Blessed with a volume of animals unequalled anywhere else in the world, Tanzania is without a doubt one of the most dramatic safari destinations in Africa.
Iconic scenes of Maasai tribes tending their herds against the backdrop of one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena – the annual migration of nearly two million wildebeest – are unforgettable, and this game-filled landscape dotted with umbrella thorn acacias has been well documented, both in classical films and wildlife documentaries.
Shadowing the migration with our own private vehicle and guide, we will make use of intimate lodges in prime positions to take full advantage of this incredible spectacle. Full days are spent absorbing the sheer enormity of the masses of animals, dramatic landscapes, rich tribal culture, and the solitude of the wilderness.
The safari starts in Arusha, Tanzania
Road Transfer from JRO International Airport to Legendary Lodge
Legendary Lodge, Arusha – 1 night
Upon arrival in Tanzania, we will settle into the relaxed pace of safari life with an overnight stay in a luxurious cottage surrounded by lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm on the outskirts of Arusha.
Legendary Lodge, on the foothills of Mount Meru, offers spacious accommodation and fine dining with beautiful views. This tranquil retreat is the perfect place to catch your breath before departing the following morning to Subeti.
Light Aircraft Transfer to Mwiba Airstrip
Subeti Tented Camp, Maswa Kimali Private Game Reserve – 3 nights
Subeti Camp is situated high on a scenic ridge with expansive views over the surrounding acacia-dotted plains of Maswa Kimali Private Game Reserve. From a desert-like state during the dry season, where wildlife competes for dwindling water, to a lush paradise after the first rains, this is in an ideal location for experiencing Africa at its best.
This huge private concession with grassy plains, rugged hills, woodlands and valleys supports high concentrations of game. Subeti Camp offers an exclusive safari experience in sophisticated tented style. Game viewing is exciting, with the flexibility to drive off road where appropriate, and guided bush walks offer the chance to explore on foot.
Light Aircraft Transfer to Lamai Serengeti Camp
Lamai Serengeti Camp, Northern Serengeti – 3 nights
Lamai Serengeti Camp has a commanding vantage point from its setting along the slopes of Kogakuria Kopje, with incredible views across the Mara River Valley and the northern Lamai region. This small intimate camp is supremely comfortable, and is perfectly positioned to experience the annual wildebeest migration in the later part of the year. It also boasts some of the best year-round game viewing in the Serengeti, with large numbers of resident game.
The Mara River is the major attraction here, with the very real possibility of witnessing dramatic scenes of wildebeest herds crossing the river and braving some of Africa’s largest crocodiles. This is a spectacle that, once seen, is remembered forever.
Light Aircraft Transfer to Singita Faru Faru
Singita Faru Faru, Grumeti Private Game Reserve – 3 nights
Singita Faru Faru Lodge is situated in a vast private concession in northern Tanzania’s Grumeti region, part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. The suites are set along a gently sloping hillside facing out across the Grumeti River, and are supremely luxurious, with a blend of classic safari style and modern flair.
Its position on the migratory route offers superb wildlife viewing, both during the migration and throughout the year. All the larger species of predators and plains game are present in good numbers, together with cheetah, and rarities such as Colobus monkeys. Birdwatching is excellent.
Light Aircraft Transfer to Arusha Airport. Road transfer to Legendary Lodge
Legendary Lodge, Arusha – Day room & lunch
Our safari ends with lunch and the chance to relax at Legendary Lodge before transferring to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey.
Road Transfer to JRO International Airport, connect to onward flights.
|Safari||Privately Guided Safari|
|Group of 2||Group of 4||Group of 6|
|Price Per Person||$14 000||$22 300||$18 200||$16 200|
What our clients had to say
“The most amazing trip! All to your credit: the preparation, choice of accommodations and locations, travel methods, arrangements for kids, etc., etc. Could go on forever! Your professionalism, knowledge and kind way with the kids was so appreciated. We can never thank you enough.”
“Our trip was absolutely spectacular. I have wanted to see the mountain gorillas for many years and was not disappointed. Thanks so much for the gorgeous e-Book – special thanks to you, Lee, for taking shots of us at our gorilla viewings. I still find it hard to believe that I was actually there. It was an unreal/surreal experience. I might have to do it againJ… I always feel as if I’ve stepped into a dream.”
…”the adventure from beginning to end was quite splendid! I loved every moment and felt so well taken care of and safe. The camps I visited were all unique and all spectacular…I look at my photos and relish in the wonderful memories of a magnificent time. I feel so blessed to have had that opportunity.”