6 DAYS MIGRATION CALVING IN NDUTU AREA. FROM $2187

6 Days Migration Calving in Ndutu
Area in Southern Serengeti

Details

The migration calving trip will take you to the best of Tanzania National parks of the Northern circuit which are Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Ndutu area and Serengeti national park. We know that safari is not all about the game drives but it’s more about where you’ll spend the night after the busier day of dusty and bumpy bush roads. We have carefully chose the lodges and tented camps to make your experience in Tanzania memorable!
Please note that this itinerary is a sample of the safari plan, we can tailor make according to your preference.

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Day 1: Daily Summary

Ilboru Safari Lodge

Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Meru, Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers to northern Tanzania for decades. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, this beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five-acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. ​

Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming guests to Tanzania for seventeen years. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a la carte lunch inside in the big African theme dining room, or eat outside beside the swimming pool, where there is a pleasant poolside bar. In the evening sit down to a four course meal where you can choose between European, African, or Asian dishes. There is stunning lounge and it’s also a great place for kids as there is a plenty of room for them to run around.
Another big bonus for this attractive lodge is a wide range of activities. You can choose from a day tour at lake Duluti where they offer Canoeing and the forest walk or a coffee plantation tour and Bangata water falls.

Day 2: Daily Summary

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park. This relative secrecy is odd because during the dry season it’s part of the migratory movement and is second only to Ngoro Ngoro Crater in concentration of wildlife. This park is much more densely wooded than Serengeti with acacia, mixed woodland, and the ubiquitous baobab although you’ll find grassland on the plains where cheetahs hunts.

The good bird watching can be done along the wetlands of Silalei swamp and around the Tarangire River. Yellow –collared lovebirds, hammerkops, helmeted guinea-fowl, long-toed lapwings, brown parrots, white-bellied go away-away birds, and a variety of the king fishers. You may hear a cry that sound like quite similar to the American bald eagle but is in fact it’s look-alike cousin, the African fish eagle. Returning to the Isoitok camp in the evening for the overnight.

Isoitok Camp Manyara

located in the Esilalei area with a beautiful view of lake Manyara. Isoitok is a Maasai word which means the stone! Spacious thatch roof tents each with its veranda, are built with wooden platforms with a great views overlooking lake Manyara, the Maasai plain and the Great Eastern African Rift valley.

Gaily decorated with animal-motif furnishing, all tents have an en-suit bathroom with flush toilets, camp is a perfect pose after a busier a long day. Surrounded by a rich savannah bush with an altitude of 1,075 meters above sea level. It is nested at natural wildlife corridor from the Ngorongoro highlands through to the Manyara conservancy and into Tarangire National Park.
At night, enjoy the brilliance of the night sky after superlative meal. There is an open fire pit where you can spend a quality time with authentic Maasai guides or reminisce after the day of activities. Take advantage of cultural experiences offered at the camp,such as Maasai boma visit, traditional goat sacrifice, learn maasai tradition medicine and sundown walk.

Day 3-4: Daily Summary

Ndutu Southern Serengeti

After breakfast head off to Ndutu in southern Serengeti. The plains of Ndutu were formed by layers of volcanic ash emitted by the volcanoes of the highlands .Volcanic soils which cover the plains of Ndutu are high in nutrients, supporting a healthy grass that attracts millions of wildebeest and zebras, together with other ungulates.In fact no two years movement are the same. The clue to this migration movement is rainfall.

How they detect the rainfall is difficult to say. It’s probably by combination of smell, sight, and sound, but it’s amazing that wildebeests are capable of moving in response to a rainfall 30 miles away. From January the wildebeests are usually found out on the short grass plains of Ndutu where there is rainfall from around November through April. The wildebeests will usually stay out on the plains during January and February, when most of the calves are born.If rain continues to fall from time to time they will stay out on the plains for another couple of months. During this time the predators from lions, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas and many more who accompanied the migration. In fact it’s a big cats playground!! You’ll have 2nights in Ndutu. The activities at Ndutu will be focusing on the migration calving on the plains, and game drive on woodland and mash areas.

Extra activities like hot air balloon and walking with an armed ranger can be organized at extra cost.

Tanzania Bush Camp

Tanzania bush camp is a mobile camp which follows the migration, beginning usually in December. The camp situated on a small bluff with splendid acacia trees overlooking the Lake Ndutu.The camp stays put for couple of months at a time and then moves northward with the herds.

Comfortable walk-in tents with chandeliers that tinkle in the breeze (yes there is electricity) have en -suite bucket showers, copper washbasins, flush toilets, deep comfortable beds with crisps linen and fluffy mohair blankets a down chorus of joyous bird’s song and evening serenade of whooping hyenas with back vocals by softly calling lions. This is the most marvelous way to experience the migrations, the wonders of Serengeti and Africa.

Day 5: Daily Summary

Central Serengeti

After breakfast today at your camp in Ndutu, you’ll drive to central Serengeti game en route. Central Serengeti is famous for its spectacular landscape. The seronera river flows all year around and attract a lots of animals. Drive through the kopjes this is one of the best places to see predators and it crucial denning sites.

The lions usually lounge around and they use these rocks as their view point from which to plan their ambushing. Watch out the drama at the water point between predators and prey. There is nothing beautiful than watching the heard of elephant walking through the plain towering the magnificent as acacia and sausage trees, heading to drink to the Seronera river. You’ll arrive at Tanzania bush camp before dark for your overnight stay.

Tanzania Bush Camp

Tanzania bush camp is a mobile camp which follows the migration, beginning usually in December. The camp situated on a small bluff with splendid acacia trees overlooking the Lake Ndutu.The camp stays put for couple of months at a time and then moves northward with the herds.

Comfortable walk-in tents with chandeliers that tinkle in the breeze (yes there is electricity) have en -suite bucket showers, copper washbasins, flush toilets, deep comfortable beds with crisps linen and fluffy mohair blankets a down chorus of joyous bird’s song and evening serenade of whooping hyenas with back vocals by softly calling lions. This is the most marvelous way to experience the migrations, the wonders of Serengeti and Africa.

Day 6: Daily Summary

Ngorongoro Crater

Early in the morning after the breakfast at your camp head off to Ngorongoro crater,game en route.Today depend on how much time you’ll spend by stoping here and there for taking photos you’ll arrive at Ngorongoro crater before 12pm.Remember the roads in the parks are bumpy and dust! The Ngorongoro crater floor dominated by huge flamingo-filled alkaline lake,hold the highest concentration of predators in the world-lions,hyenas,jackals and leopards.

Cheetah can be sometimes seen but fall prey to lions and hyenas,which the nervous and fragile cheetah is no match for.The big heards of the plain game such as Thomson’s,grants’s gazelles,zebras,wildebeests, are easy meal for the thoroughly spoiled predator that need to spend very little energy to score a megameal.Lunch will be served at scenery picnic site at the crater floor.late afternoon drive out of the crater floor and headoff to your logde,Farm of the dream for your overight stay.

Farm of Dream

Farm of Dream This beautiful property facing Western South Slopes of Ngorongoro Crater is located at 1,400m above sea level, only one hour and thirty minutes from the Ngorongoro crater. You’ll sleep in a large, airy bedroom with an en- suite bathrooms and veranda. The food is delicious and uses a lots of organic from vegetables and herbs from the farm’s own gardens.

Take your dawn time by spending some time by pool side or just wander around the gardens and spot birds.

Day 7: Daily Summary

KIA

Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

After your last breakfast on safari at farm of dream lodge, you’ll drive back to Arusha for your hot lunch at Amani restaurant and then late on your driver we’ll transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your flight back home. The transit time from farm of dream to Amani restaurant in Arusha is three hours, and from Amani restaurant to Kilimanjaro International Airport is one hour and twenty minutes.
End of your life time experience in Tanzania!
Asante sana,karibu tena!

Please note, this is our example of the experience we could design for you. We tailor-make holidays plan to suit your dream experience that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. Do get in touch
Price for this experience Our below prices are for per person sharing travelling together, and please note that the price is subjected to the season of the year. For the more details about the particular season you would like to book please contact us so that you can get accurate cost. In a year there are different seasons in Tanzania which affect also most the hotels and tented camps rooms price.

Prices includes, Transport in a private 6 seaters 4wheel land cruiser, with a pop up roof, refrigerator, and a radio call transfers to and from airport, reserve fees, accommodation, and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

From $2187

The migration calving trip will take you to the best of Tanzania National parks of the Northern circuit which are Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti National Parks. The best season for this trip is from January –March.