This itinerary takes guests to witness the exciting seasonal migration of wildebeest and other wildlife between the Serengeti & Maasai Mara national parks, using private, mobile tented camps in the grand safari tradition, following the teeming herds as they move across the predator-infested landscape and through the monsoon-swollen rivers.
The (9) Day Tanzania safari under Canvas moves yearly around the Serengeti and Maasai Marai National Parks. Camping is in large Meru or Bedouin style tents taking guests back in time to a bygone era when comfort was part of the adventure out on the endless plains. Enjoy wonderful meals served under the African stars and a drink round the fire swapping stories with your safari guide.
The Safari under canvas in Tanzania or Kenya follows the great wildlife migration into the most remote and scenic corners of Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Park with excellent game viewing almost guaranteed. The itinerary can be adjusted to take in the wilder and less-travelled areas such as the Selous National Park for clients interested in adventuriing into this pristine southern part of Tanzania.
Routes are carefully planned according to the projected movements of the great wildlife migration, in order to bring guests within comfortable driving distance of the herds. However, the wildebeest masses move with the rains, which occur at a different time of each year in East Africa and it is not always possible to accurately predict or guarantee where animals will be. Our expert safari guides will always try to place guests in the midst of the thronging wildebeest and ensure an enhanced experience for guests.
For light aircraft travel, guests are restricted to 20kg maximum luggage per person (including camera equipment). Bags should be of soft duffel type so they can be squeezed into small compartments. Area Covered for this Itinerary is in Tanzania only, (except for brief transit through Nairobi airport).
The wildlife safari experience are embarked on old east Africa style designed vehicles with popup roofs for optimum viewing and are led by African qualified driver/guides who share their wildlife knowledge and experience while on game drives following the Wildebeest migration route.
The accommodation is provided in semi-permanent, fully-serviced under-canvas tents complete with en-suite facilities, mosquito proof netting, separate W.C.’s and showers except where mentioned. Guests will at stay at least (1) night in a luxury lodge or hotel. The safari can incorporate an extension to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar on request.
This itinerary depends on local environment and seasons and could be subject to change. Any unavoidable changes to accommodation or activities will be as close a match as possible to the original itinerary.
April — November each year
- Low season: December – March (Green safari)
- High season: May – October (Best Dry safari).
- Min Clients on trip: 04.
- Max Clients on trip: 8/9
The Tanzania safari under Canvas starts off with guests flying in from Nairobi to Arusha airport. From Arusha or Kilimanjaro you will embark on a light aircraft Caravan c-407 Navajo connecting you to Lake Manyara airstrip where your safari begins.
If the safari goes to Selous National Park in southern Tanzania, the trip would start off in Dar es Salaam with a transfer to Selous by road or air. All road transfers from Airports and hotels or camps are taken care of.
Excludes Agents Commission.
The Tanzania Safari under Canvas itinerary can be customised to visit Selous National Park, Kenya and spice island of Zanzibar extension on Client’s request.