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Trip Style –  Wildebeest Migration Calving Safari

Wildebeest Migration Calving Safari | 8 Days Serengeti Calving Safari

The Great Wildebeest Migration calving safari package has included other Northern Tanzania parks of Tarangire famous for its huge baobab trees & larger elephant population. A visit to the world-renewed Ngorongoro Crater is also part of this safari as well as the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park to complete the Northern Tanzania safari circuit.

Wildebeest Migration calving safari season usually takes place annually at the Ndutu area in southern Serengeti. The migration of the great herds in the Serengeti & Masai Mara ecosystem has drown the attention of travelers in the world.

Details Of 8-Day Tanzania Wildebeest Safari Itinerary

DAY - 1: ARRIVAL IN ARUSHA

You will be picked up from the airport by a Kanje representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha. Here you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come. You'll stay at Arusha Planet Lodge that is an oasis of calm and aesthetic pleasure.

DAY - 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

As you possibly had a long flight to Africa we usually recommend an easy start while also reducing the distances therefore, after breakfast at your lodge you will drive to Tarangire National Park. The driving is via Arusha city just in case of any last minute purchase or changing money, then drive across Masai steppe & along many villages all the way to the gate. After registration at the gate, you will start the first game of your safari in the African wilderness.

Tarangire Park is famous for its huge baobab trees & larger elephant population, the varied habitats in this park support a larger number of animal & bird species which include the three rare species of Great Kudu, Fringed-Eared Oryx & the Ash staling. You may also expect to spot lions, cheetahs, giraffes, wildebeest, buffalo, hippos, warthogs, gazelles, dik-diks, the rare long-necked gerenuks, and others. Late in the afternoon drive to Marera Valley Lodge for dinner and overnight. On the way, you will have a brief stop for sunset & washroom at Lake Manyara view point which is at the edge of the Great East African Rift Valley.

  • All meals included. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

  • Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge near Karatu town

DAY - 3: NDUTU PLAINS - SOUTHERN SERENGETI

Breakfast at the lodge departs for Ndutu plains for the Wildebeest Migration calving safari in Southern Serengeti. The driving is via the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu & many villages, you will have a brief stop at the Loduare Main Gate to check into Ngorongoro Conservation Area after you will drive up to Ngorongoro crater view point for some nice pictures and stunning views of the crater floor from the rim. You will then drive further to the Lake Ndutu area where the action takes place during the months of December through March. Packed lunch will be served in one of the picnic sites, after lunch & some rest embark on your afternoon game drive searching for big cats, big herds of wildebeest migration & the actions. Late Afternoon drives to Ndutu Safari Lodge or Serengeti Savannah Ndutu Camp for dinner & overnight. Other camps also available depending on your budget and preference

  • All meals included. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

  • Overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge or Serengeti Savannah Ndutu Camp.

DAY - 4-5: FULL DAY IN NDUTU PLAINS CALVING SAFARI

Spend 2 full days of game drive at Ndutu Plains within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ndutu plains is where it all happens in the month of January to March as the wildebeest's Migration gives birth to thousands of young calves every day. At Ndutu plains with the green pastures during this time of the year and the rich mineral soils that the herds adore you are sure to see the thousands of wildebeests accompanied by zebras, and gazelles spread along vast areas, as well as have the rare chance to witness some real wildlife action as the predators engage the herds and try to snatch their loved newly born foals.

Walking safari with an armed range is also an optional activity that you can enjoy at Ndutu, and you only need to ask your diver to arrange that. Accompanied by an armed ranger you will see animals at close range while listening to the lectures offered by the trained naturalists and rangers. Ndutu is also an amazing place to be for avid bird watchers with 400 recorded resident and migratory bird species recorded. Late afternoon returns back to your lodge /camp for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

  • Overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge or Serengeti Savannah Ndutu Camp

DAY - 6: CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

It is worth a visit to central Serengeti National Park around Seronera River one of the permanent water sources in the park which support larger wildlife, especially during the dry season. Many bird species, big cats & other animals can be seen along the river & kopjes. You can visit Seronera visitors centers for some momentary the Great Serengeti National Park. Later in the afternoon drive to Kisura Serengeti Camp or Kati Kati Tented Camp for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

  • Overnight at to Kenzan Tented Campor Kati Kati Tented Camp at Central Serengeti

DAY - 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO

On this day the Wildebeest Migration Calving Safari package takes you to The Ngorongoro Crater. After early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge & start your en-route game drive towards Ngorongoro Crater, check out & into Ngorongoro side at Naabi Hills Gate and drive to Seneto gate where you will descend over 600 meters high walls into the crater floor for a full day of Game drives. Ngorongoro Crater the world's natural wonder was formed some 3 million years ago due to some external forces inside the earth's crust. After the eruption, it sank down in the middle & form a huge caldera left over 600 meters high walls.

Supported by a yearly water supply the crater is estimated to support over 20000 animals roaming around in such a small area of about 29 Kilometers across. The Crater offers the last chance to clock the Big Five with the best chance to spot the black rhinos and leopards, you may also expect to spot lions, hyenas, cheetahs, Jackals, eland, African elephants, buffalo, warthog & hippos at their pool located at the middle of the crater. Late afternoon ascend up the Crater rim for an overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or drive out of the Conservation Area for an overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House or Farm House Valley at Karatu nearby.

  • All meals included. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge at the Crater rim or Ngorongoro Farm House or Farm House Valley close to Karatu town.

DAY - 6: NGORONGORO CRATER THEN  AIRPORT

Breakfast at your lodge then drive back to Arusha where your safari ends. At Arusha you can be dropped at Arusha Airport for a flight to Zanzibar or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.

All accommodation subjected to availability.

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Please note: We can arrange a flight for you to Zanzibar as well as the transfers and accommodation at the Island of Zanzibar. We can as well assist you to book any connection flight like to Dar es Salaam or Nairobi in Kenya.

  • Request for your discounted prices Wildebeest Migration Calving Safari

  • Depending on number of persons coming with you by sending us an email or give us a call.

Trip Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)

  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)

  • Camping equipment

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Trip Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Bath towels

  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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