4-Day The Great Wildebeest Calving Migration Safari
The Great Wildebeest Calving Migration Safari is a short tour to the best location in the wilderness where people can witness the herds of animals roaming freely enjoying the green pasture.
The herds of Wildebeest migration have chosen Ndutu as their best place in the world to feed their calves and give them a life experience including a lesson of migrating from one place to another, running and escaping from carnivores.
The Ndutu area grows healthier grasses which, gives energy to the mothers and little calves for quick recovery after birth.
Ndutu is well known as a calving centre for Wildebeests and the best time to visit is between January and March.
The Ndutu Plain extends to the South Plains of the Great Serengeti National Park, of which this tour will give you a chance to visit.
- Park fees
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari,
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Crater fees
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
- Duration: 1 to 6 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- On Request
- Pick-up servicePick up service from your location
- Easy CancellationNon-refundable
Pick up from your hotel in the Arusha Area to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. Bizarre rock formations dot the grassy landscape where predators roam. Blue wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras and buffaloes are on the menu… Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. You will arrive in the Seronera Valley for an evening meal and overnight stay at Kati kati tented camp
You'll be up before dawn so that we can enjoy a sunrise game drive along the shores across the Serengeti. See the sun set fire to the savannah as carnivores such as cheetahs and lions in action while it is still cool enough for them to hunt. After your sunrise game drive, you'll return to your camp for breakfast before taking a picnic lunch and heading down into the Ndutu region of the Serengeti/Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You'll enjoy a day-long game drive through the region, taking in the shores of both Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek as well as the surrounding land where tens of thousands of young wildebeest take their first steps. After your day-long exploration of Ndutu, you'll overnight at Mbugani migration camp.
Enjoy early morning game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calves are born. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mbugani migration camp.
After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought-after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas. Returning to Arusha overnight to connect to your flight to next destination.
- Hand luggage
- Odds & ends
- Preventative pharmaceuticals
- Phone, music, tablet or laptop
- Check the weather
- Layering is key
- Casual but comfortable
- Clothes and toiletries
- Camera, video and binoculars
- Prescription glasses (sunglasses, hat, sunblock et al)
- Prescription meds
- Passport, itinerary, travel insurance docs and eTickets
- Finally, don’t forget your sense of humor, patience and some common sense!