Written by Kirueben Visvaraj
With the ongoing Movement Control Order, I have spent countless hours confined within the four walls of my studio apartment. As time goes, the mind wanders and the ambitions grow; what am I going to do when I get out of here? Who am I going to see once all of this is over? One thing for certain is that I want to be travelling again and now is the perfect time to set my plans in motion. I want to be headed to the authentic wonders and landscapes of Tanzania, home of the amazing Serengeti National Park.
A wildlife safari is definitely something I want to experience, especially after all these time being held up in the concrete jungle that is Kuala Lumpur. Tanzania and Kenya come together as the setting for the Greatest Show on Earth with its annual migration of the wildebeest across the Sengerenti and Masai Mara National Park. Imagine the scene in Lion King with the wildebeest stampede; now multiply the scale of that by a 100 and imagine them travelling across hundreds of kilometres of distance. Now, imagine predators like lions and crocodiles waiting by the river banks ready to pounce on weak and tired to feed. It is a sight to behold! The drama, the thrill and excitement would be incomparable as you have front row seats to Mother Nature's Greatest Show on Earth.
Contrary to popular belief, the Migration of the Wildebeest is actually an all year experience as the animals, in their large numbers take a long time to travel across the vast distance. What changes is the locations to catch this amazing spectacle. For me, my plan is to head to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in the month of April or May 2021. This gives me sufficient time to plan the trip in terms of the itinerary as well as to prepare the funds to make the journey. Our partners in Sedunia Travel are able to arrange fully private services at great value and comfort giving the opportunity for an intimate and personalized experience to my needs.
After a couple of days of spotting the wildlife and natural landscapes like the Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the perfect end to the trip would be a relaxing stay in the picturesque coastal town of Zanzibar. Ideally, with the right budget I would even love to enjoy a stay at the Manta Resort situated in the beautiful private island of Pemba. The Manta Resort also exclusively houses the one of a kind and wonderful Underwater Room; within their Conservation Area. A private island surrounded by corals. It would be simply amazing to experience the fascinating shifting lights of the water, the ebb and flow of the tide and subject to the curiosity of the efishy inhabitants of another world.
It is time for me to begin planning my travel to the magical lands and scenery of Tanzania. Being cooped up at home has given me plenty of opportunities to cut back on expenses and to start saving for this trip of a lifetime that I will soon savour. Oh, I just can't wait for it!
Where will you be travelling to, once this is all over? We would love to hear your thoughts. Comment below to join the conversation.
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