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Your Serengeti Safari and The Great Migration: A month-by-month guide

Your Serengeti Safari and The Great Migration: A month-by-month guide
The Serengeti: no other place on Earth is more synonymous with an African safari . The name alone conjures up images of vast plains teeming with exotic wildlife. The Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania is home to one of the most spectacular mammal migrations on Earth. This park is over 5,700 square miles (about the size of Connecticut) with the great Serengeti Ecosystem about twice that size. Each year, an astounding 1.5 million blue wildebeests and more than 200,000 zebra trace a clockwise migration loop through the greater Serengeti ecosystem in search of better grazing and water sources. If all of these wildebeest and zebra were to each run in front of your Land Rover at 1 per second, it would take almost 3 weeks for all of them to cross the road! Over the course of the full migratory loop, the animals can cover up to 1,800 miles –...
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A Well of Inspiration in Tanzania

A Well of Inspiration in Tanzania
  Many times over the years, Wildland travelers have truly awed us with their generosity and humility. But it’s even more of an inspiration when that person is only 12 years old!   During her Wildland Serengeti Family Safari , 12 year old Jamie visited the Mikocheni Primary School alongside our guide Hadji. What she discovered left a lasting impression, moving Jamie to make it her mission to assist the school and local community through building a well.  There is no source of water near the school and the children must carry their own water, in some cases walking up to 6 miles. This project will provide fresh water within easy reach of the thirsty students. Watch this short video, created (and sung!) by Jamie and her 3 older siblings, outlining her plan to improve the quality of life for the children of Mikocheni School.     We continually donate to...
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Kurt Kutay
Wow, that is inspiring. Thanks Jaime for taking this initiative. Together we'll make it happen because who can imagine being in sc... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 14:38
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The Game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show

The Game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show
Wildland travelers, Dave Olander and Dan Wofsey, visited Tanzania on our Serengeti Wilderness Safari during the short rainy season of in February with their wives Jitka and Carol. Their trip covered the northern part of the country, traversing Tarangire National Park, the Lake Eyasi Basin, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. This can be a particularly excellent time to catch the great migration in the Southern Serengeti as the wildebeest prepare to calve in a two week long coordinated event. They recount their experience here: Jeff, I have had multiple trips to unusual places, but our trip to Tanzania was the best one. The game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show. A personal highlight for me was the animals. It was all about the animals, the exotic terrain, and the beauty of the place. I had high expectations and they were exceeded.  Our time with the Hadzabe was fascinating,...
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New Migrations in Africa

What I'm most excited about in our Wild World of adventure travel for 2014 are new connections and routes throughout Eastern and Southern Africa that now make it possible to easily combine more countries and diverse habitats with the best wildlife reserves allowing us to design exceptional safari experiences befitting your style, interests and time frame. East Africa Our Best of Kenya and Tanzania is a luxury African safari that combines the vast Mara-Serengeti ecosystem straddling both countries to witness the greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife in Africa. Following the natural migratory route of millions of wildebeest and zebras, now it is possible to traverse directly across the unseen border between Kenya and Tanzania without having to travel all day back through the hubs of Arusha and Nairobi. Similarly, a new direct flight right out of the Serengeti to Kigali, Rwanda, takes you on a scenic over flight from the...
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The Sweet Smell of Travel: Can You Smell it?

"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." - Rudyard Kipling   Floral offerings in India A destination is experienced with all senses, but we have to agree with Mr. Kipling that smell and travel have a particularly strong connection. It’s the sliver of a foreign place that you can always discern, even somewhere completely familiar and mundane; the faintest hint of jasmine in a local floral shop will suddenly conjure strong, vivid memories of balmy nights in Southern India, even if explored long ago. I like to think of it as our mind imprinting a destination by what it notices first, much like baby animals do when they open their eyes; they never forget the first thing that comes into focus. The travel experts at Wildland Adventures share some of their strongest travel/aroma associations: “Upon my first visit to Eastern Africa , I instantly picked up...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
In the rain forest it's like you can smell the oxygen. That fresh air combined with the scent of decomposition makes me relax and ... Read More
Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:30
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great blog post! I always enjoy when a memory from a trip is inspired by a smell.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:07
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