Book By December 31 to Experience One of the Greatest Wildlife Spectacles on Earth
International Expeditions, the world leader in nature travel, announces special $400 per person savings ($800 per couple) on its March 8, 11 and 14, 2008 11-day Tanzania Migration Safaris. A remarkable event long celebrated in books, photographs, and films, the migration is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth. In March, the great herds are typically in the Serengetiâ€™s short grass plains, with the wildebeest calves just born â€“ a feast for predators such as lions, who find their prey within easy reach.
The per person price for the March 8, 11 and 14 departures â€“ when booked by December 31, 2007 â€“ is $4,598, including $400 savings. Prices include all accommodations, most meals, local transportation, guides, and group transfers. Airfare is additional but can be booked by International Expeditions.
International Expeditions has spent decades exploring East Africa, planning and timing these fascinating safaris perfectly to put guests in prime position to witness the legendary herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles crossing the Serengeti. Departures are kept small and intimate, with a maximum of just 12 guests. Throughout the journey, knowledgeable guides lead game drives, lecture, and look after the groupâ€™s well being.
Along the way, Tanzaniaâ€™s signature parks are on full display. In the legendary Serengeti, travelers spend three nights enjoying the luxury of a private mobile-tented camp, situated where the wildlife is most abundant. Other iconic sites explored are: Ngorongoro Crater, home to 30,000 large mammals and a natural population of black rhino; Lake Manyara, known for its tree-climbing lions; and beautiful Arusha National Park, where black-and-white colobus monkeys, baboons, elephant, hyena, giraffe, bush pig, and jackal reside on the slopes between Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro.
A highlight of the trip includes a drive to the culturally rich village of Mto Wa Mbu, where over 90 tribes reside in harmony. Here guests take a leisurely stroll with a village guide through local homes, farmlands, resident bars, a kindergarten, and a church. After, they gather at a private local banana-leaf bar for an African fruit tasting.
Founded in 1980, International Expeditions is the world leader in nature travel, specializing in small group and independent journeys to the most exhilarating destinations around the globe. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, International Expeditions is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits.