Endless plains, spectacular sunsets, the scent of African nature and the sound of lions roaring in the distance. The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. Lose your heart to a fascinating variety of wildlife, landscapes and infinite views on a private safari.
Serengeti is renowned for its incredible concentration of wildlife, particularly the “Big Five”: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes. Not to mention crocodiles, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, wild dogs, ostriches, baboons and 500 bird species. The variety and abundance of wildlife here is unmatched anywhere else in Africa.
Serengeti National Park and surrounding areas are home to one of nature’s most impressive events: the famous Great Wildebeest Migration. Each year, vast herds of hoofed mammals thunder across the plains, with more than 2 million wildebeests, half a million gazelles and a quarter-million zebras migrating. All in search of fresh food and water. An amazing experience to see all those herbivores, followed by their predators, migrate from north to south.
Not sure where to stay for the ultimate Migration experience? Take a look at our overview of safari lodges and tented camps in the Serengeti or consult your Tanzania expert for a personalized advice.
Variety of landscapes
Serengeti National Park covers an area of 14,800 square kilometers. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with acacia trees in the center, hilly grassland in the north to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout. Each area has its own particular atmosphere and wildlife.
The national park, with an area of 12,950 square kilometers, is as big as Northern Ireland. But its ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area among others, is roughly the size of Kuwait. It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south and the Great Rift Valley to the east. As such, Serengeti offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth. It surpasses expectations and takes your breath away.