Serengeti Wildebeest Calving Tour

Daily Tour 8 Days
Arusha, Tanzania SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, NGORONGORO CRATER

If you have ever wondered why nearly two million wildebeest put themselves through the ordeal of the migration every year, then the Serengeti calving season will show you why. The southern plains of the Serengeti turn green after the November rains and fresh grazing is just what the wildebeest need for their energy-demanding calving season. On this 8 days Tour will take you to visit the Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Ndutu Area, Central and Southern Serengeti National Park but we will be focusing on the WILDEBEEST CALVING´S SEASON and this tour will be done from December to March. While the calving begins generally starting in January, the pregnant wildebeest give birth and by February more than 8000 Babies wildebeest are being born every year. The calving season carries on into March and is joined by other animals too. Tens of thousands of zebras and gazelles have accompanied the wildebeest on their trek and are taking advantage of safety in numbers to drop their young too.

8 Days Lodge Safari

Number of Clients Price Per Person
2 2950
4 2515
6 2350

INCLUDED
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Arusha town on the day of arrival.
  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English, German, France, Italian, Spanish-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

 Day 1: Airport to Hotel

You will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport and welcomed to Tanzania by a Samora Explorers Ltd staff member. He will drive you to Arusha and your accommodation where you will have the chance to relax and prepare for tomorrows safari.

Dinner and overnight at Tulia Hotel.

Meals: Dinner included

 Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

This day will be taking you to the paradise of the primates and aquatic birds. The lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats such as acacia woodlands and underground water forest. The park is very small but is able to support the large number of animal species and incredible bird life. It has the large concentration of baboons, giraffes, elephants, impalas and the lions here are known for their tree climbing. After a great game viewing at the lake Manyara National Park, you will be driving to your lodge for overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Farm of Dreams Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

 Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park 

After an early breakfast you will make your way into the Ngorongoro crater on a steep and narrow road. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to Savannah dotted with the occasional acacia tree. The wildlife here is absolutely breath-taking and if you are lucky you might spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas and many more. After a morning full of game viewing and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon and head to Serengeti national park for overnight.

Some interest facts about crater,
The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcanic caldera, formed during the massive explosion of the volcano once higher than Kilimanjaro some 2 to 3 million years ago. The crater has the total area of 304 km², 600 m deep and the diameter of 20 km.

Dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Tented Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

 Day 4: Serengeti National Park

You will spend the whole day exploring the park, its animals and incredible landscapes. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impalas, buffalo, crocodiles and hippos, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebras and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. Apart from the migrating herds, you may see predators, such as leopards, cheetahs and lions.

Dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Tented Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch & dinner included

 Day 5: South Serengeti (Ndutu) 

After breakfast we will head to the Lake Ndutu region, situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a sublime landscape of the southern Serengeti ecosystem. The drive takes approximately 3 hrs, taking us across the beautiful landscape of The Rift Valley
Lake Ndutu, alkaline like most of the other Rift Valley Lakes, is however a viable source of H2O and is frequented by a wide array of the myriad wildlife here inhabiting.
We arrive in time for a delectable luncheon at the luxury tented lodge, and, with appetites sated, undertake our afternoon game drive in the Ndutu region. 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, giraffe, over four hundred species of birds, and a plethora of other resident game.
With our afternoon and early evening game drives drawing to a close, as the African night begins to cloak the ‘Endless Plain’ in her veil of shadow, we make for our carefully selected luxury tented lodge, where delectation, relaxation, and vivifying conversation invite our ease, by the fire upon the Serenget, digestif perhaps in hand, as hyena slink by.

Dinner and over night at Serengeti Heritage Ndutu.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch & dinner included

 Day 6: South Serengeti (Ndutu)

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Dinner and over night at Serengeti Heritage Ndutu.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch & dinner included

 Day 7: Ndutu to Karatu 

Today you will be having the short game drive in Ndutu Area and then driving to the high land of ngorongoro crater to Karatu. When you are on the way to Karatu you will get time to stop over the crater rim and watch the view point of the crater.

Dinner and over night at Farm of Dreams Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch & dinner included

 Day 8: Transfer to Airport 

On this day you will be driving to the airport

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