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    7 Nights of Ngorongoro – Serengeti Ndutu Wildebeest Calving.

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    7 Nights of Ngorongoro – Serengeti Ndutu Wildebeest Calving.

    $4226 per person

    Experience classic tented luxury on this spectacular safari adventure through the heart of Tanzania, exploring the country’s most game-rich parks and reserves on an itinerary designed for a jaw dropping wildlife viewing. Witness Wildebeest calving occurs from late January to mid-March on these vast plains near Ndutu plains, explore the natural amphitheatre of Ngorongoro Crater in the care of time tested guides.

    • Destination
    • Departure
      Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
    • Departure Time
      Approximately 8:30 PM.
    • Dress Code
      Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
    • Included
      24/7 Safari Retreats On-Call Support
      Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
      Applicable taxes
      Cross country itinerary inclusive flights
      Custom Built Safari 4WD Car
      Daily complimentary Breakfastin bed.
      Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities and Inspiring Sightseeing 
      One-of-a-Kind Itinerary Designed for You
      Park Entrance Fees
      Personal guide
    • Not Included
      All accomodation as per the itinerary
      All Meals as per the Itinerary
      Chimpanzee Permit
      Gorilla Permit
      Typical Souvenir
      Visa Fees
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    Day 1: ARRIVALS-KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | TANZANIA
    Arrive in Kilimanjaro and transfer directly to Arusha for check in to your lodge conveniently located in the suburbs of Arusha in preparation for morning drive to Tarangire National Park.Accommodation | Planet LodgesMeals: Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK | FALL IN LOVE WITH THE WILD LANDSCAPE
    Wake to an early morning breakfast before embarking on your road trip to Tarangire National Park, where open grasslands, acacia trees and the Tarangire River paint a perfect wild landscape. Enjoy a full day game drive in search of elands, oryxes, wildebeests and zebras as well as the park’s large elephant population. Keep your eyes trained for hartebeests, gazelles and exotic birds like the bateleur and martial eagle. Your local expert driver-guide draws on years of experience in the bush to locate the best wildlife-viewing opportunities right as they happen. This evening, you may choose an optional game drive by moonlight (at an additional cost). As dusk falls, relax in the comfort of your safari vehicle as you venture into the park, as it is transformed by night. Search for nocturnal animals rarely seen by visitors. Among the species you may encounter are an African wildcat or the elusive leopard, or you may feel the round eyes of a bush baby peering down at you. With specialized lighting, look for lions and hyenas, as well as smaller creatures such as spotted servals, bat-eared foxes and owls.Check in your accommodation situated in a wildlife-rich area with unhampered views to beautiful Lake Burunge, bordered by the park and a Wildlife Management Area. The setting is stunning; with a giant old Baobab tree anchoring one corner and a permeating feeling of real Africa. Accommodation | Tarangire Simba Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | SEARCHING THE VAST PLAINS
    Early morning drive to Seronera and transfer to your accommodation for check-in. Hidden deep in the central Serengeti, along the Nyabogati River, you’ll be submerged in the wild for a truly unforgettable experience in a nature inspired location. Spend the rest of the evening at ease with a hot sumptuous dinner.Accommodation | Into Wild Africa Luxury Tented CampMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | SHELTER OF THE BIG FIVE
    Dictated by the changing climate patterns and the unpredictable nature of wild animals, herds of wildebeests and zebras move through the Serengeti in search of grass and water as part of the year-round Great Migration cycle. Venture out on morning and afternoon game drives in the protected Serengeti refuge, where flowing rivers support a plethora of species. In addition to the Big Five (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos), keep your camera handy for sights such as a cheetah bolting after a fleet Thomson’s gazelle. Enjoy ideal game viewing, as your highly experienced driver-guide strives continually to keep you in the heart of the action. Dine out and retire into a rich sky of stargazing.Accommodation | Into Wild Africa Luxury Tented CampMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 5-6: NORTHERN NGORONGORO – SOUTH SERENGETI | NDUTU WILDEBEEST CALVING
    Check into your accommodation located in the Ndutu Big Marsh region of the Serengeti habitat, in the southern portion of the Serengeti and Northern Ngorongoro. Wildebeest calving occurs from late January to mid-March on these vast plains near Ndutu, when more than 80% with over half a million wildebeest born within a two- to three-week period. Never far away are the carnivores. Lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah and lesser predators await the annual calving with eager anticipation.While wildebeest calves are champions at getting up and running with the herds within minutes of being born, this doesn’t ensure that opportunistic predators aren’t looking for a way to make a meal of the vulnerable and the weak. However, an easy meal is no guarantee! Wildebeest mothers instinctively give birth on the shorter grass plains where approaching predators are easily spotted. Other mothers join in to form a protective barricade around the calves to ensure they have the greatest chance of survival. Accommodation | Ndutu Heritage CampMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 7: NGORONGORO CRATER | EXPLORE A NATURAL WILDLIFE HAVEN
    Arrive at the natural amphitheater of Ngorongoro Crater, a 2,000-foot-deep caldera. A fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife — including buffalo, flamingos, lions and leopards – resides inside along your game drive. Climb the outer wall, passing through dense vegetation until a breathtaking view across the crater floor appears. Arrive at your lodge, a rustic, old-fashioned charm with a modern exotic touch. Relax on the balcony to view the natural wonderland.Accommodation | Rhino LodgeMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 8: NGORONGORO HIGHLANDS | MAASAI CULTURAL EXPERIENCE | EVENING DEPARTURES-KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    Set out on your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport and cross the Great Rift Valley, a short visit to the local market in Mto wa Mbu, where stalls brim with vibrant local produce. Then, see the village from a different perspective as you ride on a tuk-tuk, viewing the local community and rice fields as you go. Proceed to the airport in time for your evening flight back home.Meals: Breakfast

    Tour Location

    Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area: the finest of Tanzania Wilderness

    Tarangire, with many African Elephants per square kilometers than any other national park in the country, lies about 120Km southwest of Arusha City.

    The Park got its name from Tarangire River that flows through the centre of the Park and form the dry season refuge for wildlife especially elephants!

    It is in this Park that visitors will be able to see threatened as well as endangered species ofsuch as ebony trees, Python, cheetah, elephants, African wild dogs, lesser and greater Kudu, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and others

    Birdlife in Tarangire is just Amazing ! About 550 species of birds have been recorded in the park, which is larger number of bird species than the famous Serengeti.

    Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size. Join us on a safari and explore the endless Serengeti plains dotted with trees and kopjes from which majestic lions control their kingdom; gaze upon the Great Migration in awe or find an elusive leopard in a riverine forest. Or perhaps see everything from a bird’s-eye view and soar over the plains at sunrise during a hot air balloon safari. Accommodation options come in every price range - the sound of lions roaring at night is complimentary.

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)  was once a part of the Serengeti National Park, which was established under the National Park Ordinance of 1948 and implemented in 1951 for the purpose of preserving its natural geographical and ecological make-up. In 1959, the two National Parks were split into two designated Protected Areas, with varied outstanding universal values and conservational statuses.

    As one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, NCA was universally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1979 under the natural and cultural criteria owing to its global importance for biodiversity conservation having demonstrated by the existence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other wild animals into the northern plains. Its cultural recognition stemming from an exceptionally long sequence of crucial evidence related to human evolution and human-environment dynamics. Due to its exceptionally long sequence of this crucial evidence, spanning nearly four million years to the beginning of this era, including physical evidence of the most important benchmark in human evolutionary development, NCA’s global identity is fairly justified.

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