Just about any time of year. However, the most popular seasons are mid December to mid March and July to mid September. This is because of the demand for Christmas and Winter holidays and the Summer school break timings. An increasing number of visitors are realizing that June and October are ideal, benefiting from lower visitor numbers and off peak rates on the airlines. Masumin Tours and Safaris may offer special supplementary rates some good discounts for larger groups from time to time- please contact us for details.
The millions of wildebeest and zebras are always somewhere, but they are not always in large herds and on the move. Their location is largely dependent on the weather, which can vary considerably from year to year. In general the herds assemble south of the Serengeti during January and February, the season in which they give birth to their young. Starting around March they begin moving North and West in search of fresh grazing through the Serengeti Park. They can move in enormously long single file lines or in huge herds. The bulk of the animals reach the Maasai Mara in Tanzania, where they tend to remain during August/September/October, before starting their return trek south back through the Serengeti in November.
Yes. All safaris can be booked with the exclusive use of a vehicle for your party.
If you are arranging an exclusive vehicle safari then you are free to arrange whatever itinerary you choose. Masumin Tour and Safaris presents a small selection of proven itinerary favorites in this website. We can arrange any required itinerary subject to practical and logistical considerations and will be pleased to discuss and quote for any special requirements.
This is really a matter of personal preference and choice. Most of the vehicle- based set itinerary safaris use lodges, but some include nights at tented camps and some use all tented camps. The majority of flying safaris use tented camp accommodation. All the accommodation used by Masumin Tour and Safaris for their clients is of high standard, but you should be aware that, contrary to many clients’ expectations, tented camps are in general more expensive than lodges. The main reason for this is that the tented camps are low capacity, exclusive and luxurious places with a high standard of service.
Because of the size of its organization and volume of customers, Masumin Tours and Safaris can easily include single travelers on most set date safari departures.
A safari is a wonderful trip for any child old enough to enjoy and appreciate the experience. On most safaris there are quite long trips on rough roads, and these cannot really be recommended for babies and very young children. Children under 12 will benefit from reduced fares on scheduled airlines, and all lodges will provide an additional bed for a child sharing a room with parents at a reduced cost. A few of the more expensive permanent tented camps do not allow children under 12 years of age..