Overview

Travelers - Family

Style - Comfortable

Destinations - Tanzania

Accommodations - Bush Camp, Safari Lodge


Budget - around $5,000 per person

Duration - Less than 10 nights

Month - June

Gateway - Arusha

Description

New Born Wildebeest - Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater

New Born Wildebeest in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania is iconic for open savannah teeming with wildlife. Home to some of the most famous wildlife areas in the world, your journey through Tanzania will fill you with wonder at nature’s diversity. There’s no better time to witness the fauna of Tanzania than during its “green” season. Instead of water supplies being scarce and the topography being bare and dry, Tanzania blooms into a lush paradise. The sky sustains misty grey clouds, but luminous golden light glistens through, making for some of the best lighting for photo opportunities.

Since green season is also the birthing season, there is an abundance of wildlife as you’ll behold babies are cuddling their mothers and learning to taking their first steps. And the overall gratification of having the wilderness to yourself since there are few visitors during green season allows for you to have a more extensive and meaningful experience. Together with our partners at Nomad, we have conjured up a highly inclusive Tanzania Green Season itinerary

You’ll have two nights in Tarangire National Park at Kuro, set amid a grove of Acacia and Kigelia trees not far from the banks of the Tarangire River. Safaris in Tarangire are all about getting you right out there, as the park has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Your next stop is at the Ngorongoro Crater region and your accommodation, Entamanu, is the only place in the world where you can enjoy views into both the Crater and the Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Conservation Authority area is part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem as it adjoins the Serengeti National Park merging into the Southern Plains. The south and west of the area are volcanic highlands, giving you the unique chance to view wildlife on top of an inactive volcano.

Finally, you’ll end your trip with a spectacular finish at Lamai Serengeti where there are panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, and it’s just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. The northern Serengeti area is a lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses. Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, this area remains lush and green. There’s a collective sigh of relief from the resident game when the one and a half million migrating wildebeest – and the madness that follows them – leave town for a few months. The resident game in this area is truly spectacular!

Tanzania is for sure a destination hot spot during the dry season of July to October, but this country boasts lesser-known gems during its green months. For those who have already seen the migration or want a more low key, intimate experience, this green season itinerary is a must-do.


Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, road transfer to Kuro Camp for 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis

Day 2: Full day to explore Tarangire National Park with game drives and walking safaris

Day 3: Game drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Region, check in to Entamanu for 2 night on a fully inclusive basis

Day 4: Full day to explore the Crater with game drives and a picnic lunch

Day 5: Game drive to Manyara airstrip, flight to Kogatende, transfer to Lamai Serengeti for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis

Day 6-7: Two full days to dive into the Serengeti with game drives and short walking safaris (seasonal)

Day 8: Transfer to airstrip, flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, connect with flight for international departure

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