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On the footprints of the Great Migration

Serengeti Great Migration

Destination Serengeti! Depending on the season, you might see the Great Migration – one of the most incredible experiences you can try in Tanzania. Every year, the endless Serengeti National Park becomes the scenic frame where more than 2 millions wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate looking for greener pasture. If this sounds to you like a good plan, you can ask our safari experts about it; and have a look at our calendar.

From December to March

Big herds of herbivorous concentrate in Ndutu region and Ndutu Lake, part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and continuation of Serengeti South. Ndutu Safari Lodge is a good option for accommodation.

From April to May

It’s rainy season, and despite the weather these months are a good option if you prefer to travel in low tourist season. The migration moves to Serengeti South, Western Corridor and Serengeti central. Many hotels are located here, like Sopa.

From July to October

The right place is Northern Serengeti, along Mara River. You can reach it from Arusha, the starting point of many safaris in the Northern Circuit. Because of the position, it is possible to combine the safari with a visit to Lake Victoria and Mwanza town.

From October to December

The herds of herbivorous enter in Masai Mara Park (Kenya) and then, from the end of October, they come back to Southern Serengeti and Ndutu area, where they can be seen from December.

Gombe Stream. On the tracks of chimpanzee

There’s so much to see in Tanzania, and some explorations can be a once in a lifetime experience for real. If you have time to travel to the far areas in the North West, close to the Tanganyika Lake, you can’t miss one of the most extraordinary spots: the Gombe Stream National Park.

Chimpanzee - Gombe Stream

Very off the beaten tracks, Gombe Stream is a tiny stripe of land which is habitat for the man’s closest genetic relative – the chimpanzee, that in this area are very used to the contact with humans. This is the place where, in the sixties, Jane Goodall started a pioneering research work about them.

Chimpanzees share about 98% of their genes with humans, and no scientific expertise is required to distinguish the individual repertoires of pants, hoots and screams… it will be an unforgettable encounter, where you will be surprised by the intelligence and expressivity of these animals.

Aside, it is possible to see other rare primates, such as beachcomber olive baboons, while red-tailed and red colobus monkeys – the latter regularly hunted by chimps. Last but not leasr, the park’s 200-odd bird species range from the iconic fish eagle to the jewel-like Peter’s twinspots.

At the end of your busy day, you will enjoy a dazzling night sky and the lanterns of hundreds of small wooden boats, sailing across the lake.