Serengeti National Park

A World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries globally, famed for its annual wildebeest migration. Aptly referred to as “endless plains” by the Maasai, Serengeti provides a haven to the world’s highest concentration of plains animals.

Within its area of 14,763 sq km, more than 4 million large mammals live in total wilderness freedom. About 35 species of plains animals are to be seen, including elephants, buffaloes, topis, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs and over 400 birds found in the Serengeti National Park. The main game drive areas in the Serengeti are the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor, Lobo or northern Serengeti, and the southeastern Serengeti plains extending to Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Serengeti is the site of one of the most spectacular events in the animal kingdom – the migration of thousands of wildebeest heading southwest, north or west in search of water and greener pastures in and around the National Park.

Why Visit Serengeti National Park

  • A unique savanna ecosystem with two million big mammals and all the plain species in East Africa.
  • The Great wildebeest migrations are outstanding natural events
  • Home of big cats and predators
  • Outstanding natural beauty – vast open, grassy plain, savanna environment dotted with thorn bushes or trees and the occasional cluster of kopjes.
  • A top-rated park

Tourism Activities

  • Game drive
  • Balloon safari – an unrivalled experience
  • A short nature trail in Naabi Hill
  • Guided hiking through the savanna
  • Bird watching
  • Camping safaris

Getting There

  • An easy drive from Arusha
  • Daily scheduled flight from Arusha, Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam

Best Time to Visit

  • All year round
  • The dry season (from late June to October) offers the best wildlife viewing in general- with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight.
  • The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July), while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.

SERENGETI ACCOMMODATION

Lahia Tented Lodge

The camp is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking Central Serengeti with views towards Western Serengeti, within reach of mythical locations such as the famous kopjes masais, the museum at the Olduvai Gorge, Seronera valley and the Grumeti River.

Stylish tents built on raised wood platforms with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. After a day on safari, guests can enjoy a refreshing shower under the stars. Each tent has its private terrace from where guests can enjoy the landscape and the surroundings.

The main house offers a unique 360 º panoramic view of the landscape, and it contains lounges, a dining room and a swimming pool. Guests can observe the Great Migration spectacle from the comfort of their tents.

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

The lodge is purposefully located to ensure that all areas of the Serengeti are within reach of our guests, including legendary locations like the famous Maasai kopjes, the Museum of Olduvai Gorge, Seronera and the Grumeti River.

It has been designed with a modern African decorative style that creates a fresh and bright atmosphere, but very cosy and with the right amount of luxury. Guests can attend the show of the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents. Each tent has its private terrace from where to enjoy the landscape and the environment. The family tent consists of two tents interconnected and a shared bathroom and private porch.

Sametu Camp

Sametu Camp sits in a secluded area on the eastern edge of Central Serengeti along the Ngare-Nanyuki River. This luxury Tented Camp boasts awe-inspiring and panoramic views of the vast savannah plains.

The camp comprises eight spacious luxury tents and Executive Tents plus two family suites. Each room is scattered among the flora, a private paradise with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda overlooking the seemingly endless Serengeti plains.

Serengeti Mara River Camp

River Camp is a permanent tented camp that gives you an experience of a luxury camp in the wild with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonder of the Serengeti—carefully positioned for proximity to the great migration.

Only 15 luxury stylish decorated safari tents make one indulge in complete comfort combined with the authenticity of nights spent in the African bush.

Woodlands Camp

Woodlands Camp is a seasonal semi-permanent camp tucked within a grassy corridor that links the Lake Ndutu area with the Moru Kopjes and Hidden Valley. During calving season, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest make their way to southern Serengeti to feed on short grass, and pregnant females converge to give birth.

The camp features 12 large canvas tents, including one family tent. Each tent has its private en-suite bathroom and private flush toilet, a separate shower area elevated on wood flooring, solar water heaters and much more to make your stay comfortable.

Nimali Central Serengeti

Nimali Central Serengeti is a luxury tented camp located in the heart of Serengeti close to Makoma hill, offering utter seclusion and excellent access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’. The camp is designed to provide guests with an authentic safari experience with all the modern furnishings ad exert minimal impact on the environment.

Guests are immersed in nature and have the unforgettable experience of being under canvas in the middle of the wilderness. With only eight tented suites, privacy and personal attention is guaranteed. Each tent is tastefully furnished and has a private veranda, where guests can enjoy the beautiful views of the Serengeti plains.