THE GREATEST WILDLIFE SPECTACLE ON EARTH
Wonderous Wildlife encounters
The seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti host one of the world’s greatest displays of animal migration. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer number of animals which descend upon the area in a pilgrimage in search of food and water.
Witness the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – up close!
Up to 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra perform this large-scale migration. Not surprisingly, there are large numbers of predators ready to contribute to the circle of life.
Maasai pastoralists also live in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, tending their herds of cattle, sheep and goats. There is fossil evidence to suggest this area has been occupied by homnids for at least 3 million years.
Spend time in luxurious and private tented camps; the most exclusive way of getting close to the true essence of safari.
Lake Manyara – a birding paradise (with more than 380 species), and the forests are one of the best places to see leopards. Lions hunt on the grassy shores of the lake, and are known for their unusual habit of climbing trees.
Serengeti National Park – famous for its vast migratory herds of animals. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park during the Serengeti migration. This migration means the Serengeti is one of best parks in Africa to see lion, leopard, cheetah and other predators hunting prey.
The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact, unflooded caldera in the world, Ngorongoro is a haven for one of the largest permanent concentrations of large mammals in Africa. Lion and hyena are plentiful.
Tarangire National Park is home to large herds of elephant and has spectacularly scenic baobab woodland. A seasonal migration of wildlife is concentrated here in winter.
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Incredible walking and cultural tours on the island of Zanzibar, once Martin’s home away from home.
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With over 100 years combined experience within our team, you can be assured that when we recommend a property or an experience that we have made sure that this is the perfect fit for you and your fellow travellers.
After 20 years of being off-limits to tourists, the Namiri Plains in the eastern Serengeti is now home to a staggering density of big cats.
The camp overlooks a river, and from its ten elegant tents – each with its own veranda and private outdoor bath – guests can enjoy expansive views of the wildlife that congregates at this water source. When the Great Migration moves into the area, the plains explode into action as big cats prey on the herds.
Set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with bulbous baobabs, Jabali Ridge is a sophisticated base from which to explore Ruaha National Park.
The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, or the impressive big game but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. With only a handful of visitors at any one time in an area the size of New Jersey, this is an exceptional safari experience.
OLAKIRA MIGRATION CAMP
Immerse yourself in the Great Migration at Olakira Migration Camp. You will feel the earth vibrate during brave winter crossings of the mighty rivers in the north, or be moved beyond measure by the mass summer calving on the south’s grassy plains.
Olakira follows the massive herds of wildebeest to two spectacular locations in the north and south of the Serengeti National Park. Home from December to March is the southern Serengeti, where herds of wildebeest calve simultaneously and the plains throng with new life. As the dry days of winter arrive, Olakira relocates north to the confluence of the Mara and Bolongonja rivers for spectacular game viewing at the Mara River itself and around the Lamai Wedge.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Martin is a highly guest-oriented expert on the flora,fauna, geology, climate and history of Africa. He is an extraordinary game-tracker with a remarkable knowledge of animal behavior. He can often predict "what will happen next". He is exceptionally attentive to the health, safety, satisfaction and welfare of his guests. My wife and I have been on a total of 7 safaris, two with Martin. No other trip, with very well known, expensive and highly rated international firms, could begin to equal the satisfaction and pleasure of having Martin as guide and leader."
— BARRY & CATHERINE