Graham Tours understands that our guests are looking for different ways to enjoy this experience, so we offer several ways to safari. Which is the right one for you?
*the months of January & February tend to be very hot times of the year in this part of the world, and April & May are the rainy season.
**we make every attempt to book the lodges listed in the itineraries, but if not available we will use similar properties.
All of our safaris include a visit with these amazing people.
The Maasai tribe lives in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are known for their welcoming dances where the man sings and jumps as high as possible with straight legs, to show how fit and strong they are. The woman stands at the side, singing with the man and doing a special dance for women only.
The Masai believe that all the cows in the world belong to them and were given to them by god. A family’s wealth is measured by the number of cows they own.
The Masai tribe lives in villages (Manyata) and each woman builds a small house (boma) for her family. The boma’s structure is made of wood and it is covered by a mix of mud, wood and sticks, grass, cow dung, human urine, and ash. Traditionally, men wear sheets that are wrapped around the body. Usually, the main color is red but you can see some blue colors and a paid pattern. Men and women are wearing ornaments made of colorful beads.
It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous – over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May, and June.
During the months of July-September, the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity. Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Maasai language.
Please know that we cannot give any guarantee for the described animal observations on our trips.
These are wild animals in the wild whose behavior can never be guaranteed. For this reason, no travel price refund is possible if some animals are not seen.
However, our experienced safari guides will use all their experience and knowledge to provide you with as much adventure and wildlife observation as possible.
The opening hours of the national parks are daily from 06:00 – 18:00. Please understand the maximum length of stay (until 18:00 hrs.) cannot always be exhausted, as many sections of the route in Tanzania should not be traveled in the dark. Wishes or comments can be discussed with your local tour guide.
Additional informationIf you have any special wishes regarding hotels, routes, excursions, etc., please let us know and contact us. Our Team would like to offer you an unforgettable trip according to your ideas. If the accommodation listed is not available, we will book an equivalent alternative for you.This does not constitute a reason for a reduction. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, exchange rate fluctuations, and availability as well as reconfirmation by Graham Tours.
Mobility informationWe are obliged to point out that this journey is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. If you have special needs (e.g. a wheelchair, walker, oxygen unit, or similar) or health restrictions that affect your ability to travel, please inform us before booking so that we can check whether the trip is suitable for you. If we do not receive such information from you before booking, and if the trip cannot be carried out as booked, all resulting disadvantages and costs will be borne solely by you.
COVID 19 Travel NoticeThe government in collaboration with the tourism private sector through the guidance of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly developed Standard Operating (SOPs) to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in tourism-related activities in the country.
Amref Flying DoctorsDuring your round trip in Tanzania (including Zanzibar) you are covered by our local partner agency through a tourist membership with the Amref Flying Doctors. The Amref Flying Doctors membership enables you to be evacuated in a medical emergency and flown to the nearest local hospital.
However, this membership does not replace (foreign) health insurance – it only covers medically necessary transport and does not include return transport to your home country.
Problems and complaintsWe want to make your trip unforgettable and meet all your wishes and demands. However, please let your guide or the staff know immediately if any inconvenience arises during your trip.
We will leave no stone unturned to solve the problems as quickly as possible. An honest word on the spot is more effective than a subsequent letter of complaint.
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