4 – Migration Safari Calving Season

4 - Migration Safari Calving Season

OVERVIEW

Absolutely! Here’s a carefully crafted 4-day itinerary for an exhilarating Migration safari adventure, beginning in Arusha, Tanzania. This journey is curated to provide you with a comprehensive wildlife experience across the renowned destinations of Lake Ndutu, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro:

  • Depart from Arusha and head towards Lake Ndutu, a prime location from December to April.
  • Experience the unique ecosystem and witness the incredible wildlife, with a special focus on the migration and calving during February.
  • Enjoy a comfortable evening at a lodge or camp near Lake Ndutu.
  • Depart for the world-famous Serengeti National Park, renowned for its vast plains and abundant wildlife.
  • Explore the Serengeti's diverse landscapes and witness the thriving ecosystem of predators and prey.
  • Overnight stay at a camp or lodge in the heart of the Serengeti.
  • Journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the unbroken caldera.
  • Descend into the crater and marvel at its unique concentration of wildlife, including the "Big Five."
  • Enjoy a memorable overnight stay at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Experience a morning game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, capturing the last moments of your safari.
  • Depart for Arusha, reflecting on the incredible wildlife encounters and landscapes.
  • Arrive in Arusha, concluding your Migration safari adventure.
  1. Accommodation as per the itinerary
  2. Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
  3. Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  4. Game drives as per the itinerary
  5. Tents and other camping gears{ for budget camping safaris}
  6. Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  7. English Speaking guides available for the safari
  1. Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  2. All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  3. Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  4. Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  5. Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities

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8 Day Ndutu Calving Season

8 Day Ndutu Calving Season

OVERVIEW

On 8-day Ndutu Migration Safari, offering a distinctive journey through the remarkable parks of Tanzania’s northern circuit. Explore the diverse landscapes of Tarangire National Park, witness the grandeur of the Serengeti National Park, and focus on the captivating Lake Ndutu, our primary destination from December to April. February, in particular, offers the optimal time to marvel at the annual calving spectacle.

Venture into the iconic Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the unbroken caldera, and discover its unique ecological wonders. Conclude your adventure at Lake Manyara, renowned for its vibrant bird life and the intriguing phenomenon of tree-climbing lions. This comprehensive safari promises a rich tapestry of wildlife, landscapes, and natural wonders across some of Tanzania’s most captivating destinations.

After arrival at the airport (Kilimanjaro / Arusha), your private driver guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation for dinner and overnight awaiting for your safari departure on the following day.

In the morning you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Masai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Masai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life giving Tarangire River endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name but a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above. After our extensive game drive, we depart to drive to one of our carefully selected accommodation for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Along the way we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons, or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. After an extensive game drive, you will drive to your accommodation, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

This entire day is set aside for game drives upon the central Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an extensive game drive we head for our tented lodge for a hearty dinner and another night by the fire of relaxation and conversation under the sweeping majesty of the star bright African night out upon the ‘Endless Plain’.

After breakfast we will head to the Lake Ndutu region, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, a sublime landscape of the southern Serengeti eco-system. The drive takes approximately 3 hrs.
Lake Ndutu, alkaline like most of the other Rift Valley Lakes, is however a viable source of H2O and is frequented by a wide array of the myriad wildlife here inhabiting.
We arrive in time for a delectable luncheon at the lodge or tented camp, and, with appetites sated, we undertake our afternoon game drive in the Ndutu region. 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, giraffe, over four hundred species of birds and a plethora of other resident game.

After an unforgettable day, we head for The Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp to dine and unwind by a fire on the plain under the star bright endless African night sky.

After our hearty breakfast, we head out to enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu region. We will endeavour to explore the range of different habitats found here that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. We will see the awesome sight of the great thronging herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve, dropping in the region of half a million young in this awesome act of synchronised birthing. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators, with cheetah being particularly active, alongside simba or leo panthera, our friend the lion, hyena, and the illusive leopard. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.
With our day of adventure drawing to a close, as the shadows of the African night beginning to descend we went our way back to The Heritage Camp to once more take our ease and seek vivification in conversation and a casting of our minds eye back over the sights and sounds of the day upon the Serengeti.

After breakfast you will head out for an en route game drive through the Ndutu Area before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO world heritage site, formed millions of years ago, is 600 m deep and covers roughly around 260 square kilometres. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. You will arrive at the Crater rim before lunch. You will descend into the Crater and very quickly, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass.

After breakfast, you will drive to our final destination on this epic safari – Lake Manyara National Park. This, a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha is so named for the shallow salt lake that covers some seventy percent of the surface area, flooding and drying with the seasons and home to thousands of flamingo and in the extraordinary region of 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and, with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After lunch, we head back to Arusha where we will arrive in the late afternoon, our adventure at its inevitable end, with all the sites and sounds of wild East Africa tucked away in our mind for our adventure in life’s journey.

  1. Accommodation as per the itinerary
  2. Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
  3. Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  4. Game drives as per the itinerary
  5. Tents and other camping gears{ for budget camping safaris}
  6. Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  7. English Speaking guides available for the safari
  1. Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  2. All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  3. Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  4. Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  5. Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities

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This program is carefully crafted by our professionals at parks adventure. But it should not limit your safari expectations Not fully satisfied? Do some tweaking on the program and get it to meet your expectations

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6 Days Ndutu Migration

6 Days Ndutu Migration

OVERVIEW

This safari that grants you the extraordinary opportunity to observe the mesmerizing Great Wildebeest in Ndutu Migration. With over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traversing the diverse ecosystems of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, they seek lush pastures and secure calving grounds. The migration’s path is intricately linked to weather conditions, making it a dynamic spectacle of nature. Through careful planning and a touch of serendipity, you can witness this awe-inspiring wildlife phenomenon.

This safari not only immerses you in the Great Wildebeest Migration but also explores other National Parks, providing opportunities to encounter resident game. Available year-round, choosing the right season enhances the experience, leaving you in sheer awe of the natural wonders that unfold before your eyes.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport.
Transfer to your chosen accommodation in Arusha.
Check-in, relax, and prepare for your safari.

After breakfast, depart for Ndutu.
Drive to Ndutu (approximately 6-7 hours) with a packed lunch.
Ndutu accommodation at Nyikani Camp lodge.
Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Full-day game drives in Ndutu.
Explore the Ndutu region, known for its excellent wildlife sightings.
Picnic lunch in the bush.
Return to your accommodation in the evening.

Early morning game drive at ndutu then will journey to accomodate at farm of dream Lodge or ang’ata tented Lodge

Mornind game Drive to Ngorongoro Crate ring fo 5 – 6 hrs.
Enjoy a scenic drive to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Later back to Arusha

Main destination to Kilimanjaro Airport Or Arusha Airport

  1. Accommodation as per the itinerary
  2. Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
  3. Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  4. Game drives as per the itinerary
  5. Tents and other camping gears{ for budget camping safaris}
  6. Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  7. English Speaking guides available for the safari
  1. Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  2. All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  3. Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  4. Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  5. Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities

Customize this itinerary

This program is carefully crafted by our professionals at parks adventure. But it should not limit your safari expectations Not fully satisfied? Do some tweaking on the program and get it to meet your expectations

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