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!
Our experts know the Serengeti like the backs of their hands, so to get honest expert advice contact them here or call Rob on +44 7791 360170 or Clyde on +44 7809 726266 (Clyde) or email us on [email protected].
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:
The Serengeti is located in northern Tanzania, between Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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