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5 Days Calving Season Safari

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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Francais

Overview

Seasonal Departure Safari – (January to March).

Guaranteed with a minimum of 4 people!!

This safari is aimed at the calving season when the massive herds of wildebeest arrive in the Southernmost point of their migration over February and March. This is without a doubt 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 8 000 calves are born per day.  With the Calving Season Safari travel in custom-designed 4×4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing.  This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travelers per vehicle, all with window seats. Traveling for 8-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and a visit to Lake Manyaya, Serengeti, theNgorongoroConcervation Area &Ngorongoro Crater.

ADDITIONAL SAFARI INFORMATION

This package requires a minimum of 4 people to operate

VALID FOR TRAVEL January to Dec
Per person sharing US$2674
Single room supplement US$ 732
Child under 12 years sharing with 2 adults US$ 1973

All pricing is in US Dollars. Arrivals and Departures are from Kilimanjaro Airport. Prices do not include international airfare. All itineraries and prices are subject to change.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overnight at one of our Wildcamps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
  • Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Itinerary

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Day 1 Moshi | Springlands Hotel

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

Day 2 Lake Manyara | Highview Hotel

This morning 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 withbuffalo, 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.
Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 3 Serengeti | Wildcamp

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 gamedrive enroute to your camp.
Overnight at one of our Wild Camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
• IkomaWildcampor Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Day 4 Serengeti | Wildcamp

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.
Overnight at one of our Wildcamps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
* IkomaWildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Day 5 Ngorongoro | Wildcamp

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 lodgewith an afternoon game drive.
Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 6 Ngorongoro Concervation Area

Enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. 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 abundantin the plains, and the wooded ridges are always productive.
Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 7 Ngorongoro | Highview Hotel

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.
Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 8 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.
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Included/Exclude

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & 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 during the safari from our office in Moshi.
  • Internal or International flights
  • Balloon excursion (US$570 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
  • Internal or International flights
  • Balloon excursion (US$570 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

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