Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park was proclaimed a national park in 1951, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. It is the only place in the world where you can witness millions of migrating wildebeest over the Acacia plains, and is the closest to an untouched African wilderness you will ever get.
The word Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language meaning ‘endless plain’ and consists of vast open plains dotted by kopjes. The park is so vast that you could never see it all in one trip. Each region offers different landscapes and wildlife highlights.
The Serengeti supports a magnificent diversity and abundance of animals, from the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino – to giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, impala, and eland. Birders will be delighted by more than 500 species, which include kori bustard, secretary birds, Fischer’s lovebird, and so many more.
- Day and night game drives
- Great Migration
- Hot air balloon
- Bush dinner
- Camp under the stars
- Serengeti Visitors Center
- Olduvai Gorge
- Bologonja Springs
- Grumeti River
- Seronera River Valley
- Retina Hippo Pool
- Moru Kopjes
- Visit the Maasai
Short-grass plains dominate this area bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lake Masek and Lake Lagaja, saline lakes, host lesser and greater flamingoes. Best to visit this area during the calving season of the migration i.e. from December to March.
Seronera Valley/Central + Eastern Serengeti
This area characterizes the typical African savannah with large umbrella thorn trees. There are plenty of resident animals here. We also find a restricted area dedicated to a cheetah conservation project.
The Northern Serengeti offers a great game viewing year-round. However, from July to October you can witness the dramatic river crossings of the migration. A few rhinos have been reintroduced to the area, and though they are shy, you may be lucky enough to spot one.
The Western Corridor offers good game viewing all year round. The area is known for its huge crocodiles lying in wait on the bank of the Grumeti River. June and July is a good time to see the migration heading up to the North.
The Great Migration
The Great Migration is the highlight of the Serengeti’s wildlife. This annual circular movement of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle moving northwards into the neighbouring Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and back into the plains of the Serengeti.
The Serengeti is a year-round safari destination, offering something new to see in each season.
June and July are the best months to see the Wildebeest in the western corridor, and August to September in the northern parts of the Serengeti. During this time, the weather is generally sunny with not much rain.
January to February is the calving season and the best time to see newborns, which lures predators. It’s very green during this time, with incredible bird watching opportunities.
April to May is the low season, so there will be fewer crowds.
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