7 Days Wildebeest Calving Safari

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Tour Description

Between the months of January and February the Serengeti comes to life as over a million wildebeest migrate from the North to the South to calve. The calcium-rich grass shoots from the green season attract pregnant wildebeest in search of sustenance for their soon-to-be newborns. With over 8000 wildebeest being born each day, the calving season ensures incredible wildlife sightings with predators and their cubs following suit.

This calving migration safari takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most popular Big 5 destinations. Lastly, you will visit the world-renowned Serengeti. Witness around half a million young wildebeest come into the world each February and big cats pulling in for the feast.

Trip Highlights

  • Witness over 8000 wildebeest being born each day in Serengeti
  • Explore Lake Manyara famed for tree climbing lions
  • Ngorongoro crater – a unique wildlife spotting experience and home to the Big Five

7 Days 6 Nights

  • 1

    Arrive in Arusha

    Welcome to Africa! You will be met at Kilimanjaro Int’l Airport and transferred by our representative to Arusha. Unwind at your hotel for your first relaxing night. Overnight at Legendary Lodge or Similar. Meals Included: Dinner.

  • 2

    Arusha – L. Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater

    Depart for Ngorongoro Crater. Enroute, stop off at fabulous Lake Manyara to spot flamingos, famed ‘tree climbing lions’, and more on your first day in the area. Enjoy your light lunch before continuing your journey onwards to Ngorongoro with game drive enroute. Your luxury camp is perched high on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at Entamanu Ngorongoro Camp or Similar. Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  • 3

    Explore Ngorongoro Crater

    This morning we will have a very early start to make our way to the crater where we will we descend from the upper rim, driving down a steep track that drops a staggering 600m to the grassy plain, lake and marshes of the basin floor below. The crater provides a unique wildlife spotting experience and is home to the Big Five. Among the animals to watch out for are elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo and rhino. The perennial marshes teem with birdlife. Overnight at Entamanu Ngorongoro Camp or Similar. Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  • 4

    Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park

    Head out to vast Serengeti, your ultimate safari destination. Another home of the spectacular Calving wildebeest migration, the grass plains are a perfect habitat for big cats and grazers alike. Early evening of game viewing and watching the sun set on the western horizon. Overnight at Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp or Similar. Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.

  • 5-6

    Full day Game Drive in Serengeti

    Over the next two days, traverse the Serengeti on your migration safari in search of the wildebeest and their newborn calves. With gangly wildebeest calves attracting a number of predators and their cubs, game drives become an adrenaline-fueled experience. Continue your migration safari on a game drive to Ndutu and the Southern Serengeti, or spot the migration from above with a hot air balloon safari, the perfect way to end off your calving migration safari. Overnight at Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp or Similar. Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.

  • 7

    Out of Africa

    Depart Serengeti this morning for Arusha where we'll stop for a lunch. Thereafter you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey home. Meals Included: Breakfast.

What's included

  • Daily game drives
  • All covid-19 protocol observation
  • Services of a Professional English driver guide
  • Jeep safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for exclusive use
  • Delicious meals as per the itinerary
  • unlimited bottle of water provided every day
  • Airport transfers to and From Kilimanjaro Int’l Airport (JRO)
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • VAT or government levy taxes
  • All parks entrance fees

What's not included

  • Vaccinations and inoculations
  • Items of personal nature not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Visas and personal insurance
  • All International flights and departure taxes
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and gratuities
  • Any other item not mentioned in the program.
  • Balloon safari trip
  • Visit to Maasai village

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