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Arusha, Maswa Wildlife Reserve, Tarangire

Safari as it used to be - explore these remote wilderness areas in traditional East African style tents. Start and end in Kilimanjaro.

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- Each camp is located in prime, exclusive locations
- Intense wildlife game viewing
- 4x4 day & night game drives, big game walks, dining under the stars


We love this time of the year in Tanzania. Between the short rains in November and the long rains in April/May, it is the warmest time of the year with beautiful days. This was traditionally the high season before the 'migration fixation' and now offers great value and wonderful weather. The wildebeest are in the southern parts of the Serengeti to give birth to their young.

Too often travellers want a guarantee of no rain! But for those who are not afraid of a few showers this is a lovely time to travel. Please note that many camps are closed in April and May.
Little Chem Chem is closed 1 April - 31 May | Legendary Serengeti Camp is closed 1-15 May

Days are lovely and warm with cooler nights and normally very little rain. This makes for our peak safari season and therefore we do suggest making your bookings well in advance. Safaris in private concessions such as Maswa and Chem Chem are highly sought after as other areas become overcrowded.

One of our best seasons to visit Tanzania and it is the perfect time for travellers who are not bound by school holidays. These are wonderful months and can be getting hot and dry before the November short rains.


MOVE: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to Legendary Lodge.

STAY: 1 night Legendary Lodge

PLAY: Taste the local flavours at this beautiful, tranquil coffee plantation in lush gardens. Perfect place to regroup before safari.

MOVE: Fly from Arusha Airport to Mwiba/Makao airstrip with Coastal. 4x4 safari to Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp.

STAY: 3 nights Legendary Serengeti Camp, Maswa

The location of Legendary Serengeti Camp depends on the time of year.  For the costing of this itinerary it is in Maswa however please take note of its various locations throughout the year:

  • DEC to APR the camp is in South Serengeti (Mwiba airstrip). 
  • mid-MAY to mid-JUL the camp is in West Serengeti (Kirawira airstrip). 
  • mid-JUL to NOV the camp is in North Serengeti (Kogatende airstrip).

PLAY: A beautiful, traditional tented camp that moves with the migration within the Serengeti eco-system ensuring prime locations to witness the migration throughout the year. Guests enjoy a private safari vehicle and local guide with unlimited game drives and bush walks (permitted in Maswa only).

MOVE: Fly from Mwiba/Makao airstrip to Kuro airstrip, Tarangire with Northern Air scheduled charter. 4x4 safari to Little Chem Chem.

STAY: 4 nights Little Chem Chem

PLAY: A private big game safari experience within elegant yet authentic tented safari accommodation. Explore the private concession by 4x4 or on foot or head out on a conservation safari with the anti-poaching team. 

MOVE: Road transfer from Little Chem Chem to Legendary Lodge.

STAY: Day room at Legendary Lodge

PLAY: Use the day room, relax and get ready for international flight home.

MOVE: Road transfer Legendary Lodge to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Depart Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on your international flight.


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Chem Chem Lodge

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