"Tree climbing lions were a first for us", GURU Traveller
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Activities for Everyone
The Great Migration
Undoubtedly one of our most popular safari destinations, and more recently becoming a family favourite. It's themed in movies, and home to some of Africa’s most significant icons; Mt Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
In a storybook setting; Tanzania offers an abundance of game second to none on the African continent, and is home to the “great migration”, which in turn benefits and supports an impressive lion population.
The migration is a continuous phenomenon, as the one-million-plus herbivores continue a never-ending search for palatable grasses. The process takes roughly a year to traverse the greater Serengeti eco-system, which includes the Maasai Mara in Kenya. A vital component in planning a Tanzanian safari is choosing properties within close proximity to the majority herds location.
No Tanzanian northern safari circuit is complete without a visit to some of the other impressive conservation area's, including; Manyara with the tree climbing lions, the Ngorongoro Crater in search of some of the planets last remaining black rhino and Tarangire, which has the most abundant elephant population for this area.
Tanzania also offers a southern circuit consisting of the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, and a western circuit centring on Katavi and Mahale National parks. These are less travelled areas for the family experience but offer incredibly diverse safari experiences for the adventure seeking wilderness fan. Mahale is sometimes referred to as the premier chimp viewing destination in Africa.
Lastly, for the ultimate adventure-seeking enthusiasts, Tanzania is home to the nineteen thousand plus feet Mt Kilimanjaro, which is nearly 6,000 meters above sea level.
You can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, you are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.
Situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater with unbeatable views.
Serian’s Serengeti is a mobile camp, and their movement is governed by the wildebeest migration.
From mid-June to mid-November they are situated in the far north of the Serengeti plains. The beauty of Northern Serengeti is it is the heart of the crossings, and in this respect, it's all about location. The camp is set a mere 2 kilometres from the Mara River, within minutes of the major crossing points.
Serian’s Serengeti North strikes the perfect balance between colonial camping style, and elegant accents of comfort.
If you're looking for privacy, luxury and flexibility on everything for your experience in the Serengeti, then Mkombe House is for you. Private guides at your beck and call, from your exclusive retreat, tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kop
Mkombe is your private window into one of the continents greatest wildlife phenomena, the wildebeest migration, and it's many Mara River crossings.
This bush home is explicitly designed with privacy and little children in mind.
The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience, raising the bar for low-impact/high-style camps. Carefully positioned for maximum privacy high on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano, our guests enjoy sweeping views all the way to the Serengeti. Inspiration for the eight canvas-and-glass domed suites was drawn from the traditional Maasai bomas that dot the landscape.
Warm, intimate and contemporary, this is quite simply the perfect place from which to discover the wild and pristine Crater Highlands.
Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, only a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you'll find the migration.
Right here, on their doorstep.
For the rest of the year, it is wild Serengeti with all the resident game of the Maasai Mara but without the people
Spend time with those you love in the heart of wild Tanzania. Dappled shade from the towering trees above creates a peaceful atmosphere during the day. A roaring fire at night sets the scene for telling stories of the day’s adventures and dreaming of days to come.
Freedom and connection are the foundations of Forest Chem Chem where you will find 3 vintage-style tents and a family suite. Only available as a private camp, Forest Chem Chem is ideal for those travelling together looking for space to explore.
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