4 Days Great Wildebeest Migration at Ndutu Region

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Tanzania

4 Days, 3 Nights

From US $1,474 Per Person (4 PAX)

Overview

The best months to visit the Ndutu Region are from December, when the Great Migration herds start to arrive from the north, until April when the millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle have trekked northwards again. In the early months of the year – with a peak in February – the wildebeest herds are calving on the verdant grassy plains: thousands upon thousands of baby animals are born every day, attracting the attention of cheetah, lion and hyena.

A big draw of the Ndutu Region is to see the full circle of the Great Migration, from the return of the herds to graze in December, and then the calving which takes place in January and February, and then the departure of the herds again in April as they start making their journey northwards. Calving season is particularly dramatic: a million wildebeest give birth to 8000 babies every day, and as these newborns take their first steps, they’re targeted by lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.

Tour Description

This 4 dsay Ndutu Migration Calving Season Mid-Range tour has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Migration. The Southern Serengeti and Lake Ndutu areas in Tanzania are the best locations for the months of January, February and March to witness thousands of wildebeest spread across the plains grazing on the rich short grass plains. Predator action is at its peak with great sightings of Cheetah, Lion, Hyena, Leopard a very good chance to see adrenalin packed kills.

Trip Summary

  • Start: Arusha, Tanzania
  • End: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Destinations: Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
  • Theme: Wildlife Safari
  • Max group size: Any size

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park:

At 8:30 AM you will be greeted by your guide in your hotel based in Arusha and after an approximately 2-hour drive you will reach to the Lake Manyara National Park. It is said to be the “loveliest (lake) in Africa,” Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, and then proceeds to Marera Valley Lodge to enjoy a lovely swimming pool and overnight on Full Board basis.

Day 2 – Ndutu Region:

After breakfast, you will drive to Ndutu region. In January/ February, the big wildebeest herds are spread across the Lake Ndutu area. Herds have moved back into Ndutu from Maswa and Kakesio areas. The rains have been coming daily and the area is looking beautifully green, with plenty of grazing for all the herbivores available. The calving season has really kicked off now and there are lots of new born wildebeest calves and zebra foals all around us. Big herds have been seen crossing Lake Ndutu heading to Makao, which is close to Maswa. This surely is one of the best times to see the migration as the shear abundance of animals scattered across the open short grass plains is truly mind boggling. The circle of life continues in Ndutu with guests witnessing zebra foals and Wildebeest calves being born and on the other end the predators taking advantage of the huge number of inexperienced young animals. Stay overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati Tented Camp on Full Board basis.

Day 3 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

After breakfast, you will start your day with an early morning game drives around Lake Ndutu area, spend your day exploring the Great Wildebeest Migration roaming around Lake Ndutu area. In the afternoon you will proceed with game drives en-route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Stay overnight at Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro to stay overnight on Full Board basis.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Drive Back to Arusha:

After breakfast, leave the lodge at 07:00 AM, and then drive to the Ngorongoro Crater for a half day crater tour. After completing all the necessary registration formalities at Loduare National Park Gate, you will descend the Ngorongoro Crater for the crater tour. This 100 square miles natural amphitheater is host to an astonishing array of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to see Rhino, Elephant and Lion as well as large herds of Zebras and Wildebeests. A picnic lunch box will be taken inside the crater floor – In the afternoon you will exit the crater and then drive you back to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your hotel booked on your own arrangement. Or feel free to advise us if we can assist you on reservations.

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Mid-Range Lodge Safari

2 Pax – Price cost US$ 1,796 per person.
4 Pax – Price cost US$ 1,474 per person.

Accommodation

Night 1: Marera Valley Lodge

Night 2: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

Night 3: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Price Includes

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Walking safari, Materuni waterfalls
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • 1.5 liters of mineral water per day
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Airport pickups/departure transfers.

 Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Optional activities
  • Zanzibar Island
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance etc.

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