During certain months of the year (typically July – October, dependent on weather) the migratory herds of wildebeest and zebra make for one of the natural world’s most spectacular sights. River crossings, especially, are not to be missed. After dithering back and forth on the banks one brave wildebeest jumps in, with hundreds following behind. The migration is a phenomenon that must be seen to be believed. You’ll be mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the natural world at its most impressive. TAASA is ideally situated for the Northern Serengetti migration towards the Mara River.
TAASA offers excellent game viewing throughout the year with our resident wildlife that do not migrate with the wildebeest and zebras.
Throughout the year, there are ample lion, cheetah and hyena. While on night drives you may also get to see genet cats and serval cats. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot our resident leopard in the bush.
Tanzania is perhaps Africa’s most primate-diverse country – a third of Tanzania’s primate species are found nowhere else on Earth. The most common primates sighted around TAASA include baboons and three monkey species – Vervet, Sykes and Blue – and cute Bush Babies with their big gremlin-like eyes. This close relative to the lemurs of Madagascar can leap over 20 feet.
The world-famous Serengeti plains are a popular feeding grounds for herd animals, including buffalo, elephant, wildebeest, zebra, eland, Thomsons gazelle, and the endangered rhino.
Tanzania is an ideal bird watching area with over 1,113 species of birds, including 800 resident and 300 migratory species. The lowland forest, acacia bush, and various rock formations make good nesting areas for the birds of the region.
Sometimes it's the smallest things in the bush that can draw unexpected attention. From colorful agama lizards, to Golden Orb spiders and hard working dung beetles, our guides will surprise you with stories about these small but mighty creatures.