Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

The global traveller: Tanzania - Africa on the move

UK-based Aqua-Firma International (01428 620 012, aqua-firma.com) has introduced a new experience in Tanzania, combining Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the fabled Great Migration, with some of East Africa’s best marine life, including the migration of the world’s biggest sharks to one of its coral islands.

The largest terrestrial migration on Earth, the Great Migration, plays host to the annual movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 plains zebra between the southern Serengeti to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.

Tanzania is also home to a great diversity of marine life, including dolphins, vibrant coral reef ecosystems and the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. November to February is the best time to see these at Mafia

Island, which coincides with high concentrations of game in the Serengeti. This is also a period when sea conditions are ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

The company’s guides, marine experts and diving professionals can tailor an experience which incorporates staying in some stunning coastal hotels, lodges and relaxing on white sand coastlines.

The Great Migration & Marine Life Safaris programme incorporates private guiding and accommodation in a luxury semi mobile safari camp in the Serengeti. Prices range from £2,390 per person upwards.

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