Few travel experiences are as transforming as an African safari. To witness elephants bathing in a mud pool or the spectacle of some 2 million wildebeest and zebra migrating across the Serengeti — these moments change you forever. Yet just as no two viewing drives are the same (see below), bush adventures vary widely, as well. Fortunately, our luxury African safari, Grand Safari, to Kenya and Tanzania is one of the most exceptional journeys available on the African continent. Here are a few things to keep in mind before setting out on safari.
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Where Exotic Travel Meets Luxury Experiences
Kenya’s Maasai are a proud and beautiful people. Incredibly tall, wonderfully exotic and colorfully-dressed in brilliant red shukas, they are unmistakable. Living where zebras graze and lions roam in the arid plains of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, these indigenous people have remained virtually unchanged for centuries.
Luxury Travel in an Exotic Destination
If you ever camped as a kid, “luxury travel” may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of tenting in the African savannah. But those memories of damp sleeping bags and frank and beans over an old Coleman stove aside, Travcoa’s Grand Safari Escorted Journey to Kenya and Tanzania is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will forever change the way you view the great outdoors. Here are some of the top reasons for “glamping,’ or glamorous camping, in the Serengeti.
Into The Wild
It’s an amazing experience, to see thousands of zebra galloping across the Serengeti or to track a cheetah over a Kenyan savannah; and to fall asleep to the sounds of hyena echoing through the bush or watch the sun rise over the African landscape from a hot-air balloon. Just imagine the deafening thunder of the herds making their way through the Masai Mara, kicking up the dry earth and racing over the grasslands in the greatest wildlife migration on the planet.
Africa by Classic DC-3
In 1967, Captain Phillipus “Flippie” Vermeulen graduated from school and began flying DC-3s for the South African Air Force. It was a love affair that would last his entire life. Now, a half a century later, this white-haired pilot with a thick Dutch accent has gathered together a group of travelers in the shadow of the vintage aircraft. On a remote African tarmac, the seasoned bush pilot begins to brief his new team. With maps spread across the cracking asphalt and lit only by the rising sun, he highlights the day’s route across the interior. In just a moment the adventurers will board, the engine will roar to life and the Africa of their dreams will appear out the window.
“I’ll never forget being a young boy in school and reading an Afrikaans book about the Serengeti Flats and the migration of the wildebeests,” he said. “I had this dream of one day going there.”