The “endless plains” of the Serengeti are ideal for a close encounter with the Big Five and a myriad of African wildlife. Game drives and walking safaris are not to be missed when embarking on experiential travel to Tanzania. The Great Migration happens each October, with millions of wildebeest, zebra, antelope, and other herbivores coming from Kenya, crossing the Mara River into the southern Serengeti plains of Tanzania in search of greener fields – followed by lions, cheetahs and other predators in search of a bountiful hunt.
The Mara River and the surrounding wetlands are in a prime location for game viewing. Not only will visitors have a front-row seat for the Migration in October, and the subsequent return of the herds each April, but a steady water supply in the rivers and swamps makes this region rich and diverse in wildlife year-round. Ker & Downey suggests making Sayari Camp, northern Tanzania’s only permanent camp, part of your Tanzanian adventure. Sayari offers remote and luxurious lodging on the edge of the Mara River. The suites redefine luxury in tented camps, boasting private verandas overlooking the grasslands, marshes and forested river banks of the great Serengeti ecosystem. There is excellent year round lion, leopard and cheetah viewing, with individually recognizable leopard regularly located in their known territories. Huge herds of buffalo and breeding herds of elephant offer exceptional game viewing and bird watching in the marshland. The camp’s remoteness allows for glimpses of the Serengeti denizens amid beautiful wilderness, far from any other tourists. Sayari is an ideal destination for the discerning traveler, having being named to the 2010 Conde Nast Hot List, and having also been named the Tanzania Tourism Board’s Sustainable Camp of the Year is an attractive option for eco-friendly travelers.
From the bush to the beach, travel to Tanzania offers a variety of wildlife and scenery on the Indian coast of Africa. Get a taste of it all on the Wonders of Tanzania journey from Arusha to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Contact our travel experts to start planning your luxury Tanzania getaway.