Be renewed on Safari as you watch the parks of Tanzania burst with new life. The Great Migration is a popular time for Safari, but calving season is a particularly magical time to experience the national parks. This time of year offers you a chance to see the wonders of nature up close. With the joy of new calves comes the excitement for hungry predators! It’s a great time to witness a nature documentary come to life before your very eyes!
Travel dates: December to April
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Arusha / Moshi|
|WEAR||Comfortable safari clothing and sunscreen.|
Arusha to Tarangire National Park.
Jambo! Get ready for your first big adventure! You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in town and after a short briefing, you will head to Tarangire National Park. This journey will take about 3 hours and you will have plenty of stops en-route to take in the beautiful landscape. After check in we will start our game drive, which will continue until late in the afternoon and includes a picnic lunch in the park. This vast park gets its name from the Tarangire river that winds its way through the parklands, attracting many diverse animals to its waters, giving you a chance to spot elephants, giraffe, lions, antelopes, and zebra. After today’s game drive you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Lake Manyara Nation Park
After breakfast, you will leave Tarangire National Park and head to Lake Manyara. Here you will enjoy afternoon game drive, and eat lunch surrounded by nature once more. This park bursts with an extensive variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, unique tree-climbing lions, and large flocks of flamingos. After today’s game drive, drive to the nearby region of Karatu for dinner and overnight.
After an early breakfast, you will hop back into the car and head to your next destination; the Ndutu Region. This is another 3hr journey, which will take you through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). Here you may notice the landscape rapidly changing from rolling forests to flat grasslands as continue towards Ndutu. Once you reach Ndutu, your next game drive will start! This park is nestled between the Ndutu Lake and Lake Masek, making it an ideal spot for many visitors! These waters attract huge numbers of wildebeest as well as 6 species of cats; leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, and wildcat. A well-earned lunch awaits in the park, as usual, and you will roam the beautiful habitats of Ndutu until just before dusk. You will then head towards your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
The vast grasslands of the Ndutu cover an impressive expanse, gradually fading into the Serengeti. As such, we need an extra day to fully explore this beautiful area. After breakfast, you will start an early morning game drive in Ndutu. Here you will really be able to see signs of new life! This park is part of the pathway for more than 2 million wildebeests and thousands of zebra, antelope, and gazelle every year during their great migration. Here these plains turn into a playground for the young. Your action-packed game drive will end late in the evening when you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Today is the day! Excitement will hang in the air today as you drive towards THE most celebrated national park in the world…The Serengeti! Here, your dreams of visiting the world of Disney’s Lion King will come to pass. Here you will find one of the greatest concentration of game in Africa living in the shade of massive boulders of granite rising from the grass. At this time of year, the grasses will be teaming with new life. A full day of game driving will be broken up by a picnic lunch in the park. When your eventful drive comes to an end, you will head back to Ndutu for dinner and overnight
We know by now it’s hard to imagine any park competing with those you have already seen. But don’t worry, The Crater never disappoints! You will rise bright and early today and drive to your final National Park. You’ll spot some wildlife on the way, but the real action is at the bottom of this vast crater! The high rim provides a safe haven for wildlife, so you can expect a more relaxed atmosphere here and a dense population of migratory animals. The day comes to an end with dinner and a night in your choice of accommodation. Get a good rest and refuel yourself, you have a long journey ahead of you tomorrow!
It’s time to say goodbye to the wilds of Tanzania. Today, after breakfast, you will leave the national parks and head back to Arusha … for your next adventure.