The Serengeti is more than grasslands. There are great forests, rivers, massive granite hills and crumbling kopjes. You will want to witness the Great Migration of 2 million animals and we can plan the ideal location to witness it. There are also thousands of big cats, elephant, giraffe, antelope, crocodiles and countless plains game.
Millions of years ago Ngorongoro was even taller than Kilimanjaro. Until a cataclysmic eruption blasted out the entire volcano, leaving a 10-mile wide crater now housing 20,000 animals. It’s something to reflect on as you relax with a cool drink on your veranda at Crater Lodge gazing from the crater rim towards the floor 1,500 feet below.
As you descend the eastern slope of the Ngorongoro Crater you see the Great Rift Valley. Running from Kenya to Zimbabwe it is a huge geological trench dotted with beautiful soda lakes like Lake Manyara. Your guide will take you along the delightful lakeshore where there are 400 species of birds, hippopotamus and crocodiles. As you move among the gorgeous forests you find elephant, leopard and may see a tree climbing lion lounging on a branch of an ancient sausage tree. Neighbouring Tarangire is equally beautiful and rich in wildlife. Between June and October 3,000 elephants migrate, drawn by the Tarangire River. Oliver’s Camp is one of our favourites where ten traditional tented rooms are hidden in the remote south of the national park overlooking the Minyonyo floodplain.