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  • Exciting Cultural Experience
  • Migration in the Southern plains of Serengeti
  • Hunting Predators in the plain of Serengeti

On this 9-day trip, you will get an opportunity to visit most of our famous... ... Read More

Seven Wonders Safaris
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Predators Interaction Safari In Tanzania

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
  • Next Departures Daily
From US$ 3,500 9 days
Highlights
  • The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara - Tanzania's most prolific national parks

Our safari starts with Lake Manyara and its fantastic birdlife with over 400 recorded species... ... Read More

Exodus

Classic Tanzania Safari

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  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Moshi
  • Operator Active 2 hours ago Exodus
  • Next Departures Oct 14 Oct 28
From US$ 2,936 8 days
Highlights
  • Have a blast frollicking in the beaches of Zanzibar.
  • Discover the best of African wildlife at the Serengeti.
  • Get closer to nature.

This safari and beach adventure helps you experience the finest, most comfortable and picturesque locations ... Read More

Tanzania On Foot
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12 Days Tented Camps Safari And Zanzibar Holiday

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Active 16 hours ago Tanzania On Foot
  • Next Departures Daily
From US$ 3,750 12 days
Highlights
  • Observe the great wildebeest migration.
  • Discover Tanzania tourism icons- Ngorongoro–Serengeti
  • View natural wildlife, stunning scenery and discover African wilderness secrets.

The Great Wildebeest Migration The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers... ... Read More

Across Africa Nature
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6N/7D Great Wildebeest Migration Trekking

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Across Africa Nature
  • Next Departures Aug 20 Aug 21
From US$ 4,480 7 days
Highlights
  • Track the Big Five across the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in agile safari vehicles
  • Chill out at Lake Malawi
  • Explore Victoria Falls and Zanzibar.

Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibar’s spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the... ... Read More

G Adventures
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Victoria Falls To Nairobi Adventure

  • Starts/Ends Livingstone/Nairobi
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Next Departures Sep 30 Oct 21
From US$ 3,087 20 days
Highlights
  • Get up close with the big fives in their natural habitat in Serengeti National Park
  • Meet and explore the lifestyle of Maasai, the most authentic tribe.
  • Discover the wildlife wonders, African culture and breathtaking scenery.

Tanzania is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Africa offering the most romantic luxury... ... Read More

Across Africa Nature
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12N/13D Sweet Romantic Honeymoon Holiday

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Across Africa Nature
  • Next Departures Aug 20 Aug 21
From US$ 13,500 13 days
Highlights
  • Track the Big Five in agile 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Feel the mist of Victoria Falls
  • Chill out at Lake Malawi

Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibar’s spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the... ... Read More

G Adventures
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Serengeti To Victoria Falls Adventure

  • Starts/Ends Nairobi/Victoria Falls
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Next Departures Oct 9 Nov 6
From US$ 3,134 20 days
Highlights
  • Search for the Big Five across Africa
  • Snorkel the turquoise waters of Zanzibar
  • Get wet at Victoria Falls

Marvel at the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango, and meet the San... ... Read More

G Adventures
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Serengeti, Falls & Cape Town Adventure

  • Starts/Ends Nairobi/Cape Town
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Next Departures Oct 9 Jan 8
From US$ 5,034 40 days
Highlights
  • Enjoy wildlife safaris and game drives in Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire NP.
  • Visit a Maasai village.
  • Relax on the beach in Zanzibar.

There’s something special about Tanzania. Historic and teeming with wildlife, it packs a visual punch ... Read More

Open Africa Safaris
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Spectacular 11-day Safari With Maasai Tour And Zanzibar

  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Open Africa Safaris
  • Next Departures Dec 11 Dec 18
From US$ 3,999 11 days

Serengeti National Park - Overview and Facts

Stewart Edward White, a hunter from America, set out in the year 1913 pushing south from Nairobi in search of vast open expanses and African wildlife, and that’s when he discovered paradise on earth – the Serengeti. The Maasai called it ‘Siringitu’, the place where the land always keeps moving, and used it to graze their cattle for millennia. Covering a stretch of 30,000 sq. km., the Serengeti National Park encompasses two UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves within its boundaries. The ecosystem present here ranks among the oldest on planet earth, and the flora and fauna of the Serengeti have remained unchanged for millions of years. With traces of humans dating back 2 million years to the time of the Early Man, it is easy to understand just how ancient the Serengeti really is. Serengeti National Park gets the following relevant safari ratings: 

  • Wildlife Rating: 5 stars out of 5
  • Scenery Rating: 5 stars out of 5
  • Bush Vibe: 4 stars out of 5

Serengeti National Park includes all kinds of ecosystems and this means that each area has its own wildlife and flora. From the acacia tree Savannah in the center to the wooded grasslands of the north, from the black clay plains of the west and the grassy expanses of the south to those rivers, swamps and lakes, each part of the Serengeti is worth visiting, every inch has its own story to tell. 

The most obvious charm of the Serengeti is its Great Migration phenomenon. While the park is home to a number of animals, watching hundreds and thousands of wildebeests, gazelle and zebras make their way through the park in search of greener pastures and give birth to off-springs along the way is a sight for sore eyes. The Serengeti offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities outside the Great Migration as well. It is home to the elusive black rhino, kongoni, giraffe, elephant, eland, topi, buffalo, big cats and 500 species of birds. 

Serengeti National Park’s fame and charm has attracted countless movie personalities, celebrities, poets, artists, writers, storytellers, directors and film crews over the years. The likes of Hugo von Lawick, Peter Mattheissen and Alan Root have entered its boundaries, but its most popular visitor was one Ernest Hemingway, one of the biggest patrons of African tourism and the man responsible for romanticizing safaris around the world. And since more than 90,000 tourists visit the Serengeti National Park each year, you’re sure to find tourists, irrespective of which season you choose for your explorations.

Pros and Cons of Serengeti National Park

It is next to impossible to come up with a list of cons for the Serengeti, but the only thing you would want to know is that the Seronera area gets horribly crowded between the months of June – July and October – April. On the other hand, the list of pros keeps going on and on. First of all, the Serengeti is one of the best national parks on the planet for animal sightings, irrespective of the time of the year. Moreover, despite the hype, the plains give you an authentic African feel and hot air balloon safaris present the Serengeti in an entirely new light. There are fantastic lodges which offer splendid accommodation opportunities, catering to mid-range as well as luxury travelers. And then there’s the Great Migration which takes your Serengeti adventure to an entirely new level!

Accommodation in Serengeti

There are all kinds of accommodation options for those visiting the Serengeti. The most authentic experience can be found in mobile tented camps such as Olikara Camp and Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp. There are a number of permanent camps in the area as well. These resemble actual lodges, are far more romantic and are your best bet while visiting the Serengeti. Some of the best ones include the Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp and Sayari Camp. Those wanting to stay in Central Serengeti, considered to host the best and most exciting wildlife experience, would find the Serengeti Serena Lodge, Dunia Camp and Seronera Wildlife Lodge to offer decent options. 

Best Time to Visit Serengeti

The altitude ranges from 920 meters to 1850 meters, and this means that the temperature usually varies between 15 – 25 degrees C. The Serengeti climate is dry, but rainfall takes place in two pockets – the shorter season of October and November and the longer season of March to May. Bookmundi recommends you to visit the Serengeti in time for the Great Migration which takes place between June – July (river crossing) and January – February (birthing of calves).

Extend Your Vacation from Serengeti

The Serengeti National Park doesn’t just stand out in terms of its wildlife and natural beauty, but also in terms of its location. It is very easy to extend your vacation while visiting the Serengeti, per the following:

Ngorongoro Crater: The Ngorongoro Crater, another African destination famous for its exotic wildlife, is the most obvious destination to add to your list, and since it is located so close to the Serengeti, most tours include the Ngorongoro as well.

Lake Natron: Eerily beautiful, is what describes Lake Natron the best. Its alkaline waters are so high in their pH levels that it can literally burn the eyes and the skin of animals who aren’t adapted to its alkalinity. The lake is perhaps your best bet of capturing stunning photographs, not just because of its birds and bats and 2 million lesser flamingos, but also because the images reveal a House of Stone (House of Wax, anyone). No kidding. It looks like some mysterious force turned living animals into stone. So bear with the creepy feeling, and we promise you the most spectacular travel experience ever.

Tarangire National Park: The dusty red landscape presents a smattering of withered grass which makes Tarangire feel like a vast barren land, but a closer look is all you need to discover those beautiful animals. The park is, after all, full of wildlife. Wildebeests, antelope, buffalo, fringe-eared oryx, gazelle, long-necked gerenuk, elephants, hartebeest, zebra and all sorts of African predators, these are just some of the animals you get to see here. With more than 550 varieties of birds in the park, including the world’s heaviest flying bird and the world’s largest bird, Tarangire is also perfect for bird lovers.

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