5 Days Budget Serengeti Wildebeest Calving Season Safari

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5 Days Budget Serengeti Wildebeest Calving Season Safari

Serengeti National Park located north of Tanzania is one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa, the mighty Serengeti plays host to Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the great migration that takes place between Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem and Kenya’s Masai Mara National reserve, besides the wildebeest Migration Serengeti also host one of the Largest Population of predators during the Wildebeest Calving season in southern Serengeti between February and March.

Our 5 Days Budget Serengeti wildebeest calving season safari will take you to southern Serengeti where over 8000 wildebeest calves are born within 3 weeks in presence of predators like lions, cheetah, leopard, and spotted hyenas.

Safari highlights

  • Following the wildebeest Herds
  • Tracking hunting by predators
  • Game drives in the park

Safari itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Southern Serengeti national park

After morning breakfast you will start your scenic long drive to Serengeti national park, this drive will take you through rural parts of Tanzania, you will pass roadside markets and upon entering the park you will start game viewing right away en route to the lodge upon arrival you will check in to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Full day game drives in the park to follow the Migration herds

After an early morning breakfast with packed lunch, you depart the lodge for the park, this drive will be slow as you will be looking out wildlife like Hyenas and leopards that like to be active early mornings and later continue to look out for lions, cheetahs, elephants, buffalos, Zebras, as you locate the mega herds of the wildebeest, usually, there will be a lot of drama in the southern Serengeti as many cats are attracted by the easy kill prey in the wildebeest cows, you will spend the whole day following the migration and later you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 3: Full day game drives in the park to follow the Migration herds

Yet another day in Serengeti will begin with sounds and souls of the wild, you will have a cup of coffee or tea by your room and after taking full breakfast and depart the lodge with picnic lunch, after you will start looking out for wildlife you may have missed and later continue following the wildebeest herd as you will be looking out for hunts that happen frequently during the calving season.

Day 4: Drive to Lake Manyara national park for game drives

After morning breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive from Serengeti national park to Lake Manyara upon arrival you will check in to the lodge and relax, later in the evening you will then do an evening game drive in search of wildlife like lions, giraffes, hippos, leopard and abundant birdlife in the park and later you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Drive to Kilimanjaro for your departure flight

After a morning cup of tea or coffee, you will have a short early morning game drive in the park in search of more wildlife and later return to the lodge for full breakfast and refreshment and later start your drive to Kilimanjaro for your international flight.

Safari includes

  • Accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • All game drives in Serengeti and Lake Manyara NP
  • Vehicle guide and fuel
  • Free airport transfers
  • Pre and post-safari accommodation
  • En-route meals and drinking water
  • Government taxes and conservation fees

Safari excludes

  • International flight
  • Tanzania tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks
When to book the safari package

The trip can be booked last Minute but we recommend 3 months in advance to help us book the best budget places in southern Serengeti to witness the wildebeest calving.

Best time to witness the wildebeest calving season in Serengeti

The best time to witness wildebeest calving in southern Serengeti is during February to March when the wildebeest are in southern Serengeti pregnant usually the calving season lasts for about 4 weeks but mid-February is the peak of the calving season.



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