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8 Day Calving Season Serengeti

8 Day Calving Season Serengeti

8 Days
Budget Safari
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This safari only departs during the months January, February and March. During this time it is calving season, it is the time that massive herds of wildebeest arrive at the beautiful open plains of the southern Serengeti and the Ndutu area. Around 8000 calves are born every day during this period. You will see loads of wildebeest and zebra but you will also find a lot of predators like lions and cheetahs waiting for dinner. The tour starts with the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, home to the rare tree climbing lions. After this you will travel further to Serengeti National Park and the Ndutu area for the wildebeest migration. The last stop is the enormous Ngorongoro Crater. This tour is a true once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience


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Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to the Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Moshi – Lake Manyara National Park

This morning we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3 Tarangire – Serengeti

Head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti you can opt to visit as Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities . Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth Enjoy a game drive enroute to your camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4 Serengeti National Park

Relax with a full day in the Serengeti with game drives – unequalled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Serengeti before your transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game. Check-in at the lodge with an afternoon game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6 Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This morning, you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon dive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7 Ngorongoro National Park

Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning a night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Ngorongoro Conservation Area– Kilimanjaro Airport

Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning a night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

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  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Accommodation while on safari
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies.
  • 24-Hour support.


January to March - $2780 pp sharing
Single Room Supplement - $470
Tanzanian Residents pay 75% of rates. East Africa Citizens pay 50% of rates ,
Join a group
and get up to 15% off rates.


Internal or International flights, Balloon excursion (US$550 pp), Entry visa to Tanzania, Travel and health insurance, Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters, Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary, Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage, Item of personal Nature, Masaai village tour & camp Olduvai Gorge Tour.