Without doubt one of nature’s most unimaginable exhibitions.
At a glance
The Serengeti NP
Size: 5,700 square miles
Location: Northern Tanzania, NW of Arusha
Recommended time: 3 to 6 nights
Time to visit: Year round
Safari Activities: Walking, driving, balloon
Topography: open grassland/Acacia scrubland
Main species: Wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, big 5, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, Leopard
well, known goal for a safari in Africa, the tremendous, open fields of the Serengeti typify, for some, what Africa is about. In the Serengeti National Park, the meadows are wandered by a huge number of wildebeest, zebra, and others, while being followed by a portion of the landmass’ fiercest predators; the powerful lion, the panther, the cheetah, to give some examples. To encounter a Serengeti safari and witness the day by day battle for endurance resembles nothing else on the planet, where life appears to be so valuable but then so modest Welcome to the Serengeti!
Serengeti safaris – when to go
year round. The developments of the wildebeest groups in the Serengeti are activated by the yearly rains that show up into Tanzania in November and April and May each year. This development is basic to their endurance and is additionally an exceptionally significant piece of arranging a Serengeti safari. Beneath we have shown the general seasons to consider.
Best time to visit in Serengeti National Park
January – March, and June – December
Best time to see Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
January to March
The Migration crowds arrive at the southern fields for the calving season.
Moving down through the Serengeti from the Masai Mara, the Migration crowds’ structure into long queues that stretch the extent that the eye can see!
The Ndutu Plains – The Southern Plains – come into life as the “short downpours’ of November trigger the group development back south from the fields of the Masai Mara. This fruitful locale of the Serengeti furnishes the wildebeest with much required sustenance and this period is the point at which it is conceivable to observe the crowd calving… bunches of charming child wildebeest… .and predator activity on a Serengeti Safari.
April – Mid June
The primary downpours offer truly necessary rest for the crowds who blend in the focal point of the recreation center.
Customarily this is the wettest season to make a beeline for the Serengeti for safari thus numerous individuals decide not to dare to the Serengeti as of now… yet it is as yet a phenomenal future time here… there are no groups, the downpour comes in astounding tempests that fierceness and victory… and the game is as glad as it tends to be!
The Central Serengeti – the two territories where the greater part of the crowds and predators will be accumulated is in the focal western area, called the Grumeti district, and over the focal band, called the Seronera. These two zones of the Serengeti offer game in bounty and, while we tend not to excessively suggest remaining around here during the drier months because of the grouping of bigger hotels, during this season it functions admirably. In the event that you have the cash, at that point investigate Sasakwa as this is genuine safari in style!
Mid-June to July
As the long rains end the Migration groups go through the test of endurance north to the outskirt.
As the downpours begin to vacillate, the groups begin to move northwards in the Serengeti again to pass on the boiling Tanzanian summer by the changeless Mara and Grumeti Rivers in the north. This is most likely the busiest season for a Serengeti safari in the focal area of the recreation center thus we will in general suggest lodges that are somewhat more off the beaten path.
Focal Serengeti – as referenced over these months are the busiest occasions to make a beeline for the focal Serengeti. Some portion of the explanation, nonetheless, is that there is acceptable game. As the crowds’ travel through the Seronera waterway valley they go through the test of endurance of predators; lions, panther and crocodiles in particular…. great safari!
Northern Corridor – while this district doesn’t have a name and can be somewhat of an opportunity concerning whether you will see the crowds through the shrubbery scour, the region that interfaces the Seronera with the Lamai wedge, has a couple of great properties and it would be a slip-up to disregard it by and large.
August to October
The dry season in East Africa and the crowds are found right in the north of the Serengeti.
Around the finish of July, the groups have normally discovered their way up to the extremely north of the Serengeti and probably begin to traverse the Mara River and climb into the fields of the Masai Mara.
Lamai Wedge – similarly as with the Ndutu Plains in the extremely south, the Lamai Wedge and the area around the Wogakuria Kopjes, in the north of the Serengeti, truly makes its mark for safari in this time of the year and can lay case, seemingly, to the absolute best and least upset safari seeing in Africa! The groups will in general factory around on the northern bank of the Mara waterway for the following three months until the short rains trigger their development south once more.
Focal Serengeti – for those that are on even more a restricted financial plan for their Serengeti Safari and can’t go to the Lamai Wedge, the focal Serengeti has great populaces of fields game and predators all year thus this is as yet a reward for most. In the event that it is conceivable, we generally suggest that safari customers head further north in any case.
November to December
The movement groups head back toward the southern fields as the short rains show up.
Generally, this is the period of the short rains in the Serengeti. Purported as they are no chance to get close as heavy as the fundamental downpours in April/May, they do, be that as it may, trigger the groups’ development down toward the southern fields of Ndutu. As the crowds spread out again it very well may be all in or all out as to seeing them in their millions, yet it is as yet a decent an ideal opportunity to safari in the Serengeti.
Loliondo Concession – set out toward the east of the northern Serengeti, the Loliondo concession was before a most loved for the groups as they traveled south. Nowadays, nonetheless, through satellite following, it appears that the crowds have moved their example to head all the more halfway. Care should be taken when booking here!
Northern Corridor – as when the groups are moving toward the north of the Serengeti in the June to July period, it very well may be somewhat precarious to anticipate when this zone will have the full crowds, however it is unquestionably worth examining remaining here as, with great vegetation and a lot of dry riverbeds, the predator activity and safari can be inconceivable.