2019 ushered into our folds an exciting new safari camp in one of the most spectacular places on earth… the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem. This is perhaps the most popular & exciting safari destination on the planet, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it to our guests. This is the place where the “Great Migration” of wildebeest and zebra go during the dry season in search of greener pastures to help sustain them during their long journey around the Serengeti. The wildebeest & zebra are not the only critters searching for fresh new food sources. As the great herds attempt to cross the formidable Mara River, they have to evade all the hungry crocodiles… waiting for their next meal.
In addition to all the hungry crocs in the river, the Mara area offers a large number of all the Big Cat predators also in search of their next meal. The abundance of predators challenges the great herds as they enter and live in this portion of the Serengeti from roughly July thru October. Lion, leopard & cheetah all thrive in this area, and the big cats play a key role in our search for exciting photo ops on our daily safari game drives. The camp is set in a spectacular scenic location in the far northern part of the Serengeti in what is known as the Lamai Triangle. The Grand Mara Camp is secluded and offers a special element of privacy away from the majority of the safari going crowds. The camp is just a short drive from the Lamai airstrip and upon landing you will be game driving & exploring this special place in short order. This is a can’t miss opportunity to experience what is perhaps the “Greatest Show On Earth” and we’d be honored to show it to you in Grand Safari style.
SCHEDULE OF EXCITING 2020 SAFARI OFFERINGS
Classic Photo Safaris Our Classic Safaris are offered as all-inclusive packages with set itineraries, or on a per-night-basis for the dates and duration of your choice.
Classic Per-Night – Explore Ruaha National Park from the Grand Ruaha Luxury Tented Lodge. Join us for the exact dates and duration you wish from June 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
Classic Ruaha Explorer – A week in a spectacular wild paradise. All inclusive safari with 6 nights / 7 days at the Grand Ruaha Luxury Camp.
Classic Mara to Ruaha Journey – North to South; this amazing eight day Safari includes both the Lamai/Mara area with the Great Migration/Mara river crossings, and the best of Ruaha National Park via a direct flight to the south.
Workshop Photo Safaris – A superb choice for photographers of all levels who want to develop their wildlife photography skills, or simply want to be a part of a small group that is focused on filling their hard drives and capturing the best images possible.
Serengeti Highlands and Plains – Experience and photograph the best of the Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands, as well as the Great Migration in the Serengeti. Led by professional photographer: Peter Heistein. – 11th – 20th Mar 2020
Big Cats and Great migration 1 & 2 – Intensive workshop photo safaris geared for those looking to capture volumes of high quality images, and experience the natural wonders of the Serengeti based out of our Grand Kopjes Camp. Led by professional photographer: Darren Bennett.
1. 2nd – 11th Apr 2020
2. 13th – 25th Apr 2020
Serengeti Mara & Ruaha Comprehensive – Fly-in safari that includes and covers the very best of two amazing ecosystems; the Serengeti Mara/Lamai area by the Mara river during the great migration, and the spectacular Ruaha National Park during the peak game viewing season. Led by professional photographer: Darren Bennett. – 15th – 26th Aug 2020
Private Photo Safaris Private safaris are all about You! – Your entire safari will be designed, planned and executed based on your desired experiences and your safari goals. So, enjoy your own private vehicle and professional guide to explore and experience the very best of Tanzania at your own pace.