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Ndutu, Tanzania

Posted by in Africa, East Africa, Safari, Tanzania | February 10, 2012

Ndutu is a little gem in the In the heart of the Serengeti Plain in Tanzania, at the head of Olduvai Gorge, beside a small lake set in beautiful acacia woodland, with the mighty backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater highlands.

The movements of the annual Great Migration in the Serengeti National Park can be split into two key areas: The river crossings in the north and the birthing season in the south. Olakira Camp is a migratory camp specifically designed to follow these yearly events. Each year it moves from the Mara River to Ndutu, following the herds and ensuring an excellent game viewing experience.

As the Migration answers its age old call and begin to move south, so Olakira Camp holds true to its migratory nature. The camp is closed during the month of November when it is packed up and moved to the great Southern Plains of the Serengeti. Between December and March the camp positions itself east of Ndutu, just inside the border of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA). From here game drives can venture south within the NCCA, or cross the border to explore the Southern Serengeti. Each year the herds of wildebeest and zebra return to these nutrient rich grasslands to give birth, followed closely by a multitude of predators.

Situated in the shade of a small forest, the camp overlooks a seasonal stream and the vast plains beyond. The Southern Serengeti can get quite busy during this period, but Olakira has managed to establish itself in a very private area immersed in the heart of the action.

 

Olakira Ndutu

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