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The ‘Best Of’ Green Season Safari Adventures

April is always a show stopper in the Serengeti. Safari guests are treated to the spectacle of the Great Migration with herd sizes so vast, they defy description. During this lush Green Season, over a million wildebeests are concentrated primarily in the Matiti and Macau plains in the South Eastern Serengeti. This herd stretches west to Ndutu and Lake Masek thrilling our clients who stay in the lodges and tented camps within these areas. LEARN MORE about traveling in the green season or CREATE YOUR OWN ITINERARY during this magical time of year. Below are some of our favorite guest testimonials from trips to Africa in April.

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Young Lion Wanders Into The Wrong Territory

A standard game viewing moment on the Serengeti Plains took a dramatic turn when safari guests witnessed a pride of lions attacking a subadult male lion. It appears the young male lion had wandered far from its own territory and accidentally to a kopje (granite outcropping) that was inhabited by a neighboring lion pride. Lions are not tolerant of other lions from different prides and can be especially aggressive towards unknown male lions. Our guests have captured a rare look into the dark side of lion pride behavior.

This video was filmed in the Serengeti on January 2018 near Seronera Sametu Camp by Lesley Young and Lon Hall. Thank you for sharing!

Captured by Safari Guest:  Lesley Young / Jan 2018 

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Planning an African Safari Adventure

Is an african safari on your bucket list? When our guests inquire about a trip with Africa Dream Safaris, they receive a custom-tailored itinerary designed to meet their specific needs and travel interests – no two trips are alike.

It may sound rather obvious, but one thing we’ve found from our 20+ years of experience in this industry is that different people are  interested in different things. This of course is a simple fact of life, and it doesn’t become a problem until these different interests start competing with one another on a group safari.

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Romantic Safari Getaways

What could be more romantic, adventurous and memorable than an african safari getaway? Over the past 20 years, we’ve hosted more honeymoon and anniversary safaris than we can count. Each of these private romantic vacations was custom-tailored to ensure that each and every desire was fulfilled. This collection of safari stories and trip enhancements offers a glimpse into the infinite possibilities for creating the trip of a lifetime for two.

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5 Incredible African Safari Escapes

What could be more luxurious than experiencing a place completely unaware of civilization, where natural beauty and wildlife still reigns supreme? Imagine endless savannas teeming with millions of wildebeest, towering boulders sprawling with tawny lions, and collapsed volcanoes brimming in mist. It is hard to believe a place like this still exists, but it does. It is called Tanzania. These five incredible african escapes are sure to make your stay in Africa a luxurious and magical one.

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5 Must See African Birds

One of Africa’s best birding destinations is Tanzania.  It boasts one of the largest species lists of any African country: a total of 1049, of which 26 are endemic and 30 are accidental. Between November and April, when migratory birds are present, safari guests can find the best viewing experience with many birds nesting and in breeding plumage. While all of the safari parks offer great birding opportunities, Arusha National Park is often overlooked but has an amazing diversity of habitats and over 400 species in a small area. Lake Manyara also offers a great variety of waterbirds.

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Nile Crocodiles of the Grumeti River

The Grumeti Woodlands play host to the most amazing wildlife spectacle in Africa. Every year, thousands of wildebeest take the cold plunge to cross the glittering waters of the Grumeti River, the centerpiece of the Grumeti Woodlands. The river itself is renowned for its population of gigantic Nile crocodiles. Some of these pre-historic monsters measure up to 17-feet long and are 70-years old!

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5 Best Safari Moments of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we can’t help but look back on this adventurous year with such gratitude to our guests who have chosen us as their host to experience the wonders of Tanzania. With countless safari moments to revisit, it’s fun to look back and select some of our favorites to share with you.

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Magnificent Hippos

Hippos are one of the most treasured creatures spotted while on safari. While these magnificent mammals were once found all throughout Africa, hunting and habitat loss has sadly made their population decline. Today they are primarily found in protected East African countries – like Tanzania.

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The Lioness Hunter

Some are surprised to find out that it’s generally lionesses, rather than male lions, that do most of the hunting. Male lions’ main responsibility is defending the pride’s territory.  At night, lionesses will often stalk their prey in groups of two or three for better chances of a kill.

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