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10 DAYS CALVING SEASON

10 Days
  • English
  • Include
  • Permits need to add from your end
  • 4X4 Jeep
  • Medium
  • Include in Package
  • Safari
  • Professional Tour Guide

Overview

Among the world’s epic wildlife events, few can match Tanzania’s Great Migration. And for nature photographers, there is simply nothing like being in the midst of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they make their annual trek over the Serengeti plains in pursuit of new grass. Agile predators steal behind, poised to seize the young and the weak that trail the great herds. To truly capture the wonder of the migration in images, it’s essential to witness it from key vantage points that offer close-up views. With our trained driver guides you will have the chance to get close and catch magic moments.

Highlights

  • Calving Season Spectacle: Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring calving season in Tanzania, witnessing the Great Migration with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras on their annual journey through the Serengeti plains.
  • Tarangire's Elephant Extravaganza: Explore Tarangire National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife and large herds of elephants, offering an up-close encounter with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Cultural Immersion at Mto wa Mbu: Experience the rich culture and traditions of the Mto wa Mbu village, including a cycling and walking tour, traditional lunch, and interactions with the local Masai community, adding a unique cultural dimension to your safari.
  • Ndutu Plains: Birthplace of the Wildebeest: Spend two captivating days in the Ndutu Plains, witnessing the incredible densities of cheetahs and lions during the wildebeest's birthing season, creating unforgettable moments under the African sky.
  • Maasai Magic at Osiligilai Lodge: Conclude your journey with a stay at Osiligilai Maasai Lodge, a magical retreat at the foot of Kilimanjaro, offering exclusive luxury and a deep dive into Maasai traditions, providing a perfect blend of nature and culture.

Itinerary

After breakfast you will be driven to Tarangire National Park (120 kilometers from Arusha). Tarangire National Park offers great variety in both scenery and wildlife; it is particularly famous for its large herds of elephants which you will get to see up close and in amazing detail. A great variety of animals call this park home including Lions, Zebras, Giraffes, Warthogs, Antelope and many different species of bird life. If you keep an eye on the tree tops you may be lucky enough to see a leopard lounging there or a python wrapped around a tree branch.

Sample Accommodations
Maramboi Tented Lodge

After breakfast, make your way towards Lake Manyara National Park, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the towering cliffs of the Gregory Rift Valley and the lake itself. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is well famous for its "tree climbing" lions and growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. The park also has fantastic bird life; thousands of flamingos line the shores of the lake at certain times of year.

Sample Accommodations
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

After breakfast a local guide will take you for the memorable village tour. This will give you the chance to experience the culture and region around the Mto wa Mbu village. The village offers us a Cycling & walking tour, traditional lunch and we will get the chance to taste one of the best local beers made from bananas. After lunch we will visit one of the Masai markets for shopping, here you have a chance to mix with local people at the markets, bars and shops to experience the daily life of the local people around Mto wa Mbu, spend time with children at a school and take part in a dance, drum or cooking class and share some gifts. You will then head towards the Ndutu Plains of the Southern Serengeti. The driving itself is spectacular. You will drive up the crater highlands, making a quick stop at the rim for an out of this world view of Ngorongoro Crater.

Sample Accommodations
Ndutu Heritage Migration Camp

You will enjoy two full days in the Ndutu Plains. The area has high densities of cheetahs and lions particularly when the wildebeest inhabit these plains from December to March. There are two beautiful sodic lakes in the vicinity. Being in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) you will be able to drive off road - a great advantage for getting close up to Africa's large mammals! This area is also the traditional birthing ground for the wildebeest, which are attracted to the area by the high concentrations of phosphorus in the soil, an essential mineral for lactating mothers. It is one of the greatest places in Africa to sit around a campfire and listen to the night sounds under a sky full of stars.

Sample Accommodations
Ndutu Heritage Migration Camp

You will enjoy two full days in the Ndutu Plains. The area has high densities of cheetahs and lions particularly when the wildebeest inhabit these plains from December to March. There are two beautiful sodic lakes in the vicinity. Being in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) you will be able to drive off road - a great advantage for getting close up to Africa's large mammals! This area is also the traditional birthing ground for the wildebeest, which are attracted to the area by the high concentrations of phosphorus in the soil, an essential mineral for lactating mothers. It is one of the greatest places in Africa to sit around a campfire and listen to the night sounds under a sky full of stars.

Sample Accommodations
Ndutu Heritage Migration Camp

On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive in Ndutu (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. It's really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding lunch and then we'll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th Natural Wonder of the World.

Sample Accommodations
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

After an early breakfast you will start descending in Ngorongoro crater you will have another opportunity for fabulous wildlife observations. The lunch break will be spent at the crater rim with a view of the vastness of the caldera. Then experience a safari inside Ngorongoro Crater, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. Bernhard Grzimek described the crater as a "wonder of the world". From the edge (approx. 2,286 m) you have a magnificent view of the approx. 259 km² large area of steppe, lakes and bushland. Herds of zebras and wildebeests as well as rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs and hippos can be spotted. In the late afternoon, slowly begin the climb out of the crater and head toward Lake Eyasi for dinner and overnight.

Sample Accommodations
Ziwani Lodge

Day 8 :
LAKE EYASI

You will wake up very early, just before sunrise, to visit the Hadzabe tribe, one of the last true nomadic tribes in Africa. After some explanations about the tribe, you will join them in their daily morning activities. This experience is off the beaten track and does not feel touristic by any means. The photographic opportunities are out of this world. This tour will definitely be a highlight of your safari. The activities with the tribe can either be joining the men in their daily hunting, or the women in their fruit gathering session. In either of them, you will learn about many aspects of the Hadzabe way of living. After finishing the activities with the tribe, we will visit the beautiful Lake Eyasi, a season shallow Salt Lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and then stay at camp for another night.

Sample Accommodations
Kisima Ngeda Camp

In the morning head back toward Arusha and end your safari with a stay at Osiligilai Maasai Lodge - a magical place where you immediately will come to rest and reflect on the essentials. At the foot of Kilimanjaro and in the middle of the wilderness of the Maasai steppe are bungalows with hand crafted furniture with great views of Kilimanjaro, Africa highest mountain and Worlds free standing Mountain. Behind it is the savanna, home to the Maasai people. This is the right place to get to know them and their traditions and rituals, together with a slowing-down of your own life’s pace. It ‘s all about being together, sharing traditions, stories and learning from each other. Stay in a traditional Maasai Boma, experience cultural activities and learn about the Maasai customs and traditions. Osiligilai Maasai Lodge is a spectacular, scenic eco-lodge that offers exclusive luxury coupled with unparalleled touch of Culture in the midst of Mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Meru where Guests enjoy the Serene and vastness of the Maasai steppe and experience peaceful moments, extraordinary Rock Trees, awe-inspiring Sunsets and unsurpassed customized service by our Maasai staff.

Sample Accommodation
Osiligilai Maasai Lodge

Day 10 :
DEPATURE

After a nice breakfast at the Hotel, we will transfer you to the Airport, depending on the flight time table. You will join your international Flight back home. End of Your Trip with Dikop Tours & Safari.

Includes/Excludes

Trip Includes

  • All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Full board accommodation
  • Drinking water
  • Birds and animal field guide book
  • A pair of binoculars
  • Government taxes
  • Transfers

Trip Excludes

  • Personal items (e.g., cameras, visa, and travel insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation (booking is available upon request).
  • Tips for your guide and cook. Industry recommendations are $20 a day to the cook and $40 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle.
  • International Flights
  • Travel documents like Insurances, Visas and Passport

FAQ

What is included in the Safari Tour Package?

The package includes transportation, accommodation, meals, park fees, and guided tours in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. It may also include additional activities or services depending on the specific package.

What type of accommodations can we expect during the safari?

Accommodations range from comfortable tented camps to lodges, offering various levels of luxury and amenities. The specific accommodations will depend on the package you choose.

Is airfare included in the package?

No, airfare is typically not included in the package. Travelers are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Tanzania.

Is the Safari Tour suitable for children?

Yes, the Safari Tour can be enjoyed by children, but it’s important to consider their age and ability to handle long drives and wildlife encounters. Some lodges may have age restrictions or offer specific activities for children.

What should we pack for the safari?

It is recommended to pack lightweight and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, and a good camera. It’s also advisable to bring any necessary medications, binoculars, and a reusable water bottle.

Is the safari tour safe?

Yes, the safari tour is generally safe. The tour operators and guides prioritize the safety and well-being of their guests. It is important to follow their instructions, respect the wildlife, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What is the cancellation policy for the safari tour?

The cancellation policy may vary depending on the tour operator and package. It is advisable to review the terms and conditions before booking to understand the cancellation and refund policies.

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10 DAYS CALVING SEASON
From $799
/ Adult
From $625
/ Child
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • English
  • Include
  • Permits need to add from your end
  • 4X4 Jeep
  • Medium
  • Include in Package
  • Safari
  • Professional Tour Guide