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The spirit of the Serengeti

By January 27, 2021January 26th, 2023No Comments

Discover the endless plains of the Serengeti

The Serengeti lives up to every imagined depiction you may have of a typical African safari. Vast open spaces dotted with acacia trees and wildlife, this is the African dream. The name Serengeti originates from the Maasai word “Siringit” which means “the place where the land moves forever” and this definitely describes the endless plains of the area. Although the region is known for its expansive grasslands, there are many different ecosystems that make up the Serengeti, allowing for an abundance of wildlife and birdlife.

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Tanzania’s centerpiece, the Serengeti National Park, lies in the North West of the country and the conservation area continues into the Mara National Park in Kenya. Known as the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem, this conservancy is the largest and most protected in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the site of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Serengeti will change you.

Undeniably the highlight to any visit to the Serengeti is the great migration.

The annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, sees over two million animals cross the plains of the Serengeti in search of feeding grounds. The migration spends more than ten months a year in Tanzania and this odyssey of survival takes the wildlife across the crocodile-infested waters of the Grumeti River in Tanzania as well as the Mara river in Kenya. The age-old instinct in them so strong that nothing holds them back.

Other highlights include the predators that follow and stalk the migratory animals. The large population of lions, cheetahs and leopards are often witnessed and create an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement. The ground pangolin makes this territory home and is one of the rarest African animals to be found. This is why the Serengeti is one of the most sought after game viewing destinations in the world. It is nature’s masterpiece!

Image courtesy of andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

As the wildlife is migratory it only makes sense to choose a camp that is migratory as well. A true reflection of the quintessential tented safari camp, Serengeti Under Canvas is a mobile camp that follows the migration throughout the year.

Experience the seclusion and comfort of the canvas walled suites offering the ultimate in luxury camping. Personalized butler service, chandeliers, silverware, and outdoor heated bucket showers giving you a glimpse into the true “Out of Africa” experience.

Far removed from the mire of city life, fall asleep to the sounds of Africa after sharing stories around the campfire.

An experience not to be missed, delight in the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti on a once in a lifetime hot air balloon safari. As the sun rises over the horizon, float above the plains with a birds-eye view over the spectacular Serengeti.

Other highlights include:

  • Safari Drives
  • Star Gazing
  • Alfresco dining under the African Sky
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Guided great migration
  • Lake Victoria expedition

Disconnect from the chaos and enjoy the solitude of the Serengeti.

Whatever your desire may be, witnessing the great migration, viewing the Big 5, or even needing to escape city life into the quietness of the vast open plains, then ourBest of East Africa journey may be exactly what you are looking for. This journey offers you untold opportunities to not only be surrounded by the wild but to be able to capture it on film. A photographer’s dream destination, one that will leave a lasting impression and create memories never to be forgotten.

Image courtesy of andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
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