Tanzania Safari Serengeti
At almost 15 000km², the Serengeti is an enormous park with distinct regions that each offer a different game viewing experience.
Known as ‘The Land that Moves on Forever’, the Serengeti’s unmistakable African setting will resonate with a first African Safari visit as well as old safari veterans. Its vast rolling grasslands give a soul-stirring feeling of space and support hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as well as buffalo, elephant, giraffe and many gazelle and antelope species; red-robed Maasai tribesmen watch their grazing cattle warily.
Kenya’s Masai Mara and Serengeti both have pleasant climate and abundance of resident wildlife. This ensures that the two areas are an excellent year-round game viewing destination but it is of course the great wildebeest migration that this area is known for. Between November and August the herds are on the move in the Serengeti, providing visitors with some of the continent’s most astonishing game sightings and predator-prey interactions – guided game drives and hot-air balloon safaris enable you to witness this phenomenon first hand.
And you won’t want for comfort either: with everything from exclusive Serengeti retreats to mobile tented camps and family-friendly lodges on offer, Serengeti safari accommodation is wide-ranging and of a very high standard but you’ll need to book early for the best located lodges during the wildebeest migration. Remember however that the Serengeti’s adjoining private concessions offer limited visitor numbers as well as activities such as night drives and guided nature walks that are not available in the main park.