Serengeti National Park Safaris
Serengeti National Park safaris are the most fascinating Tanzania safari experiences you can have while visiting Tanzania. The word Serengeti itself means endless plains, fit for game drives on Serengeti National Park safaris. Serengeti National Park safaris are like no other in Tanzania and in Africa generally. A safari in Serengeti National Park has travellers visiting for especially the wildebeest migration. Serengeti national Park is famous for having the world’s largest wildlife migration and a high concentration of big cats like lions, cheetahs and hyenas which are a common sighting in Serengeti National Park
Location of Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania, making part of the northern safari circuit of Tanzania which is also the best and most visited Tanzania safari circuit and destination. The northern tourist corridor consists of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, and Tarangire National Park, as well as the Kilimanjaro Mountain which is the highest point in Africa. Serengeti National Park derives her name from the local Maasai word siringet which literally translates to endless plains, perfectly describing the vast Serengeti national Park which is made up of vast savannah plains and shrubs which host numerous wildlife species.
Different parts or areas of Serengeti National Park
There are four regions of Serengeti National Park which travellers can visit, all filled with wild game that you shall have a fill of game viewing opportunities. The four regions of Serengeti national Park which travellers can visit for amazing Serengeti National Park safaris include the Central Serengeti region which is also called the Seronera area which is the most visited by travellers, the western corridor or Grumeti area, the northern Serengeti region which is the least busy, and the southern Serengeti region which is where the Great wildebeest migration basically starts from with the calving season. All these regions of Serengeti National Park offer great game viewing opportunities, with the Central Seronera area being the most sought after and thus the most crowded.
Activities in Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park has a number of activities that travellers can do while on their much anticipated Serengeti National Park safaris. Some of the activities in Serengeti National Park that you may do include;
Serengeti National Park safaris have travellers taking extensive game drives in Serengeti National Park to see the various wild animals in Serengeti National Park. Game drives in Serengeti National Park can be done throughout the day that is in the morning, afternoon and evening with some travellers opting for full day Serengeti National Park game drives having cried their packed lunch which they do enjoy in the wilderness. Game drives in Serengeti National Park take travellers through the endless plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the various animals in the park.
Watching the Great wildebeest migration
Watching the Great wildebeest migration is the one activity in Serengeti National park that has many travellers visiting Serengeti National park in the first place. The Serengeti National park migration is one of the most sought after activities in Serengeti National Park with crowds attracted in the part at a time, especially in the dry season when the great wildebeest migration crosses the Mara River to Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya, which is part of the Serengeti ecosystem. The Great wildebeest migration is a natural world spectacle which sees over 1 million wildebeests and other wild animals like zebras and gazelles crossing the Grumeti River and Mara River to Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya, with crocodiles devouring a number of them and other predators awaiting at the shores, say lions and leopards.
Hot air balloon safaris
These Safaris have travellers having an opportunity to enjoy the hot air balloon safaris in the park, one of the most fascinating Serengeti National park activities where travellers get to have a bird’s eye view of the savannah plains with various wildlife spotting opportunities. Hot air balloon safaris are a unique kind of way to see the wildlife in Serengeti National Park, and are usually done in the early morning and evening hours with great sunrise and sunset views.
Bird watching safaris
Bird watching in Serengeti National Park is one of the activities that travellers can do while on Serengeti National Park safaris. There are over 500 bird species recorded in Serengeti National Park, which travellers can see with bird watching safaris in serengeti. Bird species can still be sighted even during game drives in Serengeti National Park. Common bird sightings ion Serengeti National Park include the Kori bustard, the lesser flamingos, and yellow billed storks, among so many others.
How to get to Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park can be accessed by both air and road, all throughout the year. By air, Serengeti National Park can be accessed by international flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport, from where travellers can choose to fly into Arusha airport and either be transferred by road to Serengeti national Park on about 8 hours of road drive, or fly into any of the airstrips in the Park. By road, travellers can drive to Serengeti National Park from Arusha town, which is about 8 hours away. To break the long drive, you can have a day or more in Ngorongoro Crater and then proceed to Serengeti National Park which is about 4 hours from Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Best time to visit Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is an all year round safari destination. To some travellers however the best time to visit Serengeti National Park is during the dry season when the grass in the savannah plains is much thinner for easy game viewing and the wildlife in the park congregate in the few available waterholes. For travellers after specific activities in Serengeti national Park, different times definitely shall be the best time to visit Serengeti National Park. For example for travellers after bird watching safaris in Serengeti the best time to visit Serengeti National Park is during the wet season, while those after the calving season in Serengeti National Park could best visit during the months of January and February.
Serengeti National Park safaris are a great Tanzania safari experience that you could ever take on, to experience all the amazing landscape, the endless plains and the abundant wildlife in Serengeti national Park. your Serengeti national park safaris can be blended with Ngorongoro Crater safaris, or even with Zanzibar holidays which have you relaxing by the white sand beaches and turquois blue waters. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you put together amazing Serengeti National park safaris and Zanzibar holidays, and so much more.