This safari is aimed at the calving season when the massive herds of wildebeest arrive in the Southern most point of their migration over February and March. This is without a doubt is one of the best times for you to witness this extraordinary spectacle when the herds find themselves on the vast open plains of the southern Serengeti and Ndutu plains. Here over 8000 calves are born per day.  With the Calving Season Safari travel in custom designed 4x4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing.

This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travellers per vehicle, all with window seats. Travelling for 8-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Lake Manyaya, Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Ngorongoro Crater.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi

Day 2: Lake Manyara

Day 3:  Serengeti

Day 4: Serengti

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 7: Ngorongor Crater

Day 8: Kilimanajaro Airport

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. The Tour guide/driver will welcome you and then transfer you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi for the overnight stay.

Accommodation: Springlands Hotel

Meal Plan: breakfast

Day 2: Lake Manyara

In the morning you will take a 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 ground water 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 buffaloes, impalas, giraffes, bush bucks, water bucks, hippos and many elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

Accommodation: Highview Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: 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 en-route to your camp.

Accommodation: One of our Wild Camps, Ikoma Wild Camp or Serengeti Wild Camp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Serengeti

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 wildebeests, zebras and antelopes dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lions and cheetahs 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.

Accommodation: One of our Wild Camps

Ikoma Wild Camp or Serengeti Wild Camp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Ngorongoro

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 elephants, birds and resident game. Check-in at the lodge with an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wild Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodlands, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeests and zebras. During this period the majority of the wildebeest calve. This is also the time of year with the best predator action! Indeed a fantastic time to view high concentration of wildlife. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. The marshes and lakes support a huge variety of bird life as well as resident lion prides. Cheetahs are abundant in the plains and the wooded ridges are always productive.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wild Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Ngorongoro

In the 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 lions, cheetahs, elands, zebras and gazelles. Flamingos, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. In the afternoon you will be transferred back to your lodge for the overnight stay.

Accommodation: Highview Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Kilimanjaro Airport

Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.

USD 2894 for 2 Pax Per Person

Tour Includes:

  • Full board 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 during the safari from our office in Moshi.

Tour Excludes:

  • 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 & Olduvai Gorge Tour

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.