Region

Ndutu

A prime wildlife viewing area within the Serengeti ecosystem, renowned for the Great Migration.

Tanzania
Location
December to March
Best Time to Visit
1,500 m
Altitude

About Ndutu

Ndutu is located in the southeastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem, straddling the border between the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. This region is especially famous for its role in the annual Great Migration, where hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores give birth to their you...

When to go

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Seasons

December - March
Best time to go
Ideal for witnessing the Great Migration's calving and the abundant predator action that accompanies it.
July - November
Shoulder Season
Dry season, with large animal congregations around water sources and the migration moving northwards.
December - March
High Season
The calving season of the Great Migration, with predator interactions more frequent.
April - June
Low Season
The wet season, offering lush landscapes and fewer tourists, but with excellent resident wildlife viewing.

What to do

Wildlife

Ndutu is a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts, offering some of the best game viewing in Africa, especially during the calving season of the Great Migration, making it a must-visit for a quintessential safari experience.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Rare

Cheetah

Common

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Ndutu is generally safe for safari-goers, with guided tours recommended for the best experience. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria prophylaxis are advised for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Located within the southern Serengeti ecosystem, Ndutu is best reached by safari vehicle from Arusha or by scheduled flights to nearby airstrips, followed by a short drive.
Getting Around
Safari vehicles are essential for exploring Ndutu and the surrounding wildlife areas, with guided tours offering the most comprehensive experience.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including those coming to Ndutu, need a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or online through the eVisa system, facilitating access to the country's natural wonders.
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