Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2021(Best for budget)


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Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2021(Best for budget)

Visit Tanzania during the calving season to see wildebeest calves join the massive herds making their way through the Serengeti for the great migration.

In January, February and March every year, an incredible 80% of wildebeest females intuitively give birth within the same two to three week period, before the great migration commences. The synchronisation reduces the possibility of tender wildebeest calves becoming easy prey. This Tanzanian Calving Season Migration Package is a definite must if you’d like to watch the migration from a different perspective.

Estimated cost per person for a 8-day safari like this, depending on the season. Can be customised based on your budget and requirements.
International flights not included.




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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges



Arrival in Arusha

Welcome to the first day of your African Adventure. Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO] where a welcoming team member from The African Tulip will meet and take you to the hotel in Arusha. 

Spend one night with bed and breakfast included. Enjoy the comfort of your room, which reflects the beauty of the nature surrounding you - something you will experience throughout your safari. 

Explore interesting culture programs, museums and diverse wilderness areas near Arusha, including Arusha National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. 

Meals: Bed and Breakfast

Transport: Included


2 to 3

Tarangire National Park

After waking to your first Tanzania sunrise, it's time to head to Tarangire National Park, the most underestimated park in Tanzania. This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem. 

Spot large herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland, as well as predators like lion, cheetah and leopard, to name a few. After enjoying guided safari drives, relax in the Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge with all your meals and soft drinks included. 

Meals: All meals 

Drinks: Included (excluding spirits)

Transport: Included


4 to 5

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast in the Pakulaa Luxury Safari Camp, it's time to pack your belongings and head to Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater offers a classic Big Five safari experience in the unique setting of an ancient volcanic caldera. Home to countless animals, you will enjoy guided game drives and nature walks, that will give you the opportunity to see bird species, elephant, buffalo and the occasional lion.

You will also visit the epic Serengeti wildebeest migration, visit a local Maasai village and soaking up the remarkably diverse scenery. Kitela Lodge will be your home for the next two nights with all meals included. 

Meals: All meals 

Drinks: Included (excluding spirits)

Transport: Included



Southern Serengeti

Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp is moved and constructed each year to follow the migration herds and to maximise the experience of staying in the heart of wildlife action. From the southern plains of Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation area to the rolling landscapes of northern Serengeti. The number of tents varies and never exceeds 12, so a maximum of 24 guests at any given time.

This is the ultimate and original tented camp experience with ensuite bathrooms, bucket showers, comfortable bedding, beautiful linens and a dining and lounge tent for relaxing and escaping the heat of the day or inclement weather. Food here is a highlight, home cooked style delights always too much to consume! Service is friendly and personal as its owner run with a team of outstanding local staff to ensure your every need is catered for.



Say your goodbyes to the nation!

Like all great journeys, the Tanzanian calving season adventure has come to an end. It is now time to bid farewell before being transferred to Seronera Airstrip for your flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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