Serengeti national park in October

Serengeti national park in October : Because of the favorable climatic conditions that surround Serengeti National Park, game viewing is available all year.

Not only in Tanzania but throughout East Africa, Serengeti national park is one of the best places to see wildlife.

Serengeti is well-known for its wildebeest migration but it also hosts a diverse range of fauna that are permanent residents. The park is dominated by wide savannah grassland with short grass, which provides the best animal viewing chance.

In Serengeti, animals are always congregates around water catchment places, such as seasonal rivers, hippo pools and others

Serengeti National Park like the rest of Tanzanian national parks has two distinct rainy seasons.

The first rains last longer and occur between March and May. This is known as the green season in tourism, and four-wheel-drive (4X4). safari automobiles are required to enter the park at this time  Despite the fact that the park receives a lot of rain during this period, it has little effect on the park’s regular visitor activities. This is also the greatest time to visit Serengeti National Park on a budget. During this season, most lodges offer discounts, making your safari quite affordable. Game drives are also brief but very profitable during the green season, especially for the African big 5 (Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, leopards and Rhinos).

During the winter season, elephants are much more free than during the dry season. The cool climatic conditions make African Elephants active throughout the day. These huge animals like playing and spraying themselves with mad so as to regulate body temperature. On the other hand, the cat family prefers to hunt in a sick gorilla-like manner to kill their prey. The tall grass makes leopards to hide more hence easy ambushing of the prey.

The second rainy season begins in late October and lasts until November, when the rains are brief and light. Birds are in the midst of another breeding season. This is the migratory season of the birds coming to the park from different parts of the world. Serengeti national park in October is a neutral season which is suitable for the African wildlife safari. The temperatures are moderate not very hot and not very cold. It’s a continuation of the lengthy dry season yet it’s the beginning of the short rains. At this period the wildebeest migration start crossing back to Serengeti through the southern part as they prepare for the calving season.

Serengeti national park in October
Wildebeest Migration

The dry season in Serengeti national park lasts from June to October, with the dry spell lasting for 4 months.  This is the finest time to visit Africa since you may enjoy the true African sunshine. During the dry season, the park’s climatic conditions are hot and dry, which takes longer. October is a neutral month with both small rains and small sunshine. The Safaris packing for this month is both a combination of heavy and light clothes.

The temperatures are higher in October. The mornings and evenings are bitterly cold, whereas the day is hot and refreshing. The park experiences periodic light showers from late October to November, making October the best time to explore this park. Because it is neither dry nor considerably wetter, the animals are found closer to the tracking tracks.

June to September are the coolest and sunniest months of the year. The usual temperature is roughly 25 degrees Celsius, with the afternoons being very hot. Temperatures can reach 26 degrees Celsius between the months of August and October. The park is extremely congested during this time, and it is considered peak season.

Serengeti national park in October is the starting season for the second rains. The rains may start pouring some times in the middle of October or at the end of October depending on the climatic conditions of the year. The signs of these second short rains start by the changes of temperatures. This month is one of the best months to fully explore the best of Serengeti national park. The game drives are much rewarding since the grass is short, you will catch live action of nature with the battle of the predators and prey. The grazers will be happy with new small grass that has just started sprouting up which is nutritious and palatable. The park is less crowded and silent hence making game drives excellent for the wildlife viewing.

The birders enjoy great birding safaris in Serengeti national park in October. It’s the second breeding season of birds.  The park also receives migratory birds across the world during this period of the year which come for breeding while others come to enjoy hot temperatures as they escape from their cool European weather. Some of the bird species include: Rufous Chatterer, Long-toed lapwing, Pangani Longclaw, Rufous-Bellied heron, Spike –heeled lark, Yellow-necked spurfowl, Von der decken’s hornbill, Hartlaub’s bustard, Eurasian thick-knee, Dickinson’s kestrel, Common redshank, African Swamphen, Secretary bird, Ostriches, Love bird, White bellied goway, starlings, Steel-blue whydah mention but a few.

Serengeti national park in October
Serengeti Wildlife

If you are considering a safari in Serengeti in October, please consider staying inside the park.

During the wet season, several areas of the park become impassable and inaccessible. The southern portion of the park is the best, so book accommodations in this area. Some of the budget tented camps close up or migrate to another destination but within the park. In this note first time travelers are advised to book a fully organized Serengeti safari with a local tour operator.

Our tour consultants have produced good safari packages that meet your wildlife dream in Africa during this period.

We recommend 2 to 4 night safari packages for animal viewing, such as 3 day Serengeti national park safari, 4 day Serengeti national park safari, 6 or 7 days Wildlife safari and many others. For birders the days should even extend more for excellent birding safaris. That is when you will achieve the long list f birds found in this park.

If you want to go on a wildlife safari in Serengeti National Park in October, you’ll need to keep up with the latest safari packing list.

Based on the current weather circumstances, our team always advises guests on the parking list.

The following are some of the most important parking list items:

Jackets that are rainproof or water resistant, Shirts with long sleeves, Boots that are waterproof, Insect repellents that are effective, Antimalarial, warm and light clothing,  Sunglasses and sun cottages

In conclusion, Serengeti national park in October is the month of all seasons, and proper timing is one of the most important aspects to consider if you want to get the most out of your wildlife encounter.

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