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8 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Calving Season (Nov – Feb)

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8 Days
Availability : Nov - Feb
Tour Overview

The Great Wildebeest Calving Migration Safari has been designed specifically to focus on following the Great Serengeti Wildebeest migration during calving from December to April. The areas to be covered are the Lake Ndutu area, as well as the Southern and Central areas of Serengeti National Park where the majority of the wildebeest are usually found. A visit to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is part of this safari as well.

The Southern Serengeti and Ndutu areas in Tanzania are the best locations for the months of January, February, and March to witness thousands of wildebeest spread across the plains grazing on the rich short grass plains. Predator action is at its peak with great sightings of cheetah, lion, hyena, and leopard and a very good chance to see adrenalin packed kills.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel/Airport at Arusha.

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • All Park fees (entry fees, transit, and crater fees).
  • Meals a day while on safaris.
  • Comfortable vehicle for game viewing.
  • Mineral water on the board safari vehicle.
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees and Government taxes.
  • Professional tour guide.

Price Excludes

  • Personal items in nature, e.g. Cameras
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities
Comments
  • Please note that our itinerary is flexible and can be modified until it suits your needs and wishes.
  • This is a quotation only. No reservations or arrangements have been confirmed on your behalf pending your authority to proceed and the final itinerary is subject to availability.
  • All prices quoted are current and are subject to change at any time due to cost increases such as Park Entry fees or Hotel| Airline rates increases that are beyond our control. As a result, reserves the right to re-quote on a quotation if confirmation of the itinerary is not received within 14 working days from date of quotation.
Tour Itinerary

Day 1Airport pick up

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our staff will answer all your queries regarding your upcoming safari and provide you with a short briefing as well. Afterwards, you will be taken to your accommodation at Kibo Palace Hotel.

Luxury Accommodation: Arusha Gran Melia
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 2Tarangire National Park

After your breakfast at the Grand Melia Lodge, we will pick you up and proceed to Tarangire National park. One of the largest national parks in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for Tarangire River which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

Luxury Accommodation: Gibbs Farm
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Country Lodge

Day 3Ngorongoro Conservation Area/ Serengeti National Park (Ndutu Area)

After breakfast, we will set off for Ndutu area situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, which is part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu like most other rift lakes is alkaline however the water is still drinkable and consumed by a wide array of local wildlife.

We will spend the afternoon with a game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game.
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Lodge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Ndutu Migration Camp.

Day 4Ngorongoro Conservation Area/ Serengeti National Park (Ndutu Area) - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area exploring a great range of various habitats such as swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world-famous Serengeti short grass plains. You will witness herds of wildebeest and zebras, especially during a short time-frame from around February and lasting for about 3 weeks where the majority of the wildebeest calve.

The sea of grass provides little cover and the young make easy prey for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they were born and within 3 days, they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.

In the afternoon, we will set off for Serengeti National Park.
Luxury Accommodation: Arusha Gran Melia
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 5 and 6 Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, you will later have breakfast, After breakfast, we will proceed for a full day of game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which made Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa.

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle joining the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the exotic sounds of over 6 million hooves pounding the open plains of Serengeti just like how you imagined African wild life to be.
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Lodge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Ndutu Migration Camp

Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Early morning game drive in central Serengeti trying to capture what was missed on yesterday’s drive. Later in the afternoon start heading towards the Ngorongoro conservation area with a game drive en-route.

Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

Day 8 Ngorongoro Crater

We will have an early breakfast and afterward drive to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation area. From here, we will descend down to 600 meters into the crater to view an array of wildlife.

With its year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants among others.

What makes this attraction especially famous is the dense population of predators such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which requires a trained eye to be spotted. We will also visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south-west corner and one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen in this lake. Later drive to Lake Manyara for dinner and Overnight.
Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Farm of Dreams Lodge

Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park

 

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