Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park the Home to the world’s last remaining large mammal migration

Welcome to Serengeti National Park

 

Maasai people called this park ‘Siringet‘, meaning endless plains. The Serengeti speaks for itself and with good reason not only the migration of over 1 million wildebeest through its plains and woodlands but also unique landscapes and other spectacular wildlife.

The Serengeti national park is home to the world’s largest populations of Wildebeest, Zebra, Cape Eland, Lion, Cheetah, Hyena and Gazelles. The scenic beauty of the sky with cool nights and warm days makes your visit to this remaining home for great migration of large mammals incredible!

The climate of the Serengeti National Park is subtropical, with rain season from November to April and dry season from May to October.

Serengeti National Park is located at an altitude between 1,100 and 2,000 meters with annual average rainfall ranging from 900 to 1,000 mm.

Getting there

The park can be accessed by road and air.

Road. Accessed from all towns and cities to the present entry or exit points/gates namely Naabi Hill, Seronera, Ndutu, Kusini, Kirawira, Handajega, Ikoma, Tabora ‘B’, Lamai, Lobo, Ndabaka, Machochwe and Kleins.Air. There are all weather airstrips in the center of the park (Seronera), in the South (Kusini), in the East (Lobo), in the West (Kirawira) and in the North (Kogatende & Lamai). There are scheduled and private charters from Arusha, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Musoma, Dar es salaam and Zanzibar.

Attractions

Serengeti National Park, a world-renown, World Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site that has many attractions than any other national park in Africa. The Great Migration, The Big Five, Unique Bird Collections, Endangered Species, Highest concentration of Carnivores and Herbivores, Scenic and Spectacular Landscapes are some of the attractions one will encounter!

migration

The great wildebeest migration of over 1.3million accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala with an annual pattern seeking fresh grazing and water. Having a chance of encountering this phenomena gives you a life time experience from nature.

Highest Concentration of Carnivores

Serengeti National Park has the highest concentration of carnivores especially all the big African cats such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetah and Spotted Hyena! Seeing these powerful predators hunting and sometimes fighting for the territory all makes your day! Please plan a visit!

Largest Concentration of Herbivores

Serengeti National Park has more than 28 species of herbivores including buffalos, wildebeest, zebras, elands, hippos and waterbucks. During game viewing spotting herbivores coloring the endless plains while feeding gives you a thrilling experience!

Diverse Birdlife

With more than 530 species recorded one quarter being those migrating from other parts of the world, the park form an ecological important bird area and ideal place for bird lovers! Some of the species commonly seen are European and Abdim’s storks, Eurasian Roller, Barn Swallows, Fish & Martial Eagles etc.

Cultural & Historical Sites

Serengeti National Park is home to many cultures from the famous tribes of Maasai, Sukuma, Kurya and Ikoma. Indigenous maasai ,ikoma use to live in parts of the park before they were resettled outside the park. The present signs which are still visible at famous Maasai Rock Painting, Gong rock and Ikoma ruins marks a special combination of game viewing and human history.

Scenic and Spectacular Landscapes

The vast scenic and unspoiled landscapes among others made this area recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With its vast plains, rolling hills and island of Kopjes increases the beauty of the park

Plants and Insects

The park is rich in plant life as well as insects. During the rain seasons the park bust in wild flowers and beautiful butterflies providing exceptional experience to botanists and entomologists

Activities

Having unparalleled attractions ,Serengeti has a number of tourism activities and opportunities for visitors to get the best wildlife experience! Some of these includes Hot Air balloons, Game Drives, Filming and photographic safaris, Walking safaris, Bush meals and Cultural tourism.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

balloon safari

Hot Air balloon which gives visitor a chance to see the park in a different perspective!…. Seeing it from the top!

 

Game Viewing by Vehicles

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This is major tourist activity in the park. It gives the visitors an opportunity to see animal comfortably from their vehicles. Don’t miss come and see!

 

Professional Filming &Photographing

Serengeti National Park is a perfect place for professional photographing, footages and filming. Come and have a snap!

 

Bush meal

bush and forest

Having a meal in the middle of the bush while surrounded by animals, the sceneries and the beautiful sky makes the day memorable!

Tourism Sinks

These designated special areas provides a chance for visitors to stretch and see things around therefore come close to nature.

Walking Safaris

walking safari

The best way to experience nature is on foot. Serengeti offers opportunity for walking safaris in wilderness and normally accompanied by an armed Park Ranger.

Accommodations Facilities

accommodation

Accommodation options are many from extreme air-conditioned luxury to simple camps, lodges and camping sites. TANAPA oversees the booking and management of Public, Special and seasonal campsites, rest house and bandas.

Public Campsite

Shared campsite with toilets, kitchen, dinning and shades

Special/Seasonal Campsite

These kind of accommodation facilities are available in the park. They range from normal to luxury ones.

 

Bandas

The self contained rooms with shower block, toilets and cooking/dining area are available

Rest House

The self contained rooms with shower block, toilets and cooking/dining area

Hostels

These are affordable accommodations for students and low budget tourists

Lodges

The park has about 6 Lodges ranging from 3 to 5 star! These are

Seronera wildlife lodge,

Lobo Wildlife lodge

Melia Serengeti, 

Four season safari Lodge,

Serena 

Sopa Lodge

Permanent Tented Camp

These kind of categories are available as well most of them being high- end facilities. Some of these are

Sayari Camp,

Serengeti Bushtops,

Kurya Hills,

Nimali Mara