Serengeti National Park is probably the most famous African Safari destination and wildlife resort in the world. The word Serengeti has been derived from the Maasai word “siringet” which means “the place where the land runs on forever”. True to its name the plains of Serengeti seems to never end.
Known for its resilient numbers of predators and varied wildlife, Serengeti offers some of the best game viewing options in Africa. Serengeti National Park is a part of the Serengeti ecosystem which spans over an area of 30,000 sq km.
Serengeti has a varied topography constituting of grassland, savannah, forest, shrubs, swamps, kopjes, hills and rivers. Around 70 large mammal species including the Big Five and more than 500 bird species are found in Serengeti.
It is also the best place to spot all the members of Big Five of Africa, namely, the East African lion, African leopard, bush elephant, rhinoceros (both black and white) and African buffalo. Serengeti National Park due to its ecological significance has been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
The most epic wildlife event “The Great Migration” takes place every year in Serengeti. Millions wildebeest and thousands of Zebras along with impalas, gazelles, and other antelopes migrated in pursuit of lush vegetation for grazing each year while the agile predators lurking behind them is a sight not to be missed. This scene truly makes up for an epic exhibition which attracts millions of travellers to Serengeti.
Apart from the thrilling game drives and mesmerising landscapes, Serengeti has more to offer ranging from Hot-air balloon Safari, walking tours, cultural tours to night game drives. So, if you are on a trip to Tanzania, don’t miss visiting this world-renowned park.
Serengeti National Park is open for tourist throughout the year, however certain areas are exceptional at specific times.
Serengeti National Park is known for its varied wildlife and mesmerising landscape. Having one of the largest concentrations of land animals in the world, it is the best game viewing destination. The Big Five of Africa along with millions of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, crocodile and other varied species of animals can be spotted at Serengeti.
You can also visit the Oldupai Gorge and the Kopjes of during your game drives and discover them.
It is well connected by both roadways and airways. However, airways are the most preferred mode of transportation to Serengeti National park due to its travel time.
Serengeti National Park is about 8 hours drive time from Arusha Town. You can either take private taxis or book a shuttle bus to reach Serengeti from Arusha.
Domestic flights from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport are available to Serengeti. You can also take direct charter flights from the Kilimanjaro or Julius Nyerere International Airport to reach the park’s airstrip.