WILDEBEEST MIGRATION CALVING SEASON - 4 DAYS
The calving season of the Serengeti wildebeest migration stands as a remarkable spectacle occurring within the East African Serengeti ecosystem, primarily nestled in Tanzania. This event forms a pivotal component of the Great Wildebeest Migration, an awe-inspiring phenomenon that orchestrates the movement of well over a million wildebeest alongside other herbivores like zebras and gazelles, all driven by the pursuit of fresh grazing grounds. Generally transpiring between January and February, the Serengeti wildebeest migration calving season is concentrated in the southern expanse bridging the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, colloquially known as the Ndutu Area. However, it’s worth noting that the precise timing can exhibit slight variations from year to year. Within this temporal window, gravid wildebeest amass in impressive numbers across the fertile plains of the Serengeti, poised to bring forth the next generation.
Arrival: Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our skilled driver guide will be there to greet you. Subsequently, you’ll be smoothly transferred to your lodging in Arusha, a journey spanning approximately one hour.
Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara
As the sun rises, you’ll embark from your hotel/lodge in Arusha after enjoying a hearty breakfast. Your path will lead you on a two-hour expedition to the scenic Lake Manyara National Park. En route, you’ll traverse the vibrant Mto wa Mbu village market. Upon arrival at the park, a captivating game drive awaits, offering glimpses of diverse African wildlife such as the unique tree-climbing lions, stately elephants, and agile primates. Following the game drive, you’ll retreat to your selected accommodation for a satisfying dinner and a restful overnight stay.
Day 2: Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park (Ndutu Region)
Dawn heralds the commencement of a thrilling day ahead. An early breakfast fuels your adventure as you journey to the Ndutu Region nestled within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Along the way, keep watch for the presence of creatures like buffalo, baboons, and majestic elephants. Post-lunch, your exploration of the Ndutu Region unfolds, revealing a tapestry of grazing animals, including the iconic wildebeest herds. The day concludes with a leisurely drive to your accommodation, providing a tranquil setting for dinner, relaxation, and a peaceful overnight stay.
Day 3: Full Game Drive - Ndutu Region
A new day dawns, and an early breakfast sets the tone for your exploits. The sunrise might grace you with its splendor, and an early morning game drive could unveil the captivating dynamics of predators in action. Return to your lodge for a satisfying hot lunch, recharging you for another bout of exploration within the Ndutu region. A full day spent on a game drive treats you to an awe-inspiring spectacle: the inaugural steps of tens of thousands of young wildebeest. As the day’s light fades, retreat to your lodge for a delectable dinner and a restful overnight reprieve.
Day 4: Ndutu Region - Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Arusha
Following a wholesome breakfast, a comprehensive day of game viewing beckons as you set forth on a full-day game drive to the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater, often hailed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Within this pristine ecosystem, a diverse array of animals, including the revered Big Five—black rhinos, lions, African cape buffalos, and elephants—can be encountered. The crater’s bounty extends to encompass other remarkable species like zebras and hyenas. Upon concluding your immersive tour, the journey leads you back to Arusha, bringing your captivating expedition to a close.
Tour Includes & Excludes
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
- Accommodation in Arusha/Tanzania Safaris
- Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
- Professional English, France, German Speaker safari guide
- Entrance fees to all national parks and Crater fees
- All meals while on safari and cold water during the safari
- Government taxes
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Optional Tours (balloon rides USD 550 per person)
- Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook
- Flight fare
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