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Calving Season in the Serengeti

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8 Day Calving Season Safari Serengeti

Recommended travel season: January-March ( Annually)
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About our tailor-made private safaris
Sustainability

“Journey to the birthplace of millions of wildebeests, zebras & gazelles; a miracle of life”

On this 8-day private safari, you set off with your personal driverguide and your very own 4×4 safari vehicle. Venture out into the middle of nowhere to witness nature at its finest hour: The calving season of the Great Migration – where millions of animals, such as wildebeest, zebra’s & gazelles gather each year to give birth. 

Enjoy quality accommodation on a full board basis (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner) and spend your nights under the starry skies of Tanzania.

The Calving Season takes place every year around February and is an incredible and world-famous spectacle that is sure to provide a lifetime of memories.

You can also request a tailor-made safari

Pricing

$$ Midrange Accommodations
2 persons (€2730 – €2840,-)   |  4 persons (€2245 – €2295,-)    |  6 persons (€2045 – €2110,-)

$$$ Luxury Accommodations
2 persons (€3695 – €4270,-)   |  4 persons (€3195 – €3720,-)    |  6 persons (€3035 – €3520,-)

  • Prices are per person. They may vary due to seasonal and other varying external factors.
  • Discounted rates apply for children under the age of 16.
  • Prices are based on Double Rooms, choosing for a different roomtype may affect the price.

Seasons

  • High Season – July, August & 15th Dec- 15th January
  • Low season –  April & May
  • Mid Season – Rest of the year

This safari includes

  • All transfers (pick-up & drop-offs)
  • Private 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop-up roof, fridge & power sockets
  • Private Experienced, English Speaking Driverguide
  • All overnight stays at the lodges
  • FULL BOARD (3 Meals a day during the safari)
  • Game drives in the national parks
  • Activities (unless mentioned ‘optional’)
  • Parkfees & Government Taxes
  • Ngorongoro Crater fee
  • Unlimited Water, Tea & Coffee during the safari
  • Unlimited Gamemileage
  • 24/7 Available assistent on location
  • €7,50 p.p. contribution towards the GGTO guarantee fund

Not included in this package

  • (Inter)national Flights
  • Visas & (Flying Doctors) Insurance
  • Tips for the driver

* Arusha Trips is a member of the GGTO Guarantee Fund, this means that all your paid travel funds are insured with us. More information? Click here

*International flights can be booked via us if preferred. 

*Taking out travel & cancellation insurance is also possible through us. So you can always travel carefree and well covered, even in corona times. Click here for more information.

Our local guides. We believe that the happiest guides create the most memorable safaris. At Arusha Trips, we only work with local guides who are not only knowledgeable, but truly passionate about their work. We believe that a good guide makes for a good safari, but a great guide makes for an unforgettable one.

All of our guides work incredibly hard and always go the extra mile to make sure you feel right at home. They are great at spotting wildlife and know the parks like the back of their hand. That’s something we’re proud of.

Safari vehicles. For our safaris, we use the latest 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers, capable of overcoming the roughest terrains. All vehicles feature large windows and a pop-up roof to get a 360° view. They come equipped with electricity ports to charge your camera & phone, a fridge for cold beverages, two way radio communication, cushy seats, binoculars, animal books and more. This ensures a comfortable ride anytime, anywhere. We also offer unlimited game-mileage, meaning you can drive as far and as long as you want! 

Why a good car is important: The terrain in Tanzania is rugged and consists of off-road trails that can change from sand to deep mud puddles in a heartbeat. To be fully prepared, we service our cars before every trip, to make sure they are in mint condition. A good car is half the battle and a properly maintained vehicle reduces the chance of breakdowns that could delay your safari.

A private, tailor-made safari is simply the best way to experience Tanzania. 

All of our safaris are 100% Tailor-made. This means we offer personalised travel down to the smallest details. Each day and every accommodation can be tailored to suit the individual needs and interests of your group. From the pinnacle of luxury to a raw, local experience. Anything is possible. 

With a private safari, you have complete control over your own schedule. Your personal safari guide goes wherever you wish. Do you want to spend the whole day looking for that one leopard, or just relax by the pool and gaze at the elephants drinking at the waterhole? It’s up to you!

Together with your personal Tanzania-specialist, you create your ideal safari, one on one. We combine your preferences and wishes with our in-dept knowledge of Tanzania to create that perfect holiday.

Sustainable tourism in Tanzania

As travelers, we want to enjoy our holidays as much as possible, but at the same time we have to consider the environmental impact our journeys may have. Therefore, we try to do as much as we can to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum.

Arusha Trips was founded out of love for nature and wildlife. In fact, our entire business relies on it. Naturally, we want Tanzania’s wildlife to thrive and it’s nature to flourish, so we can continue enjoying its incredible natural wonders for generations to come.

For this reason (and many others), we are actively involved in creating a more sustainable future for the safari industry, without compromising our guests’ experiences. Starting by drastically reducing our plastic usage/waste and opting sustainable alternatives in all aspects of our operations, as well as sharing our knowledge & practices with our local partners.

Want to learn more about how we contribute to a sustainable future for Tanzania? Click here.

Price from

8-Day Private Safari with personal jeep & guide
2045/ p.p.
  • Travel Guarantee (GGTO Guaranteefund)
  • Safe & Flexible Booking
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Travel Schedule
Travel Route
  • Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania > Transfer to the lodge in Arusha
  • Day 2: Arusha > Lake Manyara National Park (Overnight stay in Mto wa Mbu)
  • Day 3: Mto wa Mbu > Serengeti National Park – Ndutu (Overnight stay in Serengeti)
  • Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ndutu (Overnight stay in Serengeti)
  • Day 5: Serengeti National Park (Ndutu) > Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Overnight stay in Ngorongoro)
  • Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area > Crater Rim Hike (Overnight stay in Karatu)
  • Day 7: Karatu > Ngorongoro Crater (Overnight stay in Arusha)
  • Day 8: Arusha > Kilimanjaro International Airport (Flight home)

Travel distances

  • Kilimanjaro Int. Airport to Arusha: 1,5 hours
  • Arusha to Lake Manyara: 2.5 hours
  • Lake Manyara to Serengeti: 3.5 hours
  • Ngorongoro to Karatu: 30 min
  • Karatu to Arusha: 3 hours

Highlights of this journey

  • Spot the Great Migration during calving season
  • 3 Days Serengeti National Park
  • The Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara National Park
  • 2 nights in a unique migration tented camp
  • Walking safari in the Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Chances of spotting the Big 5
  • Optional balloon safari with champagne breakfast

Ask us for a quote or enquire about your tailor-made travel proposal.

Day by day itinerary

Welcome to Tanzania from Arusha Trips
Day 1: Home - Kilimanjaro International Airport

Karibu Tanzania

Once you set foot on Tanzanian soil and leave Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be immediately embraced by the friendly and inviting ‘hakuna matata’ atmosphere of Tanzania.

Outside, your dedicated driver awaits you with a broad smile, ready to accompany you to the lodge where you’ll recieve a heartfelt welcome. During the journey, you will catch a glimpse of Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and perhaps even the impressive Mt. Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival, we will provide a briefing on tomorrow’s program while enjoying a delightful local drink.

Karibu Sana! (You’re most welcome)

Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

Lions in trees, pools of hippos and bathing flamingos

After a 2-hour drive we’ll enter Lake Manyara national park. One of Tanzania’s smaller national parks, named after the huge lake that covers most of the area. Yet, Lake Manyara is one of the parks with the greatest variety of landscapes… and an abundance of wildlife. 

You may find yourself in thick woodlands where elephants feast and lions are lurking among the tree branches. Ride past muddy pools full of hippos, mysterious jungle areas where monkeys rule and the lakeside…. where thousands of vibrant flamingos make their summer homes.

And don’t forget the impressive 400-meter-deep Rift Valley Escarpment. A crack in the earth that stretches for thousands of kilometers across East Africa.

Day 3 - 5: Southern Serengeti National Park (Ndutu)

Baby Booming in Ndutu!

Ndutu is a place between Ngorongoro and Serengeti where the great migration resides between December and March to give birth to their young.

An incredible event to behold, but… it also attracts a large number of predators. Lions, hyenas and cheetahs are lurking around, waiting for easy prey. Ndutu is therefore the perfect place to experience spectacular wildlife moments. For most people, this is the undisputed highlight of their journey.

We spend the night in a so-called migration camp. A luxury tented camp close to the whereabouts of the Great Migration. On our second and third day, we can start with a sunrise safari. During this time the animals are the most active and you’ll likely come eye to eye with the carnivores that rule these plains. 

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DAY 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

A stroll along the crater rim

After driving to a scenic and remote starting point, you will take a beautiful walk along the crater rim under the guidance of a local ranger.

On your way, you will walk past colorful wildflowers and lush trees unique to the Ngorongoro Highlands. The highlight, however, is the mesmerizing view of the Ngorongoro crater.

During the hike you may encounter numerous birds, such as the olive-colored sunbird, the cinnamon-collared bee-eater and the European roller. Furthermore, you may also encounter larger fauna such as giraffes, zebras and elephants.

Your local guide/ranger can tell you all about the local flora and fauna and is an expert at tracking animal species.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

Into the Crater! Spot the BIG 5

After breakfast, we will drive towards a steep and narrow road that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. A bumpy, but adventureous road with some beautiful views! The slopes are forested, but soon the landscape changes to savannah.

Down in the crater, you’ll be able to spot many animals from a distance. Here is your best chance to spot all the members of the Big 5, including the endangered black rhino!  

After the first gamedrive we’ll have a relaxing picknick-lunch at a hippo-filled lake. After lunch, we’ll slowly drive back to the edge of the crater and stop whenever we pass an interesting sight!

DAY 8: Arusha - Kilimanjaro International Airport

Kwaheri Tanzania (Goodbye Tanzania)

The safari is sadly over, but today you can finally sleep in, relax and enjoy your last hours of Tanzania’s incredible beauty and renowned hospitality.

At the end of the day, your guide will be waiting for you once more, for a wonderful farewell. Today you will leave not only with your bags, but also with a head full of everlasting memories, incredible experiences and jaw-dropping stories for your friends and family back home.

Safe Flight! 

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1: Home - Kilimanjaro International AirportKaribu Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania from Arusha TripsOnce you set foot on Tanzanian soil and leave Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be immediately embraced by the friendly and inviting ‘hakuna matata’ atmosphere of Tanzania.

Outside, your dedicated driver awaits you with a broad smile, ready to accompany you to the lodge where you’ll recieve a heartfelt welcome. During the journey, you will catch a glimpse of Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and perhaps even the impressive Mt. Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival, we will provide a briefing on tomorrow’s program while enjoying a delightful local drink.

Karibu Sana! (You’re most welcome)

Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National ParkLions in trees, pools of hippos and bathing flamingos

After a 2-hour drive we’ll enter Lake Manyara national park. One of Tanzania’s smaller national parks, named after the huge lake that covers most of the area. Yet, Lake Manyara is one of the parks with the greatest variety of landscapes… and an abundance of wildlife. 

You may find yourself in thick woodlands where elephants feast and lions are lurking among the tree branches, ride past muddy pools full of hippos, mysterious jungle areas where monkeys rule and the lakeside…. where thousands of vibrant flamingos make their summer homes.

And don’t forget the impressive 400-meter-deep Rift Valley Escapment. A crack in the earth that stretches for thousands of kilometers across East Africa. 

Day 3 - 5: Southern Serengeti National Park (Ndutu)Baby Booming in Ndutu!

Ndutu is a place between Ngorongoro and Serengeti where the great migration resides between December and March to give birth to their young.

An incredible event to behold, but… it also attracts a large number of predators. Lions, hyenas and cheetahs are lurking around, waiting for easy prey. Ndutu is therefore the perfect place if you are looking for spectacular wildlife moments. For most people, this is the undisputed highlight of their safari experience.

At the end of the day, head towards our camp in the Southern district, close to the great migration. 

On our second day, we can start with a sunrise safari. During this time the animals are the most active and will likely come eye to eye with the carnivors that rule these plains. 

DAY 6: Ngorongoro Conservation AreaA stroll along the crater rim

After driving to a scenic and remote starting point, you will take a beautiful walk along the crater rim under the guidance of a local ranger.

On your way, you will walk past colorful wildflowers and lush trees unique to the Ngorongoro Highlands. The highlight, however, is the mesmerizing view of the Ngorongoro crater.

During the hike you may encounter numerous birds, such as the olive-colored sunbird, the cinnamon-collared bee-eater and the European roller. Furthermore, you may also encounter larger fauna such as giraffes, zebras and elephants.

Your local guide/ranger can tell you all about the local flora and fauna and is an expert at tracking animal species.

Day 7: Ngorongoro CraterInto the Crater! Spot the BIG 5

After breakfast, we will drive towards a steep and narrow road that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. A bumpy, but adventureous road with some beautiful views! The slopes are forested, but soon the landscape changes to savannah.

Down in the crater, you’ll be able to spot many animals from a distance. Here is your best chance to spot all the members of the Big 5, including the endangered black rhino!  

After the first gamedrive we’ll have a relaxing picknick-lunch at a hippo-filled lake. After lunch, we’ll slowly drive back to the edge of the crater and stop whenever we pass an interesting sight!

DAY 8: Arusha - Kilimanjaro International AirportKwaheri Tanzania (Goodbye Tanzania)

The safari is unfortunately over, but this day you’ll wake up full with everlasting memories and incredible stories to tell your friends & family back home.

You may choose to spend your last day relaxing, or use this day to experience a bit more of Tanzania by doing an extra activity. At the end of the day, we’ll bring you to the airport and you’ll take your flight home. 

Where will you spend the night?

A unique journey calls for unique accommodations. At Arusha Trips we carefully select only the most characteristic, small-scale lodges and tentedcamps for our safaris. Our team personally tests each lodge to ensure they meet our high standards, guaranteeing you the best safari experience possible. We evaluate their location efficiency, ‘wildlife-experience’, room quality, service, and of course, their safari-factor! Whether you have a specific budget or travel style, we have the perfect lodge for you.

*Kindly note that we have a wide selection of accommodations throughout Tanzania, and the ones mentioned below are just some of our recommended suggestions. We can tailor the accommodations to suit your specific preferences.

$$ Mid-range accommodations

$$$ Luxury accommodations

Optional activities

Extend your safari by adding extra activities related to your travel route

How to request a safari?

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 1. REQUEST A TAILOR-MADE SAFARI

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2. CALL WITH US ABOUT YOUR TRAVEL PLANS

3. CO-CREATE YOUR DREAMSAFARI

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4. PACK YOUR STUFF, SAFARI NJEMA!

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