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8 DAYS CALVING SEASON SAFARI

This safari is aimed at the calving season when the massive herds of wildebeest arrive in the Southernmost point of their migration over February and March.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2400 - $4000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: January - March
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
This safari is aimed at the calving season when the massive herds of wildebeest arrive in the Southernmost point of their migration over February and March. This is without a doubt one of the best times for you to witness this extraordinary spectacle when the herds find themselves on the vast open plains of the southern Serengeti and Ndutu plains. Here over 8 000 calves are born per day. With the Calving Season Safari travel in custom-designed 4×4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travelers per vehicle, all with window seats. Traveling for 8-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Ngorongoro Crate
Day 1 ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT  

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your jambo kili tours driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to the Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.

Overnight in the  Hotel (with Dinner and breakfast)

   Day 2 LAKE MANYARA   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

This morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree-climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

   Day 3   SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK    

Head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti, you can opt to visit as Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore the Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth Enjoy a game drive en route to your camp.

Overnight at one of our Wild Camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

   Day 4   SERENGETI   |     WILDCAMP

Relax with a full day in the Serengeti with game drives – unequaled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra, and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

Overnight at one of our Wild camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

   Day 5 NGORONGORO   |     WILDCAMP

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Serengeti before your transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. 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 elephants, birds and resident games. Check-in at the lodge with an afternoon game drive.

Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

   Day 6 NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

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 this period the majority of the wildebeest calves. This is also the time of year with the best predator action! Indeed a fantastic time to view the high concentration of wildlife. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. The marshes and lakes support a huge variety of birdlife as well as resident lion pride. Cheetahs are abundant in the plains, and the wooded ridges are always productive.

Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

   Day 7  NGORONGORO  

This morning, you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra, and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

   Day 8 KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning a night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

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