Ndutu Tanzania Photography Expedition

Tanzania, East Africa



Calving and Lambing season takes place before the migration

Wild Cats

Serengeti is the ultimate destination for the lover of wild cat photography


Each year the plains of Ndutu are populated by huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope to calve on the fertile grasslands

The two highlights stands supreme on the migration route that should be on everyone’s wishlist one being the Masai Mara crossing season.

The second and arguably the most dramatic is the calving and lambing season with its peak in March.

Ndutu, south of the Serengeti, in the Ngorongoro conservation area, is the place to be when this spectacle of Nature is in full swing.

The wild open plains, dotted with Acacia trees and filled with a variety of other mammal, reptile and bird species make this a premier photographic destination.

If predator photography is what you are after, the Ndutu, Serengeti, is for you! The number of lions, cheetahs and even leopards is unrivalled.



 Our Ndutu Serengeti expedition runs in March and focuses on the calving season & Lambing Season.

So for starters, how do the lions of the Mara Triangle survive? They harvest large numbers of warthog piglets for one! But what was the situation on the southern side of the Mara River in north western Serengeti? How would lions adapt to the void that the migration left on their food supply?

The simple answer to this question is that they do not have to adapt in anyway. Although the overwhelming number of wildebeest are still in the south where most of the calving and lambing activity takes place (March – April) or in the north in Masai Mara (August – October), a vast number of resident White-bearded Wildebeest, Burchell Zebra and Topi remain in the Ndutu area.

On our game drives we have encountered what must surely be one of the biggest prides of lions on earth. We had the privilege to be introduced to 50+ current pride members scattered across the savannah in smaller groups. What we understood from local guides is that they occasionally all get together once the full migration reach the northern Serengeti.



Dates 2023

09 to 15 March 2023 – 4 spots available @ US $6 800,00 per person

15 to 21 March 2023 – 4 spots available @ US $6 800,00 per person

Tour Leader: Lou Coetzer

This safari in March is timed to co-inside with the peak of the calving season in the Ndutu area.  Staggering figures of up to 8000 calves are born every day! You get to photograph this huge natural event and focus on the migration and predator action one sees over this period.

Each year the plains of Ndutu are populated by huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope to calve on the fertile grasslands.

This photo safari is without a doubt an experience that you as a wildlife photographer should not miss!


  • Return charter flights to Ndutu + sharing freight seat
  • Airport transfers between Airport Planet Lodge & Kilimanjaro Airport
  • 1x night dinner, bed & breakfast (excl. drinks) @ Airport Planet Lodge
  • 5x nights full board accommodation (excl. premium drinks) @ Under Canvas Serengeti / Ndutu
  • 2 safaris daily (or full-day safaris)
  • Snacks & non-alcoholic drinks during safaris
  • Free professional cameras and lenses available on request*
  • Guidance from professional CNP wildlife photographer/guide
  • Daily workflow, download and rating session


  • International flights to Kilimanjaro
  • Fees for passport, visa, immunisations and insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Premium drinks




  • Incredible diverse and large numbers of mammal, bird and reptile species
  • Calving and Lambing season takes place before the migration
  • Serengeti is the ultimate destination for the lover of wild cat photography
  • Riverine Forests: large rivers, which remain dry most of the year, flood during the wet season creating dense green pockets of forest within the plains

Contact our office for full Itinerary


(+27) 60 723 2747


Lou Coetzer

Join Lou, founder of CNP Safaris, photographic innovator, master photographer and “Nature Photography Secrets” Podcast Host.
Elana Erasmus female wildlfe photographer with Nikon Camera


Elana Erasmus

There is always that ever-elusive winning photo, a special sighting you have not witnessed before, a first specie not recorded yet, a story to tell, or simply keeping up with new technology. Photography fills my life with unforgettable moments.
lion with zebra kill in Ndutu Tanzania


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