Born to be Wild : Serengeti Calving Season at Ndutu Wilderness Camp
The secret to a Serengeti safari is knowing WHERE to be WHEN in order to enjoy the Great Migration at its best. The migration is not all about dramatic river crossings up north.
Calving season down south around Ndutu is simply spectacular, where between late Jan and March an estimated 500,000 young wildebeest are born. Of course, the masses of young are a buffet in waiting for predators, with plenty of hunts and kills going down as the concentrated herds attract around good numbers of lion, cheetah and hyena. It’s a great time for photography, with elephant, giraffe and buffalo being pretty easy to spot amongst many flat topped acacia trees and across sweeping grasslands.
It is in this game rich, world famous Serengeti National Park that Wild Frontiers run 3 camps/lodges:
- Serengeti Wilderness Camp (Open year round)
- Ndutu Wilderness Camp (open Dec-Mar)
- Serengeti North Wilderness Camp (open Jul-Oct)
Today, we’d like to take you on a quick “tour” of our Ndutu Wilderness Camp.
This intimate, tented seasonal camp is open from Dec-March to coincide with the ‘calving season’. Aside from all the cute babies skipping about, diverse eco-systems from woodlands to plains and soda lakes make Ndutu a unique place for fantastic bird watching.
At a glance:
- Eco friendly seasonal camp located in the Ndutu area
- 12 spacious en-suite tents with bush shower and flush toilets
- Central dining and lounge area with well stocked bar
Activities in the area:
- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Multi day Walking safaris
- Bird watching
- Community projects
When to go:
Ndutu is a seasonal camp open between December and March. We recommend combining your stay with a few nights at Serengeti Wilderness Camp (Central) to enjoy an overall Serengeti experience.
- 6 hour drive from Arusha
- Direct flights from Kilimanjaro/ Arusha to Ndutu airstrip, about a 10 min drive from camp
Reviews and Guest comments:
Beautiful location surrounded by trees and animals – The team very kind and service oriented. We loved it and highly recommend it!
“quality wilderness camp run by delightful people“
The staff went out of their way to make sure that we had a fantastic time. I would happily recommend this camp to anyone.
“In the center of the action in February“
Great comfortable tents and good food right out in the bush with animals all around. Great place to see the migration give birth in February.
“Loved falling asleep to nature’s voices“
Daytime game viewing was fantastic, but listening to a male lion call together his pride at 2 a.m. was unforgettable!