Serengeti National Park

Oldest, Biggest & Best!

The Kohinoor among the Tanzanian National Parks Serengeti NP is an endless assortment of riches and synonymous with the African safari experience. As Tanzania’s oldest, biggest, and most popular park, Serengeti envelops visitors in natural wonders with its abundant wildlife, million wildebeest and zebras, stunning kopjes and huge populations of mammals and over 500 species of birds

A UNESCO world heritage site the park straddles an area of 5,700 sq km and resembles a vast ocean of never-ending grassy plains. The park has four prominent zones-

Southern plains – The treeless plains are easily accessible and marked by an abundance of hoofed animals. Most rewarding is the time from December to March as the herds are concentrated there.

 Seronera area– The dense vegetation of the area coupled with the huge concentration of the game makes it prime wildlife-viewing territory the year round

 Western Corridor– Home to the Grumeti River, the region is famed for hungry crocodiles lying in wait to feast on the migrating herds

Northern Serengeti – The remote landscape is dominated by open woodlands hills and the best place to find elephants, giraffes, and dik-dik.

Famed attractions of Serengeti- To do List

You cannot, but not spend time on game drives on the world’s premier game drive sanctuary. If you have the stomach for it then unveil the nocturnal beauties on night game drives

Take guided walks on the Serengeti Visitor Center, located in the Seronera area and learn about the history and ecology of Serengeti

Engage with the Masai and learn on the about the ways and lives of the primitive warrior tribe

Crave the rare and the endangered? Explore the ancient granite Moru Kopjes and see the parks only black rhino population residing there

If you are in Serengeti you can’t miss the natural spectacle of million wildebeest on migration pounding the earth

As an important paleoanthropological site Oldupai Gorge is known as the cradle of civilization as 2 million-year-old human fossils were discovered here

Fancy an aerial view of the Serengeti then treat yourself with a lifetime experience Serengeti Balloon Safari

For that unbeatable feast of big-game viewing plan your getaways with lifetime safari

Serengeti National Park Facts

  • Covers an area of 14,763 sq km, which is equal in size to Northern Ireland.
  • It is 335 km away from Arusha.
  • The annual Great Migration of the animals from the Serengeti national park into Kenya in search of water and pastures is an amazing spectacle that attracts thousands of people worldwide.
  • Its ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than 2 million large mammals.
  • At times the column of wildebeest can be 40km in length.
  • The breeding season an explosion of 8,000 calves a day are produced.
  • It is Tanzania’s oldest Park and its vast open plains have adorned the covers and pages of magazines for decades and featured in numerous films and documentaries.
  • Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet, meaning “endless plains”.
  • Nominated as one of the contenders for the 7th Natural Wonder of the World
  • Has a high population of Lions and Leopards.
  • The Seronera Valley is home to the large pride of lions.
  • Has the highest concentration of wild animals in Africa.
  • Spectacular rock formations in the middle of vast open plains known as Kopjes
  • Although Lake Manyara is known for its tree climbing lions, during the peak for the great wildebeest migration, lions are seen climbing trees here also, in search of prey and simply to get out of the lush tall grasses its prey feeds on.
  • Daytime can get hot to around 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and night can get as cool as 12 degrees Celsius.
  • At the end of the rains in May and June when the million wildebeest and other migratory mammals begin to head north-west to the Serengeti and Grumeti River.
  • Mid November until the annual calving in the south-eastern parts of the Serengeti Safari between January and March. So effectively you would see the migration in different stages between December and June.
  • For predator viewing, the best times are June – October
  • Game driving in the open plains
  • Float off into the sky, in a Hot Air Balloon Safari. Followed by a Champagne bush breakfast
  • Bird watching – over 500 species of birds in Serengeti National Park