5 Days Wildbeest Calving safari
- Search for newborn wildebeest on the fertile plains of the Serengeti’s Ndutu region.
- Descend into the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro Crater to find lions, hyenas, and rhinos.
- Visit Tarangire National Park, where elephants have the right of way.
The eternal rhythms of life play out across the plains of East Africa like nowhere else on earth—and there’s no better place than Tanzania to get a front-row ticket to the spectacle. Tanzania’s world-famous annual wildebeest migration involves the movement of more than one million wildebeest and zebra; massive herds of these herbivores darken the savanna as they trace ancient paths in search of life-giving rains and the fresh, green growth that follows. And where herbivores gather in such great numbers, predators are sure to be hot on their heels. Lions, leopards, hyenas, and cheetahs stalk the fringes of the great migration, forever on the hunt for their own next meals. But there’s also a gentler side to this natural spectacle. In the first few months of each year, wildebeest gather on the plains of Ndutu in the southern reaches of the peerless Serengeti. It’s here that Chalema Tanzania Safaris will introduce you to the calving season, when newborn wildebeest take their first unsteady steps in the hostile, beautiful world they stand to inherit.