6 Days Budget Serengeti Wildebeest Rutting Season Safari
During April and May during the full moon, the wildebeest herds go into oestrus and starting mating with the males in western and central Serengeti, this is one of the great wildebeest encounters in the entire migration trails, during this period you witness Mega congregations of wildebeest herds and the bulls will always be fighting for dominance making it a great safari experience.
Our 6 Days Budget Serengeti wildebeest rutting season safari will take you to central and southern Serengeti to follow the mega herds and also look out for predators that track the wildebeest Migration.
- Game drives in the Serengeti national park
- Following wildebeest herds
- Game drives in Tarangire national park
- Game drives in Lake Manyara national park
Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Tarangire national park
After morning breakfast you will meet up with your safari guide for a small briefing, after the briefing you will then start your drive to Tarangire national park, upon arrival you will check in to your lodge, and later in the After you will enjoy a game drive in the park, Tarangire is home to African elephants and baobab trees, the permanent rivers provide classic game viewing all year round as wildlife congregates by the water holes and later you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 2: Drive from Tarangire national park to Serengeti national park
After a short morning game drive in the park, you will return to the lodge for full breakfast and then start your western and central Serengeti national park to witness the rut, this classic drive will take you through rural Tanzania upon arrival at the park gate you will start game viewing right away as you will be driving through the park to the lodge upon arrival you will check in to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 3: Full day game drives in Serengeti national park
After morning breakfast you will head to the park to search for wildlife like buffalo, elephants, cheetah, leopard, lions, zebras as you look out for the Mega wildebeest herds, upon locating them you will follow them as you watch the drama of the bulls fighting, making their territories and also chasing each other and later you will return to the lodge for lunch and later you will continue with another game drive in search of wildlife and later return to the lodge for dinner.
Day 4: Full day game drives in Serengeti national park
Yet another day in Serengeti you will have morning breakfast and take picnic lunch, your main aim will be to follow the wildebeest herds and also look out for predators and other wildlife you may have missed on the previous drives, during lunchtime you will find a nice shady acacia and enjoy your picnic in an exclusive setting and later continue game driving in the park and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Drive to Lake Manyara national park for game drives
After morning breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive to Lake Manyara national park, Lake Manyara has a big number of elephants, so many giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and warthog, small known shy Kik’s dik dik as well as Klipspringer along the ramps of the escarpment. Leopards are hosted within the broken forests and escarpment, healthy lions that are widely known for their tree climbing pranks upon arrival you check-in and head out for the drive in the park.
Day 6: Drive to Kilimanjaro national park for your departure flight
You will have early morning coffee after you head into the park for an early morning game drive to look out for wildlife, after you will return to the lodge for full breakfast and refreshment after refreshment you will then start your drive to Kilimanjaro international airport for your departure flight home.
- All game drives
- Park entrance fees
- Government taxes
- Conservation fees
- Vehicle, Guide, and accommodation
- En-route meals and drinking water
- free airport transfers
- International flight
- Tanzania tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and hotels
- personal expenses like Alcoholic drinks
- pre and post-safari accommodation
When to book the safari package
This safari can be booked last minute but we recommend 1 month in advance so to allow us to make payments for the services.
Best time to witness wildebeest Rut in Serengeti NP
April and May is the best time to be in Serengeti to witness the wildebeest Rut however you must take note that this is usually rainy season so come while you are prepared.
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