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8 Days Calving Season Safari in Tanzania

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Amazing Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania Magic Tours will take you to Ndutu in southern Serengeti and will offer you good sightings. This calving safari safari will also include the Ngorongoro Crater on the way back from Serengeti. Other than that, this popular safari itinerary in Tanzania will also take you to southern Serengeti for migration calving and offer you days on the vast savannas full of wildebeest.

Key information

  • Starting and ending point: Arusha
  • Languages: English, French, and Spanish
  • Park fees are included.

Highlights

  • Exciting game drives
  • See migration animals delivering babies
  • Spot the African Big Five as well as other wildlife
  • Explore Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara
  • Transport in an excellent 4x4 vehicle with open roof
  • Daily meals as per itinerary
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


8 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Accommodation

During this safari trip, you will be staying in various accommodations with the options of lodges or campsites.

Program

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

You will leave Arusha early morning after breakfast in your hotel and drive to Tarangire National Park for full day animal sightings. Tarangire National Park is the third largest national park in Tanzania and leads the number of high populations of elephant.

The park is doted by giant Baobab trees which can be seen everywhere in the park, there is also Tarangire River which supports the life of the park. On this night, you will stay in Tarangire Sopa Lodge or Kigongoni public campsite. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

You will depart after breakfast and drive to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro with some stops on the way at interesting points to take pictures and experience Tanzania at it best. The drive from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park takes five hours, therefore you will take lunch boxes with you to allow good time for afternoon animal sightings in the Serengeti. On this night, you will stay in Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Nyani public campsite. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

On day three, you will leave the lodge before sunrise and start your game drives with picnic breakfast and lunch. You will spend the full day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. observing animals in different time and locations in the central Serengeti where you can expect to see huge herds of migrating animals, prides of lions, cheetah, leopard, elephant, giraffe, buffaloes, many species of birds, and trees. On this night, you will stay in Ndutu Lodge. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Southern Serengeti National Park

On day four, you will have a full day animal sightings. This will be a picture day where you will drive around the Serengeti in search for wildlife. Depending on the time of the year, this eight days calving season safari will be located in southern Serengeti where you will see migration animals delivering babies. On this night, you will stay in Ndutu Lodge. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Southern Serengeti National Park

You will start the day after breakfast for animal sightings in Ndutu plains, southern Serengeti for witnessing the calving. The southern part of Serengeti is covered by the short grasslands which attracts herbivores of many types making the visibility slightly easy compared to open grassland. You can expect to crocodiles preying on wildebeest. On this night, you will stay in Ndutu Lodge. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

On day six, you will start with an early breakfast at your lodge or camp then pack your things before you leave the lodge or camp for morning animal sightings. In the afternoon, you will sit for your picnic lunch then continue with afternoon animal sightings as you drive to Ngorongoro Crater rim for an overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino or Simba campsite. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

On day seven, you will start with an early breakfast at your lodge or camp then pack your things before you leave the lodge or camp for morning animal sightings inside the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s unbroken caldera where thousands of animals live in. If lucky, you will see big five animals.

In the afternoon, you will sit for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool then continue with afternoon animal sightings until when you will retire for lodge. On this night, you will stay at Eileen’s Tree Lodge. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast and lunch.

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

On day eight, your safari will end in Lake Manyara for morning animal sightings with option for cultural visit in the nearby village of Mto Wa Mbu. Lake Manyara National Park is found in the Great Rift Valley and the park supports the green forest which is watered by underground water streams from the Ngorongoro Highlands. In Lake Manyara, you will expect to see tree climbing lions which the pack is known for.

You will also see flamingos, hot springs, and many animals and bird species. Late in the afternoon, you will drive for two hours to Arusha with optional stops at the city or shops to buy souvenirs. Depending on your schedule and returning flight, Tanzania Magic Tours will drop you off at the airport on time for your flight back home or drop off at the hotel of your choice.

These eight days calving season safari can be extended to visit Zanzibar and have few nights in beach for chill after safari. This itinerary serves as guidelines only and the accommodation will be booked according to animal movement and locations.

Location

Your safari holiday will take place in Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Southern Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park.

Food

During this safari trip, you will be served with daily meals as per itinerary.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 meals a day while on safari
  • All accommodations in lodges on safari
  • All entry fees in national parks as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Bottled water the whole safari
  • Driver's salary and allowances
  • Entry and transit fees in Ngorongoro
  • First aid kit
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • Park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Service of an English or Spanish speaking driver or guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4x4 vehicle with open roof

What's not included

  • All not listed above
  • Extra activities
  • Extras at the lodges such as telephone, laundry, and more
  • International flight
  • Tips

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Transfers to airport is included. Tanzania Magic Tours will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport or hotel of your choice.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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