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Serengeti National Park Safaris & Packages

The park is Tanzania's oldest national park and remains the flagship of the country's tourism industry, providing a major draw to the Northern Safari Circuit encompassing Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The question often asked about Serengeti:

  1. Serengeti safari cost? If you want to give back to the viability of the park and local people who call it home then it is not a cheap destination and you can expect to pay from USD700 per person per day and upwards 
  2. Serengeti migration tours? Yes, we run safari during the migration of the Wildebeest migration. 
  3. What is the best time to visit Serengeti? The area is better than the Masai Mara in December as the animals have moved back south after the Migration in October.
  4. What time of year is the wildebeest migration? 
  5. What is the climate of the Serengeti?
  6. When can you see the great migration in Tanzania?
  7. What month is the great migration in Africa?
  8. What time of year is the wildebeest migration?
  9. When can you see the Serengeti migration?
  10. Where does the great migration take place?
  11. How much is a safari in Serengeti?
  12. Is it safe to travel to Serengeti?
  13. How much does it cost to go on an African safari?
  14. What should I pack for the Serengeti safari?
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  16. How much is a safari in Serengeti?
  17. Is it safe to travel to Serengeti?
  18. How much does it cost to go on an African safari?
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  20. How much does a safari in Tanzania cost?
  21. What is the best time to visit Tanzania?
  22. Is Tanzania safe?
  23. How much does it cost to visit Serengeti National Park?
  24. Are drones allowed in Tanzania?
  25. What is the best time of year to visit the Serengeti?
  26. What shots do you need for Tanzania?
  27. Is Tanzania a third world country?
  28. Is Tanzania a poor country?
  29. Is Tanzania a wealthy country?
  30. How much of Africa is poor?
  31. How much is a safari holiday?
  32. What is a photo safari?
  33. What is there to do in the Serengeti?
  34. Are there elephants in the Serengeti?
  35. Where do you fly to for Serengeti?
  36. Where do you fly into for Tanzania safari?
  37. How do you get to Serengeti National Park?
  38. Are there giraffes in the Serengeti?
  39. How many cheetahs are in the Serengeti?
  40. How big is Serengeti?
  41. What is Serengeti National Park famous for?
  42. Are there lions in the Serengeti?
  43. What should I pack for the Serengeti safari?

Let us help with all your questions and more for the Serengeti.

The park has over 2,500 lions and more than 1 million wildebeest. The park is worldwide known for its abundance of wildlife and high biodiversity. The migratory -and some resident- wildebeest, which number over 2 million individuals, constitute the largest population of big mammals that still roam the planet. They are joined in their journey through the Serengeti - Mara ecosystem by 250,000 plains zebra, half a million Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, and tens of thousands of topi and Coke's hartebeest. Masai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog and hippo are also abundant. Some rarely seen species of antelope are also present in Serengeti National Park, such as common eland, klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and dik-dik

Perhaps the most popular animals among tourists are the Big Five, which include:

Lion: the Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.

African leopard: these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with the population at around 1,000.

African bush elephant: the herds have recovered successfully from population lows in the 1980s caused by poaching, numbering over 5,000 individuals,[8] and are particularly numerous in the northern region of the park.

Eastern black rhinoceros: mainly found around the kopjes in the centre of the park, very few individuals remain due to rampant poaching. Individuals from the Masai Mara Reserve cross the park border and enter Serengeti from the northern section at times. There's currently a small but stable population of 31 individuals left in the park. African buffalo: the most numerous of the Big Five, with around 53,000 individuals inside the park.

Carnivores -aside from the Big Five- include the cheetah - which is widely seen due to the abundance of gazelle 4,000 spotted hyena, two species of jackals, African golden wolf, honey badger, striped hyena, serval, seven species of mongooses, two species of otters and the recently reintroduced East African wild dog (locally extinct since 1991). Apart from the safari staples, primates such as yellow and olive baboons and vervet monkey, patas monkey, black-and-white colobus are also seen in the gallery forests of the Grumeti River.

Other mammals include aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, three species of hyraxes and Cape hare.

Serengeti National Park has also great ornithological interest, boasting about 500 bird species, including Masai ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustards, helmeted guineafowls, southern ground hornbill, crowned cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, lesser flamingo, martial eagles, lovebirds, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures.

Reptiles in Serengeti National Park include Nile crocodile, leopard tortoise, serrated hinged terrapin, rainbow agama, Nile monitor, chameleons, African python, black mamba, black-necked spitting cobra, puff adder.

Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit together with Maasai Mara National Reserve and a lion stronghold in East Africa

Because of its biodiversity and ecological significance, the park has been listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a World Heritage Site. As a national park, it is designated as a Category II protected area under the system developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which means that it should be managed, through either a legal instrument or another effective means, to protect the ecosystem or ecological processes as a whole.[citation needed]

The administrative body for all parks in Tanzania is the Tanzania National Parks Authority. Myles Turner was one of the park's first game wardens and is credited with bringing its rampant poaching under control. His autobiography, My Serengeti Years: The Memoirs of an African Game Warden, provides a detailed history of the park's early years.

Serengeti National Park Lodges & Camps

The park covers 14,760 square kilometres (5,705 sq mi) of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands. The park lies in northwestern Tanzania, bordered to the north by the Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Maasai Mara National Reserve. To the southeast of the park is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the southwest lies Maswa Game Reserve, to the west are the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves, and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area. Together, these areas form the larger Serengeti ecosystem.

Preferred Serengeti National Park Safari Packages

Map of Lodges in Serengeti National Park