7-day Calving Season Safari in Northern Tanzania

Ndutu, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

Encounter the large wildebeest herds grazing on the nutrient-rich plains of southern Serengeti between January to March. February marks the peak of the wildebeest calving season – witness how a new generation is born and takes their first steps! Of course, this event attracts a wide variety of big cats with predators in action all over the plains! An incredible event not to be missed!

Tour Style

private safari with unlimited mileage

Tour Duration

7 days, 6 nights (start: day of your choice)

Expectations

Prime location to witness the natural phenomena of the Great Migration
February is Calving Season – 8000 calves are being born every day
Predators in action – big cats like cheetah, leopards and lion roam freely
Africa’s legendary “Big Five” inside the Ngorongoro Crater

National Parks

Ndutu / Southern Serengeti
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater

Activities

mainly game drives, but optional activities available

Physical Rating

leisurely – no strenuous exercise is expected

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Sandra

As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!

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Michael

Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my experience in the bush and my passioan for wildlife, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.

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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Day

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). After you have passed the passport control, you will be met by your professional safari guide outside the terminal and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 45 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening before starting your Tanzania adventure on the next morning.

 

Optional Activitiy:
Beading Class
Overnight Options:
Arusha

Day 1 to 3: Ndutu Area & Southern Serengeti

Meet & greet in Arusha and departure to the entrance gate of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your drive leads you to Ndutu Area which is considered in many aspects as the continuation of the seemingly endless plains of southern Serengeti. Spend the next three days on game drive – always in search for the large wildebeest herds who graze on the short-grass plains of Ndutu.

Between January and March, Ndutu is the perfect place to be to witness one of the greatest spectacles on earth! Depending on the rains the wildebeest cows will give birth simultaneously with almost 8,000 calves being born each day. It is also a feast for predators that target the young and weak. An incredible experience to be part of and not to be missed!

 

View Park:
NCA – Ndutu Region
Optional Activity:
Olduvai Gorge Museum Visit
Overnight Options:
NCA – Ndutu

Day 4 and 5: Serengeti National Park – Central

Spend the next two days on game drive in Central Serengeti and search for its rich predator population. Cheetahs prefer the medium and long-grass plains; leopards are often found in the canopy of an acacia or sausage tree; and lions are spotted on a regular basis. Days filled with excitement and incredible wildlife encounters! Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.

 

View Park:
Serengeti NP
Optional Activity:
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Overnight Options:
Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Road journey to Ngorongoro Crater with an adventurous drive to the crater floor – take in the breathtaking view with the steep and lush crater walls! Encounter large herds of buffaloes, gazelles, zebras, but also watch out for elephants, hyenas and lions! You might even spot the highly endangered black rhinoceros! Continue to your overnight stay afterwards. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.

 

View Park:
Ngorongoro Crater
Optional Activity:
Coffee Plantation
Overnight Options:
NCA – Crater Rim

Day 7: Return to Arusha

Depending on your departure time, you can add in some optional activities in the morning. Afterwards return to Arusha with drop-off according to your onwards travel journey – either in Arusha Town with the possibility to overnight, or at Arusha Airport (ARK) / Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Included meals: breakfast and picnic-lunch.

 

Optional Activitiy:
Mountain Biking
Overnight Options:
Arusha

Beach Extensions

Would you like to extend your safari on the mainland of Tanzania with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers some fantastic beach stays directly on the Indian Ocean.

Mafia Island

Mafia Island is a sleepy island located just south of Zanzibar – an exclusive hideaway if you wish to escape the crowds. It is a diver’s paradise, and the marine park offers a large variety of dive options. From September the March is whale shark season – a great adventure to be experienced by snorkeling or scuba diving. Accommodations are limited but provide you with everything you need – excellent quality and service!

Pemba Island

Pemba Island is located just north of Zanzibar. A completely off-the-beaten-track getaway awaits you – quiet and easy-going. It is well known for its diving – incredible dive walls, drop-offs and rich coral gardens. If beach-lounging was what you had in mind, take note that the beaches are not as perfect as in Zanzibar, but there are sandbanks nearby. Only a few scattered properties are found here – simple and rustic, but with a fantastic service!

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar is everything you imagine of an Indian Ocean Island – beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees and azure-blue waters. It is the most easily accessible island with a short flight from the main land. Various activities apart from sunbathing are available including the historic Stone Town and Spice Tour, Kitesurfing or Dhow Cruises. A large variety of accommodation options that suit every style, budget and desire!

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