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    Wildebeest Calving Season Safari Tanzania

    Wildebeest Calving Season Safari Tanzania

    January-March
    8 Days 7 Nights
     
     
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    Safari Overview:
     
    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.
     
     
    Day 1: MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, Your Driver Guide will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your Driver Guide will transport you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.

    Overnight: Springlands Hotel

    Meal Plan: Dinner

     

    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 mammals, birds, 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 roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

    Overnight: Highview Hotel
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    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 the 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.

    Overnight: Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 4: SERENGETI | WILDCAMP

    Relax with a full day in the Serengeti with game drives – unequaled 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.

    It's 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: Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    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
    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, 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 calves. This is also the time of year with the best predator action! Indeed a fantastic time to view the 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 pride. Cheetahs are abundant in the plains, and the wooded ridges are always productive.

    Overnight: Ngorongoro Wild Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    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 drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

    Overnight: Highview Hotel
    Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 8: KILIMANJARO AIRPORT (JRO)

    Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home after a spectacular Tanzania Safari.

    *If your flight departs during the morning an night accommodation must be added in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

     

    *THANK YOU VERY MUCH*

    PRICES UPON REQUEST

     

    Included in the price:

    *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 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
    *All park and entrance fees
    *Transportation with 4×4 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

     

    Excluded from the price:

    *Internal or International flights
    *Balloon excursion (US$650 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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    If you are ready for the BEST safari, use this company!!!!! We had been looking at African Safari’s for a long time and finally decided to take the plunge. We did exhaustive research on big and small tour companies. Some had hundreds of reviews and some had only a few. We decided to go with Expedition Kenyan Safari’s because of the owner, Patrick. We asked numerous questions about travel, accommodations, shots needed, dress and many more. Patrick responded the very next day with answers and additional information that he felt we needed. When he said he would do something, he did it. Whether mailing us stuff, arranging hotels, arranging flights or emailing us. He did what he promised and followed up to insure our understanding. He took a personal interest in our piece of mind. Some people shy away from small companies, but with Patrick the service, professionalism, and client concern far outweighed big company bustle. The trip was amazing without any glitches. The driver (“Eagle Eye”) was extremely professional with great knowledge of all the animals, birds and plants that we spotted. He would also stop without hesitation whenever we needed to get a great snapshot. We heard many poor stories from other travelers about their big company experiences, no thank you.
    Meet and greet team
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    Responsiveness of staff
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