Calving Season Safari Departs January to March

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Seasonal Set Departure Safari – Depart EVERY Saturday (January to March). Guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people!

Seasonal Set Departure Safari – Departs EVERY Saturday  (January to March)
Guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.

This safari is all about experiencing the calving season when the massive herds of wildebeest arrive at the southernmost point of their migration in February and March. It is breathtaking to see the herds on the vast open plains of the southern Serengeti and Ndutu plains as over 8 000 calves are born every day.

The Calving Season Safari offers travel in custom 4×4 safari vehicles with open tops for optimal 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 visits to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Ngorongoro Crater. 

Day 1

MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your AWAT 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

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park in the morning. 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 with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants who roam near the lake. You can also be on the look out for blue monkeys, velvet monkeys, and the very active olive baboon.

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 chose to visit a Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. Why not choose to 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.

Overnight at one of our Wild Camps* (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

* Ikoma Wild Camp, Serengeti Wild Camp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Day 4

SERENGETI | WILDCAMP

Relax for a full day in the Serengeti 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 Wild Camps* (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

* Ikoma Wild Camp, Serengeti Wild Camp 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 lodge with 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 roam. This time of year gives you the chance to witness calves running minutes after they are born. This is also the time of year with the best predator action! 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 worth a look.

Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 7

TARANGIRE | HIGHVIEW HOTEL

This morning, you descend into the Ngorongoro Crater 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 rhinos 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 an night accommodation must be added in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

Rates are per person sharing

  • This tour must be paid in US dollars (USD). 
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country. 

Pricing:

From $ 2 517 per person

*Prices are dependent on the size of your group and the travelling season.

Additional charges include car supplement and Single Room Supplement.

For an exact quote, please contact us. 

Included in the price:

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi
  • Sundowner drink at Highview Hotel
  • Bed night story at Highview Hotel
  • Bush lunch in the Serengeti
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • A professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi

Excluded in the price:

  • Domestic or International flights
  • Balloon excursion in Tanzania $650 per person
  • 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
  • Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge tour

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