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Planning and Ensuring the Best Safari

 

For many people around the world, the names Kenya and Tanzania have become synonymous with the word safari. Interestingly the word “safari” is a Swahili word, meaning “to journey”.

Many conjure up an image of a luxury colonial safari in true Hemingway’s style. This fantasy is easily met at the luxury lodges on the picturesque plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti.
 

Tanzania is an exciting destination with amazing scenery and landscapes. The landscapes are little more than stages for a whole cast of wildlife spectaculars including the annual migration of over 2 million from Serengeti and Ngorongoro areas. Less well known but no less worthy of acclaim are sanctuaries such as Lake Manyara, Ruaha and Selous, elephant kingdoms extraordinary. 

 

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Tanzania has some extraordinary lodges and tented camps. In the Northern Section of the Country you find Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara.

Perched on the rim and overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has often been described as Masai Versailles and is a funky and unusual lodge.

Located in a remote western section of the Serengeti Grumeti River Camp is built on a river bank and has an ideal position for viewing the migration as it heads north to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Kleins Camps sits in the very north of the Serengeti. In the South of the Serengeti Kusini Camp is a small camp with excellent service and great year round game viewing.

Ruaha and Selous makes up a section often referred to as the Southern Circuit. The remote tented camp of Jongomero and Selous Safari Camp are in this section and offers an extraordinary game viewing experience.

TO EVERYTHING ITS SEASON

AND TO EACH SEASON SOMETHING SPECIAL

ATTRACTIONS IN TANZANIA

HOT AIR BALLOON OVER THE SERENGETI

BIG CATS

CHIMPANZEES

WILD DOGS

 

 

 

 

SEASONS IN TANZANIA

January & February

A great start to the year and Tanzania's prime game viewing time. Also a perfect time to take a Zanzibar holiday, especially if you enjoy diving. Lake Manyara hosts a variety of bird and animal species. The Serengeti and Selous are teeming with wildlife. It's a good time to visit Uganda before the onset of the Long Rains

 Mid March to May

This is the Long Rain season in Tanzania and Uganda and this is not the time to go Gorilla Tracking. Kenya usually experiences Long Rains from April to June, but don't be put off: safaris are still good in Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Masai Mara.

Zanzibar is not at its best at this time of year.

 June to September

Zanzibar is good at this time of the year.

 The Wildebeest Migration heads away from the Serengeti. By the end of August the Masai Mara is teeming with wildlife.

Consider climbing Kilimanjaro or lazing on one of the Kenya beaches. Tarangire and the Selous are very enjoyable now.

October to December 

The Rift Valley Lakes entertain a host of birds and wildlife. Short Rains in Kenya and Uganda mean you can expect afternoon thundershowers.

It’s a popular season to visit Zanzibar. The migratory animals are now returning to the Serengeti making it the perfect time for safari travel.

 
 

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