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Gnu in Ndutu area
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Calving Season in the Serengeti-February

from $5,480

Calving Season of Wildebeest tour will take you to great migration congregates around Tarangire, Central Serengeti,Lake Ndutu Area & Ngorongoro  Crater

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    Guided Tours, Short Breaks
  • Activity Level Leisurely
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  • Group Size Small Group
    2 to 6- Pax
All about the Calving Season in the Serengeti-February.

The short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. These are south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu and include the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Dispersed across these plains, wildebeest and zebra are everywhere – feeding on the fresh, nutritious grasses. They stay here through January, February and March, with most wildebeest calves born in a short window around February. Gradually they spread west across these plains, then around April they start their great migration north.

May the Serengeti’s wildebeest all seem to be moving north, migrating to seek fresh grazing and water. The area around Moru Kopjes and west of Seronera is then hectic with a series of moving columns, often containing hundreds of thousands of animals – joined by many zebra, and a scattering of Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles.Some of the migration then head due north of Seronera, but most are usually further west. Around June the wildebeest migration is often halted on the south side of the Grumeti River, which has some channels which block or slow their migration north.

The wildebeest then congregate there, in the Western Corridor, often building up to a high density before crossing the river. The river here is normally a series of pools and channels, but it’s not continuous – and so whilst they always represent an annual feast for the Grumeti River’s large crocodiles,

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.
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Transfers as indicated on itinerary
  • Private tour guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Government taxes and levies
  • Laundry services
  • Mineral water and soft drinks during game drives
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks at the Lodges & Camps
  • Visa and passport
  • International and local airport departure taxes
  • Telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc
  • All optional activities which have not been shown above
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Any extras not mentioned above.
  1. Day-1 Arusha to Tarangire

    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: Maramboi Tented Lodge
    • Meals: Meals: Dinner and Breakfast
    • Soft drinks during game drive
  2. Day-2 Tarangire to Serengeti

    Depart your camp 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.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Camps
    • Soft drinks during game drive
  3. Day-3 to 5 Full days in Central Serengeti

    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.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Camps
    • Soft drinks during game drive
  4. Day-6 Central Serengeti – Ndutu

    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.Meals:

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp or Ndutu Safari Lodge
    • Soft drinks during game drive

     

  5. Day-7 to 8 Game viewing at Ndutu

    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.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp or Ndutu Safari Lodge
    • Soft drinks during game drive

     

  6. Day-9 Ndutu Area– Ngorongoro Crater

    Drive to Ngorongoro crater 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 it’s 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 lodge,

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation:Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
    • Soft Drink during Game Drive
  7. Day-10 Depart

    After breakfast transfer back to the airport for you flight back home,

    • Meals: {1B, 1L}
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Gnu in Ndutu area
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Accommodations during Safari /Lodges & Camps

Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge

A 5 star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated with 360 degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

Accommodation

All 50 suites and the Livingstone Suite have infinite views of the surrounding area. All rooms are tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5 star luxury lodge.

The spectacular stone main house has all the luxuries including main lounge, grand central hallway, dining room, spa, boutique, conference room, media (TV) room, outside fire place, rim flow pool, billiards room, internet café and children activity room.

 

Ndutu Safari Lodge

We have thirty four en-suite cottages at Ndutu which range from double, twins, triples and a quad room and all are built from local materials. Our stone and thatch cottages are naturally cool due to the thick walls and they provide simple and comfortable accommodation. Each room has an en- suite bathroom with hot showers, sink and flushing toilet.

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Here at Ndutu we are committed to our guests feeling refreshed and nourished during their stay. After a restful night set yourself up for the day from the wealth of freshly prepared options for breakfast. If you are opting for an early game drive we can arrange for a tasty bush breakfast on the move.

Ole Serai Luxury Camp – Moru Kopjes

This Luxury Camp is ideally located within Central Seronera area of the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania around the vicinity of the famous Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi. The Camp site is perched between the Rongai Hills & Nyaroboro Hills, a few metres away from the banks of the Mbalageti / Seronera River having an abundant variety of resident wildlife (including all the Big 5) as well as a Hippo Pool located only a few metres away from the camp.

Accommodation

The Camp is tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5 Star Luxury Camp. All the 20 Luxury Tents are ensuite with Flushing Toilets & Pressurised Running Showers with 24 hour Power supply.

 

The Rooms and the Guest areas have been specifically designed to offer the Guests an optimum 180-degree view while on their bed or while enjoying their meal or drinks and to bring them as close to the nature as possible from the covered verandas. These stunning views embrace the sparsely spaced Acacia Tortillis Trees with the abundance of animals in the vicinity making the experience awe-inspiring. Guest Sleeper Tents Variety: 14 Double Tent Rooms – 45 sqm each 04 Twin Tent Rooms – 45 sqm each 01 Family Tent (Interconnected) – 105 sqm All Tents having uninterrupted Panaromic views

Maramboi Tented Lodge

Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best views of the Great Rift Valley

Wildlife calls at the door of Maramboi Tented Lodge. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, …. You could see them appear between the palm trees from the terrace of your exclusive tent, from the swimming pool whilst enjoying a cool drink after a walk with a Maasai guide or whilst you enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.

Situated in the ecosystem of lake Manyara, in fields of golden vegetation, Maramboi Tented Camp brings together premium services, exclusive attentions and genuine hospitality in a spectacular scene.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Lodges & Tented Camp
Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge
Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge
Ndutu Safari Lodge

 

Outside Dinner Ndutu Lodge
Ole Serai Luxury Camp & Maramboi Tente Lodge
Ole Serai Luxury Camp – Moru Kopjes
Maramboi Tented Lodge

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)

• Sun block
• Insect repellent
• Lip balm
• Sweater or fleece
• Warm jacket
• Light raincoat
• Socks
• Underwear
• Antihistamine cream for insect bites & stings
• First aid kit including Imodium
• 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

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