Wildebeest Migration Calving Season 7 Days

Approximately 8,000 wildebeest are born every day during the peak calving season from early January to late February. The calving season also introduces a host of predators looking to make a quick meal of the vulnerable calves. It's during this time when the southern Serengeti and western Ngorongoro Crater host the highest concentration of predators in Africa at a given time.

Lion, hyena and cheetah show up in large numbers to patrol the grasses, waiting for the perfect time to make a kill. But an easy kill isn’t always guaranteed. Female wildebeest instinctively know to head to the short grass plains so that they can see approaching predators. There they form a barricade around birthing mothers to protect them and the young when they are the most vulnerable, during birth - ensuring the majority of the young survive.

per adult from

$3,478

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Ngorongoro Crater
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

      Stop At: Arusha Region, Arusha Region
      This day is set aside for your arrival into Tanzania and our representative meets you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. He or she will transfer you to your hotel in Arusha.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Mvuli Hotel

      Day 2: Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

      Stop At: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha Region
      After a long flight to Africa we usually recommend starting easy while also cutting down the distances and so after breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Tarangire National Park in a 4×4 Safari jeep. At Tarangire we register at the gate and continue with game drives for the rest of the day as we explore the African wilderness for the first day of our safari. This park is famous for its the large populations of elephants and its gigantic age old baobabs, but it has much more to offer in terms of many animals and birds that are resident to this park. We expect to see lions, cheetahs, warthogs, gazelles, dikdiks, the rare long necked gerenuks and many more. Later in the afternoon we retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Octagon lodge

      Day 3: Day 3: Tarangire – Ndutu Plains/South Serengeti

      Stop At: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region
      Breakfast at the lodge, or Camp early this morning and we are off to Ndutu plains for the migration safari in Southern Serengeti. We will have a brief stop at the Loduare Main Gate before entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, an another brief stop to take pictures and get some stunning views over the Ngorongoro Crater floor. We will then drive further to Lake Ndutu area where the action takes place during the months of December through March. Picnic will be served and the afternoon will be spent doing game drives until later in the afternoon time to check in at the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Ndutu safari lodge/Ndutu Migration camp

      Day 4: Day 4: Ndutu Plains Calving TOUR

      Stop At: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania
      We will be spent at the Ndutu plains within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ndutu plains is where it all happens in the month of January to March as the wildebeests Migration give birth to thousands of young calves every day. At Ndutu plains with the green pastures during this time of the year and the rich mineral soils that the herds adore you are sure to see the thousands of wildebeests accompanied by zebras, and gazelles spread along vast areas, as well as have the rare chance to witness some real wildlife action as the predators engage the herds and try to snatch their loved newly born foals. Ndutu is also an amazing place to be for the avid bird watchers with 400 recorded resident and migratory bird species recorded.

      In the afternoon, we will set off for Serengeti National Park.
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Domel Wilderness Camps


      Day 5: Day 5: FULL DAY SERENGETI

      Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
      After breakfast, we will proceed for a full day of game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which made Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa.

      Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle joining the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the exotic sounds of over 6 million hooves pounding the open plains of Serengeti just like how you imagined African wild life to be.
      Duration: 9 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Domel Wilderness Camps

      Day 6: Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

      Stop At: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region
      We will have an early breakfast and afterwards drive to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation area. From here, we will descend down to 600 meters into the crater to view an array of wildlife. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken Caldera in the world and a wonderful place to be with an estimated 20000 animals roaming such a small area of just about 21 Kilometers across. The Crater offers the last chance to clock the Big five with the best chance to spot the black rhinos and leopards as well as many other animals. Later in the afternoon we will ascend up the Crater.
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Eileens tree inn


      Day 7: Day 7: DROP OFF ARUSHA/ KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

      Stop At: Arusha Region, Arusha Region
      Breakfast at your lodge then you will drive back to Arusha where your safari ends. At Arusha you can be dropped at The Arusha Airport for a flight to Zanzibar or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure

      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
      Departure Time :
      6:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    7

    Organised by Mikumi Holiday Safaris

    Activity ID: V-164528P12

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