Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

Thompson's Gazelle
Grant's Gazelle
Kirks Dik Dik
Serval
Aardvark
Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Wildebeest
Zebra
Eland
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile
Ostrich

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Bologonya Under Canvas Super Luxury Full Board
Dunia Camp, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp Super Luxury Full Board
Kimondo Camp, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Klein's Camp, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Lamai Lodge, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Mara Under Canvas Super Luxury Full Board
Masek Under Canvas Super Luxury Full Board
Namiri Plains, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Ndutu Under Canvas, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Ndutu Wilderness Camp, Serengeti Luxury Full Board
Olakira Camp, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Robanda Tented Camp, Serengeti Full Board
Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp Super Luxury Full Board
Sayari Camp, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp Luxury Full Board
Serengeti North Wilderness Camp Luxury Full Board
Serengeti Safari Camp Super Luxury Full Board
Serengeti Under Canvas Super Luxury Full Board
Serengeti Wilderness Camp Full Board
Ubuntu Camp, Serengeti Super Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour Luxury 14 nights/15 days
East Africa Overland Tour (Vic Falls-Nairobi) 21 Days, 20 Nights
Essence of Tanzania Tour 6 days, 5 nights
Great Migration Safari Tour Luxury 12 nights, 13 days
Ngorongoro to Lake Natron Tour Luxury 12 days, 11 nights
Northern Tanzania Luxury Lodges Tour Super Luxury 5 nights, 6 days
Serengeti Budget Camping Safari Tour Middle 5 nights, 6 days
Serengeti Luxury Camping Tour Super Luxury 7 days
Serengeti Walking Safari 7 days, 6 nights
Tanzania Northern Circuit Camping Tour Luxury 6 nights, 7 days
Tanzania Northern Circuit Lodges Tour Luxury 3 nights, 4 days OR 5 nights, 6 days
The Migration and Gorilla Trekking Tour Middle Variable

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Elephant
Wildebeest
Zebra


BRIDS
Secretary Bird
Crowned Crane
Ostrich
Kori Bustard
Tawny Eagle


REPTILES
African Rock Python
Black-necked Spitting Cobra
Nile Crocodile


TREES
Umbrella Thorn
Candelabra Tree
Baobab


HABITAT TYPES
Open Grassland
Savannah
Riverine
Rocky Outcrops