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8 Days Tanzania Safari – Calving Season

Since Tanzania has been well popular for the wildebeests migrations, most of the safaris here are intended to fulfill just that. By December - January, the wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and elands are already on their trek back to the southern Serengeti (Ndutu area) to prepare for calving around Feb and March. For great wildlife enthusiasts, this is the best time for great wildlife views as millions of angulates congregate for the short fresh grass here, attracting enormous predators to the same area as well.
This tour is likely to reward you with great wildlife viewing opportunities including a great spectacle of witnessing a birth or a kill. It is estimated that half a million angulates give birth in this area in the period between Feb and March before they prepare to carry out their great migration.

Trip Summary

Day 1:Arrive at JRO. Transfer to Arusha (1.5 hours).
Day 2: After breakfast, transfer to Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (5-6 hours).
Day 3: Full day game drives in Ndutu
Day 4: After breakfast, transfer to southern Serengeti (1.5-2 hours to reach the park gate).
Day 5: Full day game drives in Serengeti.
Day 6: Morning game drive in Serengeti
Day 7: After breakfast, descend onto the crater floor for a game drive.
Day 8: Transfer back to JRO Airport (1.5 hours).

  • Day 1:Arrive at JRO. Transfer to Arusha (1.5 hours)

    Upon arrival at JRO airport, you will be received by our guide and driven to Arusha. Stay at Zawadi House (Bed & Breakfast)

    Day 2: After breakfast, transfer to Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (5-6 hours). (Optional Olduvai Gorge visit at US$40 per person, price subject to change.)

    In the morning, you will be driven to Ndutu area, a popular area for high wildlife concentration in this time of the area. Stay at Ndutu Safari Lodge (Full Board)

    Day 3: Full day game drives in Ndutu

    Tanzania game safarisAfter your breakfast, you will get into your safari vehicle ready to roll out for a great wildlife viewing experience. You may be lucky to get a chance to see the wildebeest calving in the area since this is a calving season where hundreds of births are expected daily. (February is the best time for this phenomenon). Stay at Ndutu Safari Lodge (Full Board)

    Day 4: After breakfast, transfer to southern Serengeti (1.5-2 hours to reach the park gate)

    After breakfast, you will drive to Serengeti NP for an afternoon game drive in Serengeti; a renowned wildlife hub on the continent. Please note that this is part of the entire stretch of plains where calving is taking place at this time of the year. You may expect to see several wildlife species including the big and small mammals. Stay at Cherero Camp (Full Board)

    Day 5: Full day game drives in Serengeti

    Tanzania game safarisAnother game drive in these endless plains dotted with acacia trees will reward you for a day. You may have an option of a balloon safari to soar above the plains and witness of the greatest spectacles. (Optional hot air balloon ride one morning at an extra cost of US$600 per person) Stay at Cherero Camp (Full Board)

    Day 6: Morning game drive in Serengeti

    Afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Crater Rim (2.5-3 hours).
    Another game drive here to try and find out what you could have missed in the previous game drives and then transfer to Ngorongoro Crater. Stay at Ngorongoro Serena (Full Board)

    Day 7: After breakfast, descend onto the crater floor for a game drive

    Tanzania game safarisIn the morning, you will descend to the crater floor to explore one of the great wonders of this area. The crater floor is home to large herds of elephants and buffaloes as well as Rhinos and lions. Marvel at the beauty of the crater and its great wildlife diversity as you reflect on God’s great art of creation. After a picnic lunch, transfer back to Arusha (3.5-4 hours). Stay at The African Tulip (Bed & Breakfast)

    Day 8: Transfer back to JRO Airport (1.5 hours)

    Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the JRO for your departure flight.

    Safari Includes

    • Pickup on arrival;
    • Professional private English-speaking safari guide and Safari cook;
    • Exclusive use of safari Jeep 4×4 (enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing);
    • Accommodation on arrival and during safari as detailed;
    • All National Parks entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees;
    • All meals during safari, that is breakfasts, packed lunches and dinner (as indicated in the itinerary);
    • Bottles of mineral water, tea & coffee, juice;
    • Contributions and payments to local community projects.

    Safari Excludes

    • International flights and domestic flights
    • Travel and personal accident insurance;
    • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines;
    • Tips for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff; (optional 20$/ person per day).
    • Expenses on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks, souvenirs, etc.
    • Voluntary excursions/activities included in itinerary;
    • Other Items of personal nature. E.g. (Laundry, beverage, telephone).

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  • Accommodation in Tanzania
    Accommodation in Tanzania
    Accommodation in Serengeti National Park

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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