Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, Serengeti is also a World Heritage Site and was recently proclaimed a 7th world wonder. Famed for its annual migration when more than a million wildebeest are joined by over 200 000 zebra and 300 000 Thomson’s gazelle, the annual exodus north in search of fresh grazing is one of the world’s most awe inspiring wildlife wonders. But there is more to the Serengeti than the annual migration. Great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe and thousands of eland, topi, kangoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle, not to mention the golden maned lion prides, leopards and a high density of cheetahs all call this African park home.
Easily accessible by scheduled and charter flights, accommodation in the Serengeti ranges from campsites and luxury tented accommodation to lodges scattered throughout the park. Activities include hot air ballooning, walking safaris and game drives. To follow the wildebeest migration the best time to visit is December to July (although the timing can be unpredictable) when a minimum three night stay is recommended, whilst the predators are most active June to October.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, from USD 411 per double room, full board
Kati Kati Tented Camp, from USD 445 per double room, full board
Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp, from USD 450 pp sharing per night, full board + 2 game activities
Lemala Kuria Hills, from USD 610 pp sharing per night, full board + 2 game activities
Klein’s Camp, from USD 795 pp sharing per night, full board + 2 game activities