Serengenti National Park
Serengeti National Park is widely known for its abundance of wildlife and the great wildebeest migration stretching at 14,763 sq Kilometers. It is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, with more than the best wildlife viewing in the world as the park hosts the densest lion population in the world including all the Big Five and numerous bird species. When talking about an African safari, The Serengeti paints the perfect picture on a canvas from abundant wildlife, endless golden plains spotted with thorny umbrella acacia trees to the hippo and crocodile filled rivers.
Apart from the everyday game drives in the comfort of a safari vehicle, there are so many ways of enjoying Serengeti from walks, night drives, horse rides and hot air balloon. Combine a game drive with a visit to the local Maasai village and the scenic viewing.
This park is a paradise for wildlife, from Larger mammals: giraffe, rhinos, elephants, hippopotamus. Zebras, Buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, bat eared foxes, jackals, antelopes; bush and reed bucks, topis, kongonis, cotton’s oribis, grey bush duikers, roan antelopes, Patterson’s elands, Klipspringers, Dikdiks, impalas, gazelles and wildebeests. To Smaller mammals: spring hares, porcupines, warthogs and Primates; baboons, vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys, patas monkeys, and mongooses. And the nearly 500 species of birds, including vultures, storks, flamingos, martial and fish eagles, ostrichs and Reptiles; numerous snakes species, crocodiles and lizards
Best time to visit The Serengeti
This depends entirely on what one is looking for; the climax of visiting the Serengeti is following the Wildebeests migration from Serengeti to Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is during the month of December to July and for predator viewing, the best time is June to October.
Recommended days to Visit The Serengeti
With so much to see in the reserve, we at Escape To Africa recommend at least three days safari. For one looking at photography, the longer you stay, the higher the chances of capturing that definitive photo.
Activities in Serengeti Reserve
As big as the reserve is, there is so much one can do in the park; from game drives to Bird watching, walks, photography and Hot Air ballooning
When visiting the Serengeti, one will never fail to find where to stay. This reserve offers luxury, midrange and budget accommodation from Lodges to tented camps in all directions of the park offering Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.