In 2020, Covid 19 turned down the volume on the world. The Serengeti became a very quiet place and the wildlife were restaking their claim. Now the sun rises on a new year and we restake ours.
WATCH THIS VIDEO of the reopening of Tanzania and learn why this moment in time is offering us all a very special wildlife viewing experience like we’ve never seen before.
“Who you choose as your safari company right now, because of the pandemic, is probably more important than it’s ever been. Even before social distancing, that’s what ADS was doing. They were offering their clients remote safaris, private, customizable and they specialize in getting you away from the crowd so you can just be in the presence of animals.” – Guest / Jeff Smith
“We’re not everything to everybody. We don’t try to be. We have a very specific niche and we only offer trips to Tanzania.” – Sharon Lyon / ADS Safari Specialist
“I’ve been on safari so many times and I run into people who have booked with a travel agency and that company put them in the South Serengeti during the dry season! When the migration is up in the North Serengeti. They talk to me and I regrettably have to tell them, you’re staying in the wrong place.” – Dawn Anderson / ADS Safari Specialist
For the adventurous traveler, the opportunity to go to the Serengeti and have a unique experience has never been better.
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To go or not to go
“In the circle of life…it’s the wheel of fortune…it’s the leap of faith…it’s the band of hope…til we find our place…”
Well, we took a leap of faith and found our place in an unbelievable Serengeti safari experience! Where to begin? I’m sure so many of you fellow travelers are wondering about what traveling is like now, so I will give you an honest and extremely thorough account of our travels and sights during this crazy time. Get ready if you choose to read this, because it’s a very long blog!
Enjoy the video below taken by our safari guests on September 5th, 2020 during an early morning game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. The elephants in the Ngorongoro Crater have become very habituated to tourist vehicles over the years though it’s unusual to get this close. Make sure to turn the volume up on this one!
Lerai Forest, Ngorongoro Crater
Video September 05, 2020
Lerai Forest in the world famous Ngorongoro Crater is home to some of the largest bull tusker elephants in Africa. The elephants in the Crater are unique in that they are predominantly old bulls flaunting giant ivory tusks. They survived the pre-ivory ban days in the 1980s when many large tuskers outside the relative safety of the Crater were poached. Since the ivory ban was enacted, elephant numbers have increased dramatically and the contiguous Northern Tanzania parks including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire form one of the greatest strongholds for elephants in Africa.
With more than twenty-five percent of its total land area dedicated for wildlife and protected areas including 22 national parks, 23 game reserves, 44 game controlled areas and 18 marine protected areas, Tanzania is arguably the greatest Eco Travel destination in the world.