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Dan Moss in Kenya & Tanzania

January 15, 2020 Office Trip Reports
Left: Dan petting one of Loisaba Conservancy’s anti-poaching hounds Right: at a Maasai village in the Naboisho Conservancy


Dan Moss has been a consultant at AAC for the past two years and an avid African traveler even before that. Yet believe it or not, this was his very first trip to East Africa! He certainly picked an excellent first-time trip.

Dan stayed at Lemala Ngorongoro, located on the eastern side of the crater rim
Olakira Migration Camp near Lake Ndutu; he also stayed at Namiri Plains (eastern Serengeti)
Serian Nkorombo in the Maasai Mara and Naboisho Camp in the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy
Loisaba Tented Camp in the northern conservancy of Loisaba

The Perks of Green Season Travel

Some might consider this a peculiar time to visit East Africa. After all, isn’t December in the midst of one of the region’s two rainy seasons? Here are several reasons that you should consider travelling during the “green season” like Dan Did

  1. Verdant Scenery: green plains and blossoming flowers
  2. Birding: elaborate mating rituals and the arrival of migratory species
  3. Plains Game Births: wildebeest and zebra calvings are a sight to behold – but it also means you have a higher chance to witness a kill!
  4. Less Vehicle Concentration: you’ll have many wildlife sightings to yourself
  5. More Affordable: Dan’s trip is similar to AAC’s Galloping Gnus Itinerary, which for December starts at $12,000 per person sharing; a trip during July-October starts at over $14,000

Wildlife Sightings

Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Tanzania

Male Lion gazing at some nearby zebras (Ngorongoro Crater)
Caracals are solitary, elusive felines – a great find for Dan! (Ngorongoro Crater)
Top Left: baby yellow baboon Top Right: Grant’s Gazelle Bottom Right: Ngorongoro Crater floor Bottom Left: biting zebras

Camps & Lodges

Lemala Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania)
Olakira Migration Camp (Serengeti, Kenya)
Namiri Plains (Serengeti, Tanzania)
Serian Nkorombo (Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Naboisho Camp (Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Loisaba Tented Camp (Laikipia, Kenya)