La région de Ndutu est l’un des points les plus impactant de la Grande Migration. Lors d’un safari, observez gnous, zèbres et antilopes pâturer dans les vastes plaines de cette région située au sud du Serengeti. Lions et hyènes se joindront peut-être à la partie !

Why visit the Ndutu region?


The great migration in Tanzania is THE phenomenon that every traveller dreams of contemplating. A Tanzanian safari in the Ndutu region can be essential for observing this great migration. Between late December and mid-March, two million animals can be seen peacefully on the plains between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. It’s the birthing season and a real spectacle not to be missed!


The Ndutu region is home to a profusion of wildebeest and zebra! Several species of antelope join the herd. Giraffes and elephants can also be seen. All these herbivores attract their predators, of course: lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, caracals and servals provide some breathtaking hunting scenes!


The Ndutu region is famous for its vast plains of short grass. This attracts the great migration during the birthing season, as it is very rich in nutrients and therefore ideal for rearing young herbivores. What’s more, the short grass allows the adults to see predators coming and to anticipate in order to protect their newborns.

Beyond its vast plains are forests and large granite rocks called kjopes, where lions like to rest.

But Ndutu also attracts many animals thanks to its lake. Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek are twin shallow alkaline lakes. Ndutu is therefore the famous savannah depicted in the films. Vast plains, acacias, kjopes and waterholes. An animal’s dream.


Located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Ndutu region is a must-see in Tanzania. Here are the advantages:

  • The only reserve in Tanzania where you can go off-piste.
  • It’s a calving ground. Thousands of animals are born here every day between December and March.
  • A large surface area: over 8,000km²!
  • Abundant wildlife

What’s more, the Ndutu region is only a short distance from

When should you go on safari in the Ndutu region?

Between late December and mid-March to see the births and because after the great migration begins its long journey to the Masaï Mara in Kenya. It is therefore no longer visible in the Serengeti outside this period.

How do I get to Ndutu?


It’s an hour’s drive from the Ngorongoro Crater to Ndutu. If you start from Lake Manyara, allow 3 hours’ driving time.

Where to stay?

There are several types of accommodation available in the Ndutu region! We recommend staying at the Ndutu wildlands tented camp. A semi-luxury tented camp, it is affordable and offers the comfort of a real lodge. The advantage of tented camps is that you can set up wherever you like and sleep in the middle of the savannah!

Excursions and activities in the Ndutu region

  • Visit the Olduvai gorges
  • Visit the Mto Wa Mbu village

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