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14. - 25. February 2016

12. - 23. February 2017

 

Highlight: Thousands of wildebeests give birth in Serengeti and Ngorongoro region! Within 3 weeks starting from around the second week of February almost all pregnant wildebeests give birth. Besides being present at this spectacular event, you will also visit Tarangire National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater.

Wildebeest are spread out in Ndutu, Ngorongoro area, Nasera Rock and Southern Serengeti. Each year has a different pattern depending on rain falls and food availability.

This route can be done at any time of the year with fewer days in the Ndutu region but visits to other parks instead and we will adjust the location in the Serengeti according to the animal’s moves.

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Day

Place / activity

Accommodation

 

 

 

1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where we welcome you and take you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Moivaro Coffe Plantation Lodge

 

 

 

 

2

Arusha - Tarangire
After breakfast we depart to Tarangire National Park and game drive till late afternoon. You have picnic lunch with you so you can just straight away start your first game drive.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

 

 

 

 

3

Tarangire National park
Today you spend the whole day in the bush. The game drive takes you to the swamps and you drive through baobab forests looking out for cats and other game. Look up the trees near the swamp, there might be a lion, a leopard or a large python snake sleeping on it.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

 

 

 

 

Loeffelhunde
BlickAufTarangire

 

4

Tarangire - Nasera Rock (Ndutu area)
The road climbs up to the crater rim where you stop for the view into the 16 km in diameter measuring caldera. Proceed through a lovely landscape down into drier flat land and you reach Ndutu area in the evening. Nasera Rock is an amazing feature in the more or less flat landscape. During earth movements millions of years ago ancient rock was lifted up and was then exposed to erosion. Just look closely at it and you will see how plants start using tiny niches to grow.

Luxury mobile tented Camp

 

 

 

 

NaseraRock
Gnus_Ngorongoro

 

 

5 - 9

Nduto area and Serengeti National Park
You will have plenty of time to explore the vast Ndutu area on extended game drives - no limit on mileage! We will concentrate on the big herds of wildebeests. The young wildebeest attract carnivores and therefore chances to see a hunting scene are increased. 2 days will be spent in Serengeti National park to visit kopjes where often lions rest on top.

Wild dogs and Striped hyenas have been spotted in the area. You will also visit Shifting Sands - an amazing wandering sand dune and a huge fig tree. Since there is no lodge in this region you will have a lot of privacy on game drives.

Luxury tented camp,
lodge or mobile
tented camp

 

 

 

 

10

Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater
Drive while watching animals and stop for picnic lunch at Oldupai Gorge. The small museum gives interesting information about evolution and research. Later in the afternoon you get to the crater rim.

Ngorongo Wildlife Lodge
has the best view into the crater

 

 

 

 

11

Ngorongoro Crater
Drive into Ngorongoro Crater for full day game drive and picnic lunch. You will experience an unexpected variety and density of animals in the second largest Caldera on earth. The most beautiful game-drives you may experience in the late afternoon: Most of the people have left the crater-floor, the light gets soft and the activity of the wild animals increases. Please carry sufficient quantity of film/photo material! You will take more pictures of this fantastic African landscape, flora and fauna than you have ever expected.

Ngorongo Wildlife Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

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12

Ngorongoro – Arusha
After a leisure breakfast depart to Mto Wa Mbu. Test the exotic fruits growing in this area. Among them are very tasty red bananas. Snakes are often feared but still we stop at Meserani Snake park where several interesting species are shown and explained by a guide. Attached is a Maasai Museum, explaining their life style and tradition. Lunch and day room will be at KIA Lodge from where later on you will be taken to the nearby Kilimanjaro Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price per person from/to Kilimjaro Airport
6 participants US$ 4.900.-
4 participants US$ 5.240.-

 

Single room supplement

US$ 240.-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget tour with following hotels/lodges
McEllies Hotel, Arusha
Roika tented lodge, Tarangire
Lilac tented lodge, Lake Manyara
Seronera Zara Camp, Serengeti
Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Krater
No day room but lunch on last day

6 participants US$ 2.990.-
4 participants US$ 3.245.-

included are all accommodation, meals, park entries, safari car with window seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Safari in Landrover or Landcruiser with experienced, English speaking driver/guide
  • Unlimited mileage on game drives and guaranteed window seat
  • All overnights and meals according to program
  • Day room
  • All park and conservation entries, camping and booking fee
  • Entry fee to Oldupai museum and Meserani Snake park
  • Campequipment, tents, beds, bedding, kitchen, toilet, shower
  • Separate vehicle and crew for mobile camp setups
  • Local taxes

 

Not included:

  • Visa, personal insurances
  • Not listed services
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Zanzibar is nearby and spoils you with great beaches and top hotels. We will organise flights, transfers and hotels for you.