Serengeti is Tanzania’s most famous national park. The home of the world-famous Great Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti National Park is consistently ranked as one of the best national parks in the entire world in 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively.
While it is the farthest of the northern circuit parks from Arusha, the Serengeti is often the first inclusion on any Tanzania safari itinerary. With its sweeping savanna plains, towering rocky hills, and seemingly unending skies – the Serengeti is as much a stunning landscape as it is a place to see Africa’s most iconic animals.
The Serengeti is home to huge numbers of wildebeest, zebras, hyenas, lions, elephants, hippos, antelopes, and more. So large is the Serengeti that we strongly recommend a minimum of two nights in the park if you’re serious about doing it justice.
The Serengeti offers outstanding year-round game-viewing, but is particularly popular during the Great Wildebeest Migration when some 1.7 million wildebeest and another 500,000 zebras cross the Serengeti on their way to the Masai Mara.
The Wildebeest Migration sees almost 2 million wildebeest move across the Serengeti in one of nature’s most memorable displays. Between January and March, the southern Serengeti region of Ndutu plays host to the calving season in which hundreds of thousands of young wildebeest take their first stumbling steps while hungry predators watch on.
April and May see the vast herd making its way across the Serengeti, and offers fantastic opportunities to see this truly colossal herd in motion.
June and July are the most popular time to see the Wildebeest Migration, as the herd must cross the Grumeti and Mara rivers to reach their goal. The river crossings are not only hindered by the fast moving rivers, but also the crocodiles lurking in the shallows and the predators who constantly harry the rear of the herd.
In December, it is possible to view the herd as it makes its way south once more to return to the Ndutu region for another calving season.
The Serengeti is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see predators in action. With so many animals calling the grass plains home, predators’ numbers are high – especially for lions and cheetahs. It’s a rare safari to the Serengeti that doesn’t spot at least a few lions, and even cheetahs and leopards are not uncommon sightings.
Other predators such as hyenas, serval cats, jackals, and even the occasional African wild dog can be found on the Serengeti.
While night game drives within the Serengeti National Park are not allowed, a sunrise game drive is an unforgettable way to see the park in a totally different light. Not only is the sight of the sun setting fire to the savanna something you’ll remember for the rest of your life, but the low light and cool air are perfect conditions for predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs to do their hunting.
This park is much visited and it has got so many safari lodges and exclusive camps that accommodate all types of travelers visiting for the wildebeest migration photography experiences.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
This luxury hotel is set within the Serengeti National Park. Featuring plush, safari-style decor and local artwork, the modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, and min bars, as well as 4-poster beds with mosquito nets. Upgraded rooms have views of the park’s watering hole or the Serengeti Plains, while suites add separate living rooms.
The 1- and 2-bedroom villas have outdoor showers and private infinity pools. Amenities include a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as 3 restaurants, 2 bars and a wine cellar. Guided walks led by park rangers and Maasai guides can be arranged.
Therefore, there are so many lodges like Singita Lodges, &beyond Lodges, Serena Hotels, Gen Melia Lodge, Chem Chem Lodge among others and we offer trips depending the travelers’ choice of lodge to stay.