7 days wildebeest migration safari (Dec-March)

Arusha, Tanzania

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Get up close and personal on a mesmerizing 7-day Wildebeest Migration Safari in Ndutu, a wildlife-rich region located in Tanzania, spanning from December to March. This exclusive safari offers a front-row seat to one of the most extraordinary natural spectacles on Earth – the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Throughout your safari, enjoy comfortable accommodations, sumptuous meals, and the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will enhance your understanding of the region’s ecology and wildlife behavior. A 7-day Wildebeest Migration Safari in Ndutu promises an immersive and awe-inspiring experience, allowing you to connect with the untamed beauty of the Tanzanian wilderness during this remarkable time of the year.

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of the African wilderness with our exclusive 7-day Wildebeest Migration Safari in Ndutu, an extraordinary adventure set against the backdrop of the iconic Serengeti ecosystem. This safari promises an immersive and unparalleled experience as you witness one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on Earth – the Great Wildebeest Migration. From December to March, the vast plains of Ndutu in Tanzania become the stage for this awe-inspiring spectacle, as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, accompanied by zebras and other herbivores, traverse the sweeping landscapes in search of fresh grazing grounds.

Your 7-day odyssey begins in the enchanting month of December when the southern Serengeti and Ndutu region come alive with the rhythmic patterns of hooves and the echoing calls of the wild. This carefully curated safari itinerary is designed to provide you with front-row seats to the dramatic scenes of survival, birth, and predation that unfold during this critical phase of the wildebeest migration.

As you embark on daily game drives, expert guides will lead you through the labyrinth of the Ndutu Conservation Area, strategically positioning you to witness the wildebeest herds as they face daunting river crossings and navigate the expansive plains. December marks the calving season, a period of vulnerability and life-affirming renewal, where the wildebeest give birth to their young, attracting predators to the spectacle of new life.

Your journey will take you deep into the heart of the action, allowing you to observe the synchronized movements of these majestic creatures, the survival strategies employed by the predators, and the breathtaking landscapes that serve as the canvas for this incredible natural drama. Beyond the wildlife, immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the Maasai people, whose ancestral lands provide the backdrop to this extraordinary migration.

Join us on this exclusive 7-day Wildebeest Migration Safari in Ndutu, from December to March, and be captivated by the untamed beauty and raw energy of nature as it unfolds before your eyes. It’s a safari experience that transcends the ordinary, offering you an intimate connection with the wild that will linger in your memories for a lifetime.

Pick up at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Tanzania’s fourth largest National park and which is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head to Karatu area for dinner and overnight at Marera Lodge

Breakfast then drive to descend into the Ngorongoro crater for crater tour with packed lunch while searching for the big game. The game will be taken into Ngorongoro crater which is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet with animals meandering within as a refugee camp. For 5 to 6 hours of game drive in the crater floor, will show you a lot of animal spot

Later in the afternoon ascend and drive to Serengeti National park for dinner and overnight stay at Embalakai Tented Camp

Breakfast, then head out towards the Serengeti National Park and explore through the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world which contains the disputable game tours in the savannah forest with kopjes stands as towers in within.

This park offers the great spot to encounter the real predators of the jungle such as Lion, Leopard, Wild cats, and Wild dog while chasing the herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles, also you will come across with giant elephant and rhinoceros lounging in the shade accompanied with giraffe and cheetah . In the late evening approaching your camp

Dinner and overnight at Embalakai Tented Lodge

After breakfast then continues with game drive at Serengeti Park before heading to Ndutu area for more game drives as the concentration of the animals will be in this area which is part and foam of Serengeti South Eco-System

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Ndutu Camp

Spend full day into the core of Great Migration and viewing the spectacular herds of the annual Great Migration, while enjoying the marvelous game tour as the predators will be   chasing wildebeest, zebra and antelopes over the plains. At this time of the year it’s commonly to spots species such as: leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval African wildcat, and a variety of prolific birdlife

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Ndutu Camp

Full day at Ndutu area with great chances of explore the wonder nature of Serengeti South Eco-system

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Ndutu Camp

Leisure breakfast at the camp before driving to Arusha town with packed lunch for drop off at your hotel or airport


  • Pick up and drop off to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha
  • Transfers as per Itinerary
  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals - full board unless noted
  • Bottled water when in game drives.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation and National Park fees , Crater service fees
  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Well maintained 4x4 Land Cruisers or Land Rover have viewing hatches for optimum game viewing..
  • Temporary evacuation insurance
  • Airfare from Arusha to Serengeti
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Day use room if required
  • Visas
  • International flights
  • Gratuity to your driver/ guide
  • Soft drinks and alcohol at the Lodges /Camp
  • Tips to the waiters, bar staff, porter, maid staff at the lodges and resorts
  • Laundry service at the lodges and resorts
  • International Travel insurance. Highly recommended
  • Christmas and New Year Supplements (Dec 24,25,26, 31 and Jan 1) if you travel on these dates
  • Purchase of personal items and souvenirs.

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