Calving of wildebeest,Ndutu,Serengeti,Ngorongoro

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 5
  • age requirement 3+ years old
  • max group size 14
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • Game drive at Gurumeti Mara River migration crossing the River
  • Discover the best of African wildlife in this unforgettable adventure
  • Explore the top national parks of Tanzania
  • Witness the wildebeest migration
All about the Calving of Wildebeest,Ndutu & Serengeti.
Calving usually takes place between January and February of each year. In January the herds begin making their way to the south of the Serengeti after the rains start falling.

Check out this amazing opportunity to see tens of thousands of wildebeests calves being born at the same time. See the struggle of protecting mothers and hunting predators as the harmony of the circle of life unfolds on the plains of Tanzania

The highlight of this safari will be to experience the “Calving of Wildebeest” which only takes place once a year from January to end of March, an exciting natural phenomenon not to be missed.

Within a matter of weeks, most female wildebeest drop their calves in a synchronized birthing that sees the Serengeti’s southern plains filled with over 400 000 young.

Estimates are that 8 000 wildebeest are born a day – that is 300 every hour, While lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog certainly eat their fill of these gangling baby gnus, the synchronized calving is an effective survival mechanism for the species: there is simply too much food for the predators to consume.
  • Day 1: Arrive Day
  • Day 2: Drive to Tarangire National Park
  • Day 3: Drive to Central Serengeti Plain
  • Day 4: Full days in Central Serengeti
  • Day 5: Migration view /Ndutu Area-Southern Serengeti
  • Day 6: Full Day in Ndutu Area
  • Day 7: Ndutu Plain to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 8: Depart -Transfer to the Airport
  • English speaking guide and driver
  • 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
  • Accommodation in double room
  • All park entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Bottled water
  • All meals while on safari
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationSafari Packing List Below is a list of items we recommend that you bring on safari. It is crucial that you bring sunglasses and protective clothing since the car roof will be open during game drives. Bring a hard-brim hat that offers more protection from the sun as a floppy-brim hat will not hold firm when the car is moving. There are no luggage weight restrictions on safari but try to limit your luggage on safari. Excess luggage is placed on the front roof of the car, and high luggage piles may limit your game viewing. It is always possible to leave excess luggage in the hotel in Arusha. We recommend that you keep a small day pack in the car that contains the following items: rain gear, 2 liters of water, camera, film, binoculars, guide books, sunglasses, lunch, extra layer, passport, money and any other item that may be required during the game drive. This is due to the fact that you will not have access to the luggage on the roof until you reach the lodge/campsite in the evening. You will also have an opportunity to buy souvenirs on safari so you may plan for the purchases as you wish. During camping safaris, we do provide tents, sleeping mattresses, tables and chairs. Clothing Long sleeved lightweight shirt for protection from the sun Sweater/jacket and pants for cold temperatures experienced at night Hat with hard brim Bathing suit Camp towel Socks Sandals Lightweight hiking shoes Short pants Sunglasses Remember to bring enough clothing for the entire safari as you may not have them washed (lodges do offer laundry service) during safari Personal Items Lip shiner Toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo Ziploc bags for camera and toiletries Bug repellent Hand Wipes Other Items Camera and film. Bring plenty of film as you might not be able to find the desired speed or brand in Tanzania. We recommend at least 3 rolls of film per day on safari. Or bring Digital Camera with enough memory. Extra camera batteries Flash bright Binoculars Locks for baggage Video camera Wildlife guides Small backpack for car Money belt
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