Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Overview

Overview

Spanning over 5,700 square miles of Savannah, the Serengeti National Park is an esteemed destination both for safari sweethearts and relocating crowds of wildlife. Situated in the northern district of Tanzania, flanking Kenya and its Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the Serengeti isn't just Tanzania's most seasoned national park, yet in addition, holds extensive quantities of a huge range of wildlife. It was pronounced an incomplete diversion save by the British in 1921 because of the over-chasing of lions, and in 1929 it turned into a full amusement save.

The Annual Great Migration

The various sense of taste of the Serengeti scene gives living spaces to a wide range of wildlife. The practically treeless meadows of the Serengeti Plains give the ideal territory to rearing wildebeest amid the Great Migration. Dark earth soil covers a bog savannah, making a home for Nile crocodiles, colobus monkeys and military falcons. Elephant, giraffe, and disk could be found in the open forests and slopes.

The district additionally holds the biggest populace of lions because of the bounty of prey species accessible. The expansion in quantities of wildebeest and zebra furnish them with enough sustenance to flourish in this unpredictable atmosphere. The extraordinary downpours convey rich vegetation to the Serengeti, however the continuous beginning of the dry season powers a large number of the migrating crowds to proceed to greener grounds.

Serengeti’s Wildlife Attractions

You can experience animals like enormous crowds of wild ox, little gatherings of elephant and giraffe, and numerous different ungulates, for example, eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle. Every one of the three major felines is effectively observed at the Serengeti National Park all consistently. While lions are all over and are frequently found on a murder. Cheetahs are normal on the southeastern fields, while leopards can be seen laying on the enormous trees along the Seronera River.

Experience the lovely landscape and energizing wildlife experiences in the Serengeti National Park on a significant number of our Tanzania safari get-aways.

Safari Facts

Safari Facts

  • Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest, biggest, and most popular park.
  • It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • It is named after the Maasai word Siringet which signifies“endless plains”.
  • Its ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than 2 million large mammals.
  • It has a high concentration of Lions and Leopards.
Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The world-renowned annual wildebeest migration
  • The top wildlife viewing all year-round
  • Excellent for sighting predators
  • Superb Accommodations with a vast budget range
  • Hot air balloon safaris
Cons
  • During the peak season i.e., from June to July and October to April, the Seronera area gets overcrowded.
Map

Map

Serengeti National Park
Uniqueness of Park

Uniqueness of Park

  • It has over 3,000,000 animals roaming the plains of Serengeti
  • It has in excess of 500 bird species apart from the migratory birds from Asia and Europe.
  • You can spot the last remaining Black Rhino populace of Tanzania here.
  • Kopjes, stunning rock formations are found in the middle of vast open plains.
Getting There

Getting There

You can reach Serengeti National Park by charter flights fromKilimanjaro and Arusha airport to the park's airstrip near Seronerariver or at Kirawira.

You can also reach Serengeti by road using private vehicle, cars and tour vans from Arusha. It will take around 8 hours drive to reach the park from Serengeti.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

Serengeti National Park is accessible all year round. However, for wildlife viewing, the drier months from June to October is recommended. If you want to see the incredible wildebeest migration then, June and July is a perfect time. And if you want to witness predators in action then aim for late January or February.

Activities

Activities

  • Game Drives
  • Walking safari
  • Balloon safari
  • Cultural safari
  • Bush dinners
  • Bird Watching
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

When traveling to the Serengeti and Tanzania in general there are several vaccinations are advisable, mainly malaria. It is therefore suggested to take anti-malarial medication and using mosquito repellent which has at least 30% DEET.

It is safe to travel Serengeti like any other place in Tanzania.

Food

Food

You can find a wide array of food option in the lodges and camps of Serengeti National Park ranging from world cuisines to traditional Tanzania cuisine like nyamaChoma (grilled meats) and ugali, the national dish of Tanzania which made from maize and has a porridge-like consistency. You can also taste locally sourced coffee and tea amid your safari tours.

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