5-Days Wildebeest Calving Season

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Destinations: Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Crater


Ndutu Area, a life giving grounds for countless wildebeest–Calves. These short-grass plains stretch from the western side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the southeast plains of Serengeti National Park. This area plays an important part for wildebeest migration as a half a million young wildebeest being brought to life – with an average of 8,000 calves born each day. All these young herbivores serve as a magnet to predators with the result of Ndutu Area becoming the dramatic scene of new life and death.

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Day 1: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will set off from Moshi and make your way through beautiful tribal areas en-route to Tarangire National Park (approximately 4hrs) with picnic lunch boxes and enjoy a game drive before you check in at your accommodations in the late afternoon.

The Park is well known for its famous upside down trees (Baobabs) and the largest concentration of elephants unlike other National Parks. A spectacular game viewing can be witnessed in the dry season as the permanent waters of Tarangire River become the main source of water supply in the park to a different migratory species like huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebras, Elephants, Elands and Oryx

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Karatu

Day 2: Karatu to Serengeti National Park (via Olduvai Gorge)

After breakfast, head off to Serengeti National park via Olduvai Gorge, Sire Louise and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Continue driving to Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch along the way.  Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Serengeti Central (Seronera) before you check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp/ Camping in Serengeti

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

The Early the better, you’ll be up before dawn for a beautiful sunrise game drive across the plains of Serengeti. Behold the sun set fire to the savannah as carnivores such as Lions and Cheetahs in action while it is still cool enough for them to hunt. After this short morning game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and lunch box then head down to Ndutu area for a full game drive to witness wildebeests as they give birth to their calves. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a good night rest at your accommodation.

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camps/Camping in Ndutu Area

Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Karatu

After breakfast we start a game drive around Ndutu area offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; Wildebeests and Zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping Antelopes and Gazelles, the powerful African Elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. Dinner and overnight in Karatu.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Camping in Karatu

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

The earlier the better, On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. You will be among the first vehicles descending the 600meters into Ngorongoro Crater for superb game viewing.

The Crater is considered one of the natural wonders of the world, it is undoubtedly the best place to see the endangered species of a rare black Rhino, not to forget prides of Lions including the black maned males. There are lots of colorful Flamingos and variety of water birds. In the Crater you are also likely to see Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas many members of the Antelope family, and small mammals of all sorts. In the afternoon, slowly begin the climb out of the Crater and drive back to Moshi.

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