There are few spectacles to rival the migration in Tanzania. The thunder of millions of hooves, the sight of vast numbers of game animals…it’s pure adventure. So an October safari - including interaction for all the family (from £3,945 per person based on a family of 4) is the half term break they’ll remember forever.
In Tarangire National Park you’ll see great herds of elephant, antelope, fringe-eared oryx, weird long-necked gerenuks and over 550 different species of birds. And then you’ll safari on to the Serengeti to catch the end of the migration and watch thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles on their great trek. Not to mention cheetah, lions, buffalos, giraffe, impala and gazelles.
Nairobi – Kilimanjaro – Tarangire National Park
Day 1 – 2: Fly to Nairobi for your connecting flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. Once there you’ll be met and taken to a domestic airport to fly in a light aircraft to Tarangire National Park and your safari camp.
Day 3 – 4: Tarangire National Park
Now your adventure really begins. You’ll be sleeping in a luxurious tented camp in the heart of the African bush. You’ll see huge numbers of elephants – the park has one of the greatest densities of Tanzanian wildlife outside the Serengeti – antelope, oryx, gerenuk and top predators like lions and cheetahs. Not to mention the opportunity to observe up to 550 different species of indigenous and migratory birds.
Stay: Three nights at Kuro Tarangire Camp.
After Tarangire you’ll fly off to the Serengeti National Park and an ecosystem that supports one of Africa’s richest concentrations of wildlife. The annual migration sees hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles pounding across the open landscape, followed by great herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. The Serengeti has over 30 species of large herbivores plus, inevitably, Africa’s most formidable predators. On a smaller scale – but no less fascinating for the family – are myriad creatures including flamboyant reptiles, exotic insects and charming little mammals like hyraxes.
Stay: Three nights at Serengeti Safari Camp.