One may question how to experience true togetherness with nature and the wild. The answer lies in a 30000 km2 portion of Oriental Africa – The Serengeti National Park – the oldest Tanzanian National Park the ideal place for a Safari.
Over one million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of other species, including predators, join in a 1,000-km circular journey for water and pastures through The Serengeti, home of the one of the largest territorial mammals’ migration in the world, The Serengeti is amongst the ten natural travel wonders of the planet. When witnessing the Wildebeest crossing the Mara river in a pack of thousands of animals, we can only stop in amazement and take in the reality of wildlife sounds and sights at their best! The best time to really capture this phenomenon is during the months of June, July, August and September.
With the size of a small country, the Serengeti offers hypnotizing landscapes, with its vast treeless and short grasslands painted with rocky formations, woodlands and rivers framing a breathtaking sunrise that can’t really be explained, only beheld in a Serengeti Safari tour.
But don’t think this is all the Serengeti has to offer you. You can find all the big 5 there (Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos and Leopards). You can also spot Cheetahs very easily and literally hundreds of bird species (over 500). Five of them are endemic to Tanzania. They can be heard all around the park like a beautiful soundtrack to your stay. Moreover, the highest ostrich population in Tanzania is found in the Serengeti.
If you are expecting to witness great predators this is also the best place to visit. Lots of tourists documented predator-prey interaction that happens frequently. During calving season around February, you can also witness the birth of the new generations in the more southern part of this great park. It is indeed a magical time when baby lions are a treat to the more attentive tourists. In fact, this park has the highest concentration of large predators in the world so you are bound to meet some of their specimens while on safari.
Even though the Serengeti is a place that send’s us back to our roots, it is the home of several Camps and Hotels that truly are an experience in itself. Hotels like The Four Seasons, Singita Serengeti House, Alex Walker and the Chaka Camps really show us that The wild and the comfortable and luxurious mix well together. They offer 5-star service and cuisine in the improbable location like the Serengeti making your Serengeti Safari an unique and unforgettable experience.
This park also offers the possibility of flying in an out of it directly as it houses 7 airstrips with several flight options to aid your Serengeti safari to be a more pleasant and reachable place.
It is easy to understand why this is the jewel of the crown for safaris in Tanzania and a natural heritage of the world that all of us cherish.