The Bergmans - TORONOT, CANADA
TRAVEL DATE: 2012 POSTED: OCT 2013
Great walking, a really brilliant addition to other camps that are more about the driving. Beautiful Masai country, good game, very comfortable and some very fine food, and best of all, a feeling of being deeply immersed in Africa... Read More
Great walking, a really brilliant addition to other camps that are more about the driving. Beautiful Masai country, good game, very comfortable and some very fine food, and best of all, a feeling of being deeply immersed in Africa’s miracle. Less
Richard Smith - HAMPSHIRE, UK
TRAVEL DATE: 2011 POSTED: OCT 2013
I really liked this place. Nduara Loliondo Camp is located in Loliondo, bordering the eastern boundary of the Serengeti NP. As this is not a national park area and is Masai land you get to see Masai herdsmen with their cattle graz... Read More
I really liked this place. Nduara Loliondo Camp is located in Loliondo, bordering the eastern boundary of the Serengeti NP. As this is not a national park area and is Masai land you get to see Masai herdsmen with their cattle grazing. The camp is small and every booking gets a private guide and vehicle. It's totally unique to anything I have seen and is based on a Mongolian village with round “yurts”. Very random but seems to work. The décor is very Masai (lots of beadwork) meets Mongolia (lots of animal skins). The camp spends 6 months in the northern Loliondo region (close to the Masai community of Olosokwan) and 6 months in the southern Loliondo region of Piyaya. Loliondo isn’t going to be a place where you see beasties behind every bush but for a 2 night stay it would give you the chance to do things that they couldn’t do else where like visit a Masai village, go on walks, sundowners on tops of hills, dance with Masai and night drives. Very unique and I think would be interesting for a couple of nights within a game heavy itinerary. Less
When is the best time
to go on a safari holiday in Tanzania?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see as the climate varies between the national parks and reserves in the north and south of the country.
The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in the north and Ruaha National Park are all relatively high above sea level, so make sure you pack for cool mornings and evenings, with temperatures on the Crater rim dropping very low in the winter months. Selous Game Reserve and the coast are warmer throughout the year.
January to March
While the northern hemisphere has its winter Tanzania is basking in the hot sunny days that accompany East Africa’s summer months. Wildlife viewing is good in these months with the wildebeest relatively static in the south of the Serengeti in their calving grounds.
Temperatures on the coast between January and March are perfect for a beach holiday.
April and May
As these are the months when the ‘long rains’ traditionally come to Tanzania, visitor numbers drop dramatically. Travel by road can be difficult and animals can be harder to find as their access to water improves, but lower prices, lush flora, and few other people on safari in the national parks and reserves, can mean excellent game viewing.
June to October
These months are Tanzania’s high season and wildlife viewing is thought to be at its best. Areas dry up and animals are more concentrated around the water that is available, with the wildebeest migration travelling through the northern reaches of the Serengeti and into Kenya’s Masai Mara. The winter months do mean that leaves drop from trees while shrubs and grass die, but days are sunny and hot with pleasantly cool nights.
On the coast the weather gets warmer during these months with July onwards being a high season for holidays to Tanzania’s beaches.
A low season with low prices to encourage visitors, November can be an excellent time for both safari and beach. There can be rain, but if it comes it tends to be in short sharp showers.
Tanzania is in high demand for safari and beach holidays over Christmas and New Year since wildlife viewing is good throughout the country and the temperatures on the coast are perfect for a beach holiday.
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