Going on a Classic African safari, you will see
the animals up-close at Tanzania‘s most beautiful National Parks. It is a truly amazing experience, as each park has its own unique wildlife patterns and exceptional traits, to be experienced from your personal open-top safari vehicle. Each night you may reside at a different, but equally tranquil lodge set in a new kingdom of the African bush.
Witness the “cradle of mankind” as you gaze from the highlands of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Or witness the ancient phenomenon that is the largest movement of wildlife on earth…the migration of the wildebeest. Here, whilst in pursuit of food and water, over one and a half million wildebeest and half a million zebra and antelope migrate north from the Serengeti to the adjoining Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya every year.
To see these and the other marvels of Tanzania’s vast and ranging world a 5-10 day safari is recommended. However, we can always accommodate your preferred schedule and requests.
To follow the migration of the wildebeest, their paths schedule is as follows:
December to March
Vast herds of wildebeest spend the rainy season in the volcanic open plains below the Ngorongoro Crater and in the Southern Serengeti where the grass growth is most productive with a high nutrient content. This area is the starting point
of the Serengeti annual migration.
April to May
As the grass is depleted in the Southern Serengeti the herds move to the plains and woodlands of the Serengeti’s Western Corridor. For the migrants there is a high mortality rate due to injury and perhaps fatigue, so large numbers of griffon vultures follow the herds on their journey. Northwest from the short grass plains is the Grumeti River. This watercourse is their first real obstacle and gigantic Nile crocodiles (growing up to 6 meters in length) wait for the hesitant wildebeest to stumble at the crossing. Their livelihoods are inextricably linked with the great migration. Moving with surprising stealth and speed, they prey upon the thirsty herds as they drink from and cross the river.
Following the rainfalls, the migration moves north before crossing the Kenyan border into the Maasai Mara.
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