Every year, spurred on by the dry season on the African plains in Kenya and Tanzania, close to two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles make the epic journey from their breeding grounds in the southern Serengeti to greener, wetter grass on the northern plains during what is known as the Great Migration.
As the dry season turns to wet, they travel full circle back south. Year after year, governed by the seasons as they evolve from wet to dry and back again, this cycle repeats itself. Great travellers that they are, these migrants encounter dangerous predators and the kaleidoscope of wildlife on the African savannah along the way, from Lions and Leopards to African Elephants, dung beetles and of course massive Nile Crocodiles.
Simply put, the Great Migration is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, as well as being one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. This is the stuff of countless wildlife documentaries over the years…
This bucket list, once-in-a-lifetime safari will take you to Masaai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire National Parks in Tanzania. The Masaai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife area. The image of acacia trees on an endless grassy plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and you have a typical, classic east Africa safari!
We will start in Nairobi in Kenya and our first park will be the famous Masaai Mara where we will stay for 3 nights. This is the best area in the Mara to see big game up close. The Mara River runs through the entire reserve, and is the main stage of the Great Migration production. We will then cross over into Tanzania straight into the Serengeti Game Reserve, one of the best-known reserves in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will spend one night in the northern section and two in the central section of this wonderful reserve, before setting off to the iconic Ngorongoro (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) for the next part of our adventure. We will spend a full day in the crater before proceeding to Tarangire National Park. It is a lovely quiet park in northern Tanzania most famous for the large herds of elephants, tree climbing Lions and the fascinating baobab trees.
You are guaranteed stunning landscapes, spectacular wildlife, safari adventures to remember for a lifetime, historical and cultural riches, excellent photographic opportunities and amazing African-Arabic-Indian cuisine.
This incredible bucket list trip sets off in August/September 2020. Come on, Africa is calling!