On this 6-day safari to Ndutu Calving Season in Serengeti where Wildebeest Migration takes place every year. In the heart of the Serengeti, the wildebeests and zebras gather to welcome new life into the world. It’s nature’s very own maternity ward, and you have a front-row seat to this miracle. Embrace the thrill of witnessing adorable newborn calves taking their first steps, their wobbly feet finding their place in the world.
Key Highlights to 6 Days Ndutu Calving Season Serengeti Migration Safari
The Wildebeest Migration Calving Safari season typically occurs in the Serengeti ecosystem, primarily in the Southern Serengeti and parts of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, during late January to early March. This period is characterized by the calving of wildebeests, which is one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife events in East Africa.
Wildebeest Births: The primary attraction of the calving season is witnessing the wildebeests giving birth to their young. Tens of thousands of wildebeest calves are born during this time, making it an incredible spectacle.
Predator Activity: The calving season also attracts a concentration of predators, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas. They take advantage of the vulnerable calves, resulting in thrilling predator-prey interactions.
Plentiful Birdlife: In addition to the wildebeests and predators, the calving season also sees an abundance of birdlife as they gather around the newborns and the opportunities for easy meals.
Green and Lush Landscapes: The region is lush and green during the calving season, offering a stunning contrast to the dry season. The landscapes are picturesque and provide an excellent backdrop for wildlife photography.
Safari Experiences: During a Wildebeest Migration Calving Safari, you can expect to go on game drives led by experienced guides who know the best areas for witnessing calving and predator activity. Hot air balloon safaris are also popular during this season, offering a unique perspective of the Serengeti and the migration. Cultural interactions with local Maasai communities can provide insight into their traditional way of life, adding a cultural dimension to your safari.
Best Time to Visiti and Expirience Calving Season in Ndutu Serengeti Southern
The exact timing of the calving season can vary slightly from year to year depending on weather patterns, but it generally falls within the mentioned timeframe. The calving season follows the short rains, which typically occur from November to December. These rains lead to lush, green grass, attracting pregnant wildebeests to the region to give birth.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast the tour departs, and we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with a picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the center of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and 30,000 zebras. You will have a full-day game drive and speculate the natural beauty of the park and late afternoon, you will drive back to your Camp for dinner and overnight. Dinner and Overnight Maramboi Tented Camp
Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart to Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Dinner and Overnight Singing Glass Luxury Tented Camp
Day 3: Ndutu Area in Southern Serengeti National Park
After our hearty breakfast, we head out to enjoy a full-day game drive in the Ndutu region. We will explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, and soda lakes. We will see the awesome big herds of wildebeest and zebra. January to Early March is a great time to see the wildebeest calves, dropping in the region of half a million young in this awesome act of synchronized birthing. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Dinner and overnight at Wildlands Mobile Camp
Day 4:Full Day Game drive in Ndutu Area in Southern Serengeti National Park
After our hearty breakfast, we head out to enjoy a full-day game drive in the Ndutu region. We will explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, and soda lakes. We will see the awesome big herds of wildebeest and zebra. Accommodation at Wildlands Mobile Camp
Day 5: Ndutu to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast in the morning, we will do a game drive in the Ndutu Area through the morning, and in the afternoon we’ll be heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we will be at Ngorongoro Highlands. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will go through the steep and narrow road that takes you into the crater. Here the wildlife is just breathtaking and with a little luck you can observe the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – in just a few hours. After a morning dedicated to game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the late afternoon will leave the crater in the late afternoon to drive back to Arusha.
Options activities to add on
- Balloon ride in Tarangire/Serengeti
- Crater rim hike at Ngorongoro
- Endoro Fall walk
- Visit Masai boma
The Price Includes
- Full board accommodation while on safari
- All game drives as per itinerary
- All park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Transport in 1×6 Seater 4×4 vehicles
- Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
- 3 Liters bottle of mineral water per person per day.
- Meals as per the itinerary
The Price Does not Include
- All International Flights
- Visas Travel and personal accident insurance
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
- Optional activities and excursions
- Any services not mentioned in the program