Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
For many international travelers, the Serengeti is synonymous with safari and a top destination on their African adventure itinerary. It is also a must stop for first-timers visiting Tanzania. All this leads to people wondering whether the excitement surrounding the Serengeti is warranted and whether it is really worth visiting. Our detailed guide below will let you know why you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Serengeti when travelling to East Africa!
Reasons to visit the Serengeti
Great Wildebeest migration
This is the most popular reason to visit the Serengeti. The Great Migration entails a large number of wildebeest migrating from southern Tanzania to Kenya and back again. The migration peaks during the month of June. They cross into Kenya’s Maasai Mara, where they graze till December and then slowly start the journey back to the Serengeti.
You don't need to visit the Serengeti during the peak migration season to enjoy game drives. Visit the park during the off-peak season and enjoy sightings of the Big Five (Lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalos). You will have a guide who will explain and show you the various animals present in the park. They will also give you a detailed explanation of trees and vegetation you come across in the Serengeti.
The Serengeti is home to over five hundred bird species. It’s a birders paradise for all who enjoy anything related to birds.
Hot air balloon flight
This is a once in a lifetime experience that you’ll enjoy in the Serengeti. The ride gives you a new and better perspective of the Serengeti while exposing you to aesthetically pleasing views of the sunset and sunrise. The hot air balloon flight also makes it easier to spot animals.
These are just a few reasons to visit the Serengeti. Be on the lookout for Tanzania safari packages and get a good deal for your Serengeti visit.