Common Wildlife

Black rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo, antelopes, elephants, zebras, wildebeests, flamingos, cheetahs, jackals, impalas, bushbucks, African wild dogs, elands, hartebeests, waterbucks, kudu, hippos, hyenas

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Ndutu Plains
What to Know

Ndutu Plains


One of the biggest draws of the Ndutu Region is witnessing the iconic Great Migration. But a trip to Ndutu shouldn't just be about wildlife and landscapes — there’s also an incredibly rich cultural heritage to explore. Within the Ndutu Region lies Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most significant paleoanthropological sites.

Ndutu Highlights

From the return of the herds in December, calving in January and February, and then departure again in April, this park provides a window into the lives of these migrating animals. Calving season is particularly dramatic; a million wildebeest give birth to an astounding 8,000 babies every day! However, as these newborns take their first steps, they’re targeted by opportunistic big cats, wild dogs, and hyenas.

About Ndutu Plains

The Ndutu Region, bridging the gap between the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park, is made up of elegantly rolling grasslands peppered with alkaline lakes that attract flocks of flamingos, as well as acacia woodlands.

What to Do

Sights & Activities for Your trip

AM/PM Wildlife Game Drives

When you're riding in one of our custom-built safari vehicles with a professional driver and guide, you will feel like a real adventurer. Search for wildlife and explore the African wilderness from the comfort of your seat.

Sundowner Parties

The tradition of enjoying a drink in the African bush whilst watching the sun go down dates back to some of the earliest safaris in the 1920s. Sit back, watch the gorgeous sunset, and enjoy provided refreshments while relaxing in the great outdoors.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

To add a little romance to your African safari, take to the skies and experience a hot air balloon ride over the vast open plains of the African countryside.

Where to Stay

Our Lodging Recommendations

We recommended these lodging options for Ndutu Plains. More lodging options are available, and you're welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.

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