Seven Reasons Why Serengeti National Park Safari Will Blow Your Mind?

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While planning for Tanzania Safari Tours, Serengeti National Park Safari definitely stays in the rim of that bucket list. That is because whichever way you look at it, Serengeti National Park is the best. Be it the exotic images of roaming giant mammals striding through the Savannah grass under a big African sky filling our visual imagination, or the classic landscape, SERENGETI IS EVERY BIT OF WILD AS YOU HAVE IMAGINED.

Here are seven facts and trivia about Serengeti National Park that will make you want to plan your next trip right away.

1.  SIZE OF SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Serengeti National Park is absolutely massive as it covers the area of 14,750 square km, Serengeti Wild Life Sanctuary spans from the Mara and Simiyu regions of Northern Tanzania to South-western Kenya. It easily trumps over other national parks in Africa as it offers unparalleled panoramas of a sort that you just don’t get anywhere else. So Tanzania Safari Tours is considered to be one of the greatest in the world.

To put it simply, you can drive around the Serengeti for 3 days and not even touch the sides.

2. ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE

ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE

The Serengeti National Park Safari is one of the few places where you can witness all “Big Five” animals living together in the wild: The lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo.

  • You will come across lion after lion so much that after a point you would want to stop taking photos and just be mesmerized by the sight of cubs playing or lions mating. Don’t be faint-hearted if a lion chooses to rest under the shade of your safari vehicle.
  • There are currently around 4000 lions, 7500 Haynes, 500 species of birds as well as 250 cheetahs dwelling together in Serengeti National Park.
  • Furthermore, you will also find monkeys galore, giraffes, zebras, ostriches and dikdik, elands, topes as well as klipspringers, kudus, and bushbucks. In addition to that, you can see a huge range of antelope and hippos.

3.  GREAT MIGRATION DURING SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

Serengeti National Park has the largest migration in the world. It truly is exquisite. So People from all around the world come to witness this for themselves. It’s important to be aware of when exactly the Great Wildebeest Migration is taking place. You should check the Serengeti National Park Map to find out where the migration happens.

  • The migration flows through Serengeti National Park, the Maasai Mara Reserve, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • The animals face dangerous river crossings, where many fall victim to drowning and the jaws of hungry Nile crocodiles. The many that die along the way, serve to feed predators.
  • Though migration is always moving, there are defined periods when you can expect to find the animals in certain locations. From late December to early March enormous herds resides in the southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where females give birth to the next generation.
  • This calving season ends around the beginning of April. The herds then move on towards the Serengeti’s western corridor.

4.  SERENGETI IS A TRUE BIRDS PARADISE

SERENGETI IS A TRUE BIRDS PARADISE

We all know that SERENGETI HOSTS THE LARGEST LAND ANIMAL MIGRATION IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD. In addition to that, Serengeti’s expansive landscape is also a great ornithological destination. There are hundreds of unique birds found in the Serengeti National Park and the best part is that bird watching activities are available pretty much throughout the year. As a matter of fact, September – April are the Best Time To Visit Serengeti for avid birders. Got your binoculars and nature camera ready? Because you will find the rare species of Ostriches, Flamingo, Guinea fowl, Anatidae duck, Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies and many more.

5.  GO ON HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI AT SERENGETI

GO ON HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI AT SERENGETI

When it comes to getting the complete view of the Serengeti National Park, nothing comes close to the Hot Air Balloon Safari. You get a bird’s eye view of the Serengeti, a sight that will take your breath away. It is the most magical and out of the body experience. You can book a hot air balloon ride that suits your budget. There are basic rides, as well as more luxurious ones, complete with champagne! If you are an adrenaline junky then a chartered plane option is also available too.

6.  ABILITY TO CAMP IN THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The exhilarating feeling of really being out in the wilds of Africa is hard to beat! To top it all, eating around the campfire under a huge starry African sky, huddled in blankets (it gets cold at night) are the kind of memories one would never forget.

7.  EXPERIENCE THE MASAI CULTURE DURING SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

EXPERIENCE THE MASAI CULTURE DURING SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

The Masai community was also known as Bomas has been residing in Tanzania and Kenya for many years. A few hours in the village will allow you to experience their customs and traditions. They are very hospitable warm and welcoming. You get to get a glimpse at their tradition, their bright color clothing, their way of life as they live in the middle of nowhere they are fenced by tree branches to keep their animals in(and the wild ones out).

Other Things to Do In Serengeti National Park: 

A chance to witness a crocodile-wildebeest engagement in the Grumeti River, Rent a tent in one of the Serengeti campsites, you can easily make arrangements with your travel agent or a local NGO to schedule a less touristy private Maasai village trip, and more.

 HOW TO REACH SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Most safaris to the Serengeti National Park begin from the town of Arusha. You can take a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. It is about 46 km from Arusha. After that, you can either take a small plane to Serengeti National Park or you can drive to Arusha. The drive to the park from Arusha is roughly 202 miles or 325 km and will take roughly 8 hours.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK SAFARI PRICE

A trip to Serengeti National Park is affordable. Most likely the cost will blow your mind too. But there is always varied option to choose as per your budget, you can find Budget Safari, Midrange Safari & Luxury Safari. So it’s your decision to make.

Tanzania Safari Tours gets you a 24-hour permit for your Serengeti Safari. Which gives you a very limited time. So you have to time your arrival very carefully. The best plan is to reach the entrance of the park by lunchtime because it gives you the whole afternoon to safari as well as the next morning, giving you ample time to hit peak times for animal spotting.

Serengeti National Park Safari

Excited about going to the Serengeti National Park Safari? It is no surprise that you are! With so many amazing sights and attractions waiting to be explored one can hardly wait. So what are you waiting for? Book your customized Tanzania Holiday Package with Lifetime Safaris.

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