Serengeti national park safaris
Serengeti national park safaris : Serengeti national park is among the wildlife viewing destinations that are found in the northern part of Tanzania. Driving around the endless plains of Serengeti national park is part of the safari experience at the destination. The wildebeest migration is part of the attractions at the destination and it involves the annual movement of over 2 million wildebeests.
The great wildebeest migration can be seen in Serengeti national park annually and the herds of wildebeests can be spotted during certain months of the year such as in June and July, august, April and May and in November and December.
The big 5 which includes elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos are among the wildlife species of Serengeti national park. A safari to Tanzania is not complete without getting a chance to explore the famous Serengeti national park which offers exceptional wildlife viewing all year round.
All through the year many tourists visit Serengeti national park in search of the various wildlife species. During Serengeti national park safaris the different parts of the national park are visited such as the northern Serengeti, southern Serengeti, western Serengeti and also the central plains of the national park.
Some of the activities which are carried out during Serengeti safaris include game drives, walking safaris, bird watching experiences, hot air balloon safaris. These Tanzania safari activities all involve experiencing the beauty of the national park and seeing the different wildlife species around the destination.
Safaris around Serengeti national park can be visited at any time of the year for wildlife viewing. The best time for safaris at the destination is the dry season from June to October which is also a time when many visitors engage in wildlife safaris around different destinations of Tanzania.
For bird lovers, the best time to visit Serengeti national park for safaris is during the months of November to April. There are over 350 bird species that can be seen around the national park during a safari.
Serengeti national park during safaris can be accessed by both flight and also by driving from Arusha. The drive from Arusha to Serengeti national park takes about 7 hours. Another way to get to the national park is by flying to Kilimanjaro international airport.
Flights can be got to the different airstrips of Serengeti national park during safaris and this option of flying is a faster way to get to the national park and the airstrips include Seronera airstrip, Lobo airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Kirawira airstrip, Grumeti airstrip which are located in different parts of the destination.
Safaris to Serengeti national park can be done for a period of at least 3 days or more to be able to experience the various wildlife species in the national park and explore the vast savannah plains of the national park.
Serengeti national park also consists of acacia woodlands and rock outcrops which are good locations for sightings of lions during safaris. The national park covers about 14750 square kilometers and is considered the oldest national park of Tanzania.
The national park also has numerous wildlife species such as lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, hippos, waterbucks, kudu, hyenas, hartebeests and many others which can be spotted around Serengeti national park during safaris.
To enter Serengeti national park, you are required to have paid park entrance fee which is charged to East Africans, nonresidents and residents. The park entrance fee for Serengeti national park for nonresidents in the peak season is 83 USD and 71 USD in the low season.
Other fees charged during safaris in Serengeti national park include concession fees for those staying inside the lodges or tented camps around the national park. Camping fees are also charged for visitors staying in public or special campsites of the national park.
The central part of Serengeti national park is a popular part of the national park and during the high or peak season there are many tourists in this part of the national park which is home to numerous wildlife species including many predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs.
A hot air balloon safari is among the activities which are carried out during tours to Serengeti national park. This activity takes place early in the morning over the endless plains of Serengeti where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the plains below. After the balloon ride, you get to share champagne and breakfast with your fellow passengers before continuing with the rest of the safari.
Game drives Serengeti national park are also carried out during safaris and they take place in the morning and can also be done during the day as you look out in the savannah plains and woodlands of the park for wildlife species like elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, gazelles, impalas, waterbucks among others. Your guide can take you to the different parts of the national park during your game drives as you spot the different wildlife species.
Walking safaris around Serengeti national park also give you an opportunity to explore the wilderness of the national park and get a close interaction with the natural surroundings. A ranger guide also accompanies you during this nature walks and provides information about the different wildlife species and the national park in general.
Bird watching is also done during safaris in Serengeti national park and some of the bird species in the national park include kori bustards, hornbills, grey throated spurfowl, weavers, eagles, ostriches, grey crowned cranes, starlings, storks and many others. You can engage in a safari around the national park and see both the wildlife and various birds of Serengeti.
Other national parks which are visited around the northern part of Tanzania include Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Tarangire national park and also Arusha national park which offer amazing wildlife viewing and can also be combined with Serengeti safaris to Serengeti national park.
Visit Serengeti national park and explore the wilderness in search of various wildlife species across the endless plains during a wildlife safari in Tanzania.