This 6-Day Calving Season Great Serengeti Migration Safari package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration in Ndutu Area. We have designed the itinerary to include both the Ndutu Area where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from January to March. This itinerary has been designed that you Drive in / Drive back to Arusha town.
Calving usually takes place between January – February to March of each year. In January the herds begin making their way to the south of the Serengeti after the rains start falling. The question of how the herds know when it is raining or not is something many people have questioned and the answer is that we actually do not know! Many people say that they can smell the rain, others believe they can sense when the pressure in the air changes. The only thing we know for sure is that where it rains, the herds follow. Within a two to three-week time period, over half a million wildebeest are born with as many as 8 000 wildebeest being born on the same day!
0. Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
1. Arusha – Lake ManyaraN.park
2. Tarangire - Ngorongoro (Ndutu area)
3. Full-Day Ngorongoro (Ndutu area)
4. Ngorongoro (Ndutu area) – Central Serengeti
5. Central Serengeti - Ngorongoro
6. Ngorongoro Crater - Back to Arusha
The first day of your safari will begin by 8AM in the morning with a pick up from your hotel at Arusha. Once everyone is aboard, you will head towards Lake Manyara National Park.
This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience.
Lake Manyara National Park is an unspoiled paradise of ground water forest fed by underground springs and teeming with wildlife such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and some of the largest baboon troupes in Africa. The lake shore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions, and people flock from all over the world to see these iconic predators lounging in the trees
There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. Overnight at Public camp/Tinted Camp/Lodge at Manyara.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• BUDGET TENTED CAMPING –
SUNBRIGHT | LILAC | SAVANNA | KIZUMBA
• MID-RANGE LODGES –
Twiga Lodge | Eileen's Trees Inn | Fanaka
• LUXURY LODGES -
Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Manyara Wildlife Lodge
• SUPPER LUXURY LODGES –
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge