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 ANIMALS OF THEREGION
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.
A TRIP TO THE NDUTUREGION
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