Serengeti National Park
Perhaps is the best known name in wildlife parks, the Serengeti National Park is located along Tanzania’s north-eastern border
with Kenya. At 14,763 square kilometres, it is currently the largest national park in Tanzania and along with Kenya’s Masai Mara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, comprises one of the largest wildlife ecosystems in Africa.
The migration of more than 1.6 million wildebeest is perhaps the most dramatic feature of this park. The herds enter at the park’s eastern edge around mid January and begin calving in the south of the park in mid February. In April and May, they begin moving northward and large groups split off heading to the west whilst others continue to move north. June and July find the herds spread along the centre of the Serengeti from Seronera westward into Grumeti. In late July and through August the herds begin to come back together, crossing the Grumeti River and Mara River and usually the migration will move to Kenya’s Masai Mara by September.
The Serengeti is much more than the migration. The resident game is extensive with a variety ranging from the hyrax to the elephant. There are more than 3,000 lions in Serengeti as well as leopards, cheetah and some of the other smaller cats. Grumeti River is best known for the giant crocodiles that are believed to date back to the age of the dinosaurs.
Birders are thrilled at the site of more than 500 species of birds to be spotted. These range from the majestic eagles to the tiny bee eaters.
Accommodation in the Serengeti includes luxury tented camps, different levels of lodge standards and our private mobile luxury camping. Balloon safaris are available to visitors staying at any of the major lodges, Mbuzi Mawe tented camp and private mobile camps in the Seronera area.
Just outside Serengeti to the north east is the village of Loliondo. This area, a home to the Maasai for generations, sees the movement of the migration between December and January and offers resident wildlife viewing year round as well as opportunities for cultural exchange with the Maasai. There are both permanent and seasonal luxury camps available and scheduled flights to the Klein’s Camp airstrip.
Grumeti Game Reserve
Directly north of the Serengeti lies the Grumeti Game Reserve. This area is teeming with resident game and is part of the migration route between June and September. Accommodations include the luxurious Sasakwa Lodge and two intimate luxury camps