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The Serengeti is Tanzania’s Big Country. The name means Endless Plain in the Masai language, and indeed this legendary land seems to go on forever, its red horizons perpetually seductive and out of reach. The Serengeti is home to the highest concentration of large mammals in East Africa and beyond, offering close-up game-viewing par excellence. Let Stride help you find a front-row seat for one of the greatest shows on earth.

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Serengeti Trip Reviews


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Serengeti Tour Reviews - Summary
99% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 48 Great 16 Average 4 Disappointing 0 Terrible 1
Value
4.5 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.6

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Tanzania Classic Safari August 2018

5.0

Classic Tanzania Safari

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was my second time on this trip. I did it in June 2016 and decided to
try a trip in February instead. Yet again, it didn't disappoint.
Accommodation was great - especially Rhino Lodge and Tarangire Lodge and we
saw a multitude of wildlife - much close up. I came home with about 3000
photos again!
There were so many but perhaps it was the small herd of elephants having a
mud bath right by the side of our vehicle. The youngsters didn't want to get
out! Two lionesses with a very recent kill was also a first. Or perhaps it
was the wonderful pride of lions having a siesta on some rocks on the
Serengetti where we were able to get close and get some wonderful photos.
And last but not least herds of zebra as far as the eye could see and beyond
including a youngster who entertained us playing a game of dare running to
and fro the track in front of us, skipping, jumping and showing off until he
got told off by his Mum! Then again my first ever sighting of an African
wildcat - although in the distance was still good enough for a photo and
another exciting memory. I could go on!


Jackson was great. Knowledgeable and very attentive. He was always checking
that everyone in the group was OK. He was also very friendly, had a sense of
humour and made sure he spent time with everyone in the group.
Our drivers - Julius and Alex - were also great. Their driving was second to
none. I was in the vehicle driven by Julius and I was also impressed by his
ability to spot animals miles away and he was also very knowledgeable.


Enjoy! Make sure you have large memory chips in your cameras! A pair of
binoculars is a must for those sightings that are just a bit too far away for
a photo. Keep your eyes pealed at all times and enjoy not just the stunning
wildlife but the beautiful scenery as well and also the friendly people at
all the camps and lodges.


Having now done a few safaris with Exodus staying in a variety of tented
camps (my favourites) and lodges, I would never visit Africa and stay in a
hotel! The tented camps make you feel a part of it all and laying in bed at
night listening to the sounds of Africa is magical and exciting.

And whenever you get a chance, talk to the local people - they love learning
from you as much as you can enjoy learning from them.

I cannot rate Exodus enough. I have had some fabulous holidays with them so
far and hope to have many more. As a solo traveller I feel completely safe
with Exodus.

I'm already pouring over the latest brochures to decide where I am going in
2019!


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Great trip! March 2018

5.0

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was a great trip, wonderful to see the animals in their natural habitat.
Some long days of driving but well worth it in the end. Erellah was great
leader, pointed things out that we would've never seen without his help.
Wilson, Sam and Esther were great assets to the trip and made it all the more
enjoyable. It was my first trip with Exodus and plan on more.
Seeing all the animals!


He was great and very well informed.


Expect some long days of travel but worth it.


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Kenya & Tanzania Safari Adventure Aug 17 March 2018

4.0

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Although we had previously visited Kenya six years ago (on the Gorillas and
Masai Mara trip) we had never seen the wildebeest crossing so I had really
hoped to be lucky this time. Also our former trip had been an excellent
experience so I had no hesitation in booking this trip with the added
Tanzania experience.
We were really lucky and saw the great migration, watching the wildebeest
crossing the River Mara. There was such a dramatic build up to it - first a
small group went to cross and then rushed back when they reached the river
and saw crocodiles. We thought we weren't going to see it. Then further along
the riverbank, a larger group just suddenly started rushing. We sat and
watched for about fifteen minutes as wildebeest were stampeding across the
plains joined by groups of zebra and then waded across the river and up the
other side.


Erellah was an excellent group leader and a real credit to Exodus. He split
his time equally amongst all trip members and would turn his hand to whatever
was required be it organising, putting up tents, cooking etc. He was always
bright cheerful and full of energy and worked extremely hard.


There is a lot of packing and unpacking in the first 10 days, organise your
bag for ease of access and bring a padlock for your locker. Pack walking
boots and comfortable sandals. Warm clothes for the Ngorongoro Crater are
essential (I took a light thermal layers including vest, leggings, fleece
top, hat, scarf and gloves) … I was not going to get cold! Having said
that pack light but take a washing line and pegs.


Although expensive I would recommend the Kenyan balloon trip. The pilot was
excellent, the experience beautiful, peaceful and altogether rather surreal.
The breakfast good and with a view that is breathtaking. In the 4 x 4 game
drive which lasted a few hours we saw lion, leopard and cheetah!


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Kenya & Tanzania safari adventure Aug 17 March 2018

4.0

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Saw all the infamous National parks & so much awesome wildlife, too numerous
to mention.
Great group, relaxing tour pace & even the camping was great!
The way the trip is organised & run by the crew is flawless, I am so
impressed & will definitely have consider this type of trip again.
Seeing the wildebeast crossing the Mara river during the annual migration was
the most awe inspiring thing I have ever seen, made up that we managed to see
this...thanks to the crew !


Erillah was a fantastic tour guide, relentlessly cheerful & knowledgable,
supported by Wilson & Esther - awesome chefs who looked after us so well, &
Sam, the driver, who kept us safe at all times & gave us the best 'African
massage' !!


Take binoculars & pack really light, you really won't need many clothes as
you can easily wash en route.
We all got affected by motion sickness due to the rough roads, so I would
recommend taking travel sickness medication.


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So Many Animals March 2018

5.0

Classic Tanzania Safari

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Have to rate that trip as excellent everyone needs a bit of luck on these
trips and we had it by the barrow load though this was bought about by the
staff.
Hmm difficult to say maybe the Sea Eagle relieving a Maribou Stork of the
fish it had just caught or the mating lions in Tarangire or the up to one
hundred Elephants in the afternoon at the same place or a pair of male
Cheetahs and three Leopards or the Rhino at Ngorongoro or a female lion
draped over a branch of a tree sound asleep her three cubs practising the
same trick a Zebra under the tree no longer taking part in life or sleepless
at 4 am walking outside with a lion a few hundred yards away quietly
proclaiming that he is the boss. So many lions some just laying by the
trackside invariably full up and sleeping, thousands of Wildebeest on the
move. Maybe the best was the young Elephant charging around probably alarming
his owner even had the cheek to rush our vehicle, a few minutes later a much
larger character did the same. The Crater is an amazing place all the
animals, except Giraffes, in a relatively small space. Very good time to
visit so many young animals moving around.


Jackson keep him, unfailingly polite and helpful which i can guess can be a
little bit difficult at times, Alex was an excellent, driver, spotter, and a
mine of information.


DO NOT forget the torch and the loos are good all the way.


Take the pain and spend the money.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Serengeti Tours and Travel Guide


Serengeti Attractions & Landmarks Guide

At the heart of the Serengeti is Serengeti National Park, about 5,700 square miles of pristine wilderness in Tanzania. The park is surrounded by game reserves and conservation areas, including Ngorongoro to the east and Kenya’s Maasai Mara to the north.

Taken as a whole, the Serengeti is a vast ecosystem with a variety of terrain, from the short grass plains of the south to the moist woodlands of the north. Its western corridor comprises a savannah that stretches nearly to Lake Victoria. At the center of Serengeti National Park itself is the Seronera River Valley, superb for game-viewing all year and hence very popular with travelers.

Once a Hunting Ground

Before Serengeti National Park was established in 1951, it was a hunting ground for noted adventurers of the day, including Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway, among many. Lions were a favorite target. As late as the 1980s, poachers were decimating the elephant populations of the Serengeti.

As Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, and also a World Heritage Site, the Serengeti today has become a much safer and secure Eden for wildlife, although potential threats loom on the horizon. A proposal for a major highway across the northern portion of the park has raised a cry from international conservation groups. At the moment these plans are on hold, but there’s also talk of building an international airport just to the west of the park boundary.

The Great Migration

What makes the Serengeti so important -- the jewel in the crown of Tanzania’s national park system -- is the Great Migration, the annual movement of ungulates and the animals that prey on them. This whirl of activity, based on an ancient calendar of sex, birth, life and death, takes in much of the Serengeti, with over a million wildebeest and some 200,000 zebras making their annual clockwise rotation through the region, their hooves thundering on the plains, raising storms of red dust. Nothing can stop them, not the hungry hyenas and big cats lying in wait, nor the crocodile-infested waters of rivers positioned to block their paths. Nature calls, and the animals answer, often much to their peril.

It is the migration and the ensuing spectacle of predator versus prey that have made the Serengeti famous for mobile tented camps that can move with these herds. Ranging from no frills to absolutely luxurious, these camps offer the best chance to see the wildebeest crossing the Grumeti and Mara Rivers, but permanent tented camps, exclusive lodges and larger, comfortable hotels are also in the offing for safari-goers. All offer commodious accommodations (usually with en suite bathrooms), appetizing cuisine and spectacular game drives at dawn and dusk.

With so many diverse lodges and terrains, and so many jaw-dropping animal encounters, you’ll wish you had more time in the Serengeti -- however many days you allow for your safari. Stride makes it easy to select the Serengeti adventure with the degree of expertise, comfort and daring you want, as you explore the most famous wildlife setting in Africa.

Once you’re on your way

  • Take a camera, of course, but also pack good binoculars for rewarding views of the wildlife.
  • Don’t forget your feathered friends. There are over 500 species of birds in the Serengeti, from the ostrich, secretary bird and marabou stork to the martial eagle and crowned crane.
  • For an overview of Serengeti wildlife and a close-up look at the little hyrax, don’t miss the Serengeti Visitors Center. Student guides are there to help explain what you see.
  • Be prepared to see and hear the King of Beasts. Recent estimates place the Serengeti, including the Masai Mara to the north, among the largest and last of the great lion strongholds, with some 3,700 lions in residence.

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