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Serengeti Spectacular with Stephen Mills

30th November - 10th December 2013

‘The Serengeti is the largest intact ecosystem left on earth. Its true boundaries are defined not by lines on maps but by the seasonal movement of millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. They circle the great grass plains and thorn thickets East of Lake Victoria, following the rain and feeding on the succession of plants it nourishes. Nowhere else can you observe in such tranquillity the daily activities of such a variety and number of mammals – predators and prey. So many animals, so much behaviour to interpret: this is why, of all the wonderful places in the world where I’ve been privileged to work, the Serengeti remains my favourite’. Stephen Mills


 

Serengeti Spectacular with Stephen Mills

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Safari
This is an intimate safari visiting Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks at one of the best times of year for wildlife viewing and staying in small tented camps for an ultimate bush experience.
 
After a flight to Kilimanjaro and a night in nearby Arusha this special safari commences in Tarangire National Park – famous for its immense baobab trees and for the large herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, eland, impala and warthog that are attracted to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River during the dry season (July – December). Predators like lion, cheetah and leopard are plentiful but are more difficult to see because of the dense vegetation. Tarangire is a great bird watching park with over 500 species including a wide range of raptors; bateleur, fish eagle and palmnut vulture.  Accommodation is in a  luxury tented camp.
 
Next  is a short visit to the famous Ngorongoro Crater –  a volcanic caldera and natural amphitheatre (60m deep and 16km by 19km wide), that provides a constant supply of water and food for its 30,000 resident mammals, making it one of the highest density game areas in the world.  The crater provides the best opportunity of seeing all of the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) in one day and it is one of the few remaining places in Africa where black rhino can be seen.  The Crater is also excellent for bird watching with over 350 species of birds, including the lilac-breasted roller, crowned crane and the secretary bird. A night will be spent on the Crater Rim.
 
The safari will now focus on the Serengeti with the last 6 days spent here. The Serengeti Plains are animal rich and offer probably the most rewarding wildlife viewing of anywhere in Africa.  More than 8 million hooves pound the plains, of which wildebeest are the largest in number and seeing predator activity from lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards and jackals is almost guaranteed. Witnessing the skill of a kill is riveting, but equally satisfying is finding a pride of lions lazing on a kopje, or a leopard draped over a branch, or observing the intimacy of a family of elephants, or seeing the tiny blue-cheeked bee-eater.  Our Camp is excellently located in the central part of the Serengeti near the Seronera River enabling quick access to the north, south or west as the migration makes its way south using different routes.
 
To maximise the amount of time you have in the bush a flight will be taken directly back to Kilimanjaro.
 
Number of safari guests: 8 – 12

Price: £4,795.00 per person

Serengeti Spectacular with Stephen Mills

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