December is a great time for bird watchers as many migratory birds arrive. This is particularly good in southern parks such as Selous and Tarangire National Park in the north is a birdwatchers’ paradise! Look out for red-necked spurfowl, purple grenadier and cinnamon-breasted buntings to name just a few.
Wildebeest will be gathering on the plains of the Serengeti in areas of low grass which makes them easy to spot. Viewing large herds of wildebeest is an impressive sight that you‘ll be sure to remember. If the weather permits, you may be able to take a hot-air balloon over the plains to get a bird’s-eye view.
Zanzibar’s high season runs from November to February so prices will be high and availability low.