The secret to a Serengeti safari is knowing where to be and when to be there in order to enjoy the great migration at its best. The migration is not all about dramatic river crossings up north.
Nestled between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, calving season down south around Ndutu is simply spectacular, where between late January and March an estimated 500,000 young wildebeest are born. Of course, the masses of young are meals in waiting for predators, with plenty of hunts and kills happening 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 runs three camps and lodges:
- Serengeti Wilderness Camp (open year round)
- Ndutu Wilderness Camp (open December to March)
- Serengeti North Wilderness Camp (open July to October)
Today, we’d like to take you on a quick tour of our Ndutu Wilderness Camp.
This intimate, tented seasonal camp is open from December to March to coincide with the ‘calving season’. Apart from all the cute baby calves skipping about, there are diverse eco-systems from woodlands to plains and soda lakes, maaking Ndutu a unique place for fantastic bird watching.
At a Glance:
- A short drive from Ndutu Airstrip, making it an ideal option for fly in safaris
- Eco-friendly seasonal camp located in the Ndutu area
- 12 spacious en-suite tents with bush showers and flush toilets
- Central dining and lounge area with well stocked bar
Activities in The Area:
- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Multi day walking safaris (need to be pre-booked)
- 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. If you’d like an overview of the Serengeti migration, or have some unanswered questions, please have a look at our other article, Your Guide to the Serengeti: Frequently Asked Questions.
- 6 hour drive from Arusha.
- Direct flights from Kilimanjaro and Arusha to Ndutu airstrip, about a 10 minute drive from camp. We recommend this option as it will cut down on your travel time, allowing you to experience more of the Serengeti.