- Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park safari
Home to the world’s greatest single concentration of wildlife, the Serengeti National Park is the Africa of the imagination. Known as ‘the land that goes on forever’, its rolling savannahs are where elephants, buffalo, big cats and antelope co-exist with red-robed Maasai herders.
It is of course most famous for its annual wildebeest migration when over a million animals move between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. But it is in the Serengeti that some of the most exciting chapters of the migration play out: the birthing season (when up to 400 000 calves are born) or the migration river-crossings, when the wildebeest herds run the gauntlet of monstrous crocodiles as they return to the Masai Mara.
But you don’t have to travel to the Serengeti during migration season to enjoy excellent game viewing. Wildlife is prolific throughout the year and the park has an international reputation for predators – big cats, hyenas, birds of prey and wild dogs.
You’ll sit back to morning and afternoon game drives; if you stay in a private concession then you have the advantage of spot-lit night drives and guided walks too. Hot-air balloon safaris are a popular way to view the landscape and many lodges offer the chance to interact with local communities during non-invasive cultural tours.
Talk to Safari Online about a Serengeti National Park safari. We’ll recommend the best tour for your requirements or tailor-make an itinerary for you. It’s easy to include Zanzibar and the well-known destinations on Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit (Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire) as well as less well-known but equally rewarding places. Tanzania’s southern secrets of Rubondo Island, Katavi, Ruaha and the chimpanzee-filled forests of Mahale are waiting to be discovered.