As the rains turn the endless plains into an endless feast, they bring with them the footfall of Wildebeest. And as instinct spurs action, these animals wend their way, accompanied by other antelope, confronting the perils and dangers of the African landscape as they go.
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While you’re here… (instead of Pre and Post Breakaways)
Africa is BIG. There’s so much to see! Adventures like gorilla trekking in Rwanda, bush-to-beach experiences in Tanzania and Zanzibar, cruising down the mighty Zambezi River (and even dipping your toes in Devil’s Pool on the top of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls) are all a short flight away. South Africa – where you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to private game reserves and luxury lodges – is literally a stone’s throw away.
While you’re here, we recommend you make the most of it and extend your stay either pre or post your trip.
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Serengeti National Park
Northern Tanzania is where you’ll find the striking savannah that is the Serengeti National Park. Home to the Big Five, as well as other mammals, reptiles and birdlife, the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem spans almost 15 000km and spills over into Kenya. Here, the scene is set for one of the world’s most remarkable phenomenon: The Great Migration.
Bordering the Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara, is part of the 40,000 km2 Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. If you have ever seen footage of millions of wildebeest migrating over thousands of kilometres, you will have glimpsed a small part of this magical, phenomenal region. Diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, cheetah, elephant, rhino, African Buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many other species of antelope and big cats roam these vast, open plains in great numbers. Voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, this area of conservation is also home to the Maasai tribe, who have lived traditionally on these lands for hundreds of years. The Masai Mara is the meeting place of ancient cultures, abundant wildlife and endless wilderness.
The Great Migration
Where rain falls, wildebeest will follow. The thunder in the expansive African skies is matched by the thunder of hooves as millions of wildebeest, along with Eland, Impala, gazelle and Zebra make the epic journey to the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya. The mineral rich grasses which await them provide sustenance which brings new life. As calves arrive, so too do predators, and the circle of life revolves.
Experience the culture of an ancient tribe
The Maasai are a semi-nomadic, pastoral tribe in Kenya. Despite the pressures of modernisation, the Maasai have managed to retain their lifestyle, customs and traditions. It is these customs and traditions that you will learn about, amid the bright red robes of the elegant Maasai.
Conservation and your camera
Our resident conservation expert, Dex Kotze, will guide you through the basic concepts of conservation within Africa; what is being done, what should be done, and what has been done. Dex will be on hand to answer any questions you might have regarding conservation and wildlife in general. An experienced wildlife photographer, Dex will help you capture incredible moments through your lens.
Depending on the time of year and availability, your tour will be accommodated at the luxury, tented lodges. Tented lodges are not only kinder to the environment to erect, they also offer guests an immersive experience in the midst of the migration.
African Cuisine leans into fresh, seasonal ingredients that’s prepared with
Culinary expertise and passion.
Up and away
Sailing through the skies in a hot air balloon is arguably the best way to get a birds-eye view of the Serengeti. This unmatched experience is an optional add-on that’s not only highly recommended but encouraged! There is freedom to be found in this gentle mode of flight.
MUST STAY ACCOMMODATION:
Legendary Lodge (Arusha)
Swathes of purple blossoms from Mexican Sage bushes and Jacaranda trees surround Legendary Lodge, which is set amidst lush lawns that are bordered by a leafy forest. A nod to the Colonial past of the region, this traditional homestead stands on a working coffee plantation just outside Arusha. The lodge’s country-style comfort is warm, welcoming and elegant.
AndBeyond Under Canvas (Tanzania)
Glamping reaches new levels of luxury at &Beyond’s Under Canvas in the Serengeti. Sleeping under the stars, surrounded by all the creature comforts you could possibly need (and more), Under Canvas allows guests to truly assimilate with nature.
AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo (Kenya)
The tented exterior of &Beyond’s Kichwa Tembo conceals the luxury of the elegant, African-inspired interior. Natural tones used alongside natural elements of rattan, wood and leather blend to create a sanctuary that seamlessly transitions to the surrounding landscape.
AndBeyond Bateleur Camp (Kenya)
Simple, sophisticated, cosy and comfortable, &Beyond’s Bateleur Camp opens out onto the surrounding savannah. Tented suites flanked by the African bushveld are a space of sanctuary for guests. Stone walkways connect the suites to a central boma, dining area and deck.
A tent is but a thin veil that separates man from nature. Nature is the connection between man and the eternal cosmos. Together, these represent life in its purest form.