Tanzania

Tanzania is a world famous destination for big cat safaris in Africa and is one of the only two countries in North East Africa where you can follow the awe inspiring Wildebeest migration. The Great Migration of Wildebeest and Thompson’s Gazelle is one of the largest mass movements of wildlife on our planet. These huge herds, measuring in their thousands, migrate naturally through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem which cross the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Depending on the wildlife and photography experience you are looking for, you can ‘intercept’ this migration at different times of the year in both Tanzania and Kenya and witness one of natures finest wildlife spectacles. Many visitors come from August to September to witness the migration of the Wildebeest across the northern plains towards the Mara River, but possibly the best time to visit Tanzania for wildlife is late January/early February. This is because after the short rains of November and December new nutritious grasses are growing in the South Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area – specifically the Lake Ndutu region. The huge herds of Wildebeest choose these locations and this time of year to simultaneously give birth to as many as half a million calves! This mass birthing attracts the highest density of predators in Africa and you are likely to see large lion prides, hunting cheetahs and lots of scavengers such as Spotted Hyena and Jackals.

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Big Cat Magic in the Serengeti and Mara

Can you really wish for more than three dream wildlife destinations in the same safari? This amazing private big cat safari in Tanzania and Kenya, combines a 3 night stay in the northern Serengeti to coincide with the great wildebeest migration, with a full day drive into the world famous Ngorongoro crater, before heading back to Arusha via a quick visit to Tarangire national park. You then fly to Nairobim where you have a night to catch your breath, before driving to the Masai Mara for a 4 night stay at the dearly loved Mara Bush Camp – where you will stay in the private wing. All your safaris will be in a Covid-19 secure vehicle, with just yourself and the driver/naturalist heading out on the game drives.

Style - Bespoke Wildlife
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 13
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When to Go
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Price (Excl. flights)
£4490
Visiting Ruaha, Mikumi & Selous

After a nice nights sleep in a quality hotel in Dar, it’s time to start the adventure with your private naturalist with a visit to the world-famous Selous game reserve – famous for big cats and the chance to see African wild dogs. From Selous, we visit Mikumi and it’s large lion prides, before ending up in a beautiful camp on the Great Ruaha River, where big game regularly walks through the camp to the excitement of all visitors.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 12
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When to Go
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Price (Excl. flights)
£3750
Wildebeest migration safari February 2022

The Wildebeest Migration through the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem is one of the largest mass movements on earth. Thousands of wildebeests, zebras and Thompson’s gazelles migrate throughout the year always seeking for fresh grass and water. They follow an annual pattern through both Ecosystems, with broadly predictable timing, however their movement does depend on rain.

Tanzania has two rainy seasons – the ‘long rains’ between March and May and the ‘short rains’ between November and December. After the short rainfalls, the wildebeest migration is expected to arrive from the north in late November / early December on the short-grass plains of the south. These grass plains include southern Serengeti, located in Serengeti National Park; and Ndutu Area, located inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Through January, February and March, the wildebeest migration is expected to stay on these southern plains as the grasses are very nutritious and most wildebeest calves will be born in a coordinated bound of calving during February and into early March. Many regular safari goers to Tanzania consider this the best time to visit Tanzania for wildlife.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 14
Activity Level
When to Go
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Price (Excl. flights)
£7390

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