The Serengeti is arguably the most well-known expanse of land on the African continent. It lies on the northern edge of Tanzania, bordering Kenya's Maasai Mara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Vast numbers of plains game and incredible predator populations thrive in this ecosystem. Many travellers choose to visit the Serengeti during the months of December to July, when massive herds of wildebeest and zebra follow their age-old migratory cycles in search of better grazing grounds. however, the game-viewing in the Serengeti is spectacular all year round. The open plains and endless vistas make this a must for any nature enthusiast. Certain parts of the park do get congested with numerous safari operators, but the private concessions and conservancies offer the discerning traveller pristine and untouched wilderness. The Serengeti embodies the quintessential charm of Africa.

Why we like it

Endless plains; Great Migration; Insane predator activity; Variety of safari activities

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 15 000 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Great Migration
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Arusha

Accommodation in Serengeti National Park

Bologonya Under Canvas

This luxurious Bologonya tented camp is situated within reach of the Great Migration, allowing guests to explore remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game. This seasonal camp is intimate and exclusive, offering the most spacious safari tents, each with double bed, en suite bathroom, separate portable WC and a bucket shower. Breakfast in the bush is a…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Dunia Camp, Serengeti

Dunia Camp is a luxury safari camp located in the heart of Tanzania’s famous safari paradise, the Serengeti. This semi-permanent camp is made up of just eight tented suites, each spacious and comfortable. The tents are furnished with large king-sized beds (twins are also available), en-suite bathroom facilities with bucket safari showers and flushing toilets, as well as private verandas…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

A luxury safari lodge in the Western Serengeti, Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp offers an unmatched wildlife experience. Lying right in the path of the Great Migration and its dramatic river crossings, it is also home to exceptional resident game year round. Located in the remote Western Corridor of the Serengeti, Grumeti provides a private Serengeti experience with exclusive game viewing…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Serengeti National Park

East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour

This comprehensive safari tour spends 15 days exploring the best wildlife and safari destinations of East Africa. Starting out in Kenya in the world-famous Masai Mara, guests will enjoy unrivalled game-viewing in one of the world's richest and most diverse safari arenas. The tour then moves onto Tanzania.Here, you will stay on the shores of Lake Victoria, enjoying a host…

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Duration: 14 nights/15 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

East Africa Overland Tour (Vic Falls-Nairobi)

The classic and affordable East African overland camping tour starts in the fun-filled adventure town of Victoria Falls and ends in Nairobi, Kenya. The trip goes through 5 countries and showcases some of the best Africa has to offer. From the idyllic Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar and the white sand beaches of Lake Malawi, to the vast game-rich plains…

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Duration: 21 Days, 20 Nights
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Essence of Tanzania Tour

Imagine finding yourself under the vast African sky in the middle of one of the last expanses of true wilderness left on our planet, possibly listening to the haunting and mysterious sounds of night predators and their prey as the drama of their interactions unfold. This safari will allow you ample time to visit the famous wildlife areas of Serengeti,…

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Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Thompson's Gazelle
Grant's Gazelle
Kirks Dik Dik
Black Rhino
Spotted Hyena

Key Species


Secretary Bird
Crowned Crane
Kori Bustard
Tawny Eagle

African Rock Python
Black-necked Spitting Cobra
Nile Crocodile

Umbrella Thorn
Candelabra Tree

Open Grassland
Rocky Outcrops

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 9
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 7