An ultimate dry season safari

October 2006

Chada's simplicity is wonderfully close to the bush For 20 full days in this end of dry season period I was joined on safari by Susan Kottemann from New York,an old and dear friend. Susan had invited two friends from Aspen along for this extended revisit to Tanzania. Susan lived here in Arusha in the late 80's and early 90's and knew exactly the sort of safari she wanted! She knew Oliver's Camp and The Crater Lodge as well as Greystoke Mahale so we played with many ideas and over time developed a truly wonderful adventure.

Starting in Tarangire at Oliver's Camp and then to Ngrongoro to stay at the Crater Lodge and the beautiful Plantation Lodge, then fly to Katavi to stay at my favorite bush camp , Chada and then to Mahale Greystoke camp, and wait there's more- to finish we stayed in our own private mobile camp at Wogakuria Northern Serengeti. Each location and camp was so very different and I cannot think of a better safari for the August to November period.

Greystokes Camp Mahale We walked and hiked in Tarangire and Mahale, we sat for endless hours just enjoying huge numbers of animals both in Katavi and Northern Serengeti, we also treated ourselves to luxury at The Crater lodge and at Plantation Lodge.

But for us all the landscapes and wilderness feel of Katavi, Mahale and in particular the Wogakuria area of Northern Serengeti were the highlights of this ultimate dry season safari.

Guiding such a safari is work........someone has to do it!


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