Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

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A Serengeti Safari is best known for the phenomenal migration that plays out every year. Over two million large mammals carve across the plains in a circular trek; their steady instinctive movements tied to the land and grass and rain.

Of course, where large groups of game thrive so do predators; lions, cheetahs, hyenas and leopards are common sightings on our Serengeti holiday safaris.

Serengeti Safari Holidays

Our Serengeti Safari holidays and vacation packages are hard to beat. Home not only to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife but also its most spectacular natural migration, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s flagship conservation area and must-do centrepiece of the Northern Safari Circuit.

Known as ‘The Land that Moves on Forever’, the Serengeti’s unmistakable African setting will resonate with travellers on their first trip to Africa as well as old safari hands. Its vast rolling grasslands give a soul-stirring feeling of space and support hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as well as buffalo, elephant, giraffe and many gazelle and antelope species; red-robed Maasai tribesmen watch their grazing cattle warily – no prizes for guessing that the Serengeti is a big cat – and a photographer’s – paradise.

Best Time To Visit Serengeti

The short October/November and March/April rainy seasons notwithstanding, the Serengeti’s temperate and mostly dry climate plus abundant resident wildlife makes for a great game viewing experience all year round – the question of exactly when to go to the Serengeti really revolves around whether you want to see the wildebeest migration. If so, then the best time to visit the Serengeti is between October and July before the wildebeest return to Kenya’s Masai Mara around August. Note however that the migration is a fluid affair: not only is its precise timing subject to each year’s rainfall pattern but the herds move around the Serengeti depending on the time of year.

Serengeti Migration

Also known as the great annual wildebeest migration, the migration has no beginning or end and is an endless cycle of life. The animals migrate clockwise around the Serengeti – Mara.

Between January and February – The wildebeests give birth to some 300,000 to 400,000 calves born within 2 – 3 week period, eight and a half months after the mating season. The birthing occurs on the short-grass plains over the lower northern slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater highlands and scattered around Olduvai Gorge.

March – April: Towards the beginning of the long-rains and the end of the short dry season — around March, the short-grass plains of the southernmost Serengeti start to dry out and the wildebeest begin (or continue) their journey, heading towards the western woodlands.

May – June: As the rains set in, the wildebeests head north-west into the woodlands of Seronera towards Lake Victoria. This is when the annual rut happens, as the herds consolidate on the Serengeti’s Western Corridor. During the rut 500,000 cows mate in less than a four week period.

July – August: At this time the great wildebeest migration heads north into the Masai Mara National Reserve. On their trek the herd’s path is cut several times by rivers: in the Northern Serengeti by the Mbalangeti and the Grumeti, and in Kenya by the Mara River. While the river crossing at Grumeti River always represent an annual feast for the large crocodiles. This isn’t usually quite as spectacular as the crossing of the Mara River.

Serengeti holiday safaris are magnificent throughout the year as there are always good resident populations of big game.The accommodation in the Serengeti is varied enough to suit you, whatever your taste. There are mobile tented camps, beautifully designed camps and lodges that blend in with the surroundings, luxurious Tanzania villas and colonial-style retreats where you can live the luxury of days gone by.

Our many safari options offer you not only the chance to explore the Serengeti but other incredible wildlife destinations such as the Ngorongoro Crater or Masai Mara Our 5 day Tanzania Safari Experience will take you to Tanzania’s major safari parks, while our 5 day Tanzania Safari Holiday explores serengeti and ngorongoro crater. A serengeti safari can also be combined with other parks like masai mara, amboseli and lake nakuru in Kenya as our 8 day Kenya Tanzania Safari.

Country Tanzania
Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

Serengeti Safari
Great Location – between December and March, game viewing here is spectacular. Scenic Landscap More info
Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Serengeti Safari
Four Seasons Safari Lodge formerly Bilila Lodge Kempinski is an outstanding Serengeti establishment More info
Grumeti River Camp

Grumeti River Camp

Serengeti Safari
Situated in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Grumeti River Camp lies at the Grumeti River, More info
Kirawira Camp

Kirawira Camp

Serengeti Safari
  Kirawira, situated on a hilltop overlooking the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, o More info
Klein's Camp

Klein's Camp

Serengeti Safari
Ideal for honeymooners and for those wishing to see big game in exclusive surroundings, Klein’ More info
Lemala Luxury Camp Serengeti

Lemala Luxury Camp Serengeti

Serengeti Safari
Lemala Luxury Camp Serengeti is an ideal accommodation from which to experience the serengeti wildeb More info
Mbalageti Safari Lodge

Mbalageti Safari Lodge

Serengeti Safari
Switch off – sleeping options include standard rooms, tented chalets or exclusive suites. Rela More info
Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp

Serengeti Safari
The Great Migration – witness the migration of animals across the Serengeti plains. On the Mov More info
Sanctuary Kusini

Sanctuary Kusini

Serengeti Safari
Perfectly sited in a cluster of rocky outcrops in the Serengeti National Park, Kusini is a permanent More info
Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp

Serengeti Safari
Sayari Camp is an exclusive seasonal camp that provides luxury accommodation in the form of spacious More info
Serengeti Migration Camp

Serengeti Migration Camp

Serengeti Safari
*Wildlife Spectacle – enjoy a ringside seat to the great wildebeest migration. *Room With A Vi More info
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Safari
Up, Up And Away – try a balloon safari for a unique game viewing experience. Wildlife Spectacl More info
Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Serengeti Safari
*Majestic Migrations – watch thousands of wildebeest migrate across on a Serengeti safari. *Bi More info
Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti Safari
Serengeti Under Canvas is a mobile, tented camp that follows the spectacular migration through the S More info
Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Serengeti Safari
Seronera Wildlife Lodge is situated in the heart of the Serengeti, world famous for its large number More info
5 Day Tanzania Safari Experience

5 Day Tanzania Safari Experience

Serengeti Safari, Tarangire Safari, Tanzania Safari, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Price per person from $ 1,854
DAY 1 Depart Arusha for a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches, later More info
5 Day Tanzania Safari Holiday

5 Day Tanzania Safari Holiday

Serengeti Safari, Ngorongoro Crater Safari8 / 10
5 Day Tanzania Safari Holiday Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha City Upon ar More info
5 Days Big 5 Safari

5 Days Big 5 Safari

Serengeti Safari, Tarangire Safari, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Day 1 The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy an More info
6 Day Luxury Tanzania Safari

6 Day Luxury Tanzania Safari

Serengeti Safari, Tarangire Safari, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Day 1: Tarangire National Park This 6 Day Luxury Tanzania Safari starts in the morning where you wil More info
6 Day Northern Tanzania Classic

6 Day Northern Tanzania Classic

Serengeti Safari, Tarangire Safari, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Price per person from $ 1,540
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel and driv More info
8 Day Kenya Tanzania Safari

8 Day Kenya Tanzania Safari

Serengeti Safari, Ngorongoro Crater Safari, Nakuru Safari, Amboseli Safari, Masai Mara Safari
Day 1: Nairobi-Lake Nakuru You will be met upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport More info