Serengeti national park safari is one of the best wildlife safari in Tanzania. In fact this is regarded as the safari of the century. Whoever is planning for the wildlife safari in Africa first thinks of Serengeti national park and Masai Mara national Reserve. It’s a dream come true for the African wildlife safaris especially for the African big 5, Wildebeest migration and other big game. Serengeti national park is the most popular national park not only in Tanzania but entire world. The park is among the oldest national parks in Tanzania which was gazette in 1921 for the main aim of protecting the big cats in the area. Encountering the African big five in their natural habitat is all possible through Serengeti national park safari. The locals used to kill the lions for culture as well as protecting their livestock from the wildlife. In 1951, the park was declared as national park after relocating the local Masai people to the Ngorogoro Crater Conservation Area. Later after some year, due to the uniqueness of the park it was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The endless plains is a home of the oldest ecosystem which is also the largest ecosystem. The ecosystem runs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Masai Mara national reserve of Kenya through the majestic Serengeti national park. This eco system is followed by the wildebeest migration which tirelessly move clockwise direction from Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area to Masai Mara and back. The wildebeest migration is circular movement of millions of wildebeest together with other grazers like Zebras.
The popularity of the Serengeti national park safari is based on the large population of wildlife hosted at the park. The park was voted as the 7th natural wonders of Africa and 10th natural wonders of the world. The park hosts the largest animal migration that is the wildebeest migration. Many guests wish to see this live event which happens annually with its climax at the Mara River. This climax happens around July to August when the wildebeests cross the mighty Mara River to Kenya Masai Mara. During this period most of the Serengeti national park safari are done in the Northern part of the park. Its classic to see the animals jump in to the river amidst the close watch of the water predators like Crocodiles. Many animals die at crossing point leaving them with option of surviving for the fittest. This death doesnot discourage the animals to continue their journey to the Promised Land. The movement has no leader but all are full of courage and morum. After crossing the lions and other land predators are at alert as they know that the time has come. To date wildebeest migrations remains the highlight of the Serengeti national park Safari. You only need reputable local tour operator which can give you the rightful timing of the wildebeest migration.
The Serengeti national park Safari gives you beyond expected wildlife experience especially with the big game. This is why many travelers regard Serengeti national park Safari as life time tour. Some say that Serengeti never disappoints you are assure of enjoying the best wildlife experience throughout the year. During your Serengeti national park Safari you expect to see a wide range of animals like: Dik-dik, rhinos, Jackals, lions, Buffaloes, Kudu, Elephants, Leopards, wildebeests, giraffes, gazelles, topis, Hyenas, Cheetahs, oribi, zebras, gazelles, Hippos and many more. Your day game drives takes you close to the wild game as you spend much time with animals on their natural habitats. The game drives are done early in the morning for the full day or half day depending on your itinerary. You can also explore the best of the game viewing at this park through our Serengeti national park hot air balloon safaris. Have an eagle eye at the park while floating on air.
Another exciting part of our Serengeti national park Safari is the birding safaris. The park is gifted with over 500 bird species distributed across the park. The best time for Serengeti national park safari is during the dry month that is from June to October and December to February. For birding safaris this is different, the birding safaris are done during the wet or rainy season when the birds are breeding. The best time for Serengeti national park Safari for birding is from March to May and again in November. The park hosts the highest raptor species with around 34 species of raptors found at the park. The long list of the bird species include: Fish Eagle, Secretary bird, Martial eagle, owls, Vultures, Ostriches, Kori bustards, francolin, Guinea fowl, ducks, geese, swans, magpie geese, screamers, Sand Martin, Barn Swallows, European Bee-eater, Common Swift, White Stork, Common Cuckoo, Egyptian Vulture, Papyrus Gonolek, Acrocephalus griseldis, Somolia Ostrich, Martial Eagle, Anhinga rufa, African Finfot, Casmerodius albus, Lesser Kestrel,Red-Bellied parrot, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Fischer’ starling, Golden Pitpit, Polemaetus bellicosus, Black-faced sangrouse, Rufous chatterer, Taita fiscal, Masai ostrich, Secretary bird, Vulturine guineafowl, Shelkley’s starling, Slender-tailed nightjar,Golden-breasted starling, Vultures, common bul bul, Hamer kop, Little egret, Mourning Dove, Love birds, trigonoceps occipitalis and many others.
Serengeti national park can also incorporates the cultural tours of the Maasai people. You will not miss to have a stop in any of the Maasai mayattas during your Serengeti national park tours. The unique culture is worth a visit so that you experience the true African life. This is among the few cultures that have not changed however much modernization is sweeping the world. All our Serengeti national park safari depart daily from Arusha or combined Serengeti and Masai mara safaris that start from Nairobi.