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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

Gorillas

Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife experiences – mountain gorillas and the Great Migration – on one unforgettable safari

$ 7,988

£ 6,195

R 105,834

6,808

per person

11 days
Tanzania June/July Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

Tanzania June/July Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the best Tanzania has to offer

$ 5,585

£ 4,331

R 73,996

4,760

per person

9 days
Tanzania honeymoon safari

Tanzania honeymoon safari

Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania as well as the paradise of Zanzibar

$ 5,280

£ 4,095

R 69,955

4,500

per person

13 days
Tanzania eight-days guided safari

Tanzania eight-day guided safari

We invites you to this eight-day safari in Tanzania. Explore and witness various animals in the Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

$ 3,090

£ 2,396

R 40,940

2,634

per person

8 days
Migration safari in Kenya and Tanzania

Migration safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all

$ 9,985

£ 7,744

R 132,292

8,510

per person

8 days
Close up view of Wildebeest

Tanzania - medium budget, maximum game viewing

Visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti for a four-in-one safari you'll remember forever

$ 5,823

£ 4,516

R 77,149

4,963

per person

11 days
Game viewing

The Migration - calving season January to March

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

$ 6,673

£ 5,175

R 88,411

5,687

per person

11 days
Walking safari experience in Tanzania

Walking safari experience in Tanzania

Walking safaris gives you the chance to get closer to Africa's wildlife

$ 4,035

£ 3,129

R 53,460

3,439

per person

10 days
Serengeti Wildebeests in Kenya

Wildlife and culture – the perfect balance

Balance Tanzania's wildlife highlights, such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, with the rich cultural heritage of local tribes like the Masai

$ 5,275

£ 4,091

R 69,889

4,496

per person

11 days
Elephant Herd

Best of Africa safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration

$ 16,865

£ 13,079

R 223,445

14,374

per person

16 days

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More on Serengeti National Park holidays

Introduction

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.
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • 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.
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • 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

  • Game drives
  • 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)
  • Walking safaris

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.

Serengeti National Park Map

Serengeti National Park's location on Google Maps

Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti National Park

Do I need any vaccinations when entering Namibia?

Before heading out for a Namibia safari, it’s important to receive a few key vaccinations. The World Health Organization and Centre for Disease Control recommend the following vaccines. Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Yellow… go there.

When is the best time to visit Namibia?

June to October is the best time to visit Namibia - wildlife viewing in the dry season is the best in all national parks, especially in Etosha National Park. The newborn animals are also born in summer. go there.

When is the calving season?

The wildebeest migration calving season generally starts in February. During this time, the migratory herds will give birth to newborn calves. Predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah will move into the southern Serengeti to take… go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

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.

Where is the best place to go for wildlife viewing in Tanzania?

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.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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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

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

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…

Patti Legg

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,…

Saldrix

from South Africa

Two male lions tried to take on an older female lion. The alpha male recently died and they were trying to take over his pride. The female lion was having none of it and while the males tried to tag team her; she swatted her massive paw at…

Kay Oczkowski

from United States of America

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