Tanzania - the great migration Serengeti safari
Enjoy a classic East African safari, following one of the world’s great wildlife spectaculars, the migration of millions of grazing animals.
The centrepiece of this holiday will be the three days spent in the Serengeti National Park. Here, with the plains stretching to the horizon, we will watch the annual migration of vast herds of Wildebeest, together with Zebra and gazelle as they move in search of fresh grazing. The herds in turn attract predators, and we should enjoy memorable encounters with Lions and Cheetahs, Leopards and Nile Crocodiles.
Our journey will start in Arusha, in the shadow of two impressive volcanic mountains; Meru and Kilimanjaro. From here we head west, visiting Tarangire National Park, where African Elephants browse beneath bizarre, ‘upside down’ baobab trees. At Lake Manyara we will find thousands of Lesser Flamingos, a sea of pink in this Rift Valley lake. And we will end our tour of northern Tanzania with a stay on the rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater.
The crater is home to an estimated 25,000 large mammals, including the highest density of Lions in the world, as well as Black Rhinoceros. While an obvious focus of our trip will be the abundant big game, we will also be paying plenty of attention to the smaller fare, including butterflies, reptiles and, of course, the birds, with impressive local specialities including African Pygmy Falcon, Fischer’s and Yellow-collared Lovebirds, Schalow’s and Hartlaub’s Turacos. The ultimate wildlife holiday, a must-see destination.
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