A link to reset your password has been sent to your email

presents

8 Days Serengeti Calving Season Safari

Springlands Hotel, Moshi, Tanzania

Seasonal Tanzania Safaris

During the calving season, massive herds of wildebeests arrive at the southern most point of the migration. It is, without a doubt, one of the best times for you to witness the amazing sight when the herds find themselves in the vast, open plains of Serengeti. Over 8,000 calves are born per day plus an abundance of game makes Tanzania represent the whole of Africa's wildlife. All you need is a good vantage point and an adventurous soul ready to experience it all.

Highlights

  • Spectacular game drives
  • Explore Serengeti National Park
  • Trip to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Services of a professional driver-guide
  • All park and entrance fees included
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


6 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: German
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
Hide all

Accommodation

During this safari, you will be staying at various accommodations across Tanzania.

Night 1

For the first night, Springlands Hotel will be your premier accommodation in Moshi before you set off for your safari the next day.

Night 2

For the second night of your safari, have some well-earned rest at Highview Hotel.

Night 3 and 4

For the third and fourth night, you may choose your cozy camping accommodations among Ikoma Wildcamp, Serengeti Wildcamp, and Serengeti Wildebeest Camp.

Night 5 and 6

During the fifth and sixth night, you will overnight at Ngorongoro Wildcamp.

Night 7

For the last night of your safari, retreat to your accommodation and recharge at Highview Hotel, preparing for your departure for the next day.

Program

Day 1: Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania, after clearing customs, you will be met by 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. Day one includes breakfast.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

In the morning, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffaloes, impalas, giraffes, bushbucks, waterbucks, hippos, and lots of elephants roaming near the lake. Also look out for blue and Vervet monkeys and the very active olive baboon troops. Your meals for the day include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

You will head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a game drive en-route to your camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Today, relax with two full days of game drives in the Serengeti. Today's meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today, enjoy a morning game drive in Serengeti before your transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will then check in at the lodge with an afternoon game drive. Your meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the Ndutu area. You will explore a 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. From January to March, the majority of the wildebeests calve. It is also the time of year with the best predator action! Indeed, it is a fantastic time to view a high concentration of wildlife.

Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within three days, they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. The marshes and lakes support a huge variety of birdlife as well as resident lion prides. Cheetahs are abundant in the plains and the wooded ridges are always productive. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

In the morning, you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drives and exploration. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. In the afternoon, drive to your lodge for your overnight stay. Your meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 8: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Enjoy your morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight home. If your flight departs in the morning, a night accommodation must be added in Arusha. You may arrange the accommodation with Zara Tours.

Location

This safari will take place in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Lake Manyara National Park

Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you will find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and a variety of ecosystems, including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and of course, the expansive lake. The diversity attracts a wide variety of mammals, birds, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree-climbing lions.

Serengeti National Park

The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” Unequalled for its beauty and home to the great wildebeest migration, the huge herds of plains game, such as wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes dominate the park, while the attendant predators, such as lions and cheetahs can be found among 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.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is part of the southern Serengeti ecosystem. 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 elephants, birds, and resident game.

Ngorongoro Crater

The crater is 600 meters deep, 16 kilometers across, and 265 square kilometers in area. 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 the lion, cheetah, eland, zebra, and gazelle. The flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well.

Tanzania

Tanzania has the biggest land area among the East African countries. Tanzania has a spectacular landscape of mainly three physio graphic regions, namely the islands and the coastal plains to the east, the inland saucer-shaped plateau, and the highlands. The Great Rift Valley that runs from the northeast of Africa through central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic power of the country. The country has an enormous concentration of wild animals.

It also has pristine sandy beaches and Africa’s highest and snow-capped mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is home to the world famous national parks and game reserves of Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, Gombe Stream, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mikumi, Arusha, Ruaha, Saadani, Udzungwa Mountains, and Mkomazi Game Reserve. Other game reserves include Amani, Kigosi, Lukwika-Lumesule, Maswa, Monduli Mountains, Msangesi, and Ugala.

Food

During this safari, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per itinerary, which will be prepared for you by Zara Tours. Bottled drinking water during the safari will also be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Things to do (optional)

On the third day of your safari, en-route to Serengeti, you can opt to visit a Maasai village, a perfect place to explore the Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. You may also visit Olduvai Gorge, which is 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. You may also join a balloon safari for 550 USD per person.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per itinerary
  • All game drives
  • Transportation in a custom-built 4x4 safari Land Cruiser
  • Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current government taxes and levies
  • 24-hour support during the safari from the office in Moshi

What's not included

  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Balloon excursion for 550 USD per person
  • Maasai village tour
  • Olduvai Gorge tour
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to the guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone and postage bills

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Zara Tours will pick you up from the airport.

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 20% 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.
8 days / 7 nights
from --
Availability

This vacation is available from January to March, with departure every Saturday.

 

Pricing information

Children under the age of 12 sharing a room with two adults generally pay 50% – 70% of the rate quoted except on air, rail, safaris, adventure programs, or balloon safaris. Children rates are available on request.

Select your package:

For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through BookAllSafaris.com. All major credit cards supported.

Why choose BookAllSafaris.com

Largest Selection
Friendly Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Best Price
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!
Served by www:8000

Logging out

of Tripaneer websites