Common Wildlife

Leopards, elephants, water buffalo, black rhinos, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, golden wolves, honey badgers, striped hyenas, caracals, servals, mongooses, otters, aardwolves, wildcats, civets, genets, gorillas, foxes, hyraxes, vervent monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, pangolins, over 500 bird species, and multiple reptiles as well.

Park Size

14,763 sq. km. (5,700 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

‍6 hours from Tarangire National Park, 2 hours from Ngorongoro Crater, and 4 hours from Arusha.

Serengeti National Park
What to Know

Serengeti National Park

 Overview

Derived from the Maasai language of Maa, Serengeti means “Endless Plains.” Upon first witnessing its vastness, you’ll realize that Endless Plains is an apt description. Home to a high diversity of habitats and wildlife, Serengeti National Park is brimming with rich, natural beauty unlike any other place on Earth.

Sit back, relax, and breathe in the magnificent natural landscapes as your Tanzania Adventure Tour guide leads you on game drives through Central Serengeti. Stay in a luxury tented campsite immersed in nature, and fall asleep beneath a blanket of stars. 

Serengeti National Park Highlights

The Serengeti is famous for its lion population, but many other amazing animals dwell within it. Zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, gazelles, elands, impalas, warthogs, and hundreds of other species call the Serengeti home – its impressive biodiversity makes Serengeti National Park one of the most sought-after wildlife observation destinations in the world!

Three days spent in the Seronera, or central Serengeti, will provide enough time to thoroughly explore the area and visit many points of interest. Some of our safarigoers' favorite destinations include the Moru Kopjes, Simba Kopjes, and Maasai Kopjes, which are raised rock formations that sit on the open plains of Serengeti. These majestic geological wonders are the favored haunts of lions, leopards, caracals, and servals. The next two days can be spent indulging in full-day game drives around central Serengeti. Dinner will be served and overnight accommodations provided at the hotel.

About Serengeti National Park

Established in 1951, Serengeti National Park is known for its lush green valleys, its network of idyllic rivers, and incredible wildlife diversity. As an important transition zone between the southern plains and the northern woodlands, resident wildlife feed, mate, and raise their young. 

Situated on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya, the Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most iconic national parks and sets the scene for one of nature’s greatest annual spectacles – The Great Migration. Described as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world, it's a marvel that needs to be experienced. The pounding of hooves and clouds of dust cloak the Serengeti as hundreds of thousands of gnus and zebra race against the skyline in their annual migration. It all starts suddenly in late May or early June when wildebeests move away from the short grass plains between the Ngorongoro highlands and Seronera to settle on the southern plains. This spectacle can be viewed from the ground, but it is an awesome sight from the sky in a hot air balloon.

The Beauty of Nature

Serengeti National Park Migrations

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a spectacular natural phenomenon that takes place annually in the Serengeti. The migration involves the movement of over 1.5 million wildebeest, as well as hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, in search of food and water. The animals follow a set migratory route through the Serengeti National Park, covering a distance of approximately 1,800 miles. The migration typically begins in December and ends in July.

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What to Do

Sights & Activities for Your trip

AM/PM Wildlife Game Drives

When you're riding in one of our custom-built safari vehicles with a professional driver and guide, you will feel like a real adventurer. Search for wildlife and explore the African wilderness from the comfort of your seat.

Sundowner Parties

The tradition of enjoying a drink in the African bush whilst watching the sun go down dates back to some of the earliest safaris in the 1920s. Sit back, watch the gorgeous sunset, and enjoy provided refreshments while relaxing in the great outdoors.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

To add a little romance to your African safari, take to the skies and experience a hot air balloon ride over the vast open plains of the African countryside.

Where to Stay

Our Lodging Recommendations

We recommended these lodging options for Serengeti National Park. More lodging options are available, and you're welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.

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