6 Days 5 Nights Calving Season Safary

Best Time

January - March

Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

6 DAYS CALVING SEASON SAFARI

Day 1: THE TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (ELEPHANT PARADISE)

 Leave the hotel in Arusha/ Moshi early after breakfast and drive to Tarangire national park located at 120 km from Arusha. The drive takes approximately 2hrs. After registration at the main gate, your game drive to meet the long awaiting elephant herds starts until 13:00hrs when you will be served your lunch at a picnic site within the park. Your game drive continues until around 15:00hrs when you leave this beautiful wildlife sanctuary and drive to Mto wa Mbu town/ Karatu for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2: THE NGORONGORO CRATER THEN TRANSFER TO NDUTU.

Leave the lodge early and drive to Ngorongoro crater, that takes approx. 2 hours from Karatu. You will be in the crater for a half day (6hrs) and then drive to Ndutu area situated in the North west of the Ngorongoro conservation area at a lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: STAY AT NDUTU

Full day game drive in Ndutu area.

Day 4: TRANSFER TO THE ENDLESS PLAINS.

Leave the Lodge/camp at 08:00 hrs. after breakfast and drive to Naabi hill gate with an en route game drive. After registration, your game drive starts taking you deeper and deeper into the endless grass plains of the Serengeti dotted with huge granite rocks famously known as Kopjes (little heads). The game drive tracks that seemed to lead to nowhere for some hours, brings you to the Seronera area at a Lodge/ campsite where you will spend the dinner and overnight.

Day 5: HALF DAY IN THE SERENGETI THEN TRANSFER KARATU/MANYARA

Today you will be in the Serengeti for a half day and then in the early afternoon, transfer to Karatu/Manyara with a visit to a Maasai boma in the Ngorongoro en route. The Maasai people have been in the conservation area before it was even established. They came in through the Serengeti and the Maasai mara game reserve and since then, practicing pastoralism and maintaining their authentic cultural practices to date something that has brought their uniqueness in the East African region.

Day 6: AUTHENTIC CULTURAL EXPERIENCE THEN TRANSFER TO MOSHI/ARUSHA.

Leave the camp/Lodge at 07:30hrs and descend the great rift valley wall to the floor at the lush small Mto wa mbu town where the 120 tribes from Tanzania are believed to dwell. The town is known for its fresh fruits, vegetables, banana plantations and rice farms. This has been possible due to the many underground streams from the rift valley wall. You will meet your local guide who will be with you for the next 4-5 hrs. on a cultural expedition visiting farms, local food market, water falls, villages and schools to experience the rich culture that will leave you with unforgettable memories. After lunch you will embark to your jeep and transfer to Moshi/ Arusha/Airport.

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