Migration Safari Ndutu
From December to March, the Great Migration gathers in the Ndutu region.
Key points of the trip
THE GREAT MIGRATION IN NDUTU
From December to March, the great migration herds will be found in the Ndutu region, situated on the edge of the Serengeti National Park but part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, more than 1.7 million wildebeest and 600,000 zebra will gather to give birth. This allows most of the females in the herd to give birth at the same time, giving the young a better chance of survival.
This itinerary offers you a complete safari during which you will visit 3 national parks: Manyara and its salt lake, Tarangire and its elephants and the mythical Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater is also on the programme to complete a perfect safari in Northern Tanzania.
COMFORT FOR ALL
The plains of the Serengeti welcome you in superb canvas tents. All the amenities of a hotel, with the added spirit of nature, and even spacious family tents! Enjoy an aperitif around the campfire as you watch the sun set, and transition into a night will be filled with the sounds of wild animals.
An extra day or two? An extension to the island of Zanzibar? Climb Kilimanjaro? It's all possible! This trip can be modified in every way, according to your wishes. Your tour must be just right for you. Our advisors are here to help you build the trip of your dreams, step by step.
DAY 1: ARUSHA
Welcome to Tanzania! The ideal destination for safari lovers. This East African country is home to a vast array of wildlife that populates its savannah parks and green forests
Pick-up by our team at Kilimanjaro International Airport before 1pm and transfer to your hotel.
Diner and overnight at Oremiti Lodge in full-board.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Rendez-vous in the morning with your private English-speaking guide! Settle into your private 4x4 vehicle, which will be yours for the duration of your stay. Drive directly to Tarangire National Park for your first day of game drive in Tanzania. Picnic lunch inside the park.
Created in 1970, Tarangire National Park is now considered one of the country's finest wildlife sanctuaries. The Tarangire River, from which it takes its name, never dries up completely and attracts large numbers of animals in the dry season. You are sure to see many African elephants here.
Second night in Oremiti lodge on a full-board basis
DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER
Early morning departure for the Ngorongoro Crater and 4x4 safari in the crater. Picnic lunch in the crater.
The crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is not really a crater, but a caldera, i.e. the explosion of the cone of a volcano. It contains fresh and salt water, savannah and forest, and is home to around 100 animals per km².
Overnight in a lodge on the crater ridge in full-board inside Ngorongoro Conservation Zone.
DAY 4: CONSERVATION ZONE - NDUTU
After breakfast, departure for the Ndutu region. A day's game drive in 4x4 vehicle in the conservation area.
Overnight in a charming full-board tented camp inside the conservation zone.
DAY 5: MIGRATION SAFARI - NDUTU
A full day devoted to observing the Great Migration.
Every year, this migratory event involves three species of animals moving in huge herds: more than 1.7 million wildebeest, 600,000 zebra and 400,000 gazelle, all of which follow a migration cycle during which they search for green pastures all year round.
The females give birth from December to mid-March. The herds stay in the Ndutu region and on the grassy plains of Salei in the south of the Serengeti.
There will be plenty of predators such as lions, cheetahs and hyenas, on the lookout for a newborn calf straying from its mother. Ndutu is certainly the best place to witness such an event.
Second night in a charming full-board tented camp inside the park in the northern region.
DAY 6: NDUTU - LAKE MANYARA
Last morning on safari in the Ndutu region before taking the road to Lake Manyara.
Arrival late afternoon and relaxation by the pool.
Night at Oremiti in full-board.
DAY 7: ARUSHA OR ZANZIBAR
Transfer to Arusha airport or Kilimanjaro airport for your return flight.
It is entirely possible to continue this trip with an internal flight to the island of Zanzibar.
Price from US$3,450 per person based on 2 adult participants in low season.