5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari

5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari Ndutu migration safari during calving tours, holidays, and travel packages have been specifically created to focus on and maximize your chances of seeing the great Serengeti wildebeest migration.


 The Southern Serengeti and Ndutu districts of Tanzania are the greatest places to see herds of wildebeest grazing on the abundant short grass plains during the months of January, February, and March. Predator activity is at its highest, with excellent sightings of cheetah, lion, hyena, and leopard, as well as a decent opportunity of witnessing adrenaline-pumping kills.

This 5-Day Great Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari package has been especially created to increase your likelihood of witnessing the magnificent Serengeti Wildebeest Migration in the Ndutu Area during the calving season. The Ndutu Area, where the majority of the wildebeest migration is often seen from January to March, is included in this itinerary that we have created. This itinerary has been set up such that you can drive to and from the town of Arusha.

The Migration Calving season typically occurs between the months of January, February, and March each year. After the rains start in January, the herds start moving toward the Serengeti’s south. Many people have inquired as to how the migration herds determine if it is raining or not, and the truth is that we have no idea! Many claim to be able to smell rain, while others think they can feel changes in air pressure. The migration herds always follow where it rains, that much is certain. Over half a million wildebeest are born in a span of two to three weeks, with as many as 8,000 calves being born on a single day!


Day 1: Pick up from your hotel/Airport and drive to Tarangire National Park

Your Tanzania safari guide will meet you at the airport and welcome you to Tanzania for your 5-days Migration calving season safari. He will inform you of the 5-Day Tanzania Safari before driving you to Tarangire National Park (3 hours’ drive), which is located in northern Tanzania. Tarangire National Park is famous for its vast elephant herds and ancient baobab trees.

You will have a full-day game drive and lunch in the park before traveling out to your accommodation for check-in, dinner, and an overnight stay. During your game drive in the national park, you will encounter wildlife such as gazelles, impalas, zebras, and waterbucks, as well as the different bird species for which the park is famous. Following your game drive, you will be driven to your lodging for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Twiga lodge for budget; Hhando Coffee Lodge for Mid-Range; Lake Manyara Serena lodge for luxury
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
  • Activities: Tarangire Full day Game Drive

Day 02: Drive to Serengeti (Ndutu)

After enjoying our morning coffee or tea, we’ll set out for the Serengeti’s vast grasslands. We’ll be traveling for about three hours today, but we’ll spend most of that time in the wildlife-rich habitat of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. When we arrive in Serengeti National Park, we’ll focus our game drives in the Ndutu region of the southern plains, which is known for its year-round predator population. The Ndutu area also hosts the spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration every year from December to March. This means you’ll have the unique opportunity to witness a newborn wildebeest take their first steps just minutes after birth. You will also love witnessing predators such as lions and cheetahs in action as they pursue the migrating herds. We’ll then drive toward our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Ndutu Mobile Camp by Bush Camp for budget; Ndutu Safari lodge for mid-Range; Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge for luxury
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Activities: Ngorongoro En-route game drive and Ndutu game drive

Day 03: Serengeti Ndutu Full Day and Overnight At Central Serengeti

The Serengeti’s big attraction is the Great Migration, and the wildebeest here synchronize their births between December and March so that there are too many calves for predators to catch all at once. Thousands of antelopes are born every day during this time of year, and the unexpected surge of easy prey attracts the Serengeti’s big cats: lions, leopards, and cheetahs. We’ll spend the entire day in the park, pausing just for a picnic lunch in the presence of the herds. We will then go to central Serengeti for the night in the late evening.

  • Accommodation: Central Serengeti bush camp for budget; Serengeti heritage Camp for mid-Range; Serengeti serena safari lodge for luxury
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Activities: Ndutu full-day game drive
5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari
Ndutu Area

Day 4: A Full Day In Central Serengeti National Park

No trip to the Serengeti is complete without visiting the most visited region, the Central Serengeti, which is home to animals all year. The center of Serengeti, which is rich with animals, is the best place to see enormous prides of lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

Breakfast will be served at your lodge as you prepare for your early-morning wildlife drive. You will tour the park’s various regions in central Serengeti and off the usual route, seeking out species that you missed on a previous game drive and admiring the Serengeti’s magnificent terrain. Following your morning game drive, you will eat lunch before embarking on another. Keep a lookout for elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, impalas, gazelles, buffalos, elands, antelopes, zebras, wildebeests, and hippos, among the many wildlife species that graze in Serengeti National Park’s wide grassland.

  • Accommodation: Central Serengeti bush camp for budget; Serengeti heritage Camp for mid-Range; Serengeti serena safari lodge for luxury
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Activities: Full-day Serengeti game drive

Day 5: Departure

This is the last day of your 5 days Tanzania safari. Get up early from your accommodation and go on a morning wildlife drive to observe nocturnal species that are active in the early morning, such as leopards. After a game drive, you’ll return to your hotel in time for breakfast and check-out. Following that, you will depart for Arusha, stopping for a game drive along the way to see as many animals as possible as you travel through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation areas.

Your first stop will be at the Ngorongoro crater observation point, also known as “the Garden of Eden,” where you can enjoy a stunning view of the world’s largest intact caldera, which is home to nearly all known animal species. You will also stop in Karatu Town or Mto Wa Mbu Village, where you can participate in a cultural tour and purchase local handicrafts at local markets. You can also purchase local items to give back to friends and family. Your five-day Tanzania safari will come to an end when you arrive in Arusha, where your guide will transport you to your preferred location (either the airport or your lodge). Welcome Back Again!

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Activities: morning and en-route game drive


  • All entrance park fees
  • Transit fee
  • Concession fee
  • Private 4×4 safari land cruiser
  • Private English-speaking driver guide
  • Meals and accommodation during the safari
  • Drinking water during the safari
  • Government taxes
  • Pick-up and drop-off


  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, beverages, etc.)
  • Any hotel accommodation before or after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary

Kindly get in touch with us to know the price for this tour and to make a booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this 5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Calving Season Safari. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!