BEST OF TANZANIA WILDEBEEST MIGRATION CALVING SEASON

11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS

PACKAGE TYPE: HIGH-END

PRICE: FROM $8,471.00 pp

BEST TIME: DECEMBER TO MARCH

Overview

This 11-day safari is to see the great migration of wildebeest that commonly takes place in December to March of every year, and the reason why this major move is so important is that the wildebeest will try to give birth to calves in better conditions, which means that they will avoid any predator that could cause a lot of complications in the process. Sadly, predators are pretty intelligent, and they always head to the south of Serengeti (the places where everything will happen) to take advantage of the vulnerable newborns, making it a very risky natural situation for the heads of the family since they will protect their calves with everything they can.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha region.

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), your driver guide will pick you up and drive you to Arusha for your overnight at your booked hotel for resting and preparing for your Safari.

 

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park – Full Game Drive

After breakfast head off to Tarangire National Park for a morning and afternoon game drive. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park with a picnic lunch. This Park is known for its holding one of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Lions, giraffes, and zebras are well seen and over 500 different bird species to find.

 

Day 3: Tarangire National Park to Central Serengeti National Park – Full Game Drive

After breakfast head off to Serengeti National Park. This is undoubtedly Tanzania’s most famous park. Great herds of the wildebeest migration, buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle are resident at any time of the year. Lions and leopards are easily seen. You will enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the park.

 

Day 4: Central Serengeti National Park – Full game drive
After breakfast, we do a full-day game drive with lunch at the lodge. We will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract several lions and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink
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Day 5,6 &7: Southern Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area) – Full game drive

After breakfast you will transit from Central Serengeti to Southern Serengeti, on this day you will have full day game drive in the Ndutu region, if it will be around the middle of February or the beginning of March, you will be able to witness calving season when approximately 8,000 wildebeest are born every day for a period of approximately 3 weeks. Today you will have a lunch box inside the park, after lunch, you will have another afternoon game drive in Southern Serengeti.

 

Day 8: Transit from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater – Leisure

After breakfast, your driver will take you from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro National Park for resting and prepare for the next day’s trip.

 

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater National Park – Full game drive in the crater
After breakfast, you will travel to the adventurous trail that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. Grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African Savannah. In only a few hours of driving from Central Serengeti, you will have the chance of spotting the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard.

 

Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park – Full game drive

After breakfast, you will travel to Lake Manyara National Park for a morning game drive and lunch, a classic safari picnic, and enjoy our final glimpse of the great wilds of Northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara offers an insight into the Great Rift Valley system and the adaptation of many herd animals and magnificent bird life. In the late afternoon, we zig-zag our way up the Rift Valley Escarpment and onto the Rift Valley highlands

 

Day 11: Manyara culture tour then Arusha Town

After breakfast, you head off to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu. Here you will be met by a local guide who will give you a short briefing on the upcoming tour – exploring the village and its surroundings on foot. During your experience, you will witness traditional wood carvers as well as local artists at work. After a traditional African lunch, you will have the chance to visit the local school in the village and meet the students and teachers. In the afternoon your driver will drive you back to Arusha town.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport
  • Accommodations and meals as per itinerary
  • All national park entry fees
  • Inclusive service of a professional driver and guide
  • Food, drinking water
  • All game drives with four-wheel drive Toyota land cruisers open sides guarantee each person to have a window

  Not included:    

  • International airfare, 
  • Alcohol
  • All items of person nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Laundry will be an extra fee
  • Tip for your professional tour driver guide

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