You hold your breath, your heart is pounding like mad when thousands of zebras and wildebeest gather to cross the Mara River bordering Kenya.
The Great Migration, the journey of 1.2 million wildebeest, accompanied by 200,000 zebras, is one of the last great natural phenomenoms in the world. In search of water and fresh grass , the huge herds of hoofed animals traverse the savannah of the Serengeti. Spectacular experiences present themselves when the wildebeest and zebras form long lines – quadrupeds as far as the eye can see, from horizon to horizon, in constant rhythm of life and death.
Each and every day on safari is all set for new adventures, no one day is the same, and yet there is a guarantee to see the Big Five – the five major species on the African continent: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Going on safari in the Serengeti is definitely something special. You do not have to search for wild animals here, they simply are everywhere …
But not only the Serengeti awakens the longing for Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the largest caldera in the world, offers breathtaking animal sightings as well. Around 30,000 animals, including lions, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and zebras, roam about this confined space. In the heart of the crater, Lake Magadi is shimmering white, and during the rainy season its alkaline water contributes to the typical bright color of the pink flamingos.
Another gem in the ranks of natural wonders is the “Mountain of Light”, as the Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) is also called. How marvelous to enjoy an early morning breakfast on the terrace of the lodge overlooking the Kilimanjaro, symbol for the compelling beauty of East Africa.
A true paradise with stunning scenery is surrounded by pure wilderness, and still, the guests need not forego high standards of service and luxury. Great lodges and extraordinary camps blend in harmoniously with the African wilderness.
Luxury and unique designs with plenty of comfort leave nothing to be desired. At the end of an exciting day on safari enjoy a bath in one of the noble lodges while watching giraffes and zebras right from your tub. The spacious, open-air eco-villas and tented camps are very much en vogue. Decorated with wooden furniture in colonial style or modern décor, comfortable beds, complete bathrooms and and rustic oil lamps, these “tents” leave no wish unfulfilled, and staying here you are even closer to nature and the intense sounds of the African nights.
Safari adventure in “Out of Africa”-style or a journey inspired by the travels of Ernest Hemingway – let your dreams of adventure and luxury come true while following in the footsteps of the Big Five.