A safari in the northern part of Serengeti national park
Serengeti national park is the oldest national park of Tanzania which is located in the northern part of Tanzania. The northern part of the national park is also known as the Lobo area and is a least visited part of Serengeti.
The northern part of Serengeti national park is made up of savannah plains, rolling hills as well as rock outcrops. The Lobo valley is home to numerous wildlife species and bird species which can be seen during safaris.
The different ways to get to the northern part of Serengeti national park include flights to the Kogatende airstrip and also by driving to Arusha.
Activities which are carried out in the northern part of Serengeti national park include the following;
Hot air balloon safari
In the northern part of Serengeti national park, the hot air balloon experiences are carried out during safaris. Tourists during the activity wake up early in the morning and are briefed about the activity before they get on the hot air balloon and enjoy views over the savannah plains and also seeing other attractions around the national park.
After the hot air balloon experience in the northern part of Serengeti national park, the tourists enjoy a breakfast and drinks before continuing to engage in other activities in the national park and returning to their lodges.
Another experience during a safari around the northern part of Serengeti national park is game drives which are carried out at different times of day. Morning game drives in the national park are also carried out and different wildlife species can be seen at this time of day such as predators lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Other game drives around Serengeti national park take place in the afternoon and in the evening. Wildlife species in the northern part of Serengeti national park include elephants, giraffes, buffalos, waterbucks, antelopes, zebras and many others.
Exploring Serengeti national park for a full day is also another experience which is carried out during safaris in the northern part of the national park. Wildlife viewing in the national park can be carried out at any time of the year but the dry season from June to October is recommended for seeing the numerous wildlife species of Serengeti national park.
Bird watching is another activity which is carried out during safaris in the northern part of Tanzania. The different bird species which can be seen during safaris around this part of the national park include native and migratory birds such as kori bustards, yellow throated sand grouse, secretary birds and many others.
The activity is best done during the months of November to April when migratory birds are present in the national park.
Walking safaris around the northern part of Serengeti national park are another experience which is carried out during a safari. The activity is carried out on foot and offers a closer interaction with the surroundings in the national park.
Wildebeest migration safari experiences can also be enjoyed during a safari around the northern part of Serengeti national park. river crossings along the Mara river is among the highlights of the wildebeest migration north of Serengeti as over 2 million herds of wildebeests cross the river to get to the greener pastures in Kenya.
Other parts of Serengeti national park which are visited during safaris include the central part or Seronera area, western Serengeti and the southern part of Serengeti national park.
- The Seronera area or central part of Serengeti national park is the most visited part of the national park which also has numerous wildlife species such as big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs and many others.
This part of Serengeti national park is made up of kopjes, vast savannah plains and acacia woodlands. Other wildlife species in the central part of the national park include wildebeests, zebras, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, gazelles and many others.
Attractions in the central part of Serengeti national park include the Seronera river valley, retina hippo pool, kopjes and many others. During safaris, tourists can access this part of the national park by flying to the Seronera airstrip and also driving from Arusha to the national park.
- Western Serengeti national park is made up of riverine forests, woodland and grassy plains and the river crossings during the wildebeest migration also take place in this part of the national park. The Grumeti river is a major attraction in this part of the national park.
Wildlife species which can be spotted during safaris around the western part of Serengeti national park include buffalos, lions, leopards, wildebeests, hippos, zebras, gazelles, antelopes and many others.
Visit Serengeti national park and experience amazing wildlife viewing at different times of the year.