Ndutu Migration and Calving Safari
Over two million migratory animals made up of several species wildebeest, zebra, eland and Thompson gazelle move clockwise from Ngorongoro and the Southern Serengeti to the Northern Serengeti into Kenya and back.
This migration route happens because they follow the rains and therefore the new grasses which grow up rapidly.
The Ndutu area is famed for its short grass plains which grow grass which is particularly rich in nutrients and sustains the migratory animals whilst they have their babies.
Traditionally the wildebeest and zebra tend to calve on these plains with a peak around February which makes for a beautiful natural spectacle and some exciting predator hunting behaviours.
The Wildebeest continue to mature on the short grass plains well into March and April gaining strength for the long migration to the North following the rains and the new pastures.
DAY 1: Arrival JRO – Transfer to Arusha
Our representative will be at the airport to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha If the arrival airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), it is 34 miles from JRO to Arusha and its takes about an hour to get to Arusha city where you will spend your night. Overnight at Lake Duluti Serena Lodge. BB
DAY 2: Mto Wa Mbu Village Biking – Manyara NP Ndutu
After breakfast depart for Mto Wa Mbu village bike/walking safari and hot local lunch. After lunch, depart to Manyara for game viewing; arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Deluxe: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. B.L.D
You can choose from one of the following activities:
Forest Hike (2.5 to 3hrs)
Nature Walk (1hr to 1.5hrs)
Village Walk (2.5 to 3hrs)
DAY 3: Ndutu
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch to Ndutu for game drive following the great migration. Return to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Kenzan Ndutu. B.L.D
DAY 4: Ndutu
Another full day of game drive in Ndutu. Dinner and Overnight at Kenzan Ndutu. B.L.D
DAY 5: Ndutu – Serengeti NP
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive. Later in the afternoon, drive further to Serengeti for evening game drive; arrive at the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner. Dinner and Overnight atKenzan Ndutu. B.L.D
DAY 6: Serengeti NP
Elephant Cave & Endoro Falls Hiking Adventure or Crater Rim Walking Safari.
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti NP, later drive to Ngorongoro for elephant cave & Endoro falls hiking adventure or crater rim walking safari; arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. B.L.D
DAY 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport – 245km/4hrs
After breakfast, we return to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a day of game viewing. Later, ascend and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to the next destination.
End of Tour!
Price Quotes Includes
Evacuation Insurance (Covering Emergency Ground flying doctors)
Full board accommodations while on Safari
Private transport (with no mile / kilometer restrictions) in a FWD vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio with a GSM contact with our base in Arusha
Arusha Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast
Professional and experienced safari guide fee (National geographic safari guides)
Park entry fees and crater fee,
Lake Natron Waterfalls and lake Tour
Elephant Cave and Endoro Falls Hiking Adventure or Crater Rim Walk
Return Airport transfers
1 liter bottle of pure drinking water per day throughout the safari for mid range accommodation
2-liter bottle of pure drinking water per day and snacks throughout the safari for Deluxe accommodation
Price Quote Excludes
Airfares and other overseas costs such as: visas, vaccinations and travel insurance.
Any Increase in government taxes
Any activity other than specified in the itinerary
Any increase in government taxes
Things of personal nature e.g. beverages, laundry
Any amendment or cancellation during the safari
Tips and gratitude for the guides
Serengeti balloon safari ($539 per person)