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Calving Season in the Serengeti-2020

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Calving season promises an exciting adventure full of wonder and plenty of action. The hunting of young wildebeest by large cats is part of nature,

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
    2 to 6- Pax
All about the Calving Season in the Serengeti-2020.

Calving usually takes place between January and February of each year. In January the herds begin making their way to the south of the Serengeti after the rains start falling.

Check out this amazing opportunity to see tens of thousands of wildebeests calves being born at the same time. See the struggle of protecting mothers and hunting predators as the harmony of the circle of life unfolds on the plains of Tanzania

The highlight of this safari will be to experience the “Calving of Wildebeest” which only takes place once a year from January to end of March, an exciting natural phenomenon not to be missed.

Within a matter of weeks, most female wildebeest drop their calves in a synchronized birthing that sees the Serengeti’s southern plains filled with over 400 000 young.

Estimates are that 8 000 wildebeest are born a day – that is 300 every hour, While lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog certainly eat their fill of these gangling baby gnus, the synchronized calving is an effective survival mechanism for the species: there is simply too much food for the predators to consume.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Water, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
  • Private Safari  4WD Vehicle
  • Tour guide for entire journey
  • All scheduled road transfers
  • soft drinks
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flight
  • Passport and visa fee
  • Tips to drivers
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Liquors, beers and booted beverages
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.
  1. Day-1 Arrive

    You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the Hotel. This charming country home is situated in the foothills of Mt. Meru in a lush green surrounding. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

  2. Day-2 Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast the driver guide will drive from the hotel to Tarangire National Park, 2 hours’ drive from Arusha to Tarangire, Tarangire is the third largest National park and sanctuary for an usually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are interested of the park; dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.

    • Accommodation: Tarangire Simba Lodge
    • Soft drinks included during game drive
    • Meals: {1B, 1L, 1D}

  3. Day-3 Drive to Central Serengeti Plain

    Depart your lodge this morning after breakfast and head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

    • Overnight -Mobile Tented Camp
    • Soft drinks included during game drive
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

  4. Day- 4 & 5 Full days in Central Serengeti

    Two full  day in the Serengeti to explore this amazing eco-system, find the wildebeest migration, search for a wild dog lair, watch the huge Grumeti crocodiles or spot a sleeping leopard up a tree, follow the circling vultures to a recent lion kill or study the birdlife. You can choose to stay out all day or return to your lodge for lunch and a siesta before venturing out again in the cooler evening temperatures and then get back to your Camp before sunset.

    • Overnight -Migration Tented Camp | Central Serengeti
    • Soft drinks included during game drive
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

  5. Day-6 to 8 Migration view /Ndutu Area-Southern Serengeti

    After breakfast we will head to the 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. We arrive in time for lunch at the camp, and after lunch we will do an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area. 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

    • Overnight -Migration Tented Camp |  Ndutu  or Lodge
    • Soft drinks included during game drive
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

  6. Day-9 Ndutu Plain to Ngorongoro crater

    After breakfast drive and descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque conserved area, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. In the late afternoon, head back to the rim and drive to lodge

    • Overnight – Lodge
    • Soft drinks included during game drive
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

  7. Day-10 Depart

    After breakfast, return to Arusha, stopping for lunch at a popular local restaurant, before a transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Lodges & Camps

Endoro Lodge

Endoro Lodge features all private and detached chalets. Each chalet has its own immersion tub, outside shower, private veranda and fireplace.Luxury and elegance in the middle of nature’s best environment, complete with breath taking views

  • Laundry
  • Massage Service
  • 24 hr Hot Water
  • Inside & Outside Showers
  • Mosquito Nets for your peace of mind
  • Magnificent Stargazing from your veranda
  • Incredible meals, Incredible service and an Incredibly wonderful time

Kenzan Mobile Tented Camp:

Mobile Tented Camp is peacefully located and decorated with a tasteful selection of colors and pieces of art to set the tone for cool and soothing relaxation away from the stresses of life.The living spaces of this tented camp are filled with light and with blissful breezes blowing in; these would be the right places for couples to chill and view the awe-inspiring sunset.

Experience a perfect blend of luxury and adventure by being located at an optimal location where you can listen to the natural music of Serengeti (the grunts and sounds of animals) with wildebeest migration in action and leopard and lion sightings. Catch every moment with uniquely designed walking safaris, balloon safaris, game drives, bonfires and more premier safari tours.

  • Comfortable Bathrobes
  • Make-up mirror
  • Shower gel
  • 1 Large Double Bed
  • Toilet
  • Coffee Table

Ndutu Safari lodge

We have built a reputation over the past 50 years as consistently being the choice of expert guides, professional wildlife photographers, film-makers and biologists alike.

The reason? It is simply the best place in the Serengeti eco system to watch and enjoy predators and prey, herds and hunters and is one of the finest locations to witness the extraordinary speed and spectacle of cheetah hunting their prey.

Located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the edge of the Southern Serengeti plains filled with acacia trees and wide views across Lake Ndutu.

Our Lodge comprises thirty four comfortable stone and thatch en-suite cottages beside a relaxed convivial dining, sitting and bar area all overlooking the ever-changing waters of Lake Ndutu.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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Endoro Lodge Karatu
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Kenzan Tented Camp


Ndutu Safari Lodge
  • Sun block
  • Shower jail
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip balm
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Warm jacket
  • Light raincoat
  • Socks & underwear
  • Antihistamine cream for insect bites & stings
  • First aid kit including Imodium and rehydration salts
  • Tissues
  • Malaria tablets (see your doctor before you travel for up-to-date advice)
  • Motion sickness tablets if required
  • Sandals or flip-flops to wear around camp

Local guidebooks and wildlife / birdlife guides
Credit and ATM cards (check that your bank has international ATM locations to avoid high fees, and tell them where you’ll be traveling before you leave)

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