From December to March
there is hardly a better place in the Serengeti than the area around Lake Ndutu. Yet here you are just inside Tanzania’s most famous national park, on the border with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. When the green season starts here, you will find everything that makes the Serengeti so worth seeing. Lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas enjoy the abundant food supply during these months. The worldwide unique animal migration of more than one million wildebeests and zebras stops here at the beginning of the year, the offspring is born – up to 8000 babies per day – and is prepared to move from April far up north to the Masai Mara in neighboring Kenya.
The incredible abundance of animals
has captivated numerous researchers and wildlife filmmakers, starting with Jane Godall and her husband Hugo van Lawick. Some of the most impressive wildlife documentaries have been made around the saline and mineral-rich lakes, which are also a favorite haunt for flamingos. Acacia trees and the typical grass savanna landscape with its granite rock islands show the Africa that every visitor to Tanzania wishes to see.
Excellent accommodations can be found in this region
making it easy to enjoy all the splendor of nature during the excursions. Even though today the area belongs mainly to the animals thanks to the national parks and game reserves, the area around Lake Ndutu was also a place for people ages ago. In 1973, a 200,000 to 400,000 year old skull was discovered at the lake and is now on display at the National Museum in Dar es Salaam. But you don’t have to travel that far to delve into the past. The Olduvai George excavation site can be easily reached from Lake Ndutu.
Lake Ndutu can be reached
either by car via the connection of Moshi and Arusha through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area or by air of one of the safari airlines. By the way, the area is definitely worth a stopover between June and November as well. Then elephants, giraffes, antelopes and many other animals gather at the waterholes, always in guard against the predatory wild cats that are resident here all year round. One of our Safari you can check out here: Link