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Wildebeest Calving Season Safari

9 Day Wildebeest Calving Season Safari

9 Day Wildebeest Calving Season Safari

Our 9 day Calving Season Safari takes you to the heart of the action where you can witness over 8000 wildebeest calves born each day.

Price from $7233 per person sharing

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Itinerary Overview

Between the months of January and February, the plains of the southern Serengeti, Ndutu area and the northern regions of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania come to life as the mega herds of Wildebeest and zebra migrate to calve. The calcium-rich grass shoots from the green season attract pregnant wildebeest in search of sustenance for their soon-to-be newborns. Our 9 day Wildebeest Calving Season Safari takes you and your family to the heart of the action where you can escape the crowds of Tanzania’s peak season and witness over 8000 calves born each day. 

Day 1

Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania

Your wildebeest calving season safari starts on arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where a Jumbari Family Safaris representative will meet, assist and transfer you to Arusha Coffee Lodge. Located on the outskirts of Arusha, Arusha Coffee Lodge lies hidden amongst the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation and boasts views of the rugged peaks of Mount Meru. In the afternoon, you can enjoy guided tours of the working coffee plantation, visit Arusha National Park or explore the city’s top sights such as the Museum of Natural History, the Masai Market and the Arusha Cultural Center. 

Day 2 - 3

Nimali Tarangire, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Today, you will be transferred to Nimali Tarangire – a family-friendly tented camp located in a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park. Nestled under the shade of acacia trees, the camp features 8 rooms that overlook the camp’s swimming pool and active waterhole beyond. Discover Tarangire National Park on daily game drives, famed for its great elephant herds and scenic baobab avenues.

Day 4 - 5

Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu, Tanzania

Your safari experience continues as you transfer to Acacia Farm Lodge in Karatu. Enroute you will visit Lake Manyara National Park where you can spot Tanzania’s tree climbing lions. Acacia Farm Lodge is located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to explore the Ngorongoro Conversation Area home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), as well as large herds of wildebeest and zebra.

Day 6 - 8

Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp, Ndutu, Tanzania

Wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast at the camp before your transfer to Manyara Airstrip in time for your Auric Air flight to the Ndutu region. Upon arrival at Ndutu Airstrip you will be met by your guide for a short game drive to the lodge. Spend your days on daily game drives through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and witness over 1.8 million wildebeest with their young, as well as a high concentration of predators following in hot pursuit. 

- Departure -

Day nine marks the end of your Wildebeest Calving Season Safari. Today, you will be transferred to Ndutu Airstrip in time for your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey home.

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