Short African Safari
Kenya offers essential safari that can start few hours upon arrival of international flight.
Explore the advantages of going on a short African safari and the greatest wildlife destinations for a quick getaway.
Best month to go on African Safari: January on the Serengeti is the first preparation stage for the Great Wildebeest Migration. If December’s rains have been good, it’s time for the wildebeest and zebras to gain their strength and graze on the grasses.
January is also birthing time. During this period, thousands of wildebeest calves are born each day. Witnessing a wildebeest or zebra giving birth must be one of the most precious and unforgettable safari experiences, and it’s certainly possible if you plan your visit in January.
However, vulnerable calves and herds focusing on grazing also offer prime opportunities for predators. This is an ideal time to see the big cats, hyenas, cheetahs and wild dogs as they track down and attack the herds.
Those who survive the Grumeti River crossing gradually make their way north to the Masai Mara in Kenya.
However, before they get there, they have to face another perilous river crossing: the Mara River, which runs along the Tanzanian and Kenyan border, and separates the Serengeti from the Masai Mara.
Although crossings happen until October, late July is considered the best time for guaranteed viewing. Thousands of wildebeest queue up along the banks of the Mara River before jumping into the waters where crocodiles lie in wait. It’s a gruesome sight, especially watching vultures feast on leftover carcasses, but it’s still one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events during safari.