7 Days Ndutu Migration Safari

7 Nights, 8 Days Kogatende Migration Safari: Discover the greatest show on Earth while exploring the wonders of Northern Serengeti.
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TOUR OVERVIEW

This 7 Days Ndutu Migration safari lets you witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Over two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems, searching for green pastures and safe calving ground. Their movement pattern is highly weather-dependent and dynamic, yet with planning and a bit of luck, you can witness this natural wildlife wonder. This safari covers other national parks too, where you can witness the resident game. The tour is available throughout the year, but opting for it in the right season will leave you awestruck.

All our African wildlife safaris specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific African safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on their hands for longer safari tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and has been designed to offer you a total Tanzania northern circuit safari experience while attempting to keep your non-game-viewing travel time to a minimum.

This safari will also take you to Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14,500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. It will also take you to Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals.

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DAY TO DAY TOUR ITINERARY

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport by Toto Africa Adventures, team and transferred to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming safari. All the basic information about your safari will be given to you by safari guide.

Meal:  Dinner Only

The migration safari kicks off by 6:30 AM on the first day. You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and head toward the Ndutu region. The drive to Ndutu is about 5.5 hours, covering a distance of 260 kms. Two hours into the drive you will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), where you will notice the landscape changing from hilly forests to plain and green grasslands. Once you reach Ndutu, you will begin a half-day game drive with a convenient stop for your picnic lunch. Sweeping grasslands cover the region, which gradually fades into the Serengeti.

Ndutu forms a part of the route for the annual migration of more than 2 million wildebeests and thousands of zebra, antelope, and gazelle. During game drives at the proper season between December and April, you will be able to see the fertile plains turn into calving grounds for the great migration. This season attracts hordes of predators preying on vulnerable young wildebeest. Crested with Ndutu lake and Lake Masek, these waterholes offer plenty of wildlife during the dry season. The Ndutu is also the home ground for 6 species of big cats – leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, and wildcat. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening by around 5 PM. You will now head towards your choice of accommodation, where a freshly prepared dinner awaits you. Ensure you get some good rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day.

Stunned by the previous day’s spotting of the migration, you get another chance to view the beautiful wildlife spectacle. The Ndutu region is a part of the glorious Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). Heading out for a full-day game drive after breakfast, today you will be following the migration depending on its location in either NCA or Serengeti.

During game drives at the proper season between December and April, you will be able to see the fertile plains turn into calving grounds for the great migration. This season attracts hordes of predators preying on vulnerable young wildebeest. Watching the circle of life take its course will be an unforgettable experience etched in your mind for life. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening by around 5 PM. You will now head toward your choice of accommodation, where a freshly prepared dinner awaits you. Ensure you get a good night’s rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day.

The excitement for today will be pretty high as you make your way into the most famous wildlife park in the world – the Serengeti. After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out toward Serengeti National Park and travel across the never-ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti means “endless plains” in the local African language, and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view. With an overall land area of 14,763 sq kms, it puts our notion of distance to shame. The Serengeti also houses the glorious “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard).

Along with the “Big 5” is a very pleasant sighting of Africa’s most beautiful animals – the Impala. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. You must also look out for the Serengeti “Kopjes,” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass. They provide ample shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. A picnic lunch will be served during the day-long game drive. The eventful day comes to an end with a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. Get a good rest in, as for the following day you will move on toward the Ngorongoro Crater.

Today, by 9 AM, you will head out for a short game drive in the Serengeti after a good breakfast. After completing a half-day game drive and a picnic lunch, we will branch out and head toward the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The 75-km drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim will take about 2.5 hours, with mild game action to see along the way. The crater is one of Africa’s most impressive geological attractions and a supreme mecca of wilderness. The day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation. Get a good rest and refuel yourself, as for the following day you will descend into the massive crater.

On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast, you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera.

It has a massive floor of about 260 sq km with a depth of over 2,000 feet. The five-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping your camera at the ready is highly recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, black rhino, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions are found in plenty. After the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascent to the top of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a four-hour drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off at your hotel accommodation by 6 PM.

LODGING FOR THE ENTIRE TOUR ITINERARY

Safari lodges are larger, permanent structures built of brick and mortar. Lodges are smaller than hotels but have the same full amenities and similar facilities such as restaurants and swimming pools. The safari lodges range from three-star levels to ultimate five-star luxury.

Safari Tented camps are made up of large, walk in, canvas tents set up on permanent frames. These camps are generally smaller than lodges and have the amenities similar to that of a lodge or hotel such as separate en-suite bathrooms, restaurants and swimming pools. The tented camps aim to provide all the comforts of a lodge while giving guests a smaller, intimate, tented yet luxurious safari experience. Same it ranges from three-star levels to ultimate five-star luxury.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA FOR SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI

The best time to visit Tanzania for a Serengeti migration safari is during the dry season from late June to October. This period offers prime viewing of millions of migrating wildebeest and zebras, including dramatic river crossings. The weather is typically dry and sunny, perfect for wildlife spotting. For those keen on seeing newborn animals, January to March during the calving season is also a great option, though herd movements may be less predictable. Ultimately, the best time depends on personal preferences and desired experiences.

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All amazing ! Our safari experience was all that we could have wished . It was relaxed with fabulous close up respectful views of the animals . We were a family of five on a camping safari.. Ben our guide , was a magician in finding the animals and was very easy company .Japheth punctually made our arrangements and Brighton cooked delicious local and European food helped by Inno who taught us Swahili
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A superb experience! My spouse and I just finished an incredible 9-day journey through Tanzania to see the Great Migration and it was all thanks to Toto Africa and its owner, Chris Japeth. We shopped nearly half a dozen tour operators and this was the best value for our itinerary. We booked a 5-day safari and beach holiday opting for the mid range package (Note: We booked the all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar separately as that saved us a couple hundred dollars). During our initial emails with Chris, we were captured by not only his responsiveness but also his flexibility in crafting a custom Safari schedule to fit our unique travel needs - 9 days is super short for this type of trip. Whenever we had a request the answer was always “yes”. Chris put up with dozens of our emails/WhatsApp messages and responded quickly and made us feel at ease. He even took the time to message us early in the mornings to make sure we didn’t miss our flights. What a guy! Toto arranged everything from our tasty meals on the safari, beautiful accommodations, and last but not least, airport pickups and drop offs. Special shout-out to our Safari guide Ben with over 20 YEARS of experience who went above and beyond to make sure we saw the as many incredible animals as possible while patiently answering our endless questions about nature and the culture in this incredible country. When we were tired and wanted to give up, Ben kept pushing us to keep looking and it paid off. We saw a Leopard, Cheetah, nearly a dozen lions, and all the grazing animals as well. Most importantly, we were one of only 15-20 vehicles to see the largest wildebeest crossing the entire day in Northern Serengeti and this was all because of Ben. Ben was also very respectful of the animals and would keep appropriate distance while other younger and more inexperience drivers would get too close to the animals. It was evident the other Safari guides respect him a great deal. All in all everything was great and if we could do the trip again, we would make only a couple of changes. For example, we would break up our drive from Northern Serengeti to Arusha/Moshi into 2 days because it’s a very long 11 hour drive otherwise. I would spend extra time in the central Serengeti and skip Tarangire National Park since while beautiful, it has similar animals as the Serengeti and is almost 3 hours away from the Southern entrance to Serengeti National Park. Also, bring a mask and saline nasal spray since there’s lots of dust on the drive and you want to be able to keep the windows of the land cruiser open to keep cool. Mosquitos were surprisingly not a big issue on the Safari but at the resort in Zanzibar they came out in swarms. I wish someone had told us this stuff. Have a great journey with Toto Africa and tell them hi for us!
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2023-01-08
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