7 Days Private Wildlife Safaris- Calving Period for Wildebeests

Serengeti National Park

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Arrival Day – Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Meet on arrival and transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Planet Lodge
Meal Plan: Half board

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy early morning breakfast then proceed to Lake Manyara for private wildlife safaris game viewing with your expert guide. This Park is a national park two hours west of Arusha. The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline or soda-lake, to the east. It is famous for its population of flamingos.

Accommodation: Kirurumo Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Ndutu (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is situated within the wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks in Tanzania. It offers a superb wilderness area with an excellent cultural mix for the active visitor to Tanzania. Enjoy an early morning guided walking safari where you get to learn about plants, insects, birds and small mammals from a knowledgeable guide.
Then, depart for game drives in Ndutu with your expert guide.

Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Full Day at Ndutu

The Ndutu area and southern Serengeti are the best places to be from December to March for the annual wildebeest migration. Wildebeests and zebras return from the north to give birth to their calves in the fertile plains of the southern Serengeti. Half a million calves are born here each year, making it the best place and time to see baby wildebeests and baby zebras.

Accommodation: Lake Masek tented camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Ndutu to Serengeti National Park

Early morning breakfast then departs for a morning private wildlife safaris game drive in Ndutu before proceeding to the Serengeti with your expert guide. February is the peak of the calving season. Predators are always close-by to watch the weak and the careless.

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Full day in the Serengeti National Park

Leisurely breakfast then depart for a full day of private wildlife safaris game drives in the Serengeti. Focus on a safari in the Northern Tanzania circuit during this season should be on the Serengeti southern short grass plains and Ngorongoro eco-system. The annual wildebeest migration arrives on these plains from December onwards.
Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Breakfast at the Camp then morning game drive in central and southern Serengeti then drive toward Ngorongoro Crater rim via Olduvai Gorge.
In late afternoon, proceed to your lodge located on the crater rim for relaxation and overnight stay. The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Arusha

After early breakfast departs for the morning for game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”.

A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Leave the crater late afternoon and drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Planet Lodge
Meal Plan: Half board