8-Day Wildebeest Migration Calving in Ndutu

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8 Days
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 22’
Arusha
Overview
Itinerary
Price
Inclusions

This is a very special tour that concentrates in the Serengeti, to follow the Great Migration. You will spend at least 3 nights in the park, one in the central Serengeti and two 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.


Route overview

Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 2 Tarangire NP
Day 3 Serengeti NP
Day 4-5 Southern Serengeti
Day 6 Ngorongoro Highlands
Day 7 Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8 Lake Manyara NP
End Arusha (Day 8)

Tour Features

  • Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.

  • Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.


 

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival 

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

 
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.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we depart for 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. 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. Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat – from the adorable calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. Late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro highlands. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals come to the river)
  • High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
  • Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 3

Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home of the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. The Serengeti National Park is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
  • High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 4-5

South Serengeti (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. You will spend two nights at Ndutu Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Southern Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:

Ndutu Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Southern Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 6

Ndutu to Ngorongoro

Early morning after breakfast, we continue with our en-route drive in the Ndutu area before we depart to Ngorongoro. When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. Every December the Ndutu plains begin to stir. Wildebeest arrive in their hundreds of thousands. Scraggy resident predators prepare for three months of abundance. The safari experience baffles the imagination and it’s superb value. Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland and glistening lakes and swamps. At the heart of the South Serengeti lies the world famous Ndutu. Offering consistently the best wildlife viewing during the green season, Ndutu is strategically situated at the center of the southern plains although the immediate area is blanketed with a forest of acacia trees. Arriving at our accommodation in the late evening, we will have our dinner and overnight Rhino Lodge.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 7

Ngorongoro crater to Karatu

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions, herds of wildebeest, zebras and cape buffalo year-round. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro highlands. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s tree inn.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
  • High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
  • Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 8

Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

Breakfast. Morning continue short drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drives where you first encounter will be spotting large troupes of baboons. Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made the area renowned, the park provides an amazing wildlife experience. Elephants are not the only animals that Lake Manyara is famous for. Tree climbing lions are occasionally sited. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha in time for your flight back home or a flight to Zanzibar.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
  • High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7+ people 
Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021 n/a* $2,910 $2,601 $2,601 $2,601 $2,601 $2,601
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 n/a* $2,910 $2,601 $2,601 $2,601 $2,601 $2,601

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Sleeping bag

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Please Note That: The tour price can change at any time. This is because of Government charges price changes, Park fee price changes, or Accommodation price changes.

Overview
Itinerary
Inclusions

This is a very special tour that concentrates in the Serengeti, to follow the Great Migration. You will spend at least 3 nights in the park, one in the central Serengeti and two 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.


Route overview

Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 2 Tarangire NP
Day 3 Serengeti NP
Day 4-5 Southern Serengeti
Day 6 Ngorongoro Highlands
Day 7 Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8 Lake Manyara NP
End Arusha (Day 8)

Tour Features

  • Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.

  • Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.


 

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival 

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

 
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.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we depart for 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. 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. Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat – from the adorable calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. Late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro highlands. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals come to the river)
  • High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
  • Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 3

Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home of the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. The Serengeti National Park is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
  • High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 4-5

South Serengeti (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. You will spend two nights at Ndutu Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Southern Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:

Ndutu Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Southern Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 6

Ndutu to Ngorongoro

Early morning after breakfast, we continue with our en-route drive in the Ndutu area before we depart to Ngorongoro. When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. Every December the Ndutu plains begin to stir. Wildebeest arrive in their hundreds of thousands. Scraggy resident predators prepare for three months of abundance. The safari experience baffles the imagination and it’s superb value. Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland and glistening lakes and swamps. At the heart of the South Serengeti lies the world famous Ndutu. Offering consistently the best wildlife viewing during the green season, Ndutu is strategically situated at the center of the southern plains although the immediate area is blanketed with a forest of acacia trees. Arriving at our accommodation in the late evening, we will have our dinner and overnight Rhino Lodge.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 7

Ngorongoro crater to Karatu

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions, herds of wildebeest, zebras and cape buffalo year-round. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro highlands. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s tree inn.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
  • High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
  • Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 8

Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

Breakfast. Morning continue short drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drives where you first encounter will be spotting large troupes of baboons. Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made the area renowned, the park provides an amazing wildlife experience. Elephants are not the only animals that Lake Manyara is famous for. Tree climbing lions are occasionally sited. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha in time for your flight back home or a flight to Zanzibar.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
  • High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Sleeping bag

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Please Note That: The tour price can change at any time. This is because of Government charges price changes, Park fee price changes, or Accommodation price changes.

PRICE


Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates Per Person

  2021 2022
Solo n/a* n/a*
2 people $2,910 $2,910
3 people $2,601 $2,601
4 people $2,601 $2,601
5 people $2,601 $2,601
6 people $2,601 $2,601
7+ people $2,601 $2,601

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

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