If you want to see Africa’s wildlife at its best. A safari in the Serengeti is hard to beat. The home of the world famous migration. Home not only to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife but also its most spectacular natural migration, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s flagship park and the most famous destination in the world for safari.
Known as ‘The Land that Moves on Forever’, the Serengeti’s unmistakable African setting will resonate with travellers on their first trip to Africa as well as old safari hands. Its vast rolling grasslands give a soul-stirring feeling of space and support hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as well as buffalo, elephant, giraffe and many gazelle and antelope species; red-robed Maasai tribesmen watch their grazing cattle warily – no prizes for guessing that the Serengeti is a big cat – and a photographer’s – paradise.
The Serengeti’s pleasant climate and abundance of resident wildlife ensures that it is an excellent year-round game viewing destination but it is of course the great wildebeest migration that attracts most attention. November and August the herds are on the move in the Serengeti, providing visitors with some of the continent’s most astonishing game sightings and predator-prey interactions – guided game drives and hot-air balloon safaris enable you to witness this phenomenon first hand.
Serengeti safari accommodation is wide-ranging and of a very high standard but you’ll need to book early for the best located lodges during the wildebeest migration.