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East Africa Safaris - NEW!

Duration:  7 to 15 day(s)
Priced from: EUR available on request depending on safari 

We have a great selection of affordable East African Safaris which include our favourite countries: Tanzania and Kenya! We will also be following the famous migration so that you can plan your East African safari around the wildebeest migration.

Welcome to Jenman East Africa! Our selection of mid-range East African safaris will give you the opportunity to explore the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Masai Mara National Park and other famous areas at more affordable rates and in Jenmans popular safari manner! This means that you will travel in either our 12-seater Isuzu 4x4 or our 10-seater Land Cruiser around Tanzania and Kenya, enjoy comfortable accommodation with a mix of accommodated and camping options and, stay within East African national parks or other places of interest!  

Click below to find out more about our 5 new East African safaris:

East Africa is without a doubt one of the most magical areas in Africa so much so that we have opened our own Operational offices in Tanzania. We know that the biggest highlight when travelling to East Africa is to witness the annual migration – this occurs when the wildebeest migrate in the thousands through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara National Parks. The last calculated number was just over 1.5 million wildebeest!  

Wildebeest Migration

Latest Wildebeest Migration update from Jenman East Africa:

1 October – 30 November 2014 - The herds begin to cross central Serengeti into the western corridor, across the Ngurumet River into the western and northern plains of the Serengeti. Come late July, the grasses of the western Serengeti die and the herds move on north. After crossing the Grumeti River in Tanzania, the herds head towards Kenya’s Lamai Wedge and the Mara triangle. However, before they are able to reach the succulent grassy plains of the Mara, they are faced with the next dangerous river crossing, the Mara River. This too is filled with hungry crocodiles.

At this stage the Mara Plains and Northern part of Serengeti should be scattered with large herds of ungulates, naturally followed by their anticipating predators.

The short rains are due to start during November in the south during this time, which will see the herds beginning their long trek back to the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania to begin the circle again with the calving season.

1 April - 24 April 2014: 
The migration has recently moved from the Ndutu plains to the Moru Kopjes area due to heavy rains. This is exciting because those on game drives will not only encounter the Wildebeest, but the Black Rhino, an animal on the verge of extinction.

The heard is spread out between Barafu Kopjes and Ngarenanyuki River, one of the areas where the plains are filled with Lion. If you’re lucky, along the river banks you may spot a Leopard or a Cheater who frequent these areas.

The accommodation Jenman is most likely to use is surrounded at the moment by the heard. Pumzika Camp, Katikati Camp and the like have great viewing spots from which you can sit comfortably with a cup of coffee, a good book and a great game view.

1 February - 31 March 2014: The Migration is now moving further south near Serengeti kusini camp and the Simiyu Ranger post into the short grass plains. This occure through animals seeking for minneral rich grass after feeding on long grass around Matiti  on the western side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Some of our tours have mentioned big herds passing through the lake Maseki and Ndutu woodlands southwards towards Endulen and the Kakesio open area. Towards Olduvai gorge and Gol Mountain  Thomson and grants gazelle been seen along with Cheetah and wild dog.

18 Jan - 30 Jan 2014 - The Wildebeest are still in the Ndutu plain, Gol Kopjes Barafu Kopjes and the Western side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area i.e. Kiloki and Olduvai Gorge (not the Ngorongoro Crater). Pregnant female wildebeest are attracted to the calcium and magnesium rich grass which improves milk quality and is good for the calves. 

The site of the Wildebeest grazing in the green grass with the high chance of an animal kill is a favourite ammidst clients. Especially since many of them can watch the action from where they stay. 

1 Jan - 17 Jan 2014- The mega-herd of the great wildebeest migration is currently in the Southern Serengeti. It is spreading out through the Ndutu and Maseki area, Gol Kopjes, between Hidden Valley and Naabi Hill and around the Western side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The game drive viewing has been easy and attractive simply because the wildebeest are in set areas and lion are closing in due to the abundance of new born wildebeest.

Watch this space for updates…

To view the groundbreaking movement of the migration, contact one of our friendly consultants on [email protected] and enjoy a spectacular trip on one of our tours, the Migration Discoverer or Wildlife Cultural Explorer, you're guaranteed good migration sightings!

 

A scene taken from a client of the Wildebeest Migration

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