Serengeti National Park Safari Requires min 4 Days
The Serengeti National Park Safari is nearly a whole days safari driving from Arusha.
Serengeti National Park Safari Quick Facts:
- Migration crosses Tanzania and Kenya
- Spans 18,641.1 square miles (30,000 sq km)
- Longest and largest over land migration in the world
- The name Serengeti means “endless plains”
From Arusha when going on a Serengeti National Park Safari you have to drive almost to Tarangire National Park before turning north towards Lake Manyara National Park which you drive past and start climbing and heading for the Ngorongoro Crater Rim which you drive along on your way towards your Serengeti National Park Safari.
Roads are excellent all tarmac until you get to Ngorongoro and from the entrance get the roads become all weather roads.
As you drive around the crater rim and head our of the Ngorongoro towards a Serengeti National Park Safari, the roads seem to deteriorate further and any way the spped limits are set at a maximum of 50km per hour, so really to see and do a Serengeti National Park Safari you have to have time.
For a Serengeti National Park Safari for 4 days is our recommended minimum and our safari itineraries usually take in the Lake Manyara National Park or the Tarangire National Park as you head for your Serengeti National Park Safari, with the Ngorongoro Crater saved for last as you drive along its rim to get to your Serengeti National Park Safari.
The Ngorongoro Crater is saved for last as you return from your Serengeti National Park Safari.
We can of course customize any safari for you including the Serengeti National Park Safari, tailor making it to your requirements.
Serengeti National Park Safari is an odd 290km from Arusha Town.
Therefore if you do no mind not rushing through your Serengeti National Park Safari, your Serengeti National Park Safari requires a minimum of 4 days.
This is our recommended to see the Serengeti National Park.
Unless of course we use a helicopter if you are in a rush!!!
Anything less than 4 days and 3 nights for a Serengeti National Park Safari would be to much wear and tear on vehicles and the human body…….
In Tanzania there is a saying in Kiswahili that goes like this…
“Haraka Haraka Haina Baraka”– literally meaning Hurry, Hurry (Rush, Rush) Has No Blessings.
I like this saying and in truth you do not want with your rush to come head to head with any wildlife, not even a snake or a tortoise, imagine coming through a curve at 90km per hour or more and straight infront of you is a herd of elephants crossing the road, baby elephants with protective Mama Jumbo let alone Baba Jumbo who is having a laid back day as usual and with your rush rush you go and ruin their day:0).
Auch it is not a position you want to be in on your Serengeti National Park Safari.
Our Serengeti National Park Safari start and end in Arusha Town.
Did you know that there are some places on Earth that look so surreal that you’d think they were from another planet?
Whilst on a Serengeti National Park Safari you will surely soon realize you have entered such a power point/location as I like to call it, especially if you have time on you Serengeti National Park Safari and take an extra day to go further north and spend a night in the Lobo area where the migration comes steaming down every year.
Take a look at these alien landscapes that can actually be found closer to home than you might think!
Serengeti National Park Safari is certainly Tanzania’s most famous national park classic safari, and it’s also the largest national park, covering 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park.
Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa.
Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering.
On a Serengeti National Park Safari large prides of lions laze easily in the long grasses, plentiful families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trump to each other across the plains, and giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland, and the whole range of African wildlife is in awe-inspiring numbers.
The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara has been declared as one of the Natural Wonders of Africa.
This migration entices visitors from around the world, who flock to the open plains to witness the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet.
More than a million animals make the seasonal journey to fresh pasture to the north, then the south, after the biannual rains.
The sound of their thundering hooves, raising massive clouds of thick red dust, has become one of the legends of the Serengeti plains.
The entire ecosystem thrives from the annual migration; the lions and birds of prey that gorge themselves on the weak ones as well as the faltering to the gamut of hungry crocodiles that lie in patient waiting at each river crossing for their annual feed.
But it’s not just the wildebeest that use the Serengeti National Park Safari as a migratory pathway.
The adjacent reserves of Maswa and Ikorongo; the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya all allow the animals and birds of the area a free range of movement to follow their seasonal migrations.
Indeed, in the wake of the wildebeest migration, many of the less attention-grabbing features of the Serengeti are often overlooked.
Serengeti National Park Safari, the park has varied zones in which each ecosystem is subtly different. Seronera in the centre of the park is the most popular and most easily visited area.
The Grumeti River in the Western Corridor is the location for the dramatic river crossing during the wildebeest migration.
Maswa Game Reserve to the south offers a remote part of the park rewarding in its game-viewing and privacy, and Lobo near the Kenyan border offers a change to see plentiful game during the dry season.
Aside from traditional vehicle bound safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become a safari rite-of-passage for travel enthusiasts.
The flights depart at dawn over the plains and take passengers close over the awakening herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and giraffe.
The extra altitude allows guests to witness the striking stretches of plains punctuated only by kopjes. Up in the sky, you have Africa all to yourself!
Serengeti National Park Safari Budget Offer!!!!
Here are two itineraries recommended that can be done in either budget camping joining others at a cost of $180.- USD per person per day.
Costs: Minimum 2 person x 180$ per day per person x 4 days = $1440.-USD
For these Serengeti National Park Safari’s we would request a minimum of $120.- USD to secure the safari the remaining to be paid in cash in $USD notes not older than the year 1999.
My representative in Arusha would contact you the afternoon before safari start to go over itinerary and complete all other formalities, please let me have a local telephone number to contact you or otherwise and advice further location of your stay in Arusha the night before safari start.
We don’t mind if you are one person but call or email us before you confirm with us for a Serengeti National Park Safari joining others budget camping safari.
For single travelers and larger safari group discounts please do contact us.
This Serengeti National Park Safari is a joining others safari all guaranteed window seats, our Serengeti National Park Safari in the Northern Safari Circuit start and end in Arusha Town.
Alternatively as a Serengeti National Park Safari using Tanzania Wildlife Lodges and Hotels.
Alternatively as a Serengeti National Park Safari using Sopa Lodges or Serena Lodges
Serengeti National Park Tanzania Safari Requires minimum 4 Days
Serengeti National Park Safari Tour Price Includes:
-Pick up ex Arusha Town or Airport before and after the trip drop off.
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
– Full board Tent accommodation while on Safari
-Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
– Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Extensive Game Drives in the National Parks
-Camping fees if doing camping safari
-Sleeping tents, mattresses and pillow
-Service of a safari cook & Utensils
-Crater tour services
-Drinking water 1.5 liter per person per day
– Other language speaking Drivers Guide of your request.
-Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ to enable easy viewing and photography.
Serengeti National Park Safari Tour Price Excludes:
-Travel/flying doctors rescue services.
-Airport departure Tax
-Personal & baggage insurance
-Olduvai Gorge entrance fee
– Tips or Gratitude
-Laundry ,Personal Toiletries and items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
What you need to bring on a Serengeti National Park Safari:-
-Personal spending money
-Additional toiletries: – toilet paper, bathing soap and towels are provided at the lodges
-Insect repellent; -Enough film for your cameras
-Light clothes for day wear
-Warm jacket/pullover/sweat-shirt/fleece for the chilly evenings and mornings
-Sneakers, walking boots or sandals.
NOTE: Tips to the Driver Guide And Cook is highly recommended.
Serengeti National Park Safari Tour type: Camping or Lodge
Serengeti National Park Safari Tour type: Joining or Private: tour is not shared with guests outside of a private travel group, game drives at private lodges/camps could be shared
Serengeti National Park Safari Comfort level: Budget or Mid-Range or Luxury
Serengeti National Park Safari Wildlife viewing: Game drives
Serengeti National Park Safari Viewing by: Pop-top-roof 4×4 vehicle
Serengeti National Park Safari Getting around: Pop-top-roof 4×4 vehicle
7 Natural Wonders of Africa: Serengeti Migration
The Serengeti Migration was officially declared as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa February 11, 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania.
Votes were cast by experts from around the world who noted the key statistical significance.
The Serengeti Migration is a wonder of nature shared between Tanzania and Kenya.
The Serengeti Migration received the most votes along with the most #1 votes making it the most recognized wonder of nature.
The Serengeti migration is the longest and largest over land migration in the world.
The Serengeti plains account for over 18,641 square miles and the migration itself travels 500 miles on the path from Tanzania to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
Approximately 80% of the Seregeti plains are protected by the Tanzanian and Kenyan governments.
The Serengeti is home to over 70 larger mammals and approximately 500 different types of birds.
Probably the most impressive part of the migration is the herds of wildebeests that blanket the plains. The migration will kill off around 250,000 wildebeests each year.
Best way to see and experience the Serengeti Migration
The most intimate encounter with with wildlife of the Serengeti National Park Safari and the migration will come from the exploration inside a safari jeep.
If you are looking at watching the wildebeest and other animals crossing the river, then you will need to plan on having patience.
“Hakuna Haraka” – No Hurry – on a Serengeti National Park Safari.
The animals may graze for hours and days on end before taking the swim across the river. It may mean just sitting in your Land Rover or other safari vehicle and watching.
If you are fortunate to experience the river crossing, keep your eyes peeled to river banks and wildlife swimming because the crocodiles have been waiting and know they are coming.
Witnessing a crocodile capture a wildebeest and wrestle their prize home is an exhilarating experience.
The same could be said for following the migrating animals.
The lions and other predators know the season and in the hunting mode. Keep your eyes on the stragglers and loners because the predators have their eyes on those too.
Witnessing a lion hunting and killing part of the migration is usually more exciting than the crocodiles making their kill. All of this usually requires lots of patience and watching.
Another serene experience is ballooning over the Serengeti whilst on a Serengeti National Park Safari.
This adventure allows you to recognize the grandeur and size of both the Serengeti itself and the expanse of the migrating wildlife whilst on a Serengeti National Park Safari.
The balloon will usually land somewhere with a breakfast waiting for you out in the Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park Tanzania Safari Requires minimum 4 Days
- TANAPA: The Serengeti is one of Tanzania’s national parks. You can visit them to learn more about the endless plains or other national parks from the country.
- Tanzania Tourist Board: The Tanzania Tourist Board is a great place to get more information about traveling to Tanzania where you can visit this natural wonder.
- UNESCO: The Serengeti is a world heritage site. You can learn more about what UNESCO says on the home of the world’s largest migration.
Serengeti National Park Tanzania Safari Requires minimum 4 Days