GOING ON A GAME VIEWING SAFARIS
Since 2016 we’ve been providing game viewing and adventurous safaris to the most popular safari venues in Northern Tanzania, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. And for those who want to combine something active and challenging with their safari, we also incorporate survival training with the bushmen of Lake Eyasi; highlands trekking with donkeys into the Great Rift Valley; and ascents of the active volcano Oldoinyo Lengai, with the Maasai.
The majority of wildlife viewing safaris undertaken by visitors to Tanzania aim to see as much varied wildlife as possible within the time available. Before planning a safari then, it’s helpful to have an idea of wildlife movements.
It is a well-established phenomenon in Tanzania that broadly speaking, where one may expect to ﬁnd game is closely connected to where we ﬁnd the Wildebeest Migration throughout the year.
This is because predators gravitate towards dense wildebeest populations to facilitate predation, and herbivores will move towards where the grazing is best, and of course this criterion is the primary driver for the wildebeest themselves.
This diagram demonstrates, very approximately, where we would expect to ﬁnd the Wildebeest Migration throughout the year, so when requesting speciﬁc national parks and conservation areas to be included within your safari itinerary, please bear these movements in mind.
Alternatively, just let your coordinator know what kind of expectations you have for your safari – maximum game sightings; avoidance of crowds of other visitors; incorporating a cultural or adventurous element that gets you out of the vehicle – and let your coordinator propose a customised itinerary to you that they believe will provide you with the greatest satisfaction.
Our Tanzania safari clients are invited to choose from an array of unique and unforgettable tours that include Africa’s best safari parks:
- Watching lions hunt over the endless plains of the Serengeti through which the famous wildebeest migration passes into Kenya’s Masai Mara;
- Sighting the rare Black Rhino in the ‘Lost World’ of the Ngorongoro Crater ﬂoor;
- Experiencing the thrill of a close encounter with the giraffe and elephants of Lake Manyara and Tarangire;
- Hunting with the Hadzabe, the authentic Bushmen of Lake Eyasi who still rely on these ancient techniques to subsist;
- Spending time with the families of Maasai tribes people and learning about their fascinating culture in remote villages that very few visit.