May is green season in the Serengeti. It is a magical time for many reasons. It’s low season which means great value for money and it means fewer visitors to this world renowned park. The stormy skies paint a dramatic backdrop for great photographic opportunities. The dust has been washed away and everything is green and crisp. Hundreds of thousands of zebra and wildebeest calves, which should be two to three months old now, are up on their feet and on the move north, migrating to seek fresh grazing and water. The area west of Seronera and around Moru Kopjes is alive with activity, as massive herds of wildebeest joined by zebra, and Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles funnel their way in huge columns of up to 40 km in length.
Serengeti Wilderness Camp is perfectly positioned in the central Serengeti, and offers an intimate safari experience. Just ten traditional “under canvas tents” make up the camp and this creates a great feeling of exclusivity. With superb food, a relaxing atmosphere and great Tanzanian hospitality in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, it is the perfect base from which to enjoy this wildlife spectacle.
Our Essence of Tanzania, departing 20 May 2017, is a 6 day safari to Tarangire, Ngoronogoro and the Serengeti. It’s a great safari for those short on time looking to touch on the best of Tanzania. Highlights include abundant elephant and remarkable baobabs in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater (A UNESCO World Heritage site) and 3 nights in the Serengeti.