I Want To See 1.5 Million Wildebeest And Zebra This Summer, Where Should I Go?
Friday, May 1, 2009
On Safari in Tanzania means nights spent listening to lions and leopards growling as you go to bed, watching the annual 700-mile pilgrimage of 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra through the southern part of the country, and perhaps the rare occasion when you find yourself stuck in your vehicle during a thunderstorm whiteout with the fear that you’re going to be washed away and left as lunch for marauding jackals. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Penny experienced all this and more during her week-long safari spent sleeping in the bush in September, during the dry season (the best time to see wildlife but not the best time to see the the lush greens of the land associated with the wet season).
“Up to this point [before near death by way of rain], our eight-day safari through Tanzania had been exciting for all the right reasons: elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard, all up close and personal, surrounded by great swathes of bush inhabited by herds of zebra, wildebeest and giraffe.”
For an extensive list of safari operators, check out this good list I found, or for the budget traveler, check out GrassTrack Safaris run by my friend Dan who’s in the process of convincing me that it’s in my best interest to go myself (I’m having a hard time disagreeing).