Archive: November 2019: Tanzania with Simon King

This action-packed, ten night Exceptional Journey takes you on a thrilling adventure in Tanzania, capturing beautiful and contrasting landscapes, fascinating cultures and captivating wildlife. The tour begins in the Serengeti National Park in the north and continues west to the remote jungles of the Mahale Mountains.

This is an itinerary of great contrast; the mighty Serengeti is famous for the wildebeest migration and its big cats and offers an astounding amount of varied game to photograph, whilst the Mahale Mountains are famed for the thick jungle that protects a thriving troop of chimpanzees.

Simon King OBE is an acclaimed naturalist, author and broadcaster, not to mention expert cameraman, receiving an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2011.With many years’ experience of leading guided tours the world over, Simon is an exceptionally charming and knowledgeable safari host. Providing a unique wildlife experience, his inimitable enthusiasm for all fauna, from the most magnificent of mammals to the tiniest of creatures underfoot, his passion is infectious. His friendly, yet professional nature engages with guests in a manner allowing a rare and in-depth understanding of the surrounding environment.


Serengeti Safari Camp 2nd – 4th November
After spending a stopover night at Machweo Retreat, just outside the town of Arusha, a light aircraft takes our guests to this charming mobile tented camp, which offers a traditional ‘Out of Africa’ safari experience. There is nothing quite like waking up on your first morning in Africa to the sound of bird calls with a cup of hot tea or coffee brought to your tent and the anticipation of a new adventure ahead. In the evenings you and Simon King will enjoy sitting around the campfire mulling over the day’s wildlife sightings and discussing what is to come tomorrow.

Lamai Serengeti Camp 4th – 7th November
Lamai Serengeti has been built with some of the best views in the Serengeti, and is remote and exclusive. Set within the iconic Kogakuria kopjes with views out over the Mara River Valley and Lamai Wedge. All the tents have their own private and spacious verandas spread within the rocks and all have been sited with spectacular views.

Greystoke Mahale 7th – 11th November
On a wide golden beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, sheltered by the lush green forests of the Mahale Mountains, is the magical sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale. One troop of chimpanzees is within hiking distance, and each day you can venture out into the forest to observe our closest relatives as they groom, play and forage across the leafy floor.

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