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Serengeti and Selous: A week long safari for families.

When to go - Seasons and Prices

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Safari with you and yours

Price From: $5,400pps

All on your own terms, in our two completely private safari camps experience the best of the Serengeti in the Mara River area of Northern Serengeti; then head over to the Selous for big mammals and river life. 

January

Price From: $5,400pps

The are surrounding Mkombe's House boasts incredible resident game year round, and this time of year there are far fewer people as the crowds head south chasing the migration. The Selous has started to really burst with life after the start of the rains, and boating on the lakes and river is fantastic. 

February

Price From: $5,400pps

The are surrounding Mkombe's House boasts incredible resident game year round, and this time of year there are far fewer people as the crowds head south chasing the migration. The Selous has started to really burst with life after the start of the rains, and boating on the lakes and river is fantastic. 

March

Price From: $5,400pps

The are surrounding Mkombe's House boasts incredible resident game year round, and this time of year there are far fewer people as the crowds head south chasing the migration. The Selous has started to really burst with life after the start of the rains, and boating on the lakes and river is fantastic. 

April

Camps are closed. 

May

Camps are closed. 

June

Price From: $5,400pps

Dependent on weather patterns there is a possibility that the first migration herds will reach the Northern Serengeti at the end of June. In the Selous the water recedes, grasses dry out and leaves begin to fall. Fishing is usually superb once the water levels start to fall. 

July

Price From: $8,600pps

The wildebeest gather in their millions in the Northern Serengeti and start to criss cross over the Mara River. A river crossing is a phenomenal sight, truly the stuff of wildlife documentaries. In the Selous wildlife is concentrated along the river and lakes. Walking is superb as the vegetation opens up. Fishing and river sightings are excellent as sand banks are exposed for hippos and crocodiles.

August

Price From: $8,600pps

The wildebeest gather in their millions in the Northern Serengeti and start to criss cross over the Mara River. A river crossing is a phenomenal sight, truly the stuff of wildlife documentaries. In the Selous wildlife is concentrated along the river and lakes. Walking is superb as the vegetation opens up. Fishing and river sightings are excellent as sand banks are exposed for hippos and crocodiles.

September

Price From: $8,600pps

The wildebeest gather in their millions in the Northern Serengeti and start to criss cross over the Mara River. A river crossing is a phenomenal sight, truly the stuff of wildlife documentaries. In the Selous wildlife is concentrated along the river and lakes. Walking is superb as the vegetation opens up. Fishing and river sightings are excellent as sand banks are exposed for hippos and crocodiles.

October

Price From: $7,500pps

The wildebeest continue to criss cross over the Mara River. A river crossing is a phenomenal sight, truly the stuff of wildlife documentaries.  By the end of the month in the Selous, even some of the smaller lakes become dry. Elephants resort to stripping bark off trees for sustenance. The first migratory birds begin to arrive. Fishing and fly camping are good.

November

Price From: $5,400pps

The migration starts to head south but there is still the chance of a few stragglers crossing the Mara River. The resident game starts to breath a sigh of relief as the herds and the madness that follows them leaves town for a few months. This is a beautiful time of year at Lamai. In the Selous we may see the first rains. The bush is still dry and wildlife gathers around water sources. Once the rains do arrive its an incredible spectacle to witness the bush come alive with new green grass shoots sprouting almost overnight after the first big rainfall. 

December

Price From: $5,400pps

The bush is verdant and green and there is plenty to see, without too many other people around. The resident game breathes a sigh of relief as the herds and the madness that follows them leaves town for a few months. In the Selous waterholes and lakes start to refill, migratory birds arrive and the bush comes to life with lots of babies being born. 

Camp Itinerary

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4 Nights Kiba Point

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Fly from Arusha to the Serengeti

Fly from Arusha to the Serengeti

Today you will fly from Arusha in Northern Tanzania into the Serengeti, and the northern most part of the ecosystem, right against the border with Kenya and the Masai Mara. This is a beautiful flight over the Ngorongoro Highlands, passing Ol Donyo Lengai and arriving in the northern Serengeti usually in time for a late lunch before you settle into your home away from home. 

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Days 1 - 4

Mkombe's House Lamai

We know from experience that when you are travelling with family and friends, and particualry with small children, the ability to plan your days around your specific needs is all-important. That’s why Mkombe’s House has a private guide, with whom you can decide what you’d like to do each day. This part of the Serengeti is bisected by the Mara River, which once a year over a million wildebeest throw themselves across crocodile infested waters, heading for where the grass is greener. What is less known about this part of the Serengeti ecosystem is the excellent concentrations of resident game, and out of migration season we have it almost to ourselves. Read more about Mkombe's House. 

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Fly from the Serengeti to the Selous

Fly from the Serengeti to the Selous

A long flight from north to south of the country, but well worth it. This flight takes you over a vast area of Tanzania, with a few stops along the way to pick up and drop passengers and a chance to stretch your legs. You will arrive in the Selous this afternoon and game drive from the airstrip with your guide to Kiba Point. 

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Days 4 - 8

Kiba Point Selous

Days out from Kiba Point are all about exploring with your private guide, in all sorts of ways. Open-sided 4x4 vehicles are a great way of seeing things and for covering a bit of distance when that's what's needed. But, most importantly at Kiba Point, we like to retain sponteneity wherever we can. Often the best way to see things, is to head out on foot and quietly work our way into a good position. And then there are the boats. Just being on boats on the river - never mind the game - is a fantasic contrast to time spent in a vehicle. Last but not least, why not head out fly-camping. Take it from us, you have to try it. Read more about Kiba Point. 

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Fly from the Selous to Dar es Salaam

Fly from the Selous to Dar es Salaam

Say goodbye to new friends at Kiba Point and head for the airstrip on one last short game drive with your guide. You will catch your rather short 45 minute flight from our Kiba Airstrip in the Selous to Dar es Salaam where you can connect with your onward arrangements. 

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