Great Migration experience in a luxury mobile tented camp
On a recent trip to Tanzania, I had the pleasure of waking up to a beautiful Serengeti sunrise, with shafts of light flooding into my canvas tent. After a hot bucket shower and a delicious breakfast we headed out to find the migration herds in search of the elusive but thrilling possibility of a wildebeest river crossing. The Wildebeest spend the wet season in the south-eastern plains after which they follow the rains moving North and West and then finally up to the Northern reaches where they cross the Mara river and can be seen in the famed Masai Mara in Kenya as well as in the very Northern reaches of the Serengeti Northern Plains. Great place to stay to get really close to the migration is the Serengeti Under Canvas camp which moves around the park year-round in an attempt to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration and explore the remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti. While passing through Arusha on your way, if you feel like some shopping, you can get good tanzanite and handmade carvings at a place called African Gallery (+255 787 47 1777) in Arusha. For some pretty good food try Jacks Stelzer Pub (+255 76 610 5618) in Karatu for some kuku choma and chips and great roasted fish.
By Joss Kent, Adventure Travel Correspondent
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