The Serengeti National Park is home to truly incredible scenery and magnificent wildlife including the largest lion population in Africa. Famed for it's annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra the Serengeti covers around 5,700 square miles consisting of vast grassland plains, savanna, woodland and riverine forest. The park borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve and together with several other smaller reserves and conservation areas they form the larger Serengeti ecosystem. This really is one of the most spectacular and iconic African safari locations!
Some of the game in the Serengeti resides permanently in certain areas, however many more migrate and with this is mind careful planning is needed when visiting the Serengeti to avoid busier areas and make the most of your experience. We have therefore to help with this planning split the Serengeti into three areas - the Central 'belt' including the Western Corridor and Eastern area, and then the Southern and Northern sections.
The Southern Serengeti consists of vast expanses of short grass plains and smaller kopjes and rocky outcrops. The area stretches south to the Ngorongoro conservation area and Maswa Game Reserve. This area truly thrives and comes to life from mid-November to April time when the migration makes its home here to calve. At this time of year staying in this area is a real must!
In the Southern Serengeti we recommend Dunia Camp, a resident in the area year-round and then Olakira and Ubuntu mobile camps, which make the area their home at this time. Nasikia Mobile Camp is a fantastic option for those on a slightly lower budget, but still looking for that intimate, authentic safari camping experience.