Omni Escapes Magazine Escapes Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 48

Safaris offer an intimate view of Africa’s natural world, including exciting events like the annual Great Migration of more than a million wildebeests. wanderlust. While there are myriad ways to travel the continent, a safari is the quintessential experience when one thinks of Africa. It is also one of the best means to immerse yourself in the inimitable African landscape and wildlife, and to witness this great spectacle in nature. FALL 2017 OMNI_Safari-eV5-e.indd 48 | 48 | the Serengeti so guests have a front row seat to various cycles of the migration. Visitors staying at the Serengeti Pioneer Camp are best situated to see the beginning and end of the migration cycle. There, they can observe the calving season from January through March and the start of the wildebeests’ journey to Kenya in April through June. “The calving season is quite a spectacle with some 400,000 calves born in a few short weeks,” says James Haigh, director of sales and marketing for ep rle Front Row Seat Many travelers journeying to Africa to see the Great Migration look to balance the rugged outdoor expe- rience of a safari with upscale, comfortable lodgings. Among a wide range of high-end safari options, Elewana Collection, part of the Global Hotel Alliance that Omni Hotels & Resorts is also a part of, ranks as one of the most popular and well-equipped to shepherd the experi- ence. It includes award-winning luxury camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania and Kenya. Integrating Africa’s remarkable backdrop with elegant accommodations, Elewana Collection properties in the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania are carefully sited to ensure that guests have access to view- ing the Great Migration throughout the year. In Tanzania, two lodges, Serengeti Pioneer Camp and Serengeti Migration Camp, cover 90 percent of ESCAPES 9/21/17 11:12 AM