Tanzania Safari Expert

Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Mara River Experience

Embark on an unforgettable 6-day safari adventure in the Ndutu area of Tanzania, where you will witness the spectacular Great Wildebeest Migration during the calving season from December to April.


6 Days

5 Nights

Great Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari in Ndutu Area (December – April)

Experience Price

From $3,550 per person sharing

6 Days

5 Nights

Experience Price

From $3,550 per person sharing

This carefully crafted tour takes you through the Lake Ndutu region and the Southern and Central areas of Serengeti National Park, offering you the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring sight of thousands of wildebeest roaming the plains and observe thrilling predator action. Your journey also includes a visit to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, known for its abundant wildlife. Prepare to be immersed in the natural wonders and wildlife splendour of Tanzania’s most iconic destinations.

Experience Expectation

Embark on thrilling game drives in the Ndutu area, where you can witness the incredible spectacle of the Great Wildebeest Migration during the calving season. Experience the raw beauty of the Serengeti National Park as you encounter vast herds of wildebeest and other wildlife. Marvel at predator-prey interactions, with opportunities to spot lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and leopards in action. Delve into the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for diverse wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, hippos, and an array of bird species. This tour promises unforgettable wildlife encounters and the chance to witness the circle of life in the African savannah.


  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the calving season in the Ndutu area.
  • Enjoy game drives in the Serengeti National Park, renowned for its abundant wildlife.
  • Encounter predators such as lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and leopards in their natural habitat.
  • Visit the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and observe its diverse wildlife.
  • Stay in comfortable and well-appointed accommodations throughout the safari.
  • Explore the stunning landscapes of Tanzania’s Rift Valley and its alkaline lakes.
  • Experience off-road driving in the Ndutu region for up-close wildlife observations.

Experience Suitability

  • Wildlife enthusiasts eager to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.
  • Nature lovers seeking to explore the beauty of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Photographers interested in capturing iconic African wildlife and landscapes.
  • Families with children looking for an educational and immersive safari experience.
  • Adventurous travellers seeking thrilling encounters with predators in the wild.

Day to Day Experience

Upon your arrival at either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative from Alkebulan Travels. They will assist you with the immigration and customs procedures before transferring you to your hotel in Arusha. The journey to the hotel will provide you with a glimpse of the beautiful Tanzanian landscape and the vibrant surroundings of Arusha.

During your stay in Arusha, you will be accommodated at either Gran Melia Hotel or Mount Meru Hotel, both renowned for their comfort and hospitality. Upon arrival at the hotel, you can take some time to relax and unwind after your journey, settling into your comfortable room and enjoying the amenities provided.

Meals: None included (Dinner available at the hotel restaurant)

Accommodation: Gran Melia Hotel or Mount Meru Hotel

Transportation:Airport transfer provided by Alkebulan Travels

Depart from your hotel in Arusha at 7:00 AM and embark on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park. The journey takes 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km/65 mi). Enjoy a full day of game drives in the park with a picnic lunch in hand.

Tarangire National Park is renowned for its iconic baobab trees and vast herds of elephants. You may also spot other fascinating wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, oryx, eland, giraffes, and zebras. In the evening, retreat to your camp or lodge for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals:  Lunch & Dinner included

Accommodation:  Ngorongoro Marera View Lodge

Transportation:  Off-road vehicle

Distance: 106 km / 2.5-3 hours

After a satisfying breakfast, depart for the Lake Ndutu region in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The drive will take approximately 3 hours, offering beautiful views of the Rift Valley and Lake Ndutu. As you enter the Ndutu area, prepare for an exhilarating game drive in this sublime landscape. From December to April, this region becomes the focal point of the Great Wildebeest Migration’s calving season.

Witness the incredible sight of wildebeest herds spread across the plains, accompanied by thrilling predator action. The open and nutrient-rich grasslands provide an ideal environment for wildebeest to give birth, attracting predators like cheetahs, lions, hyenas, and leopards. Enjoy the opportunity for close-up observations of these captivating wildlife interactions. In the late afternoon, drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner included

Accommodation: Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 145 km / 3-3.5 hours

Spend the entire day exploring the Ndutu region of the Serengeti National Park. Start your day with a relaxed breakfast or embark on an early morning game drive to witness the mesmerizing sunrise. Packed lunch will be provided as you set out for a full-day game drive, closely following the movements of the Great Wildebeest Migration.

The calving grounds and nurseries in this area witness an incredible transformation during the migration season. Experience the thrilling cycle of life as you witness young wildebeest being born, predators hunting, and the vast plains becoming a spectacle of life and survival. The game drive will offer numerous opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography. Return to your accommodation in the late evening for a well-deserved dinner.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner included

Accommodation: Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

After breakfast, depart from the Ndutu area and drive to central Serengeti for a game drive with a picnic lunch. The central Serengeti is known for its abundant wildlife, including large pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, and various antelopes. Marvel at the Serengeti’s iconic granite Kopjes, which provide shelter and a diverse ecosystem.

Enjoy a day-long game drive, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and prolific wildlife sightings. In the evening, return to your accommodation for a hearty dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner included

Accommodation:  Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 90 km / 2.5-3 hours

After breakfast, embark on morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Capture more unforgettable wildlife encounters before departing from the park in the early afternoon. Begin your journey towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater awaits. Arrive at your lodge located on the rim of the crater and savour a delicious dinner while enjoying the breathtaking views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner included

Accommodation:  Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance:  153 km / 3-3.5 hours

On the final day of your safari, start early with a quick breakfast. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, for an exhilarating 6-hour game drive. Capture stunning wildlife moments as you explore the diverse habitats of the crater floor, home to African elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the scenic Ngoito Hippo pool before making a steep ascent to exit the crater. As your safari comes to an end, bid farewell to your safari crew, and embark on a 4-hour drive back to Arusha, where you will conclude your unforgettable journey.

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch included

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 158 km / 3.5-4 hours

Accommodation:  Not included.

On the final day of your trip with Alkebulan Travels, it’s time to bid farewell to the amazing experiences and depart from Arusha. After breakfast, you will check out from your accommodation and our representative from Alkebulan Travels will be there to assist you. Depending on your flight schedule, a transfer will be arranged to take you to either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport for your onward journey.

Take this time to reflect on the incredible memories you’ve made during your safari adventure in Tanzania, thanks to the exceptional service provided by Alkebulan Travels. As you head to the airport, carry with you the sights, sounds, and spirit of Africa that Alkebulan Travels has helped you discover, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

Meals: Breakfast included

Transportation: Airport transfer provided by Alkebulan Travels

Experience Accommodation

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Legendary Lodge

Set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge features ten beautiful garden cottages and two family cottages, each with its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king sized beds, a separate lounge with fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers.

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Ngorongoro Marera View Lodge

Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge is located in the green Marera valley just before Karatu village. From the main building and the rooms you can enjoy a wonderful view while our professional staff will make sure you have a memorable stay. It’s the best gateway for your safari experience in Tanzania.

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Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp

Serengeti Heritage Camp uniquely hosts one of the finest renown Big 5 sitings in the wildest plains of the Serengeti National Park. With over 10 years of African Safari Ranger experience trust your inner wild calling for the most memorable intimate wildlife experience, whilst in complete comfort and luxury from our Serengeti Heritage Camp family.

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Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

Experience the essence of Arusha with Gran Meliá. An oasis within Arusha set out on 18 acres of beautiful landscaped coffee and tea plantations. Pure tranquility with spectacular views of Mount Meru. Gran Melia Arusha offers a unique experience combining the most exciting once-in-a-lifetime safari destination with state-of-the-art conference facilities.

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Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge is ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. The Lodge was originally the home of Ngorongoro’s first conservator, and its developers have maintained the house’s original rustic, low-impact style and natural setting. Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. Game drives into the crater, and, for the more adventurous, walking safaris in the forest reserve and visits to nearby Maasai villages, can all be arranged from the lodge. 

Rates per Person

  • 1 people
  • 2 people
  • 3 people
  • 4 people
  • 5 people
  • 6+


Experience Inclusion & Exclusion

  • Professional and experienced English-speaking safari driver/guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Concession/Camping fees
  • 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof
  • All sightseeing and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodations as stated in the itinerary.
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (1.5 litres per person per day)
  • Government taxes and VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • International or domestic flights (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Tips for the safari driver/guide (tipping guideline: US$20.00 per person per day)
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any private expenses (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.


Safari Transportation

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and to the airport is included.

Our African safari luxury Toyota 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser transportation is the perfect vehicle for an unforgettable wildlife adventure in Africa. 

With its powerful engine and rugged off-road capabilities, this vehicle can easily navigate through the rough terrain of Africa’s national parks, ensuring a comfortable and smooth ride for its passengers. The Land Cruiser’s spacious interior and comfortable seating provide ample room for passengers to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, while the open roof design allows for unobstructed views of the wildlife. 

The Land Cruiser is equipped with all the necessary safety features and amenities, including a first aid kit, Wi-Fi service, binoculars and a fully stocked cooler box, ensuring that passengers are well taken care of during their safari adventure.

Important to Know

  1. Visa Requirements: Ensure that you have obtained the necessary visa to enter Tanzania before your tour begins. Check with the Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate in your country for the most up-to-date visa requirements.
  2. Health and Vaccinations: It is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider or travel clinic to receive updated information on required and recommended vaccinations for Tanzania. Malaria prophylaxis is also advised, as Tanzania is a malaria-endemic country.
  3. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellation or interruption, and personal belongings. Confirm that your insurance includes coverage for activities such as wildlife safaris and adventure travel.
  4. Currency and Payment: The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). It’s advisable to carry some local currency for small purchases or tipping. Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities and lodges, but it’s always good to have some cash on hand, especially when visiting more remote areas. For this trip payments are accepted only in USD.
  5. Climate and Packing: Tanzania experiences varying climates, so pack accordingly. Lightweight and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy walking shoes are essential. Don’t forget to bring a warm layer for cooler evenings and early morning game drives. It’s also recommended to pack a good pair of binoculars and a camera to capture the incredible wildlife and landscapes.
  6. Respect for Wildlife and Local Culture: It’s important to respect the wildlife and their natural habitats during your safari. Follow the guidance of your safari guide and adhere to park rules and regulations. Additionally, be respectful of the local culture and traditions, dress modestly when visiting local communities, and always ask for permission before taking photographs of individuals.
  7. Safety Precautions: While Tanzania is generally safe for tourists, it’s advisable to take basic safety precautions. Avoid displaying valuable items in public, be cautious of your surroundings, and follow the instructions of your safari guide. It’s also recommended to drink bottled or filtered water and wash your hands regularly to maintain good hygiene.
  8. Itinerary and Schedule: Familiarize yourself with the tour itinerary and schedule to ensure you are aware of the daily activities, departure times, and any optional excursions. Arriving on time for activities will help maximize your safari experience.
  9. This tour offers lodge & Tented Camp accommodations with upgrades available at an additional cost.

Remember to communicate any specific dietary requirements, allergies, or special requests to the tour operator in advance to ensure they can accommodate your needs during the tour.

By keeping these important points in mind, you can better prepare for your Tanzania safari tour and have a safe, enjoyable, and memorable experience.

Travel Insurance

All our Tours are covered by AMREF Flying Doctors Travel insurance

At Alkebulan Travels, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients during their Tanzania safari and Kilimanjaro climb tours. That’s why we have partnered with AMREF Flying Doctors to provide comprehensive tourist insurance coverage for all our trips within Tanzania.


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