Our Serengeti safaris in Tanzania are all designed with luxury in mind. The entire trip, from the lodge you stay in and the food you eat to the friendly safari guides, is beyond compare.
If you’re looking for a luxury safari which is packed with action, Serengeti Safaris can offer just that. The Serengeti National Park is the oldest national park in Tanzania and is home to over 1 million wildebeest along with other mammals (such as zebras and gazelles), plus, more than 2,500 lions. With its incredible wildlife to observe and endless plains to explore, the Serengeti in Tanzania truly is a remarkable place to enjoy a safari and experience an adventure of a lifetime!
At Tailormade Africa, we make safari tours easy for you. We organise everything, including travel and accommodation in some of Tanzania’s most stunning lodges. Find out more about our Serengeti Safaris in Tanzania and get in touch to book your tour today!
Now, if you still need more reasons to love our Serengeti safaris and itineraries, a simple drive through the Serengeti National Park, experiencing the endless action of the great wildebeest migration. Get to spot the ‘Big Five’ with large lion prides, herds of elephant and buffalo, along with the elusive leopard and with a little bit of a luck the majestic black rhino in its natural habitat. Stay in some of the best luxury lodges in Tanzania where you can unwind and enjoy some 5-star cuisine.
You can also explore a little further afield climbing Mount Kilimanjaro if the adventurous bug bites or visit the stunning coastline of Tanzania or the pristine islands of Zanzibar. There is plenty to look forward to!
Serengeti Safari FAQs
What to pack for a Serengeti safari?
If you’re planning on heading out to the incredible plains of the Serengeti for an adventure of a lifetime, here are some items that you won’t want to forget:
Camera - whilst we encourage you to experience your safari without a screen in front of you, there will undoubtedly come a moment where you will want to snap some of the action and have pictures to last forever!
Binoculars - so you don’t miss a thing! Your safari guide is likely to have some binoculars but you may not want to keep sharing.
The right clothing - aim for both comfy and lightweight clothing. If you’re worried about getting sunburnt, you could opt for a thin long-sleeved top.
Sturdy boots - the last thing you want is for your footwear to prevent you from exploring - it is especially important for you to have sturdy footwear if you are joining a walking tour!
Passports & important travel documents
Medical kit & basic toiletries - ensure that you have all the medication you need with you and some toiletries to freshen up at your lodge/campsite.
Where is the Serengeti?
The Serengeti is located in northern Tanzania, between Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria.
When is the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti?
The best time to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania is in the dry season (between July and October). Between July and August and again in late October, you are also likely to see huge river crossings; smaller river crossings can also be experienced during September and early October and they are amazing events to witness!
Another great time to visit the southern Serengeti is between February and March. With 200,000 to 300,000 baby wildebeest, zebras and gazelles being birthed over the course of a few weeks, there is plenty to see! Whilst there are beautiful moments of new life joining the world, there is also tension and action, as predators such as lions edge closer to the young and prepare for an easy chase.
What is the weather like in the Serengeti?
What the weather will be like in the Serengeti depends on the time of year that you visit, here is a guide:
During the Serengeti’s dry season (Jun - Oct): Days in the Serengeti’s dry season will usually see clear skies and temperatures of around 25 degrees. That said, both mornings and nights can get cold so it is important to pack some warm clothes too!
During the Serengeti’s wet seasons (Nov - Dec & Mar - May): There are two wet seasons in the Serengeti. Short rains occur in November through to December and longer rains are in March to May. During wet seasons, you can expect rains at various points of the day (it is never usually throughout the entire day) and occasional thundershowers. Temperatures are usually around 26 degrees in the afternoons and 15 degrees at night.
How big is the Serengeti plain?
The Serengeti spans 12,000 square miles - its impressive size is actually what earned it its name as "Serengeti" means "endless plains" in the Maasai language.
Are Serengeti safaris safe?
You can rest assured that you will be safe on a Serengeti safari as long as you are following the rules and guidelines of the park. You will be with one of our safari experts at all times and incidents with wildlife are very rare.
How long does a Serengeti safari take?
How long you will want to safari in the Serengeti for will depend on a few factors, such as: whether you are travelling with children (4-5 days should be a good amount of time to hold onto their interest and energy!), what your budget is and how much of a wildlife enthusiast you are. You could easily spend up to two weeks on a safari in Tanzania as there is always so much to explore - even when you’re not in the wildlife parks! That said, a week is a great amount of time to allow you to cover the Serengeti plains and to spend that all important ‘relaxation’ time at luxury lodges and campsites. The excitement of a safari can certainly leave you feeling tired, which is why you should account for rest time and opportunities to explore other areas, for example, you could meet the Masai Mara tribe and learn about their traditions.
What is the best time to visit the Serengeti?
You can enjoy a safari in Tanzania at any time of the year, however, the best time to visit the Serengeti is during the dry season between July and October. This is because game viewings are much easier to observe in these months and you can also witness the Great Wildebeest Migration where over 2 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle move in their masses to search for better pasture.
Visiting the southern Serengeti during calving season between February and March also won’t disappoint. With 200,000 to 300,000 baby wildebeest, zebras and gazelles being born over a few weeks, you can enjoy the beauty of new life entering the world, as well as the tense moments of predators creeping up on the young to attack.
Due to our well established, strong personal relationships with all of our ground operators, National Park Authorities and Conservation Management teams in Tanzania, we are always kept up to date on the most recent information of wildlife & conservation projects, ensuring you get to see Tanzania's wildlife like never before.
Tanzania Safari Experts
Rob & Clyde are two of the most knowledgeable experts on Tanzania safaris in the world and have travelled extensively to all Tanzania’s National Parks, camps and lodges.
Bespoke Tanzania Safaris
With Tailormade Africa, no two safari holidays itineraries are ever the same. The combination of our in-depth knowledge of the country and taking the time to get to know all of our clients' travel personalities ensures truly bespoke itineraries and a trip specifically tailored to you.
Our Top Tanzania Lodges & Camps
Singita Faru Faru
Situated in the western corridor of the legendary Serengeti, Singita Faru Faru Lodge overlooks a natural waterhole and the tree line of the Grumeti River ... Read more
Singita Sasakwa Lodge rambles along a rocky promontory perched above the rolling plains. It is among the most deluxe accommodations ever built in East Africa ... Read more
Singita Serengeti House
Singita Serengeti House, an exclusive-use retreat designed for families and friends, has opened in the 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserves in the heart of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania ... Read more
Singita Explore is a private use tented camp on the plains of the Serengeti, that moves around during the year to provide optimal game viewing in the exclusive Serengeti Grumeti area ... Read more
Offering Africa’s most restorative safari experience under canvas, Singita Sabora Tented Camp awakens the senses and its seamless combination of private indoor and outdoor spaces allows for continuous game-viewing ... Read more
Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp, set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti. This area is reknowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers ... Read more
Kiota Camp is permanently located in the Central Serengeti, taking advantage of the year round wildlife viewing the Seronera Valley and nearby areas have to offer ... Read more
Grumeti River Camp
Situated in one of the prime game viewing areas in the Serengeti, the Grumeti River Camp is where guests can enjoy uncrowded year round game viewing, and magnificent lion sightings ... Read more
Naona Moru Camp
Naona Moru Camp offers ten tented suites in a quiet corner south-west of central Serengeti. It's location is a natural alcove, it is protected with lush vegetation, but with a small open plain for game watching a stone' throw away ... Read more
Dunia Camp embraces the philosophy of leaving the lightest possible footprint on the earth. Weathered wood, sturdy canvas and elegant linens make the mess tent comfortable and atmospheric, while brass hurricane lanterns ... Read more
With your closest neighbour to Namiri Plains over an hour’s drive away, you’d be excused for feeling as though you have the eastern Serengeti all to yourself ... Read more
Book Your Serengeti Safari Today!
Our Serengeti Safaris in Tanzania are all designed with luxury in mind. The entire trip, from the lodge you stay in, to the quality of the food you eat and the friendly safari guides that will be with you all the way, is beyond compare.
With so much to observe and explore, the excitement of your Serengeti Safari can leave you feeling tired, so you will want a luxurious lodge or campsite to sit back and relax in. From breathtaking views, incredible facilities and accommodating guest service,we can assure you that you will be well looked after.
Here at Tailormade Africa, we offer bespoke and authentic safari experiences in Tanzania, so whether you want to combine your Serengeti Safari tour with a getaway to one of Tanzania’s beautiful islands and coast, hop on a hot air balloon or climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you can do it all with us! Find out more about what’s on offer with our Tanzania safaris.
We offer bespoke Tanzania safari holidays to travellers all over the world, from the UK to America. Unlike most safari operators, we specialise in bespoke trips based on a combination of your desires and our team’s expertise. They’ve travelled all of Africa, and know from experience how to craft the best safari experience for you. Contact Rob or Clyde today to start planning your next adventure in Africa!