This safari will give you the chance to witness the spectacular wildebeest migration. The month of January, February, and March is the calving season in the ndutu area also the Southern Serengeti areas are the best to witness thousands of wildebeest spread across the plains grazing on the rich short grass plains. Predator action is at its peak with great sightings of cheetah, lion, hyena, and leopard Let us organize this unforgettable safari holiday for you and turn it into a truly more than once-in-a-lifetime holiday safari experience.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be met by one of our guides, who will transfer you to the Hotel in Arusha for an overnight stay.
Depart after breakfast and then drive to Tarangire National Park for a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty of Tarangire. In the evening, driveto the lodge for dinner and overnight.
In the morning you will head to Lake Manyara National Park.This is the first national park you visit is one of the smaller but most scenic ones. You can see elephants and huge troops of baboons in the forest and if you are lucky even tree-climbing lions. A variety of wildlife can be found around the huge soda lake, like buffalos, warthogs, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, and flamingos. The shallow Hippo Pool offers excellent opportunities for hippo sightings and you will have a spectacular view of the Rift Valley Escarpment.
The Hadza or Hadzabe live around Lake Eyasi, on brackish land where they build impermanent dwellings, in the vicinity of the Great Rift Valley. This visit will allow you to meet two tribes that have established an exchange relationship between them. The Datoga make metal pieces for arrows that the Hadzabe use to hunt monkeys, antelope, and other animals for food, and these offer them some of the meat they get. They are a clear example of the interaction between wildlife and humans living in balance in the XXI century. With them, you will learn to set fire and we can even accompany them on one of their hunts.
The basis of their diet comes from the collection of fruits, tubers, and roots, together with the meat they obtain from hunting.
After breakfast depart with picnic boxes for Ndutu for game viewing in search of the great wildebeest migration. Ndutu area along the boundary of Ngorongoro and Serengeti where the great migration is supposed to be between December and March. It is where these animals (now estimated to be 2.5 million) will drop their young ones because the area is open and has highly nutritious grass. This will most likely be the highlight of your entire trip and you will expect to see lots of excitement like hunting, chasing, young ones being borne, etc. You will have 3 nights to explore this special area where off-road driving is permitted to allow you to observe these adventures up close.
Daily game drives with your professional guide provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals. During your stay, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including cheetah, bearded wildebeest, bat-eared fox, black rhino, Maasai giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and zebra.
Leisure breakfast at the camp and then depart for a game drive en route to Serengeti with packed lunch. We will continue to Serengeti central for the game drive in the evening, and check in to the lodge for the overnight stay.
A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again.
The whole day will be spent on a game drive in the central Serengeti National Park. The areas you will visit depend upon the location of the herds. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south while during the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. This circle of life is determined by the rainfalls and the locations of the herds might vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. A visit to the Serengeti Visitor Centre is also possible. Here you can learn more about the history of the park and the research that is being done by the Frankfurter Zoological Society.
After an early breakfast, you will depart to Ngorongoroand then descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the NgorongoroConservation Area supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos, and other water birds can usually be seen here.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha airport to connect with your flight to your next destination.