Incredible 4 Days Wildebeest Calving Migration Safari

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$1900.00

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4 days

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4 Days Wildebeest Calving Migration Safari – Lake Manyara, Ndutu Area & Ngorongoro Crater.

The Calving Season of the famed Wildebeest Great Migration occurs annually in Tanzania’s Southern Serengeti from approximately mid- to end-January to the end of March.

Lake Manyara National Park 

Lake Manyara NP is a small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its groundwater forest offers a nice change of scenery from the more savannah-dominated parks. Although the park is known for tree-climbing lions, big cats aren’t that easily seen. Elephant are prolific and are the main attraction.

Serengeti National Park 

Grassy plains studded with granite kopjes extend endlessly across the scenically beautiful Southern Serengeti, which stretches from the bottom of the Central Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Maswa Game Reserve. It’s one of the best areas to see the animals of the Great Migration: visit between December and May to see the huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle arriving to calve, and then at the beginning of the dry season making their way northwards again in search of green grass. February is a particularly good month to visit the Southern Serengeti to see thousands of baby wildebeest taking their first steps on the savanna – and being targeted by hungry lion, cheetah and hyena, which are in abundance in the region.

Ngorongoro Crater 

Sited in the Great East African Rift Valley in northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the wondrous Ngorongoro Crater, home to the densest concentration of wild animals in Africa. Within 260 sq. kilometers (100 sq. miles) of varied micro-climates, over 30,000 mammals, half of them rangy wildebeests and well-rounded zebras, together with their many predators, lordly lions, swift cheetahs, stealthy leopards, opportunist jackals, and skulking hyenas, with a vast cast of smaller mammals and birds, form a compelling destination for wildlife safaris in Tanzania.

The caldera of a two million year old collapsed volcano forms an unbroken, 2000 feet (600 meters) high rim around a natural amphitheater within which the high drama of predator and prey is enacted on a grand canvas. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also part of the Serengeti ecosystem but was separated from the Serengeti National Park in 1959, intending to enable the harmonious co-existence of man and his wildlife neighbors.

 

Included/Exclude

  • Transport on 4x4 Safari Cruisers
  • Park fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the tour program
  • Meals as as stipulated in the tour program
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Game drives
   
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned

Tour Plan

You will be picked up from Arusha in the morning and heading to Lake Manyara Park which is famous for its tree lions climbing also known as home of baboons, giraffes, elephants, hippos and much more. Enjoy your packed lunch in the park and later evening head out of the park and heading to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Eileens Tree in Lodge

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

 

After breakfast we will depart to the Lake Ndutu area situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Part of the southern Serengeti ecosystem. 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. 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 elephants, birds and resident game. 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. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. You will do a game drive till
late afternoon then slowly heading to Ndutu Heritage Migration Camp.

After our hearty breakfast we head out to enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu region. We endeavour to explore the range of different habitats found here that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. We will see the awesome sight of the great thronging herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve, 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 are easy pickings for a variety of predators, with cheetah being particularly active, alongside simba or leo panthera, our friend the lion, hyena, and the illusive leopard. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after
they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Overnight at Ndutu Heritage Migration Tented camp.

After our hearty breakfast we head out to enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu region. We endeavor to explore the range of different habitats found here that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. We will see the awesome sight of the great thronging herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve, 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 are easy pickings for a variety of predators, with cheetah being particularly active, alongside simba or leo panthera, our friend the lion, hyena, and the illusive leopard. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Overnight at Ndutu Heritage Migration Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

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