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Serengeti national Park in Tanzania is one of the oldest national Parks and is the flagship of Tanzania tourism industry. The word Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word Siringitu, which means: ‘The place where land moves forever’. The park covers an area of approximately 15,000 km² and is one of the famous tourist attractions in Tanzania. Renowned for its huge number of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, this tourist spot in Tanzania is worth the visit once in your lifetime. The park is surrounded by remarkable tribes such as the Masai and Hadzabe which showcases the true culture and lifestyle of African people. This park in Tanzania is a world heritage site which has attracted thousands of tourists from all walks of life. Being famous for its abundant wildlife, travelers have ample time to spend and explore the wilderness of this tourist spot in Tanzania. A safari tour in Serengeti national park should not be missed as you get to experience the unmatched beauty of gigantic creatures that are there in the park. Wildlife found in this park include lion, cheetah, hyenah, leopard, topi, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, elephant, caracal, serval, bat-eared fox, hyrax, genet, hares, porcupine and many more.

Places To visit In Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Found in 1952, Serengeti national park in Tanzania is no doubt the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. The park attracts many tourists throughout the year due to its abundant population of wildlife and the safari tour which allows the travelers to explore the best of the sanctuary.

Grumeti Game Reserve

Situated in the Serengeti district in Mara Region, Grumeti Game Reserve is a part of the Serengeti ecosystem and offers seclusion and exclusivity with some of the best camps Tanzania has to offer. The park is popularly known for its richness in wildlife and boasts of wildlife such as leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, Black and white Colobus monkeys.

Naabi Hill

Located few kilometers from eastern Serengeti border, Naabi Hill serves as the main entrance to the Serengeti National Park. Apart from hot air balloon safari, the viewpoint of the Naabi hill offers breathtaking view of the plains which makes it a top tourist destination in Tanzania.

Lobo Valley

A pristine valley scattered with woodland, Lobo Valley offers the best big cat viewing opportunities in the North Serengeti. Some the world's most ancient rock formations estimated at 2-3 million years old can be seen here.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro conservation area is one of the famous sites in Africa and is said to have the highest wildlife. The area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests which attracts tourists from all walks of life.

Retina Hippo Pool

Nestled about 8 km north of Seronera, hippo pool is a must visit place in Serengeti. Witness these gigantic mammals rest in the shallow water or the mud in search of coolness and shelter from the scorching sun. This is one of the few places in Serengeti where you can park your jeep aside and watch these hippos up close.

Maasai Kopjes

Located in central Serengeti, Maasai Kopjes serve as a refuge for animals and plants alike. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Tanzania and is home to one of the Serengeti’s most legendary lion prides, called the Maasai Lion Pride. The Maasai Kopjes is a must see as this area offers tremendous wildlife viewing opportunities.

Lake Magadi

For nature lovers, Lake Magadi in Tanzania is a paradise to look out for. Well known for its wading birds, including flamingos and Pelicans, Lake Magadi is a famous tourist attraction in Serengiti attracting thousand o tourists every year from across the globe.

Best Time To Visit Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is so popular to visit not only for the stunning wildlife, but because you get great weather almost year round. The best time to visit Serengeti is during dry season that is from June to October. The daily temperature at this time of year can reach highs of 30 Celsius and go as low as 15 Celsius with little rain. This is the best time when animals are active and the temperature remains cool and pleasant throughout the day. Dry weather in Serengeti means sparse vegetation and easier viewing on your safari which allows the travelers to enjoy and explore the place without any hassle. 

Things To Do In Serengeti National Park

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Witness the Great Migration

The main reason to visit Serengiti national park is to visit the great migration. It is considered as one of the world’s largest animal migrations as it involves more than one million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. It is a sight to behold and cannot be missed at any cost while you are in Serengeti.

Visit the Seronera River Valley

The Serengeti river valley offers spectacular view of the park making it the top tourist destination in Tanzania. The valley’s river keeps the vegetation plentiful supporting the herbivores throughout the year. This is also one of the best places to find the park's elusive leopards.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Serengeti is quite large and exploring the place by foot is impossible. Choose for a hot air balloon safari that will lend you a picturesque view of the park. Go in the early morning and you'll be able to see the sunrise across the peninsula, waking all the animals, as they run to seek cover or to continue their migration.

Experience Massai culture and lifestyle

Serengeti is home to Massai tribe that reflects the ancient culture and lifestyle of Africa. Visit the Massai village to explore their traditional way of living, culture and nature. You can learn about Maasai customs, rituals and traditions, visit a few of their living spaces, and even purchase handicrafts made using traditional methods.

Tour in Air Charter

If you are not a big fan of hot air balloon safari, Serengeti offers its travelers with air charter tour that takes you on a ride over the city. Air charters are small planes that travel between the seven airstrips in the national park. Air charter tour is one of the best things to do in Serengeti, proffering a unique experience to the travelers.

Visit the Olduvai Gorge

Situated in the midst of Serengeti national park and the Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge is famous for being the site where 2 million year old human fossils were found. It is a top tourist spot in Serengeti that allows the history buffs to dig out more about the past. Visit the Oldupai Museum that showcases the facts about fossils.

Visit the Bologonja Springs

The Bologonja Springs is hotspot for animals and is a place in Serengeti where not many tourists visit this area. It is a perfect spot for people to go bird watching and you can watch the animals frolic, fight and feed in their natural habitat.

Visit the Moru Kopjes

Serengeti is home to Moru Kopjes which gives the travelers a choice to explore this famous place in Tanzania. Moru Kopjes is an incredibly interesting rock formation that will definitely thrill the adventurer in you. These mound like rocks rise up like mountains and serves a shelter to the animals. This is an ideal spot in Serengeti for animal viewing as it has animals such as lions, cheetahs, leopards and the famous black rhinos.

Night Time Game Drive

Serengeti is filled with nocturnal animals that are often not seen during day time. Night time game drive in Serengeti allows the travelers to view the wild beasts in the open. Game drive is one of the top things to do in Serengeti and attracts tourists more. Travelers get an opportunity to see civets, bush babies, nightjars, and maybe even some hunting predators during their night time game drive in Serengeti.

Explore the Serengeti Visitor Center

If you want to know more about Serengeti, then the visitor center would be a perfect place that will give you more detailed information about the place. The center features a walking path for self-guided walks where exhibits and detailed signs educate on Serengeti history, its wildlife, and the ecosystem.

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How to Reach Serengeti National Park

By air:  Kilimanjaro international airport is the nearest air link to Serengeti National Park. There are few carriers like Ethiopian Airlines, Air Burundi, ZanAir and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, that is well linked to different regions of Tanzania via an organized network of transit.

By Car: Travelling to Serengeti by car can be hectic but you can travel to Arusha and from there drive for 7-8 hours. The most convenient way to get to the Serengeti National Park from Arusha is by taking a small plane to one of the many airstrips in the park. 

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