Tours to Tanzania

Tours from Salute Africa

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We are stunted! We – a small group of people in a valley of grassland and bush. Half an hour spent in complete stillness, nobody says a word. We are observing our surroundings, but the picture remains the same. As far as an eye-sight can reach, there are wildebeest, basting impatiently, pinching grass, and roaring. Each one of these antelopes are visibly watching the zebras, waiting for their “command” to start the annual 3000 km marathon from the dried Serengeti steppes to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, and then back to Tanzania. Chased by self-surviving instinct, facing the danger to be killed by the crocodiles while crossing the Grumeti and the Mara rivers, only a few can make it to the abundant pastures! The marathon starts with the zebras, then the wildebeests, followed by the Tomson gazelles, impalas, and the illands, all rushing through the predator’s contingent. Each one of these wild creatures has its own place in this chase for life. When the Serengeti Game Reserve is passed, the marathon carries on to Kenya, to the Masai Mara. Low grass plains are followed by the high grass savanna with a small islands of Moru and Simba Kopies, where lions eagerly await the prey….

A little further, a village called Seronera, situated right in the middle of the Game Reserve. Passing this village, you can either turn to the left to so-called “Western Passage” or to the right, to Lobo. Nothing can beat Lobo for an all year round safari, however, the millions of wildebeest and other “participants” of this migration move to the “Western Passage”, creating a spectacular show of nature between June and July. The herds would be grazing in the Masai Mara till all the grass is eaten. Once satisfied with a full stomach, it’s heading back to the Serengeti. Breeding period is up until April, during which thousands of newborn wildebeest come into this world. Serengeti National Game Reserve is protected by the World Society of Nature Protection and included in the Big Serengeti ecological system.

Tours to Tanzania:

AE08.1 – The Treasures of Tanzania >>
AE08.2 – Reach a New Peak – Climbing Kilimanjaro >>