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Serengeti National Park

Home to the world’s last remaining large mammal migration

Welcome to Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is a park in Africa known for its vast plains and woodlands, as well as its abundant wildlife and unique landscape. It is home to large populations of wild animals and is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration of over one million animals.

Climate

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

The 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!

The Great 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.

white bearded wildebeest

White Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) form major part of the “Great Migration”

Common zebra (Equus burchelli)

Common zebra (Equus burchelli)

Thomson Gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii)

Thomson Gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii)

Africa. Tanzania. Eland (Taurotragus oryx), a large antelope, at Ndutu in Serengeti NP

Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

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The migration follow the same patterns every year when the weather patterns are normal.

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The Great Migration

Highest Concentration of Carnivores

Serengeti 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!

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) are commonly sighted in Serengeti plains

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) are commonly sighted in Serengeti plains

Leopard (Panthera pardus) despite their solitary behavior are commonly seen in Serengeti.

Leopard (Panthera pardus) despite their solitary behavior are commonly seen in Serengeti.

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Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) are the most abundant of the large carnivores

Silver Backed jackal

Silver Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) are commonly seen in the park

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Highest Concentration of Carnivores

Largest Concentration of Herbivores

Serengeti 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!

Elephants (Loxodonta africana) serengeti national park

Elephants (Loxodonta africana)

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Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibious) are abundant in rivers of Serengeti National Park

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Grant Gazelle (Gazella granti) are commonly seen.

defasa waterbuck

These species of Defassa waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) is commonly found near water bodies in the park

Klipspringer standing on rocks.

Klippsringers (Oreotragus oreotragus) are normally found on the rock outcrops (Kopjes) which characterize the park

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Largest Concentration of Herbivores

Endangered Species

Serengeti is one of the last remaining sanctuary for critically endangered Black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) as well as endangered African hunting dog!

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Endangered African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus)!

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Endangered Species

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.

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Migratory White stork (Ciconia ciconia) are seen during the wet season

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Egyptian geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca), Southern Serengeti

gully billed tern

Gully billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) are commonly seen in the southern plains during the wet season

Little bee-eater (Merops pusillus)

Little bee-eater (Merops pusillus) are common in the park

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Diverse Birdlife

Cultural & Historical Sites

Serengeti 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.

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Gong rock in Moru Kopjes, Southern Serengeti

Fort Ikoma

Fort Ikoma is a historical site about Germans in East Africa.

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Cultural & Historical Sites

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

Gol Kopjes

Gol Kopjes Southern Serengeti; a magnificent landscapes of the park

mara river crossing

Mara River through the park is one of the beautful natural feature especially when viewed from above.

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Scenic and Spectacular Landscapes

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

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

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A balloon flight; normally conducted during the morning!

Balloon evening ride

Morning balloon ride

Hot Air Balloon Safari

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Game Viewing by Vehicles

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!

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Tourists conducting game drive.

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Spotting the migration!

Game Viewing by Vehicles

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Professional Filming &Photographing

The park is a perfect place for professional photographing, footages and filming. Come and have a snap!

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Filming activity in the park

Professional Filming &Photographing

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Bush meal

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

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Tourists having a bushmeal

Bush meal

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Walking Safaris

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.

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Walking safaris

Walking Safaris

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You can experience the beauty of Tanzania all year round by taking an unforgettable trip. Options for activities include going on a safari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and ending your journey on the paradise island of Zanzibar. Everything is possible on this trip.

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