08 Days (Calving Season) Safari in Tanzania

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Safari Overview |

Embark on an extraordinary 8-day journey through Tanzania’s Calving Season, a time when the Serengeti comes alive with the birth of wildebeest calves. Traverse the vast landscapes, from the Serengeti’s endless plains to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. Led by our expert guides, witness the circle of life unfold before your eyes, as predators roam and newborns take their first steps.

Experience the luxury of exclusive lodges and camps, strategically positioned for prime wildlife viewing. Capture the raw beauty of the savannah, framed by golden hues of the African sunset. This safari is a celebration of life, a symphony of nature’s rhythm, and an opportunity to witness one of the most awe-inspiring events in the animal kingdom.

 08 Days (Calving Season) Safari in Tanzania

Detailed Itinerary

This safari promises unparalleled wildlife encounters and unforgettable moments in the heart of Africa’s untamed beauty.

This day is set aside for your arrival into Tanzania and our representative meets you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. He or she will transfer you to your lodge around Arusha either at Planet Lodge in Arusha town.

After a long flight to Africa we usually recommend starting easy while also cutting down the distances and so after breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Tarangire National Park in a 4×4 Safari jeep.  At Tarangire we register at the gate and continue with game drives for the rest of the day as we explore the African wilderness for the first day of our safari.

Breakfast at the lodge, or Camp early this morning and we are off to Ndutu plains for the migration safari in Southern Serengeti. We will have a brief stop at the Loduare Main Gate before entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, an another brief stop to take pictures and get some stunning views over the Ngorongoro Crater floor. We will then drive further to Lake Ndutu area where the action takes place during the months of December through March. Picnic will be served and the afternoon will be spent doing game drives until later in the afternoon time to check in at the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight Sero Tented Camp Ndutu . All meals included.

These 2 more days will be spent at the Ndutu plains within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ndutu plains is where it all happens in the month of January to March as the wildebeests Migration give 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.  Ndutu is also an amazing place to be for the avid bird watchers with 400 recorded resident and migratory bird species recorded. Overnight at Sero Tented  (Ndutu) Camp. All meals included.

It is worthy visiting the Serengeti National Park having come this far. After breakfast at your lodge or camp we check out and drive a short distance to the Naabi Hill Gate where you will register and enter the Serengeti National Park for a day of game drives around the Central areas like Seronera Valley and around the Moru Kopjes. Later in the afternoon you will check in at the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Serengeti Heritage  Camp or similar. All meals included.

Early morning breakfast and check out of the lodge or camp and drive backwards to the Ngorongoro Crater. We will register at the Naabi Hill Gate again and at the Seneto Gate then descend the 600 high walls of the Ngorongoro Crater to the floor of the Crater for a full day of Game drives. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken Caldera in the world and a wonderful place to be with an estimated 20000 animals roaming such a small area of just about 21 Kilometers across.

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

On the last day you can do Lake Manyara National Park or Arusha National Park if time allows and depending on your interests. At a small supplement.

  • Airport transfers in a private car
  • 07 days private safari from / to Arusha
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • Game drives at Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 01 x HB overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge at Arusha or similar
  • 06 x FB at safari lodges / tented camps as per your itinerary
  • 3 x 0.5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives
  • New Tourist Development Levy
  • Wildlife Management Area Fees
  • 18 % VAT by the Government of Tanzania
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visit to a Maasai at Ngorongoro
  • Laundry during the safari
  • Drinks & beverages
  • Nature Walk at Ngorongoro (Endoro Trail – if you wish)
  • Day room at Arusha if needed on the last day
  • Hot air balloon safari at Serengeti (US$ 599 per person – inclusive of concession fees)

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