Serengeti National Park - Africa's Iconic Wildlife Sanctuary

Serengeti National Park a dream destination for adventure seekers nested in the northern part of Tanzania, is an iconic expanse of African wilderness renowned for its incredible annual great migration of wildebeest and zebra. Spanning over 5,700 square miles, (14,763 sqkm), the park is a home to an array of animals including the African Big Five, giraffes, cheetahs, lions, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals, warthogs and a number of antelopes. Serengeti National Park also shelters diverse birdlife, reptiles, and smaller mammals, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists alike.

Serengeti National Park - Africa's Iconic Wildlife Sanctuary

The Annual Great Migration of Wildebeests and Zebras


The park’s sweeping savannahs embraced with acacia trees, provide a stunning backdrop for the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing lands, creating one of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacles.

The wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet. Today, most travelers visit this UNESCO world heritage site with the main aim of witnessing millions of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and elands in search of greener pastures.

Best time to visit Serengenti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is a year-round safari destination, though the best time to visit Serengeti National Park depends on the travelers’ interests and what one hopes to experience.

The dry season (June to October) is ideal for game watching, as animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot. The early dry season (June and July) offers cooler temperatures and lush landscapes following the rainy season, while the late dry season (September and October) presents excellent opportunities for predator sightings as they hunt weakened prey. To witness the Great Migration at its peak on your multi-day Tanzania safari, it’s advisable to plan a visit during the dry season (from late June to September) when vast herds congregate in the Serengeti's northern plains and attempt treacherous river crossings.

Things to do and see in the Serengeti National Park

Activities in Serengeti national park include game drives, great migration, bird watching and hot air balloon safari experience.

A guided safari through Serengeti National Park offers an unforgettable experiences as one traverses the savannah plains. Booking a Tanzania safari to Serengeti with African Adventure Travellers, expect exhilarating game drives to encounter the park's wildlife including the lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, rhinoceroses, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, and an abundance of other wildlife species.

For a more immersive experience, consider a guided walking safari to explore the park's diverse landscapes up close. Additionally, don't miss the opportunity to interact with the local Maasai communities and gain insight into their traditional way of life, adding cultural enrichment to your Serengeti adventure.

You can also go for a hot air balloon safari experience. This provides you with a breathtaking aerial perspective of the sweeping landscapes and wildlife below.

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How to Get to the Serengeti National Park

By Air: Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, followed by a connecting flight to Seronera Airstrip or other airstrips within the park.

By Road: Drive from Arusha or Kilimanjaro to Serengeti, a journey of approximately 8-10 hours, depending on road conditions. To avoid inconveniences, it’s advisable to opt for a guided tour with African Adventure Travellers.

Africa Safari Tours to Serengeti National Park

Our Africa Safari Tours offer memorable experiences through the Serengeti National Park. With any of our African safari tour package to Serengeti, travelers experience the thrill of encountering the Big Five up close, witnessing the awe-inspiring Great Migration and the rich cultural heritage of the region with authentic Maasai village visits.


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