When to see them?
February is the peak of the Calving Season of the Great Migration. Over 1.7 million wildebeest and zebra return from the northern Serengeti plains to give birth in the south. Some wildebeest and zebra give birth as early as January and as late as March, though if you really want to see wildebeest and zebra babies, February would be the best time to come to Tanzania.
Where to spot them?
Ndutu! This is the prime spot for seeing babies in February. Ndutu is a region within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that is adjacent to southern Serengeti. South-Central Serengeti is also fantastic for the Calving Season.
Where to stay?
Since Ndutu is a prime spot for seeing the Great Migration herds in February, many accommodations get fully booked ahead of time by visitors who wish to witness this phenomenon. Below are our top three picks. Be sure to book early!
1. Ndutu Safari Lodge
Ndutu Safari Lodge offers cozy stone cottages. It is a simple but neat place to stay that’s great for families with young children. Children 5 and under stay for free. This is a nice, mid-range accommodation that is very popular for February.
2. Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge
For a touch of luxury, Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge offers spacious tents elevated on stilts for great views. The tented suite features an airy bedroom with a wooden floor, and glass panels open out to a private balcony. They have a new swimming pool that offers views over Lake Ndutu and the surrounding plains. A major plus to staying here would be their activity offerings. You can go for a walking safari or bush lunch. For those who seek some romance, go for a private Champagne bush breakfast or a sundowner with drinks and canapés. For families, request to stay in their interconnecting suites.
3. Lake Masek Tented Camp
Each of Lake Masek Tented Camp’s tented suites is raised on a wooden platform with views of the lake where hippos wallow and birds linger. The tents were designed for luxurious comfort and relaxation. Guests can enjoy a relaxing bath in the clawfoot tub or a shower under the stars. Lake Masek offers a glamping experience in Ndutu where your stay is all-inclusive. In addition to house wines and soft drinks, try the “Serengeti” beer or mango juice.