Our friends at Nomad Tanzania have arguably the best collection of small and remote camps in Tanzania, from Western Tanzania’s intimate, understated yet sophisticated Chada Katavi with its unbelievable abundance of game, array of activities and beautifully decorated tents each with private verandah through to Nomad’s original camp Sand Rivers Selous. Sand Rivers offers one of the most diverse safari experiences in East Africa. From here you can explore on foot, in a boat on the mile wide Rufiji River, in open game drive vehicles and even sleep out under the stars on a fly-camp while the hippos honk nearby. Talk to us to find out how combining Sand Rivers with Pemba Island’s Fundu Lagoon, an award winning, indulgent yet peaceful idyll only accessible by boat can offer you the ultimate Bush & Beach escape. With Nomad offering a spectacular 7 nights for the price of 5, applicable at any of their 10 lodges, alongside a free upgrade at Fundu Lagoon there really is no excuse for not experiencing all Tanzania has to offer first hand!
One huge draw to Tanzania is the yearly migration of Wildebeest who move in vast numbers in their quest to seek fresh grazing and better quality water. The exact timings of the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is entirely dependent on the rainfall each year and this year’s unusually dry conditions in the Southern Serengeti has meant the Wildebeest, accompanied by Zebra, Thompson Gazelle, Grants Gazelle and Eland have been forced towards the Northern Serengeti in search of water much earlier than expected. Guests at Lamai Serengeti are being spoiled with spectacular views of thundering stampedes and dramatic river crossings!
One woman hoping to conquer all Tanzania can throw at her is Shara Dillon who is undertaking a Tanganyika Paddle Expedition, paddling the length of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika, in a bid to become the first woman to do so. Not only is Lake Tanganyika the longest freshwater lake in the world at 673km it is also the second deepest. Shara and her team mate will be unsupported for 90% of the trip, sleeping on remote beaches and trading with fishing villages for supplies. What makes Shara’s attempt so gruelling is that unlike a river journey, there is no flow and so most of the 673km will be physical pulled, stroke by stroke by Shara. The Luxury Safari Co team wish her all the best in her bid!
If Shara’s expedition has inspired you, Nomad’s Greystoke Mahale is the ultimate lodge to fully appreciate the same breathtaking views of Lake Tanganyika in luxurious surrounds without the need to self cater! Contact us for more information and to see how we can tailor the perfect itinerary to you.