Serengeti National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages
Place of the Great Wildebeest Migration
Abundant game in this World Heritage Site makes it a must-see for anyone interested in the natural world
Serengeti is arguably the world's most famous national park – for good reason. This is where the Great Wildebeest Migration takes place each year and where some 3 000 lions and 1 000 leopards control the 15 000 square kilometres of plains and savannah woodland. This unique ecosystem is the only place on earth that can sustain the wildebeest migration, where an annual population explosion of up to 8 000 ungulates are born every day. Here, the circle of life and the survival of the fittest are followed with passionate interest by safari operators, journalists, photographers and other visitors year after year.
Popular Serengeti National Park safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all
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Fly into the northern Serengeti to view the migration on the banks of the Mara River
Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River in an epic struggle for survival
This exclusive African honeymoon through East and Southern Africa is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your new journey together
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Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Tanzania
This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater
With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!
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The Serengeti is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Factors such as rainfall, temperature, topography, geology and soils create a wide variety of habitats, which in turn allow for an abundance of game. The combination of volcanic soils and the ecological impact of the migration – famous for its large numbers – results in one of the most productive ecosystems on earth, sustaining the largest number of ungulates and the highest concentration of large predators in the world. The Serengeti has the space that is lacking in the Masai Mara, which is why it's so important in the conservation of the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem. The Serengeti is more than three times the size of the Masai Mara and if the surrounding reserves of Maswa and Ngorongoro to the south, Ikorongo and Grumeti to the west, and Loliondo to the east are included, there are almost 35 000 square kilometres of Serengeti ecosystem conservation.
Know before you go
This miraculous natural area has aptly been placed as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa along with The Nile River of Egypt, Sahara Desert (traverses 11 countries) and the Okavango Delta of Botswana.
Nonresident adults (16 year and above) pay US$ 60, non-resident children inside the park (Between age of 5-16) – US$ 20. Nonresident Students will pay – US$ 20. Children below the age of 5 get in free.
This is widely believed to be one of the most affordable fees for a national park of this magnitude in East Africa.
When to go
There is no set time to visit the Serengeti although many might say that it might be a good idea to avoid the rainy season as the density of it can become taxing this is around April till May. Different times of year will offer different experiences so do your research beforehand on what you wish to experience and this will obviously coincide with how long you wish to stay in Tanzania for.
What to pack
Make sure you take a bag which also has enough space to fit food and drinks for your game drives.
Make sure you bring clothing that suits the hot and dry climate, t-shirts are a must and clothes which can dry easily will also come in handy, also make sure you pack a long sleeve shirt and a wide brimmed hat, also malaria medication can make individuals hypersensitive to the sun, so bare this in mind.
Also make sure you pack at least one or two warm items. Mornings, evenings and nightimes can get a bit chilly.
Camera equipment with spare SD cards and batteries.
Also have a look at this other article published on our blog section about what to pack on a luxury safari.
Weather and Climate
The climate of the Serengeti is mostly a hot and dry climate with temperatures ranging from roughly 15 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius. They do however have 2 different times of year when there is rainfall the less lengthy wet season is from around November to January and the longer rainy season is from around March to May where it’s believed that torrential downpours can last for as long as a full day. So it’s best to make provisions for this if you are planning visiting in the rainy season.
Safari / Holiday Styles
Luxury camp based holidays
Cultural tours at a Maasai Village
Short flights for aerial views of the Serengeti
Track the great wildebeest migration (the world cup of natural wildlife happenings)
Where to stay
The Serengeti has a host of luxury camps and lodges to suit all tastes get ready for extra special pampering at one of the highlights of the game viewing world.
The Serengeti really does have it all. Just call one of consultants who will assist you in every way, making sure all your wants and needs are met on the perfect African adventure.
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Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.
Northern Tanzania! Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, has some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world as well as the Serengeti, but don't forget about the southern circuit. go there.
Reviews on our Serengeti National Park safaris
Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…
Jates and Hil Oettle
from South Africa
Traveling with a large group is generally a challenge but the level of detail of planning and consistency in execution made this one of the most memorable family vacation ever. The personal touches to ensure not only dietary needs were met…
Planned and executed well to the last detail
All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.
from United States of America
Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…
from South Africa
Reliable and helpful, excellent service...everything was in line with our expectations! We had a great time in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana!
Valentina & Stefano
from South Africa
Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…
from South Africa