As the start of the emerald season, December in Tanzania brings the short rains, creating lush green landscapes, blankets of flowers and tons of birdlife, and in our opinion, the Serengeti looks its best at this time of year. We’d recommend a safari through the Northern Circuit, including the Serengeti National Park – Tanzania’s famous stomping ground of the Great Wildebeest Migration. During the month of December, the wildebeest herds will be preparing for calving season and pushing south towards the Southern Serengeti – which in turns attracts amazing predator action. The scattered rainfall can make their movements unpredictable, so we’d suggest combining two locations in the Serengeti for your best chances of witnessing this great spectacle of nature, such as a combination of Lamai Serengeti or Namiri Plains and Serengeti Safari Camp.
The Green Season in the Ngorongoro Crater brings a photographer’s dream – with dramatic skies as sunlight bursts through the clouds and carpets of flowers and lush grass lining the crater. Wildlife is in abundance and it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise with the flocks of migratory birds. Combine your stay in the Serengeti with a few nights staying in Entamanu, on top of the Ngorongoro Crater, to experience the magnitude and wonder of this inactive crater now filled with wildlife. Or enjoy the views from your dome in a remote location nearby at The Highlands. If you have longer than ten nights to get away for, finish with a few nights on the dazzling white sand beaches of Zanzibar, staying in Zuri Zanzibar for the perfect relaxing end to your trip.