refuge for hyrax and pythons.
·         Western corridor: the "black cotton" (actually black clay) soil covers the swampy savannah of this region. Grumeti river is home to enormous Nile crocodiles, colobus monkey, and the martial eagle. The migration passes through from May to July.
·         Northern Serengeti: the landscape is dominated by open woodlands (predominantly Commiphora) and hills, ranging from Seronera in the South, to the Mara river in the limit with Kenya. Apart from the migratory wildebeest and zebra (which occur from July to August, and in November), the bushy savannah is the best place to find elephant, giraffe and dik dik.
 
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PRYSE VANAF  1 JANUUARIE 2019

TOER #5: SERENGETI          PRYSE VIR 2019 VIR INWONERS VAN SUID AFRIKA EN NAMIBIË

ALLE TOERE SLUIT IN 2 X ETES PER DAG, KAMPEER TERREIN, BETALING BY BESOEKPUNTE

NIE INGESLUIT NIE IS: VOERTUIG, KAMPEER UITRUSTING, BRANDSTOF EN DRANKIES

1. Volle Toer begin PRETORIA : Self ry met eie vrtg en eie kampeer uitr PER VOL: $4600 pp

2. Invlieg Toer begin: OR TAMBO: Self ry met eie vrtg en eie kampeer uitr PER VOL: $4600 pp

3. Volle Toer begin PRETORIA : Self ry met eie vrtg en gemengde eie kampeer en chalet PER VOL: $5500 pp

4. Volle Toer begin PRETORIA : Self ry met eie vrtg en slegs Safari tente en chalets PER VOL: KWOTASIE

5. Pryse vir kinders: Hs 50% van die prys, Ls 25% van die prys. Kleuters $500 en onder 2jaar Gratis

 6. Volledige Toer informasie word per epos verskaf op versoek van die gaste by alta@eco4x4africa.com  

 
Tarra weight of  vehicle under 2000Kg   $4100 AND IN USD
Tarra weight of vehicle between 2000Kg - 3000Kg   $4600 AND IN USD
Tarra weight of vehicle between 3000Kg - 7000Kg   $4900 AND IN USD
For SINGLES DRIVERS the costs are as listed + $600 add for vehicle costs (Single drivers add cost = $600)
11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS //  13-24 MAY 2019  $4600 AND IN USD
INCL AIR TICKET / LEVIES / TAXES / CAMPING - COMPLETE FLY-IN OR  $4600 AND IN USD
34 NIGHTS AND 35 DAYS(OR PART OFF PASSENGER IN ALEX VEHICLE  $4600 AND IN USD
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE ZANZIBAR  $450 AND IN USD(Same as 2018)

 

 

 2020: SERENGETI - 28th TIME TO THE MIGRATION IN TANZANIA

BOOK NOW FOR 2020 WITH A R1000 REGISTRATION
FEE AND SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW! 

 

SAFARI #1: 20 APRIL 2020 - 14 MAY 2020 AND BACK BY 27 MAY 2020: SERENGETI MIGRATION TOUR - TANZANIA - 40 DAYS INCLUDED *ZANZIBAR AS PART OF AFRICA TOUR BUT FOR OWN ACCOUNT

 THE TOUR TO SERENGETI 2020 CONSIST OF 2 PHRASES:

F1: MEET AT KASANE BOTSWANA AND JOIN THE CAPE TO MOSCOW GROUP TILL 15/5/2020 - 28 DAYS GUIDED BY ALEX

F2: YOU START TO RETURN AFTER THE SERENGETI AND FOLLOW SAME ROUTE BACK HOME 16/5/2020 - 27/5/2020: 12 DAYS NOT GUIDED

THE PLANNING COSTS FOR THE TWO PHRASES: F1 - INCLUDED ALL THE VISITS @ $3600pp  F2 - JUST THE DRIVE HOME @ $1000pp 

FINAL ROUTE WITH THE ONE ON ONE BRIEFING BY ALEX TO YOU AT YOUR HOME

 

MAP FOR SAFARI ONE
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 SAFARI #2: 20 APRIL 2020 - 14 MAY 2020 AND FORWARD AROUND LAKE VICTORIA TO NAMAKURA AND THEN BACK BY 20 JUN 2020: SERENGETI MIGRATION & GORRILLA TOUR - 60 DAYS INCLUDED *ZANZIBAR BUT FOR YOUR OWN ACCOUNT
 
 THE TOUR TO SERENGETI 2020 AND AROUND LAKE VICTORIA CONSIST OF 3 PHRASES:

F1: MEET AT KASANE BOTSWANA AND JOIN THE CAPE TO MOSCOW GROUP TILL 15/5/2020 - 28 DAYS GUIDED BY ALEX

F2: YOU KEEP GOING WITH THE MOSCOW GROUP FROM THE WEST SERENGETI AROUND THE LAKE TO NAIROBE TO 20-23/5/20 GUIDED BY ALEX 

F3: YOU START TO RETURN AFTER THE VICTORIA TRIP AND FOLLOW SAME ROUTE BACK HOME 23/5/2020 - 3/6/2020: 14 DAYS NOT GUIDED

THE PLANNING COSTS FOR THE THREE PHRASES: F1 - INCLUDED ALL THE VISITS @ $3600pp  F2 INCLUDED THE GORRILLA PERMIT AND VISIT TO MASAI MARA IN KENYA @ $2200pp F3 - JUST THE DRIVE HOME @ $1200pp 

FINAL ROUTE BRIEFING WITH THE ONE ON ONE BRIEFING BY ALEX TO YOU AT YOUR HOME

MAP FOR SAFARI TWO
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FLIGHT IS FOR YOUR OWN ACCOUNT
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LARRY - THE ASSISTENT TOUR OPERATOR IN LEARNING
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