Gourmet Kosher Safaris 2021, Summer Vacation in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger.
The remarkable herds of animals that migrate around this region by far outnumbers anything of it’s kind on the planet. Those few who are lucky enough to witness this spectacle can testify to what a life-changing experience it is.
With GKS, most of our safari will be spent in the Serengeti itself, as well as in the famous Ngorongoro Crater to the south, enjoying what is truly the greatest wildlife show on earth, and some spectacular scenery along the way, all in magnificent luxury hotels with our famous freshly prepared gourmet kosher cuisine.
Without any doubt this exclusive Tour can be described as the “pinnacle” of Safari offerings!
Day 1 Kilimanjaro
On arrival in the late afternoon , we hope for clear skies and a view of that icon of equatorial Africa- the highest point on the continent with its snow-capped peek- the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!
Day 2 Arusha National Park
We explore the refreshingly green forests and mountains of the Arusha National Park, home of the “blue” and “black and white” monkeys.
In addition to the forest and plains wildlife this park has to offer, on a clear day, the views of Arusha’s signature volcano, Mount Meru, and the nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, can be absolutely breathtaking!
In the afternoon, we drive through the “Great African Rift Valley”, the massive fault-line that extends from Southern Africa through to Northern Israel, and up to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where we check into our lovely hotel and prepare for tomorrow’s descent into the crater.
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater
This morning, we descendant the steep escarpment of this unique volcanic crater, an island haven for countless species of animals, known to have the greatest concentration of animals in the world, throughout the year.
In this protected and fertile environment, animals seldom have reason to leave, and a few hours is generally sufficient to see an incredibly diverse amount of these incredible species.
The crater is also the best place in the ecosystem to see the highly endangered rhino, where the protected and controlled environment keeps it relatively safe from poachers, and during the rainy season, the lake at its center make an incredible feeding ground for large groups of flamingo, often observed from the top of the crater as an unending sea of pink!
Day 4 – Day 8 Serengeti National Park
On day 4, we drive through the magnificent Ngorongoro Highlands and down the escarpment to the open plains of the Serengeti National Park, where our search for the migration herds begins.
In addition to the great migrations, the Serengeti has one of the world’s highest concentrations of resident wildlife, such as antelope, gazelles, zebra, the famous pumba (warthog), cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and much more, which we search for and enjoy over the next few days!
Our stay in the Serengeti also includes an unforgettable Shabbat inside the park, where we have the possibility of spotting elephant and other animals at the waterhole – migrating herds have even been known to walk past the lodge grounds!
In the afternoon of day 8, we take a short flight back to Kilimanjaro airport, where we hope to end our trip with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro, if only the cloud would just lift for a minute!