The Great African Safari

A trip to view the wildlife in Tanzania is an unforgettable experience where you can have close encounters with magnificent lions, zebras, giraffes and wildebeest – all in their own natural habitat

10/1/2015 11:41:10 AM
written By : Ashali Varma Print

In 1992 I was the executive producer for a film on Botswana. The documentary was not about a safari but Botswana as a successful country that practiced democracy and development. The four-day safari we filmed in the Okavango Delta was stunning and something I have never forgotten. So I was determined that one day I would go with my husband for an African Safari. Thanks to Chalo Africa and Asilia, its partner in African countries, we had a fantastic experience, even better than Botswana. This time we were going to Tanzania to see the migration of millions of animals in the Serengeti.  
I would advise everyone to experience this once in their lifetime. There are many safari companies offering this but I can only talk about my experience with Asilia. They are top-of-the-line and their guides, their facilities, their attention to detail and their warmth from the guide to the manager and their staff made us feel we were special.
Our first camp was Maraboi. The camp lies between the Tarangire National Park and the Manyara Lake. Wildebeest, zebras, elephants and wart hogs abound and can be seen making their way from Tarangire to the lake. In Tarangire we saw herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras and some cheetahs. From our large very upscale lodges that have netting on all three sides instead of walls one could see these animals ambling past grazing on the land around us and drinking water from a trough nearby. The sheer abundance of wildlife at such close quarters is a thrill a minute.

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