5 Days Ndutu Migration Safari

Safari Overview

More than 2 million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras migrate from Serengeti (Tanzania) ecosystem to Maasai Mara National reserve in Kenya. The reason behind this migration is because wildebeests tend to move from dry area to greener and fertile lands searching of pasture. The great migration happens in Ndutu area (southern part of Serengeti) where the wildebeests battle the angry predatorsthatcall the river home.

The most desirable time to see the great wildebeest migration in Serengeti is in July to October. In December to March, one can also experience the great migration across the Ndutu area which is considered to be within Ngorongoro Conservation area. In February, it is certain to see a large herd of wildebeests moving together because it is the calving season of the year.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha town to Tarangire

After early breakfast, you will be accompanied by our driver/tour guide to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. Tarangire wildlife ecosystem is a favourite for predator animals – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope is regularly observed. You will also see more than 300 herds of elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, impalas, gazelles, hartebeests and elands crowd the shrinking lagoons.In the evening your guide will drive you to Tarangire lodge for dinner and overnight at selected lodge.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation:

Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water(other drinks not included)

NB: Dress warm, mornings are usually very cold.

Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti

You have breakfast and then drive to Serengeti National Park. It takes about 6 hours drive through Ngorongoro crater highlands forest before descending the western semi-arid zone of Olduvai Gorge (the cradle for humanity). You will stop at Museum where Dr. Leakey discovered the first humans remaining (dating back to 3.6 million years ago). After the brief tour at the Museum, you will have lunch and drive to Serengeti. The route has shifting sands composed of volcanic ash from OldonyoLengai. It is 9 meters high and 100 meters long in its curve. Hereafter, you will see wide range of wildlife of the game en-route to Ndutu. Then you will arrive at the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water (other drinks not included)

Day 3: Full day game viewing in Serengeti/Ndutu

Your tour guide will take you on a full day game drive, leaving your camp after breakfast in the morning with a lunch box.  Serengeti is known of it diversity of animals and the great wildebeest migration. You are guaranteed to see many wildebeests, zebras, elephants etc. in addition, in no-migration period, one can still enjoy the plentiful number of residence game around central Serengeti woodlands and the Short Grass Plains that provides ample cover and nutritional food for the wildebeests. After the game drive, your guide will drive you back to your Lodge for dinner.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water (other drinks not included)

Day 4: Ndutu to Ngorongoro Crater tour

You will start very early in the morning and your tour guide will drive down to the crater for a whole day game adventure. On your way to the crater, you will see Lake Maseki. The crater is estimated to have more than 25 000 mammals; including large herds of resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhinos and around 70 lions. Nomadic cheetah moves in and out of the area and leopards are most often encountered in the Lerai Forest. Both golden and black-backed jackals are abundant, while the normally shy and nocturnal Serval wild cat is frequently spotted during daylight hours. You will also see many buffalos, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles. In addition, there is large numbers of spotted hyenas in the Crater. Later in the evening, you will dine and sleep at Plantation Lodge just outside the Park.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro National Park

Accommodation: Plantation Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water(other drinks not included)

Day 5: Plantation Lodge to Arusha/Home

After your breakfast, you will leave Ngorongoro Farm House to Arusha town, arriving in the afternoon. You will stop for Lunch then head to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure.

Main Destination: Kilimanjaro Airport.

Fly out/Own plan.

Meals & Drinks: lunch included + water(other drinks not included).

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