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The Travel Industry can be a cruel beast. One month you’re booked solid and can’t find a leopard up a tree without being swarmed by other safari vehicles and the next you’re practically alone in the wide expanse of the Serengeti. But, travelling in the traditional low season definitely has its perks… Here is why you should consider booking your African safari tour in the low season.

1. Savings!

The first, and most obvious, reason to go on an african safari  tour in low season is the specials! Every tour operator and lodge owner is trying their best to fill up their rooms and vehicles – and this means they’re content to drop their prices and take a loss, just to give their staff something to do for these months.
Although many an agent might tell you otherwise, there’s nothing wrong with travelling out of season and saving a few bucks. After all, destinations like the Serengeti are filled with animals year round as well as kitted out with some of the most luxurious camps in Africa, so you’ll still see game and get to live like a king (or queen) for a fraction of the cost. Wild Mind Travel Co. is currently offering low-season rates for all of their tours, even if you book during the high-season!


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Large lion in the Ngorongoro Crater

2. Photography

The reason most people come to Africa in the first place is because one image or photographer somehow captures something so absolutely stunning that you simply have to see it first-hand. Africa is lucky enough to have a multitude of stunning photographic destinations and the low season can offer you some of the best opportunities to hone your photographic skills. In the Serengeti rain clouds can create pictures with immense depth and colours that you may not have thought possible in nature. In many southern African countries, low season is actually the best time to see animals as the summer rains have passed and animals flock to water sources. This is the best game viewing time of the year and most foreigners completely miss it.

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Family of Zebra in Tarangire National Park

3. Exclusivity

While the camps and lodges in many of Africa’s parks won’t be full, that doesn’t mean you will be treated any less luxuriously than in high season. Quite the opposite usually, as the staff have even more time to pamper and serve you. A partially full camp is the best kind of camp when you want to be treated like a true VIP. As a child I was lucky enough to travel to many of Africa’s best game reserves and what I learnt in my youth is that nothing compares to the feeling of finding a rare member of the Big 5 – and getting to watch it alone for as long as you want. Not crowded by african safari vehicles and loud tourists, simply relaxing and observing without disruption. A true african safari experience!

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Sunrise view from Tarangire National Park


Article originally posted by Africa Geographic

Wild Mind Travel Co. provides high-quality and modern boutique african safari tours in Tanzania. We provide a variety of customized itineraries and packages – including Zanzibar!

Here are 5 fascinating Great Migration facts you might not know:

1. The Great Migration sees over 1.5 million wildebeest, 200 000 zebra and a host of other antelope travelling cross country.

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Wildebeest roaming the Serengeti plains

2. The Great Migration is the largest overland migration in the world. The animals travel a total of 800km or more during each cycle.

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Large herd of migrating Zebra in the Serengeti

3. While the migration may seem like a chaotic frenzy of movement, research has shown a herd of wildebeest possess what is known as ‘swarm intelligence’, where the wildebeest systematically explore and overcome an obstacle as one.

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Buffalo migration in Ngorongoro Crater

4. Because wildebeest have no natural leader, the migrating herd often splits up into smaller herds that circle the main, mega-herd, going in different directions. When considering these smaller, split herds the whole migration can cover over half of the whole Serengeti.

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Migrating Zebra in the Serengeti

5. During the migration around 250,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra are killed off every year as a result of predation by carnivores – but also from thirst, hunger, and exhaustion.

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Lion feasting on a zebra carcass in the Serengeti

Article originally posted by Africa Geographic


Wild Mind Travel Co. provides high-quality and modern boutique safaris in Tanzania. We provide a variety of customized itineraries and packages – including Zanzibar!

Can you feel the love tonight?… Embrace your inner Simba or Nala and find true romance in the wild!


There’s nothing quite like leaving ordinary behind and embarking on an adventure in the African wilderness with your loved one. After the excitement of viewing the most exotic wildlife and beautiful landscapes in the world, the perfect way to end your day on safari is to enjoy the stars like you’ve never seen them before! Whether you are camping, or staying in a safari lodge, the show does not end when the sun goes down. Cuddle up and take in the beauty above before embarking on another thrilling day.

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Night sky from Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Romance is all around you while on safari, and it’s not unusual to catch some wildlife in the act… Taking our minds out of the gutter for a moment, the act of mating is a pretty spectacular sight to see. How a species mates is a primary aspect of their role in the ecosystem, and essential to their survival. Fun fact: Did you know that during the Lion’s mating period, neither male or female will eat? This after mating between 20-40 times a day!… Save to say, they may be a little cranky.

Lion and Lioness during mating season in Ngorongoro Crater


Even the healthiest relationships are a challenge at times. Why not test your limits as a couple by climbing the tallest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro? It’s hard to think of many other things more satisfying than reaching the summit with your partner and celebrating with a kiss that promises to take you higher than you’ve ever been…

Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest peak in Africa


Forget the honeymoon suite, how about your very own private beach bungalow on one of the world’s nicest beaches! From the moment you step into your charming and luxurious bungalow at Kendwa Rocks, the romance will be turned up to 10! Feel the refreshing breeze roll off of the Indian Ocean while enjoying a cold one on your private stone patio or handwoven double-hammock. If it gets too hot, have no fear! Take a dip in your private plunge pool, an absolute must in this steaming hot climate.

Private beach Bungalow at Kendwa Rocks Zanzibar


If you can convince yourself to leave the comfort of your private bungalow for a stroll up the beach, you’re in for a treat! Situated on the north western tip of Zanzibar, Kendwa Beach offers one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever see. So while the sun going down may signal the end to another day in paradise, you’ll definitely feel the love in the air, and at your side.

The sunset from Kendwa Beach, Zanzibar


Wild Mind Travel Co. provides high-quality and modern boutique safaris in Tanzania. We provide a variety of customized itineraries and packages – including Zanzibar!


As a proud 90’s kid, I remember walking out of the theatre after watching the Lion King wanting nothing more than to transform into Simba and live my life as the King of the Jungle… While modern day science has yet to find a way for me to do this, exploring the incredible wildlife in Tanzania’s national parks is really the next best thing. From the scores of elephant herds in Tarangire National Park, the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, and of course; the mighty lion and lionesses that roam the African Savanna – the great show of wildlife in Tanzania is something one must experience in their lifetime.

Wildlife in harmony in Tarangire National Park


The backdrop provided for all of the exotic wildlife in Tanzania is truly awe-inspiring. The best part of the scenery in Tanzania is how varied and diverse the landscape is throughout this East African country. From the Woodland savanna in Tarangire, the great plains in the Serengeti, the alkaline Lakes dotted throughout northern Tanzania, the towering peaks of the Great Rift Valley; topped off by the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro – to the crystal clear warm waters and white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Tanzania dazzles the senses with it’s incredible beauty.

A view over the Ngorongoro Crater


Why settle for mundane or ordinary when you can transform into a modern day explorer? Visiting Tanzania will immediately evoke a strong sense of adventure for seasoned or first-time travellers. The list of available activities here leaves nothing to be desired. Will you embark on a wildlife safari? Climb Mount Kilimanjaro? Visit a Maasai village? Set sail in Zanzibar? The list goes on, and will always leave you wanting more!

Game drive in Tanzania


Immediately when you arrive in Stone Town, the sense of historical charm offered in this UNESCO World Heritage site is unmistakable. As you navigate through narrow alleyways, past century-old spice markets, and mosques, you wonder what life would be like as a Sultan here in the 19th century. Every door here has its own story, and every step you take here will transport you through time to a different world.

The charming streets of Stone Town


The best way to top off any holiday? The beach of course, and Zanzibar has plenty on offer. After exploring the African wilderness, and historic charm in Stone Town, head up north to Kendwa Beach. Located on the north tip of the island, Kendwa Beach is consistently rated as one of the very best beaches in the world. From its long and wide white sand beachfront, leading into warm crystal clear turquoise water, you could swear this beach is simply a figment of your imagination. Kick-back and enjoy the hot sun with a cold Kilimanjaro lager, set sail to Mnemba Atoll for some snorkelling or scuba diving (it’s so nice that Bill Gates bought the entire island…), dance the night away with one of Kendra Rocks’ world famous monthly Full Moon parties, or dine on dishes inspired by the spices which made this island famous. Zanzibar, like the rest of Tanzania, has it all!

Relaxing at Kendwa Beach, Zanzibar


Wild Mind Travel Co. provides high-quality and modern boutique safaris in Tanzania. We provide a variety of customized itineraries and packages – including Zanzibar!