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Why Serengeti National Park is the Best Safari Destination in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park LandScape

Serengeti Safari Tours for best African Safari You will not Need to Miss Out on your lifetime holiday memories.

With stunning wildlife and landless plain Serengeti National Park offer unique Safari Tours which attract a lot of tourists.

Tanzania with its huge National park Safari the first entry for every traveler is Serengeti National park.  From free-standing mountain Kilimanjaro to most world-recognized crater in the world like shallow like a basin with hippo pool, walking safari, attract and indigenous unspoil culture(Masai people make Tanzania unique destination to visit).

Great Wildebeest Migration

Every year the circular great wildebeest calving migration begins in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the southern Serengeti in Tanzania and loops in a clockwise direction through the Serengeti National Park and north towards the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.

The Great  Migration is a natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing due to rain and it’s availability. The first point or stage of migration starts around January to Mach when the calving season begins.

With more than 2 million wildebeest, around 470,000 gazelles, 260,000 zebra start the anticlockwise movement from Maasai Mara, across Loliondo, Ngorongoro crater to southern Serengeti search of green pasture.

During the period wildebeest spend their time on the short grass plains of the southeastern part of the ecosystem, grazing and giving birth more than 0.5 mil calves within a 2 to 3-week period.

Serengeti National Park Wildebeest Calving

The offspring have the had time to survive, because of predators are highly target young newborn calves.

When the rain ended around May the animals start moving northwest at Grumeti River where they will stay until the end of June. The crossing of Grumeti River and Masai Mara are great movements you will never wish to miss out for your Serengeti Safari Tous since the crocodile laying in the water waiting for wildebeest crossing to catch for food!

The moving to Northern Serengeti National park at the Lobo area (Kogatende start at the begging or mid-July to the end of August where the big had of Zebra start crossing the Mara river moving toward to Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Serengeti National Park includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves within its boundaries.

The is renowned for its large concentrations of wildlife with one of the highest predators’ numbers. You can easily witness all the game animals at Serengeti including the elusive black rhino, kongoni, giraffe, elephant, eland, topi, buffalo.

 Big Five in Serengeti

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania has been named Africa’s top safari park all the time. A detailed analysis o review from safari-goers and African travel experts was carried out to determine as best safari park on the continent you must at least once in a year. You can easily spot the Big Five of Africa lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, etc.

 Hippo Pool

Lying deep in the northwest region of the national park, Retima Hippo Pool attracts both hippos and humans from across the reserve. A play park for hundreds of hippos year-round, it offers a constant water supply from the converging Seronera and Orangi rivers. Watch these magnificent and often hilarious creatures in their natural habitat, frolicking and fighting in the pools, and dwarfing the occasional crocodile on the shore. Most safari tours of the national park include a stop at the hippo pool.

Serengeti Sunrise and Sun Set

See the sensational Serengeti Sunrise and Sunset during the evening after or during the game drive and sunrise early in the morning before or during the game drive.

Balloon Safari

Make the most of each moment when you travel. Skip the hassle and book in advance with us. Must-see attractions. Easy online booking. Expert guides. Some things are worth getting up early for and this is certainly one of them. The wonderful experience of a hot-air balloon ride is enhanced many times over by conducting it over the incredible scenery and wildlife of Serengeti National Park.

Unique Accommodation and Game Drive

It’s included both camping and lodge safari accommodation which is perfect for Tanzania holidays. Explore more accommodation in Serengeti National Park.

 

Serengeti Safari Tours Climate

The Serengeti falls into the classic bimodal rain pattern of East Africa. The short rains are concentrated in November/December, the long and heavier rains in March-May.

The best time to visit Serengeti National Park is open for visitors all year round. However particular areas are best at particular times. The overall best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season i.e., from late June up to September with the wildebeest migration as its ultimate highlight. However, the timing of the migration varies every year. With the best chance of witnessing wildebeest river crossing is during June and July.  While from late January to February is the best time to watch the wildebeest calving.

The  National Park is perfect for Safari in Northern Tanzania spot a lot of wildlife any time other than during the long rains in April and May.

We most adjust the safari itineraries according to our client’s needs and preferences.

 

How to Get in Serengeti for Safari Tours

The National Park is accessible by both roadways and airways.

The nearest international airport to the Serengeti is Kilimanjaro Airport (IATA: JRO)  near Arusha. KLM  and Qatar Airways offer flights directly into Arusha (daily from Amsterdam and Doha). Other airlines such as Swissair will fly into Nairobi, Kenya, (from Zurich) or Dar es Salaam, from where you can get a connecting flight to Arusha.

Airways: The park is well connected by domestic flights from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport. Direct charter flights from Kilimanjaro or Julius Nyerere International Airport are also available to the park’s airstrip.

 By car

Roadways: It is about 8 hours drive time from Arusha Town. You can reach Serengeti from Arusha either by taking private taxis or shuttle buses.

The main access road into the Serengeti from Arusha passes the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, mounts the Rift Valley Escarpment, goes on through communal farming lands to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, drops down onto the plains past Olduvai Gorge to the east, and enters the Serengeti through Naabi Gate.

 

What to see

Without a doubt, the wildlife viewing is the main attraction of Serengeti National Park. Apart, from its varied wildlife, you can witness the mesmerizing landscape of the park.

You can also visit the Oldupai Gorge and the Kopjes of during your game drives and discover them.

Best Serengeti National Park Tours

4day/3nights  Tanzania Safari Tours to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater

 

5day/4nights Safari Tours-Tarangire, Lake Manyara,  Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater

 

2day/15 day  Serengeti Safari Tours to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Kilimanjaro Day Hike

 

5day/4nights  Safari Tours to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

Safari from Zanzibar to Serengeti National Park

4-15days Migration Safari Tours

12day/11nights Tanzania honeymoon Safari Package

2-10day Serengeti Special Safari Tours ( Focus only to  National Park Safari)

 

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