- 7 Days from$3975 p/p in USD
- DeparturesJan, Feb, Mar
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
This southern Serengeti (Ndutu) wildebeest migration safari has been designed specifically to focus on following the great wildebeest migration during calving season from December to March. On this exciting week-long tour, you’ll cover Lake Ndutu area, as well as the southern and central parts of the Serengeti National Park, where the majority of the wildebeest herds can be found. A visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and a trip to Tarangire National Park are two exciting highlights of this action-packed adventure.
- Safari types:Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
- You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Mto Wa Mbu, Karatu
- Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon
- Activities:Game Drive, Sightseeing Tour, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
- Getting around:Game Viewing Vehicle
- Start/end:Start in Arusha, end in Arusha
Price Per Person
From USD 3,975 per person
- Meals & accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- All airport transfers
- Transport in a Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 with pop up roof
- English speaking guide
- All park/entry fees, crater fees & government fees
- Amref Flying Doctors/emergency medical evacuation insurance.
- Domestic and international flights
- Visa fees and travel insurance
- All optional activities (balloon safari, Masai/Hadzabe tribe, Olduvai Gorge)
- Items of a personal nature – spa treatments, laundry, mini-bars, internet, etc
Day by Day Overview
One of our friendly drivers will arrive to pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to Arusha for dinner and then to the hotel of your choice. Arusha is situated at the foot of Mount Meru, Africa’s 5th highest mountain. Although Arusha is not the most exciting or beautiful destination in Tanzania, you will have a chance to taste some authentic Tanzanian cuisine and have an early night before your exciting safari adventure begins!
Today after breakfast, you’ll head to Tarangire National Park. With a game viewing area that is roughly ten times the size of nearby Manyara, the park is most famous for its elephant migration, exquisite bird watching opportunities, and quiet, authentic safari atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful baobab trees. Keep an eye out for tree-climbing pythons, as well as lions and leopards napping in the heat. For the bird-lovers, screeching flocks of colorful yellow-collared lovebirds can be spotted, as well as the rufous-tailed weaver and the ashy starling. These birds are all endemic to the dry Savannah of north-central Tanzania.
After a delicious breakfast, we’ll head out with our packed lunch for a full day game drive in Ndutu. Ndutu is within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and is situated in the Southern part of the Serengeti ecosystem.
Lake Ndutu, like most other Rift Valley lakes is alkaline, however, the water is still drinkable, and is consumed by a vast array of local wildlife. The majority of the wildebeest migration can usually be found on the short-grass plains between December and March. The area is heavily populated with elephants, birds and resident game. After a fun-filled day in Ndutu, we’ll drive to your camp for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, we’ll head out once again to Ndutu, along the Southern part of the Serengeti, exploring a wide range of habitats such as swamps, woodlands, soda lakes, and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. You will witness enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra, and if you’re here around February, you may be lucky enough to see thousands of wildebeest calves being born.
The flimsy plain grass provides little shelter for the young calves, making them easy prey for a variety of predators. As a mechanism for survival, wildebeest calves can run just minutes after they are born, and within 3 days, they are usually strong enough to keep up with the herd. After a full day of game driving, we will return to your camp for dinner and an overnight stay.
Today after breakfast we head out to the Serengeti National Park (central area) for a full day of game driving, taking a packed lunch with us. The Serengeti, also known as the ‘endless plains’ is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park.
The Serengeti is famous for its great annual migration, where some six million hooves pound through the open plains. The Serengeti offers the most exciting and action-packed game-viewing experience in the whole of Africa, giving you an up-close and personal view of the animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic. You’ll witness great herds of buffalo, thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle, as well as smaller herds of elephant and giraffe as they move through the plains. After yet another exciting day out in the Serengeti, we’ll head to your lodge for dinner and a chance to relax and get some much needed rest.
After breakfast today we’ll head out for a half day game drive around the Serengeti, before heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will do an en-route game drive as we drive to your lodge within Ngorongoro for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast today we’ll descend the famous Ngorongoro Crater. With its abundant water, excellent grazing and natural protection due to densely vegetated walls, the crater provides shelter to over 25000 animals, including the endangered black rhino. We descend 2,000 feet to the crater floor to explore this natural zoological park, and observe an extraordinary variety of wildlife: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, reedbuck, and buffalo. The lovely crested crane (similar to a peacock) can be found in great profusion here and maybe you’ll spot a bat-eared fox, if you’re very lucky. The balance of predator and prey in this extraordinary ecosystem is so precise that animals seldom leave.
In the afternoon we’ll ascend the crater and head back to Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar or back home.