5 Days the Great Migration Calvin Season Safaris
About this tour
There is something truly remarkable about the good Migration Calvin Season Safaris mass calving of wildebeest between late January and early March. Within a matter of weeks, most female wildebeest drop their calves during a synchronized birthing that sees the Serengeti’s southern plains crammed with over 400 000 young.
Approximations are that 8 000 wildebeest are born each day – that’s 300 every hour! While lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and canine surely eat their fill of those gangling baby gnus, the synchronized calving is an actual survival mechanism for the species: there’s just too much food for the predators to eat.
The wildebeest congregate within the Southern Serengeti Plains– the Ndutu Area and therefore the northern area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). they’re attracted by the abundant fresh grass on the fertile plains and therefore the calcium within the soil, which is important for growth and is transferred to the calves through the mother’s milk.
Arrival & Departure
Kilimanjaro International Airport
From US Per Person Sharing
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti.
- All accommodation according to the itinerary
- Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
- Guaranteed window seat in safari vehicles/Jeep driven by experienced driver guides
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- All park entrance fees
- All government taxes
- All sightseeing and game viewing
- Domestic and International Flights
- Tanzania Visa Entry Fees
- Tips and Gratuities for the driver guide and cook
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
Day by day itinerary
Day 1:Fly Arusha – Lake Manyara Airstrip – Ngorongoro Crater – Game Drive Sundowner + Cocktails.
Early breakfast, 07:00 AM morning meet and greet for per-safari briefing.07: 20 AM depart and transfer the short distance to Arusha Airport in time for flight to Manyara Airstrip. Flight departs Arusha Airport at 08h00, arrive Manyara Airstrip at 08:25 AM. Here you’ll be together with your Private Driver Guide with 4X4 and drive to Ngorongoro Crater (45- minutes drive). Today you’ll explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during an exquisite game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described together of the wonders of the planet. it’s the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for a couple of of Africa’s densest animal populations.
It is one of the few places where the rare Black Rhinos are often observed in their natural setting. As only a couple of animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you’ll expect to determine lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With slightly of luck the ‘Big Five’ are often spotted during one game drive only. Leave the Crater and drive towards the Ndutu plains to the Lush retreat for dinner and overnight at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge.
Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge or similar
Day 2: Witness the most amazing wildlife spectacle in Africa, the Great Migration – Sundowner + Cocktails.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge or similar.
Day 3: Southern Serengeti & Moru Kopjes to see Mammals & Big cats – Private Bush Dinner under the Stars.
Dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp or similar.
Day 4: Central Serengeti to see Mammals & Big cats – Sundowners + Cocktails.
Kubu Kubu Tented Camp or similar.
Day 5: Seronera Airstrip – Fly to Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport – Departure
Early start today for an early morning game drive to ascertain also nocturnal predators coming back from hunting and animals awakening in early morning light or breakfast at the lodge, and morning continue your final game drive in Big & Small Marsh Plains. Keep your eyes open for any elusive wildlife that you simply might not have seen, transfer to Seronera Airstrip in time for sign up (Luggage weight everyone is 33 LBS & 11 LBS available bag), and Schedule flight to Arusha Airport. REGIONAL AIR flights depart Seronera Airstrip at 11: 00 AM and reach Arusha Airport at 12: 15 PM.
On your arrival at Arusha Airport you’ll be Meet and greet with our Transfer driver and that we drive the short distance for a fare well deserved Lunch at Arusha Coffee garden. Here you’ll have a diversity of English – African taste food with soft drinks & juices. After lunch we transfer back you to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for sign up for departure flight.
This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.