Why Serengeti National Park?
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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park


What We Love
  1. Home to the Great Wildebeest Migration
  2. One of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife
  3. Excellent year-round wildlife viewing – including the Big 5
  4. Witness river crossings, predator action & calving
  5. A bucket list safari – couples, honeymooners, families & friends
  6. Hot air balloon safaris, game drives & bush walks

Why Serengeti National Park?

A safari to Serengeti National Park is on everyone’s bucket list.

Experience Home to the iconic Great Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti not only offers one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world but is home to the coveted Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo & rhino, & delivers sensational game viewing year-round.

Tanzania’s flagship conservation area consists of vast rolling grasslands & golden savannahs, offering safari-goers a sense of space, along with some of the best game viewing in Africa.

Wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world choose to visit the Serengeti to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles: The Great Wildebeest Migration. Each year millions of wildebeest, zebra & gazelle move in a migratory pattern through the Serengeti in search of greener pastures.

Watching massive herds brave crocodile-infested rivers, trying to escape hungry predators like Africa’s big cats, is what the Serengeti is all about!

Throughout the year, guests can expect phenomenal wildlife viewing – even during calving season (February to March) which delivers plenty of bittersweet predator action.

Activities Most activities in Serengeti National Park centres around wildlife. These include open 4x4 game drives, guided walks, hot air balloon safaris & bird watching.

Other exciting activities include cultural visits, picnic lunches, mountain biking & horse riding.

When To Travel The best time to visit the Serengeti National Park is in the dry season from late June to October. This period offers the best wildlife viewing in general – with the Wildebeest Migration as its absolute highlight.

Wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times.

Keep in mind that the entire migration is triggered by rain – but the general guidelines are as follow.

Migration Explained

January In January, the herds move south from the northeast region into the area near Lake Ndutu.

February & March February to March is calving season when over 8,000 wildebeest babies are born each day, so guests can witness the bittersweet interaction between fierce predators & wobbly calves.

April & May Between April & May, the herds generally move northwest towards the Moru & Simba Kopjes. Breeding is now in full swing & around May the calves are stronger, so the herds move a little quicker into the central Serengeti.

June During June, they are usually in the central Serengeti & preparing for the toughest part of their journey. The herds may have split up, with some already crossing the Grumeti River.

July During July, they have reached the Grumeti region & northern parts of the Serengeti, facing their biggest obstacle yet: the crocodile-infested waters of the Mara River.

August August is generally the best time to witness river crossings from the northern Serengeti to the Masai Mara.

September In September, the herd breaks into smaller groups, with the majority crossing over to the Masai Mara & some (less than half) remain in the northern Serengeti.

October In October, the best chance to see them is still in the Masai Mara. Opt to stay in one of the less-crowded private conservancies where off-road driving & night drives are permitted.

November Normally, the short rains begin in November - tempting the wildebeest to leave the dry Mara for the rejuvenated Serengeti. Generally, they can be seen in the Serengeti’s northeastern region where they may split into smaller groups before continuing their journey southward.

December In December, the herds move south towards fresh grazing & cover the northern & eastern Serengeti in preparation for another action-packed 3,000 km journey.

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