Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania where you will be met at the airport by us. We will take you to your overnight lodging in Arusha and get you properly settled.
Depending on the option you chose, you will fly or drive to the Ndutu wildlife area. Ndutu is in the southern part of the Serengeti amidst umbrella-thorn acacia trees. At this time of the year Ndutu is host to many international photographers and film crews. The prime attraction is the enormous wildebeest herds in their annual migration through the country.
Day 2-5 Your base of operation will be at the Savannah Tented Camp. This type of camping may be new to you. You have a verandah in front of your tent with comfortable chairs and tables – a place to relax, bring your diary or bird list up-to-date, or watch the birds and animals that frequent the camp area. Your tent is large and carefully organized and has an attached bathroom with plumbed washbasin, lavatory and shower. Hot water is available throughout the day. Your butler will provide you with drinks and will see that your laundry is done and returned to you promptly. He will wake you in the mornings with tea or coffee and a biscuit/cookie.
After your arrival from Arusha you will move into your tent and then enjoy lunch before an afternoon game drive through the wonders of the Ndutu area. On the following days of your Ndutu stay you will leave the camp at dawn to see the wildlife activities.
As the mornings are cool, many of the animals who are most active at night will still be out and about. Cheetah and lion will be hunting, along with the rarer African wild cat, bat-eared fox and honey badger. While Ndutu has a variety of wildlife, it has a very large population of gazelles, making it a prime hunting area for cheetah. There are many types of birds in the area as well. The wildebeest spectacular will be all around you and as far into the distance as your eye (even with binoculars) can see. The migration also includes large groups of zebra
For some of these early morning adventures, your camp chef will have prepared your breakfast; and at a morning’s stop in the bush, your guide will serve it to you. On other mornings you will return to camp for breakfast. After lunch and your mid-day relaxation in camp, with the herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra nearby, you will venture again in the Ndutu wilderness until returning at sunset to your camp. There will be a campfire where you can meet to discuss the activities of the day and what is planned for the next day. Close the day with a wonderful meal in a spectacular setting.
The spacious verandah in front of your room is furnished with comfortable safari chairs and tables - the perfect retreat for a relaxing moment watching a weaver bird building its nest in a nearby Acacia tree, a herd of impala grazing quietly only meters away, or simply relaxing and listening to the sounds of the African bush. Bathroom is complete with a dressing table with fully plumbed washbasin, lavatory and showers – a new, and often surprising, interpretation of ‘camping’. Hot water is available throughout the day and evening and, like your laundry, morning tea or in fact your every need will be arranged by your Butler allowing for a refreshing wash, shower or maybe a shave on the verandah of your tent.
Dinner & overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp
Day 6 Following breakfast, you will depart for Arusha and your onward connections. Day rooms will be available at Kia Lodge if you have an evening departure and transportation to the airport will also be available.
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