When you think of Kenya and Tanzania, you immediately think of “The Greatest Show on Earth” – The Great Migration. The Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and the adjoining Serengeti National Park in Tanzania offer excellent year-round game viewing. But it is the massive migration of animals to Kenya which takes place annually between July and September, and the return at the end of each year, which is visually spectacular and a truly magnificent experience. These treeless plains support millions of hoofed animals, with the carnivores always in attendance. Wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and antelope live together with lion, leopard, cheetah and hyenas. Apart from the danger of carnivores, the antelope and other animals face the additional danger of crocodiles as they cross the Mara River. The dust cloud formed by up to 50 km’s of moving animals can even obscure the sun. 4x4 vehicles are used in the reserve, and for the truly adventurous a hot-air balloon trip is the perfect way to enjoy this spectacle, drifting silently over the early morning activity on the plains below.
Tanzania is a paradise for the nature lover; with the sweeping Serengeti plains and the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater providing abundant vegetation for vast herds of wildlife. Coupled with the romance of the Zanzibar spice trade, majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the Arab and African cultural influences in Stone Town and other ruined dwellings, and beautiful unspoilt beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean, it is indeed a unique and appealing destination. East Africa is the last refuge of the great herds of wildlife that once roamed the African continent, now protected in some of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. Incredible scenery, excellent accommodation, cuisine, service and most importantly, the welcoming and friendly people, make Kenya and Tanzania a dream destination!
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Please note this Itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your needs and be combined with any of the neighbouring country Itineraries
Other related trips to consider in Tanzania:
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Climb to the highest point in Africa! The Marangu Route is the easiest and most popular, and the more scenic Machame Route is open to experienced climbers. Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours are all accompanied by an experienced and licensed mountain guide, porters and a cook. Full details available on request.
The Spice Island of Zanzibar – Enjoy a few days on the exotic island of Zanzibar, a short distance off the coast of Tanzania. Spend your days relaxing on one of the idyllic beaches, or explore the narrow winding streets of the historic Stone Town, visiting the markets, museum and Sultan’s palace. Not to be missed is a Spice Tour, to view the cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and other spices growing in the wild.