Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park and World Heritage Site. Annually it sees a massive migration of 2 million animals on the open plains (more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the over a million wildebeest’s journey for grazing.

During the migration over 8000 calves are born daily. Yet even when the migration moves up north into the Masai Mara, the Serengeti offers phenominal game-viewing in Africa with great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and masses of topi, impala, kongoni, and gazelles.

The Serengeti is home to numerous predators such as lions, leopards relaxing in the acacia trees and a high density of cheetahs prowls the south eastern plains. All 3 African jackal species prowl the plains alongside the spotted hyena and a wide variety of smaller predators. For the twitchers (bird watchers) there are over 500 bird species to admire.

When to go

  • To follow the wildebeest migration, December-July.
  • To see the predators between June-October.

About Serengeti

  • Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).
  • Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west.

Getting there

  • Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza.
  • Road transfer from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater.

What to do

Hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, game drives, bush lunch/dinner can be organised.  Maasai Tribe rock paintings and musical rocks. Visit neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge.

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