Stay ahead of the herds and find out where they are during the year with our weekly Migration Monday updates. We bring you real-time updates to ensure you always have an eye on where to stay if you’re interested in a Great Migration safari.
This year, we’re celebrating our 15th birthday and commemorating 15 years of making a genuine difference in the crucial wilderness areas of East Africa. From our humble beginnings in 2004, we have embarked on an adventure to not only offer our guests a life-changing safari experience but to ensure that we have a positive impact on local communities and the environment. Over the years, in addition to meeting our many wonderful guests, we’ve been fortunate to work alongside and through a range of industry partners.
Towards the beginning of November, the Mara river is still the place to be with river crossings still happening.
The World Tourism Awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel tourism & hospitality industry. The distinguished 2019 Honorees are being recognized for outstanding initiatives related to the travel and tourism industry, and for fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local communities.
Aside from the park being quieter, it is desperately dry at this time of the year. Game viewing throughout the Serengeti is phenomenal as the animals congregate to the water areas.
While exploring the grasslands close to Namiri Plains, you might come face to face with one of our most beautiful, and unique, wildcats – Manja, the melanistic serval. Named after one of our guides who first spotted him, Manja Kema, this gorgeous feline has become quite the celebrity in the eastern Serengeti region.
Matemwe, located on the scenic coast of Zanzibar, is home to three of our properties and is one of the most peaceful locations on the lush tropical island. Each of our properties caters to specific needs – our Matemwe Beach House is ideal for families and big groups; the Matemwe Retreat is a romantic’s dream location and perfect for couples; while our Matemwe Lodge is perfect for anyone looking for a beach vacation.
In 2009, we became a founding member of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and since then, our bold, and often pioneering, investments have helped to create viable conservation economies and benefits as well as job opportunities for the local people, too.
By October, most of the herds have reached the grasslands of the Masai Mara. It’s a short stint, however; in November, they begin their journey back to the southern Serengeti to be there in time for the green shoots on its plains. They arrive by December when the cycle starts to pick up again.
We are delighted to be acknowledged by Responsible Tourism Tanzania in their 2nd Responsible Tourism Awards who believe in a sustainable approach to tourism in Tanzania. The awards recognize and reward innovations in responsible tourism with an emphasis on innovations that take care of the environment, local people and cultures, impact on women and youth empowerment and positive contributions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.