Serengeti National Park is one of Tanzania’s most remarkable and diverse wildlife sanctuaries. Located in the northern part of the country, it covers an area of 14,763 km2 (5,700 sq mi) of pristine savanna. The park was established in 1940 and is part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem, which spans two countries and includes the adjacent Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

serengeti safari tourSerengeti safari tours introduce you to incredible landscapes, diverse fauna, and flora. The Park boasts over 500 species of birds, 10 species of primates, and a variety of herbivores and predators. The Serengeti is home to the largest lion population in Africa, as well as endangered species such as black rhinoceros, elephant, wild dog, and cheetah.

But perhaps the most spectacular highlight of Serengeti National Park tours is the annual migration of over two million wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and their predators. This is the largest and most unaltered animal migration in the world, covering a distance of 1,000 km (620 mi) in a circular route between Tanzania and Kenya.  The migration follows the seasonal patterns of rainfall and vegetation, creating a dynamic and dramatic spectacle of life and death.

What can I do in Serengeti National Park?

There are many activities and experiences to enjoy on your Serengeti safari tour, depending on your interests and preferences. Some of the most popular ones are:

Game Drives

The main activity on all Serengeti tours is wildlife viewing, which can be done on game drives in the morning, afternoon, or evening. You can either join a guided game drive with a professional driver and guide or drive yourself with a park map and guidebook. You will have the chance to see a variety of animals, such as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, cheetahs, and more.

 Hot air balloon safaris

A unique and thrilling way to experience Serengeti National Park is by taking a hot air balloon safari at sunrise. You will soar over the plains and witness the beauty and diversity of the landscape and wildlife from above. The flight lasts about an hour and is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.

 Nature walks

Another way to explore Serengeti Safari Holidays is by taking a nature walk with a trained guide. You will learn about the flora and fauna of the park, as well as the culture and history of the local people. You will also have the opportunity to spot smaller animals and birds that might be missed on game drives.

Cultural visits

You can visit some of the nearby villages and communities just outside the Serengeti; interact with the local people, such as the Maasai, Datoga, Hadzabe, and Sukuma, and learn about their traditions, customs, and lifestyles. You will also support their livelihoods and conservation efforts.

Why Choose to visit Serengeti National Park for a safari?

Serengeti National Park is one of the best destinations for safari in Africa and the world.

Serengeti safaris offer unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, especially during the migration season when millions of animals move across the plains in search of food and water.

Safari tours in Serengeti showcase diverse and stunning landscapes, from open grasslands and rolling hills to rocky outcrops and rivers.

The rich and varied history and culture of the Serengeti dates back to prehistoric times when early humans inhabited the area which also makes it one of the must-visit landmarks in Africa.

Serengeti National Park is part of a larger wildlife-rich ecosystem that includes other renowned attractions such as Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Lake Victoria, Lake Natron, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Why Choose our Serengeti Tours?

If you are looking for a reliable and reputable safari company to take you to Serengeti National Park, look no further than Masai Mara Holidays.

serengeti safari tourWe have over 10 years of experience in organizing Serengeti National Park Safari Packages.

Our well-trained and knowledgeable guides who will ensure your safety and satisfaction with comfortable and spacious vehicles that are equipped with roof hatches, radios, binoculars, first aid kits, coolers, and charging sockets to ensure the best possible experience for your Serengeti tour.

Our Serengeti tours are flexible to a variety of accommodation options that suit your budget and preference, from luxury lodges to budget campsites.

We offer a personalized service that caters to your needs and expectations. and also offer competitive all inclusive Serengeti safari packages that cover park fees, taxes, meals, drinks, transfers, and activities.

At Masai Mara Holidays, we are committed to promoting responsible tourism practices that benefit both the environment and local communities.

We work closely with conservation organizations and local communities to ensure that our tours have a minimal ecological impact while contributing to the preservation of Uganda’s natural wonders. By choosing our Serengeti National park tours, you can be confident that their visit is making a positive difference.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are planning a Serengeti National Park Safari, you might have some questions about the best time to go, where to stay, how to get there, and what to do. Here are some answers to help you prepare for your trip.

When is the best time to visit Serengeti National Park?

The best time for safari tours in Serengeti varies with seasons; different seasons offer different experiences and attractions. However, some general guidelines are:

  • The dry season (June to October) is ideal for wildlife viewing, as animals congregate around water sources and are easier to spot. This is also the peak season for tourism, so expect higher prices and more crowds.
  • The wet season (November to May) is great for birdwatching, as many migratory species arrive or depart. This is also the time when the wildebeest calving takes place (January to March), attracting many predators and creating dramatic scenes. The wet season also offers more greenery and flowers, but also more mosquitoes and muddy roads.
  • The migration can be seen throughout the year, but its location and timing vary depending on the rainfall and vegetation. Generally, the herds move northwards from December to July, crossing the Mara River into Kenya around July or August. They then return southwards from August to November, crossing back into Tanzania around October or November.

Where can I stay in Serengeti National Park?

There are various accommodation options available in Serengeti National Park, ranging from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget campsites and public rest houses.

Some of these are located inside the park boundaries, while others are outside but within easy reach. Some of the factors to consider when choosing your accommodation are:

  1. Your budget: Lodges and tented camps offer more comfort and amenities, but also cost more than campsites and rest houses.
  2. Your preference: Some people prefer to stay close to nature and enjoy the sounds and sights of the wilderness at night, while others prefer more security and convenience.
  3.  Your itinerary: Depending on where you want to go and what you want to see in the park, you might want to choose an accommodation that is close to your areas of interest or that offers easy access to different regions.

How can I get to Serengeti National Park?

There are two main ways to get to Serengeti National Park: by road or by air.

By road:

You can drive to Serengeti National Park from Arusha, the nearest major city, which is about 325 km (202 mi) away. The drive takes about 8 hours and passes through scenic landscapes and other attractions such as Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You can either rent a car and drive yourself or join a guided safari tour that includes transportation, accommodation, and activities. You will need a 4×4 vehicle to navigate the rough roads and tracks inside the park.

By air:

You can fly to Serengeti National Park from Arusha, Kilimanjaro, or Dar es Salaam airports. There are several airstrips inside the park that serve different regions and lodges. The flight takes about an hour and offers stunning views of the landscape and wildlife. You can either book a scheduled flight or a charter flight, depending on your budget and availability. You will need to arrange your ground transportation and accommodation separately or through your tour operator.

Popular Serengeti Safari Safari Packages

At Masai Mara Holidays, we offer a wide range of Serengeti Tours to suit everyone’s travel style. From luxury getaways with plush lodgings and gourmet meals, to more relaxed trips that let you get closer to nature, we’ve got it all. Our Serengeti safari tours take you right into the heart of the park – you’ll get to see the amazing wildebeest and zebra migration, plus spot predators like lions and cheetahs. And you’ll explore the park’s different habitats, from grassy plains to dense forests.

Contact us today to book your dream safari in Serengeti National Park!

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