Here’s a bucket list adventure – visit Tanzania on a bucketlist safari experience and find yourself in the front row around June and July to see the iconic Great Wildebeest Migration! Baroque Travel has all the details
There is no better show in Africa than the Great Wildebeest Migration around June and July, when two million wildebeest, zebras and other animals gallop through the Serengeti Plains en route to the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grasslands during the annual migration. Enjoy front row seats when you attend this incredible sighting from the luxurious new Tanzania lodge, Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp. Only launched around two years agao, Sanctuary Kichakani is an extraordinary place to stay as it moves between two set locations across the Serengeti.
The word ‘Kichakani’ translates from Swahili to ‘in the bush’ – and your home in the bush at Kichakani is in exquisite luxury tents which are packed up and moved when required so that you can follow the migration and keep on having those front row seats.
Every modern comfort is provided and the décor, which is portable, includes handcrafted luggage, easy chairs with a mid-century style, cabinets and desks full of character, reminiscent of the charm of safaris of long-gone days.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp comprises just 10 luxury eco-friendly sand-colored tents, each with a wooden deck from which you can view the animals and the spectacular plains plus en suite bathrooms with authentic bucket showers. A personal tent attendant is available 24/7 to fill your bucket show to the perfect temperature.
The rest of the camp is also movable – there is a main tent that forms a grand central canopied area with lounges and dining spaces. These tents can open on the sides to reveal the spectacular landscape.
This is where guests dine on traditional Tanzanian specialties including kachumbari (a type of salsa), coconut beans and other dishes spiced with cinnamon, chili and paprika to entice the taste buds.
Your days at Kichakani involve game viewing in every way possible, including game drives through the natural migration path to view the wildlife in the open plains, sweeping grasslands and rocky outcrops. You are likely to see The Big Five in the Serengeti as well as wildebeest and zebra. Cheetahs are a highlight, too, as well as giraffe, impala, waterbuck and wild dog.
Sundowners at Kichakani are memorable and the perfect way to end the day, so make sure to toast the magnificent African sunset with a signature cocktail.
Evenings are spent surrounding the fire pit and exchanging stories of your latest wildlife encounters. Stargazing is optional, but you won’t want to miss the galaxy sparkling above you.
Pictures: Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp