5-Day Wildebeest Migration Calving in Ndutu Dec to April

OVERVIEW

This is a very special tour that concentrates in the Serengeti, to follow the Great Migration. You will spend at least 2 nights in the park where the Migration is, depending on the time of the year whereby according to this itinerary you will focus in Ndutu area which is located on the Southern part of the Serengeti and it is where the wildebeests calve more than 500,000 new born.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Ilboru Safari Lodge a Calm lodge located in the suburbs of the city with a natural set up with beautiful garden awaiting for your safari the following day.

Accommodation

Ilboru Safari Lodge

Meal Plan

Bed & Breakfast
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Day 2-3: Arusha to South Serengeti National Park (Ndutu)

After breakfast we head towards the far south of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Ndutu.

Lake Ndutu area, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however, the water is still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife. 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. The Ndutu Region forms part of the northern section of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stretches to the unfenced southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, a meeting point between these two incredible wilderness areas. After Lunch and an extensive game drive, head straight to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

You will spend two nights at Ndutu.

Accommodation

Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

Meal Plan

All meals included
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Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro crater

Early morning after breakfast, we continue with our en-route drive inside the South Serengeti National Park before we depart to Ngorongoro crater. When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland and glistening lakes and swamps. The Crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two to three million years ago. It is famous for both its geological delights and for being a natural reserve which is home to some of the densest large mammal populations in the whole of the African continent. The Crater provides you with the best chance of seeing the endangered black rhino, which can sometimes be spotted in the open grasslands.
After Lunch and an extensive game drive inside the crater, we head for our comfort partner lodges in Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Eileen’s Trees Inn
Meal Plan All meals included
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Day 5: Tarangire National Park to Arusha

Early morning after breakfast, we depart to Tarangire National Park. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands and lush groundwater forest. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet!

After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head back to Arusha.

COST

Start dates 2 people 3 people 4-6 people
May 1, 2022 – Jul 20, 2022 $1,755 $1,580 $1,415

What’s included?

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks

What’s not included?

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals

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