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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park TanzaniaThe Serengeti National park is Tanzania's oldest park, covering an area of over 14,760 sq.km and it is the second largest park after Ruaha National Park. The park is located on the north eastern side of Tanzania and borders with Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.

It is the country's most popular and famous park and a visit to Tanzania must include a safari to the Serengeti. "Serengeti" is a Masai (Maasai)word meaning "endless plain", which is very apt, as the park consists of flat, treeless plains stretching as far as the eye can see, and it is one of the highest concentration wildlife areas in Africa.

Virtually every game species in Africa can be found here, including the Big5 (Elephant, Rhino, Lion, leopard and buffalo) but it is most famous for its vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope, as well as "the Serengeti Lions". Also great for keen Birdwatchers with close to 500 species being spotted in the area, including various species of kingfishers, sunbirds and rollers, ostriches, egrets, herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills and ducks. Birds of prey include Ruppell’s vulture and the hooded vulture, several varieties of kestrels, eagles, goshawks and harriers.

The most spectacular and unique events of the year is the Serengeti Annual Migration, which takes place heading north to south in October and November and back south to north between the months of April and June. This has been described by many as one of the greatest wonders of the world. The migrating herds of Wildebeest together with Zebra and Thompson's Gazelle are closely followed the predators; lion, cheetah, leopard and hunting dogs with vultures circling overhead. There is no fixed migration timetable as the animals migrate according to rainfall patterns.

Whilst wildlife viewing is good all year round, the best time to go on safari is from December to March, when many animals are concentrated in the park's southern regions.

A very popular activity in the Serengeti is a Balloon Safari and, although fairly pricey, it is a well worth once-in-a-lifetime experience. The open savannah plains give a great opportunity to see so many of the animals from the air in peace and serenty, as well as taking in the panoramic scenery which is absolutely breathtaking

Getting there:-
Air: There are several airstrips inside the park with scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza.

Road: Most people travel to the Serengeti from Arusha, the road for most the part is sealed and in good condition. From Arusha, you will pass the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park and travel through Ngorongoro Conservation Area. For Ngorongoro to Serengeti the road deteriorates and is sometimes in poor condition, especially during and just after the raining season.

Approaching fromm Mwanza or Musoma on the lake shore, take the road east and you will enter the Serengeti through the Ndaraka Gate in the West.

Popular Trips In Serengeti NP (Tanzania)


1.  Kenya and Tanzania Lodge Safari

Kenya and Tanzania Lodge Safari

16 days Kenya / Tanzania private lodge safari featuring the best game viewing opportunities of the two countries. Discounts for groups
Days: 16
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Kenya
Countries on-route: Tanzania
Parks: Samburu NR (Kenya) - Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya) - Masai Mara (Kenya) - Amboseli NP (Kenya) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
24 Trip reviews.  
USD $6,800

2.  42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland

42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland

This overland camping safari Nairobi, Kenya and travels south through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before ending in Cape Town, South Africa.
Days: 42
Countries: starts Kenya - ends South Africa
Countries on-route: Botswana - Malawi - Tanzania - Zambia - Zanzibar - Zimbabwe - Namibia
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Chobe NP (Botswana) - Etosha NP (Namibia) - Namib Naukluft NP (Namibia) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
3 Trip reviews.  
GBP 1,195

3.  Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania

Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania

5 day Tanzania Safari visiting Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park. Private safari starting any day you wish with option of camping or lodge
Days: 5
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Tarangire NP (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
11 Trip reviews.  
USD $1,212

4.  21 Day Overland from Nairobi to Victoria Falls

21 Day Overland from Nairobi to Victoria Falls

Overland camping trip starting in Nairobi, Kenya and travelling south through Tanzania, Zanzibar Island, Malawi, Zambia and finishing in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,
Days: 21
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Zimbabwe
Countries on-route: Tanzania - Zanzibar - Malawi - Botswana - Zambia
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Victoria Falls - Zambezi NP (Zimbabwe) - Chobe NP (Botswana) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
2 Trip reviews.  
GBP 750

5.  Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Tanzania Safari and Beach holiday - visiting the best of Tanzania's wildlife parks, ending with beach relaxation in Zanzibar. Private Safari with camping or Lodge option. Perfect for Honeymooners and families.
Days: 14
Countries: starts Tanzania - ends Tanzania
Countries on-route: Zanzibar
Parks: Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
16 Trip reviews.  
USD $3,160

6.  Tanzania Safari:  Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar

Tanzania Safari: Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar

Camping safari starting in Nairobi, travelling through Kenya and Tanzania before finishing in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Days: 10
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Tanzania
Countries on-route: Zanzibar
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
3 Trip reviews.  
GBP 495

7.  24 Day Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar

24 Day Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar

Overland safari starting in Nairobi and travels through Kenya, Uganda,vising the gorillas and Zanzibar before finishing in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Days: 24
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Tanzania
Countries on-route: Uganda - Zanzibar
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya) - Lake Naivasha (Kenya) - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (Uganda)
1 Trip review.  
GBP 995

8.  6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks

6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks

See the BIG 5 on this Private Safari in Tanzania, choice of Lodge or camping. Ideal for families. Visiting Tanzania's Northern circuit national parks. Departing any day min 2 persons
Days: 6
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Arusha NP (Tanzania) - Tarangire NP (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
10 Trip reviews.  
USD $1,490

9.  56-day East & Southern Africa,Nairobi to Cape Town

56-day East & Southern Africa,Nairobi to Cape Town

Overland camping safari starting in Nairobi, Kenya and travelling south, ending in Cape Town, South Africa.
Days: 56
Countries: starts Kenya - ends South Africa
Countries on-route: Uganda - Tanzania - Zanzibar - Malawi - Zambia - Zimbabwe - Botswana - Namibia
Parks: Chobe NP (Botswana) - Etosha NP (Namibia) - Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya) - Namib Naukluft NP (Namibia) - Okavango Delta (Botswana) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Victoria Falls - Zambezi NP (Zimbabwe) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
4 Trip reviews.  
GBP 1,795

10.  The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania

The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania

Come and see the World's Greatest wildlife migration visiting Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. The best time to visit is December to February and from May to July.
Days: 10
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Tarangire NP (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
6 Trip reviews.  
USD $2,100

11.  21 day Victoria Falls to Nairobi Overland

21 day Victoria Falls to Nairobi Overland

This overland safari starts in Victoria Falls and travels north through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and finishes in Nairobi, Kenya.
Days: 21
Countries: starts Zimbabwe - ends Kenya
Countries on-route: Botswana - Zambia - Malawi - Tanzania - Zanzibar
Parks: Chobe NP (Botswana) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Victoria Falls - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
1 Trip review.  
GBP 750

12.  35 Day Gorillas & East Africa Overland Safari

35 Day Gorillas & East Africa Overland Safari

This trip begins in Nairobi, Kenya and travels through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, before ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Days: 35
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Zimbabwe
Countries on-route: Uganda - Tanzania - Zanzibar - Malawi - Zambia - Botswana
Parks: Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya) - Masai Mara (Kenya) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Victoria Falls - Chobe NP (Botswana) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
4 Trip reviews.  
GBP 1,245

13.  32 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi, Kenya Overland

32 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi, Kenya Overland

Starts in Johannesburg and travels north through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and finishes in Nairobi, Kenya.
Days: 32
Countries: starts South Africa - ends Kenya
Countries on-route: Zimbabwe - Zambia - Malawi - Tanzania - Zanzibar
Parks: Kruger NP (South Africa) - Victoria Falls - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Chobe NP (Botswana) - Matobo NP (Zimbabwe) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
1 Trip review.  
GBP 995

14.  42 day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland

42 day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland

This trip starts in Cape Town and travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and finishes in Nairobi, Kenya.
Days: 42
Countries: starts South Africa - ends Kenya
Countries on-route: Namibia - Botswana - Zimbabwe - Zambia - Malawi - Tanzania
Parks: Chobe NP (Botswana) - Etosha NP (Namibia) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Okavango Delta (Botswana) - Namib Naukluft NP (Namibia) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
1 Trip review.  
GBP 1,195

15.  Tanzania - Serengeti Lodge Safari

Tanzania - Serengeti Lodge Safari

6 days Tanzania Lodge Safari featuring Tanzania's most popular northern parks Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks. Private Safari departing any day with 2 or more persons.
Days: 6
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania)
1 Trip review.  
USD $2,690

16.  Tanzania Exclusive Lodge Private Safari

Tanzania Exclusive Lodge Private Safari

Tanzania Private Lodge Safari, visiting the 'Big Five' areas of Tanzania on this 6 night safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater. Accommodation is in three stars to five stars Lodge.
Days: 7
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Arusha NP (Tanzania)
101 Operator reviews.  
USD $2,992

17.  56 days - Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Safari

56 days - Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Safari

This trip starts in Cape Town and travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and finishes in Nairobi, Kenya.
Days: 56
Countries: starts South Africa - ends Kenya
Countries on-route: Namibia - Botswana - Zimbabwe - Zambia - Malawi - Tanzania - Uganda
Parks: Chobe NP (Botswana) - Etosha NP (Namibia) - Okavango Delta (Botswana) - Victoria Falls - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Namib Naukluft NP (Namibia) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Lake Naivasha (Kenya) - Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
53 Operator reviews.  
GBP 1,795

18.  Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland Safari

Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland Safari

21 days: adventurous overland participation camping safari travelling from Nairobi to Victoria Falls, visiting the highlights Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Days: 21
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Zambia
Countries on-route: Tanzania - Malawi - Zambia
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Victoria Falls
1 Trip review.  
GBP 550

19.  Tanzania Fly-in Lodge Safari to Serengeti Nat Park

Tanzania Fly-in Lodge Safari to Serengeti Nat Park

Serengeti Air Safari, 4 days: Maximise your wildlife viewing time by opting for a fly-in safari. Starts with a short flight from Arusha. Private Safari for minimum of 2 persons departing any day
Days: 4
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
101 Operator reviews.  
USD $1,913

20.  Nairobi to Victoria Falls - Photographic & Comfort

Nairobi to Victoria Falls - Photographic & Comfort

Experience the famous game parks of East & Southern Africa, idyllic Zanzibar & Lake Malawi, plus the best of Zambia in a small group expedition. 20% discount for 7th December 14 departure
Days: 27
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Zambia
Countries on-route: Tanzania - Zanzibar - Malawi
Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Lake Malawi NP (Malawi) - South Luangwa NP (Zambia) - Victoria Falls - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya)
3 Trip reviews.  
GBP 1,685

PHOTOS TAKEN IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Acacia Serengeti Lioness Serengeti Zebra Serengeti Serengeti Masai Giraffe

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