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The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in north Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between latitudes 1 and 3 degrees south latitude and 34 and 36 degrees east longitude. It spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Masai Mara.
As Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, and also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.
If you go on an organized Safari with a tour operator you will mostly sleep in mobile camps. Here facilities are more limited. The tents usually have simple beds with lining and duvets, camping toilets and showers depending on the Safari Operator.
Many lodges and tented camps operate their own generators or solar lighting systems providing intermittent electricity.
The term and the concept of the Safari Lodge are of Tanzanian origin. Here you will find buildings of exciting design, specially build to fit in with the wild landscape of the parks, yet with all the amenities of a luxury hotel, such as swimming pools and fine food. As you eat, drink, laze by the pool or sit on your private veranda, you will be able to observe game, often at only a few yards distance.
Luxury Tented Camps
There are a few Luxury Tented Camps in the Serengeti offering an absolutely unique Safari experience. The tents usually offer fully equipped en-suite bathrooms, private verandas and elegant furniture. At night you can listen to the wild sounds of the Serengeti cuddled up in a warm and comfortable bed!
A much cheaper alternative is to stay on one of the Serengeti’s nine campsites.
Maybe your local zoo has lions, leopards, zebras or elephants. Maybe they even have a wildebeest. But i bet they don’t have 1.3 million wildebeest—never mind 1.3 million wildebeest in migration, with predators in hot pursuit. It’s one of the most awesome sights in nature, and you can see it at Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Kenya’s flagship conservation area, the Masai Mara National Reserve borders Tanzania’s Serengeti and together they comprise the setting for the famous migration, a dramatic mass movement of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra that is irresistible to wildlife enthusiasts and nature photographers. The abundance of child-friendly accommodation makes for great Masai Mara family safaris while exclusive lodges in tucked-away locations are the natural choice for a Masai Mara honeymoon.
So you you want to see wild Africa, then the masai mara is the place to be.
Like my friend John always says Your local zoo doesn’t count. You aint seen wild animals unless you have been to the masai mara.
Are you wondering if it’s a good idea to take your kids on safari in Africa? Kenya has long been delivering safe and rewarding family safaris in world-renowned Big 5 game reserves as well as beach holidays on the country’s dazzling coastline and Indian Ocean islands.
Not to mention that Kenya is also home to the greatest wildlife spectacle of them all – the Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration.Spend an unforgettable family safari in Kenya tracking big cats on game drives on a Masai Mara safari; drifting over vast plains on a scenic hot air balloon flight; going on guided bush walks led by red-robed Maasai warriors and hand feeding giraffe at the well-known Giraffe Manor.
Your kids can join in junior ranger programmes if they are adventourous with unforgettable experiences such as learning to shoot a bow and arrow, making fire with sticks or casting animal tracks in plaster.Wildlife-rich game reserves, white sand beaches, Maasai warriors, once-in-a-lifetime activities and all the atmosphere of big game Africa – how could you not bring the kids on safari in Kenya?
Our selection of family-friendly accommodation and tours includes private villas, intimate tented camps and luxury lodges in prime locations from the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park to the beach-fringed island of Lamu. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, contact one of our well-travelled Africa Safari Experts and they will tailor-make a Kenya family safari guaranteed to thrill every member of your family.
Voyager Ziwani Safari Camp is located on a private farm on the western edge of Tsavo National Park, in Kenya. It is a family Safari camp so if you have children then your children can enjoy an educational eco-safari, and the Voyager children’s guides have been described as some of the finest on the continent.
The camp offers Variety. Combine close encounters with Kenya’s big game, with interesting insights into fascinating tribal cultures, and historical tours of battlefields.
There are also numerous Safari Activities to choose from. Day & night drives, game walks, boating trips and horse trails in both the private reserve & the neighbouring Tsavo West National Park.
Voyager Ziwani Safari Camp is located on a private 30, 000-acre farm on the edge of Tsavo West National Park. The camp sits on a secluded dam on the Sante River – home to turtles, crocodiles and hippos.
You can choose from a host of exciting safari activities including game drives in Tsavo West, night drives to view hippos and nocturnal game, walks with highly qualified naturalists, and boating among crocs and turtles on Ziwani Dam. This Voyager Safari Camp also offers trips to the twin volcanic lakes of Chala and Jipe.
In addition to game viewing activities there are interesting cultural excursions to battle fields and colonial relics along the Tanzanian border, including walking trails around historical Grogan’s Farm.
Children aged 4 to 12 can join the Adventurers’ Club which offers a wide range of exciting activities, and is run by hospitable and knowledgeable hosts. The Young Rangers’ Club for children aged 12 to 17 provides a comprehensive programme of conservation education, community interaction and practical ‘bush skills’.
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