Serengeti National Park, located in Tanzania, is a breath-taking National Park with diverse flora and fauna for you to observe. With many exciting activities awaiting you, Serengeti offers an adrenaline rush that you can only experience in its authentic East African wilderness.
Here are 10 exciting reasons to visit Serengeti now:
Observe the Big Five
Serengeti is home to the Big Five of Africa – lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos. Other than the Big Five, you can also observe other predators like cheetahs, jackals, serval cats, spotted hyenas and African wild dogs.
With over 500 bird species, Serengeti is a bird-watcher’s paradise! Birdwatching is great year-round but you’ll get to observe the most species from November to April.
Watch the Great Migration of Serengeti
The Great Migration refers to the migration of over a million herbivores (wildebeests and zebras) to and from Masai Mara. You get to witness dramatic river crossings whereby wildebeests try to jump across the river and escape their predators, the crocodiles.
Go on a hot air balloon safari
A hot air balloon safari over Serengeti lets you explore the vast plains from up above. Watch predators hunt their prey and observe the beautiful flora and fauna of the endless plains.
Explore a Maasai Village
The Maasai tribe surrounds Serengeti. Head over to a nearby Maasai village and interact with the locals. They’re very warm and welcoming, so you’re bound to have a great time!
Serengeti offers excellent sunset, sunrise, and wildlife views so that you can capture stunning photos with beautiful backgrounds.
Excellent accommodation options
Serengeti offers a variety of accommodation options, suited for each type of traveler. From budget campsites to luxurious lodges, Serengeti has it all.
Visit the Olduvai Gorge
The Olduvai Gorge is home to one of the earliest remains of humans, which further strengthens the theory that mankind originates from Africa. Fossilized bones and ancient stone tools have been found at numerous sites in the area.
Various game drives
Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “seringit” which means “endless plains.” Thus, no matter how many game drives you embark on, there’s a very low possibility of visiting the same area twice because of the vastness of the park. You’ll come across various wildlife including the Big 5, giraffes, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas.
Check out the Hippo Pool
Observe lazy hippos and watch them as they bathe in the water, crawling over one another. You might also get to spot lions with their prey nearby. The Hippo Pool is usually home to over a hundred hippos and you might also get to spot some cute baby hippos!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and explore the endless plains of Serengeti! For more details, check out the Guide to Air travel in Tanzania.