The East African countries of Tanzania and Kenya are renowned for the abundance of wild game life. More importantly, these two countries also offer the best game viewing and when this is timed with the Great Migration, nothing beats it.
The Great Migration takes place every year when in search of water and food, animals in large numbers, move from one grazing area to another. They do so in large herds and their numbers run to over 1.5 million wildebeest coupled with some 300,000 zebras and gazelles. This is not counting the predators who also flock to have their chance to this huge event. The move is timed with the grazing season hence when the move takes place; this is a photographer’s paradise. Like all migrations, this too is an arduous task covering a distance of well over 2500Kms. Some 200,000 animals never make it back as they become prey to the carnivorous animals that too are gathered there in search of food.
To view this specular event one has to be at the right place and time. Whilst weather conditions can never be guaranteed and nature is the king of the “jungle”, our experience of actual operating game safaris and studying weather patterns spreading over several years has helped us put this short list of three Great Migration Safaris in Tanzania and one in Kenya.
On our 4 x 4 Land Cruisers specially designed for the local terrain, each person gets a window seat and each vehicle is limited to a maximum size to 7 participants plus our English speaking guide/driver. All this makes the Great Migration Safaris an excellent family holiday. With common interests for the 6, 16, 46 and 66 years old (and even beyond) to bond together whilst enjoying a holiday that will certainly remain as the family’s most wildest time together.