The Serengeti: The Ultimate African Safari
“No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” – George Schaller. Truly, a Serengeti safari is the ultimate wildlife experience in Africa.
A great grass sea that stretches as far as the eye can see; the Serengeti is Tanzania’s flagship national park and is home to the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife. Although the Serengeti is most famous for the Great Migration, a safari here is rewarding any time of the year. There is plenty of scope for unique experiences on a Serengeti safari. View the Green Season calving between January and April in the southern part of the reserve. Or witness the thrilling Grumeti River crossings in the western Serengeti. One of the prime spots for safari goers has traditionally been the far north. Here, tens of thousands of desperate wildebeest take the plunge into the crocodile-thronged Mara River as their migration moves into Kenya’s Masai Mara for fresh grazing.
A Serengeti safari lets you see Tanzania in its most natural state. This national park, which extends across thousands of miles, is home to abundant herds of zebra, buffalo elephant and giraffe, supporting big cats and other predators. There are quieter, less dramatic scenes too. A delightful safari breakfast under an acacia tree, accompanied only by your Maasai guide, dressed in his traditional red garments. A guided walk through the woodlands looking for Fischer’s lovebird, a rufous-tailed weaver or a lone, stately Kori bustard. A sunrise balloon safari, or even waking at dawn and peeping out of your canvas tent to watch the mist rise in unhurried tendrils over the dew-drenched grass.
It’s difficult to take it all in. The Serengeti is wild, untamed and transient – the definitive African safari experience.
Best Time to Visit the Serengeti:
The Serengeti’s main attraction is the annual Wildebeest Migration. Notwithstanding the drama and thrills of the Great Migration, game viewing in the Serengeti is exceptional all year round. Typically, the Green Season (December through March) sees newborn calving across the Southern plains. The herds move into the Western Serengeti between May and July and assemble at the Grumeti River to cross over into the northern part of the reserve. If you’re wanting to visit during the dramatic Mara River crossings, then August through October is the best time to go.
As one of the most spectacular wildlife wonders on the planet, the Great Wildebeest Migration enthralls yearly.
Sleep under the stars: stylish canvas tents, hot bucket showers and dinners stoked over the fire.
A bush breakfast is a quintessential way of experiencing this majestic reserve in all its unfettered beauty.
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Step out of your safari vehicle in the middle of the vast Serengeti and find a fully laden breakfast awaiting for you under an acacia tree. A bush breakfast is the quintessential way of experiencing this majestic reserve in all its unfettered beauty.
These luxury tented camps move with the herds, guaranteeing the best game viewing in the Serengeti all year round.