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6 Days Wildebeest Rut Low Season Safari
The central and western Serengeti is one of the best places to see the wildebeest rutting season in Tanzania, After the wildebeest have given birth to the calves in southern Serengeti, the herds start to move to central and western Serengeti in April, and in May, the wildebeest cows are ready on heat and they start to mate with the bulls immediately, this is one of the noisiest times of the year to be in Serengeti national park while planning your safari ensure that you stay in central or western Serengeti to catch the action-packed wildebeest rut.
- Game drives in Central and western Serengeti
- tracking the predators
- Game drives in Ngorongoro crater
Suggested safari itinerary
Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Western Serengeti national park
After morning breakfast you will start your drive from Arusha to central or western Serengeti national park, this will be a scenic drive and you will expect to see some wildlife as your drive to your Lodge, depending on the time of arrival you may do a short game drive in the park.
Day 2: Full day game drives in western Serengeti national park
After morning breakfast you will take a picnic lunch and drive to the park for a full day game drive in the park, with the main aim of following the wildebeest herds, this will give you a great chance to search for the predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas in the park and later you will return to the lodge for Overnight.
Day 3: Full day game drives in Central Serengeti national park
After morning breakfast you will drive to central Serengeti national park for a full day game drive in the park, this will give you an insider of the park, being the biggest eco-system in Tanzania you expect to see abundant wildlife like the Zebras, elephants, wildebeest, zebras, buffalos and the incredible birdlife in the park.
Day 4: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After an incredible experience in Serengeti, you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area, this is one of the natural wonders of the world, the crater is a spectacular habitat for wildlife, and it’s one of the best places to see African big five wildlife in Tanzania.
Day 5: Full day Game drives in Ngorongoro crater floor
After morning breakfast you will take packed lunch and descent to the crater floor for a full day game drive in searches of wildlife like Rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, Wildebeest, and many other permanent residents in the area and not forgetting the incredible birdlife.
Day 6: Drive back to Kilimanjaro national park
After your morning breakfast, you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive to Kilimanjaro international airport for your departure flight if time allows you may have a short tour around Kilimanjaro town.
- Vehicle, guide, and fuel
- park entrance fees
- Conservation fees
- Government taxes
- en route meals and water
- All game drives in Serengeti and Ngorongoro
- International flights
- Tanzania tourist visa
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
When to book safari package
May –June is the best time to witness the wildebeest rut in Serengeti national park.