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2 Free Nights in Tanzania

A classical combo of two of Africa’s very best safari destinations.

 

Book a safari to the mighty Serengeti, where you can witness the Great Migration of Wildebeest and accompanying Zebra and waiting predators. Accompany this, with an absorbing experience in Ngorongoro Crater, thousands of years old, this Crater is a unique home to wildlife like no other in all of Africa.

 

7 Nights for the price of 5

 

The Great Migration

 

Over 2-million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture. Their annual journey sees them travel from the South, to the North of the Serengeti, meaning a safari here is possible at all times of the year and you will see something different, special each time.

 

 

Serengeti Safari Camp is a ideal safari base for any time of the year, as this mobile camp moves with the herds as they travel through the Serengeti. Entamanu Ngorongoro Camp is a great addition to any safari itinerary, including Serengeti Safari Camp, to visit this world wonder and unique habitat. Combining these two camps is a dream safari (other camps available, please enquire for further details).

 

Combine this with a beach extension on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar for a complete African adventure.

 

December-April: (Calving Season) The southern plains of the Serengeti ecosystem are where the wildebeest would like to call home and it’s where life begins for half a million wildebeest during the calving which usually takes place in February/March. The herds linger on this nutrient-rich grass, stretching from the southern extreme of the Serengeti National Park (SNP) and into the Ndutu area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA). As the plains start to dry out and food resources are depleted, the herds venture gradually west and north as their epic journey begins.

 

May: (The Rut) So starts a period of transition as the herds start to move north heading ultimately for the Mara River. May usually sees the herds move into the Moru kopjes and central Seronera Valley areas of the Serengeti National Park, but depending on the rains, we may also see herds further south still, or approaching the western corridor.

 

June: (Grumeti River Crossings) The transitional period continues, with June frequently being a superb time to see the migration in the western corridor, and here the herds face their first major obstacle in the form of the Grumeti River with its mighty crocodiles. Weather patterns at this time of year have a huge impact on migration movements and the herds can split up to follow different migration routes, double back on themselves to Seronera and Moru, spread out and generally provide a challenge for our guides. In very dry years, the approach to northern Serengeti can be accelerated with the first wildebeest arriving in northern Serengeti as early as late June. At this time of year we strongly recommend a combination of camps to secure the best migration viewing.

 

July-October: (Mara River Crossings) The arrival of the migration to Northern Serengeti depends purely on weather conditions each year. When there is plenty of food and water the herds will take their time and spend longer in Western and Central Serengeti areas, arriving in the north as late as early August. If conditions are dry, the first wildebeest will forge north towards the Mara river, a permanent water source, and a reliable supply of green grazing, and arrive as early as late June or early July. The Mara River crossings that take place over this period are the stuff of wildlife documentaries and make for dramatic viewing. They can happen at any point during this time of year, as herds criss-cross back and forth chasing the clouds; but they are elusive, rapid and unforgettable experiences. An experienced, patient guide is essential to give the best chance of catching a crossing.

 

November: (Moving South Again) As the short rains fall, renewing more fertile grazing further south, so the herds begin to move south. November is another very unpredictable month when herds can be as far south as Ndutu or remain in the north for much of the month. The herds will often split and take several different routes to the south and central Serengeti/Moru kopjes can be an excellent base to reach sizeable herds. Combining locations over this period is often a smart way to keep up with nature.

 

Entamanu Ngorongoro Camp

 

…off the beaten track, in Maasai territory. Following one of the world’s most stunning private drives, we bring you up to a dizzying edge of elemental Africa with panoramic views spinning forward into the Crater and back to the Serengeti plains. This is much more than a great vantage point for visiting the Crater, this is where we live the Ngorongoro life.

 

 

Game Drives

 

…we’ve found in the right spot for a more private experience of this wildlife mecca. Being right on the rim of world famous Ngorongoro Crater, we have access to the Crater soon after dawn, to take you to see the outstanding volumes of wildlife: from some of Africa’s last rhinoceros to flamingoes to lovebirds.

 

 

Highland Walks

 

These are the unforgettable experiences of Africa which very few get, to have it properly beneath your feet. You’ll be out of the cars with your guide, in the sparkling highland air. Along too, a Maasai scout – showing you his particular version of the natural world – and an armed ranger to keep you safe.

 

 

Visit Locals

 

Sometimes we drop round to see our Maasai neighbours, who are living a largely traditional life in the boma in the next valley, and still grazing their cattle in the conservation area. It will be just us and them, and a warm welcome, with insights into the pastoral life, from building huts to warrior ceremonies.

 

 

The Cost

 

Price from $760-990 per person per night

Children Under 21 from $455-595 per child per night

 

Prices include: Accommodation, three meals a day, drinks (except champagne and premium wines), shared scheduled activities, laundry, transfers to nearest airstrip.

Prices exclude: Transfers beyond nearest airstrip (and non-scheduled transfers at Entamanu), Champagne & premium wines, private activities, park entry fees, park camping/concession fees, park activity fees in some instances (Crater descent fees at Entamanu). Extra Maasai activities at Entamanu.

 

Serengeti Safari Camp

 

A million and a half wildebeest and zebra can’t be wrong, and this camp never settles for less. This canvas home-from-home and its indomitable crew are on the move year-in, year-out from one sweet Serengeti site to another, guided by the mass movements of the wildebeest migration and their quest for ever greener grass. Along with it come our highly trained naturalist guides and all the trimmings of a classic safari.

 

 

The Migration

 

In 4x4s, surprisingly un-disturbing to the animals, you’ll join the ultimate crowd scene. Wide shots are hard to believe, plains dotted with creatures as far as you can see. In close-up, a host of dramas of hunters and hunted will unfold, to be etched on your memory: moments of conflict, peace, excitement, even comedy.

 

Out on the plains, there inevitably are show stealers – lions with cubs, cheetahs stretching their legs, hyenas bickering. But it’s often the cameo roles that fascinate – dung beetles, dik-diks, bee-eaters… Our Nomad naturalists will engage in it all, for a more complete, educated take on the whole ecosystem.

 

 

The Cost

 

Price from $725-900 per person per night

Children Under 21 from $435-540 per child per night

 

Prices include: Accommodation, three meals a day, drinks (except champagne and premium wines), shared scheduled activities, laundry, transfers to nearest airstrip.

 

Prices exclude: Transfers beyond nearest airstrip (and non-scheduled transfers at Entamanu), Champagne & premium wines, private activities, park entry fees, park camping/concession fees, park activity fees in some instances (Crater descent fees at Entamanu). Extra Maasai activities at Entamanu.

 

*All costs will be laid out in your personalised quote from Captured In Africa

 

  1. Terms & Conditions Apply
  2. Valid for all new bookings made before 31 December 2019
  3. None of our specials are valid for travel over the holiday season between 21 December 2019 – 4 January 2020
  4. Cheapest bednight(s) in any itinerary is Free of Charge
  5. All applicable Park Entry, Camping & Activity Fees will be charged on FOC nights.
  6. Any private car and guide supplement will still apply on Free nights.
  7. Specials may be combined within an itinerary, but cannot be combined at the same camp where they overlap.

 

 

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