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Serengeti National Park Accommodation

Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai 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 protrusions are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. 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 Masai Mara attract 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, from the lions and birds of prey that gorge themselves on the weak and the faltering to the gamut of hungry crocodiles that lie in patient wait at each river crossing for their annual feed.

But it’s not just the wildebeest who use the Serengeti 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. 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 and 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.

Temperatures are generally pleasant, with September to January the warmest months and July the coolest month. Rain generally occurs from April to May and again in November. Generally temperatures are pleasant, sometimes rising above 32˚C / 90˚F and rarely dropping below 10˚C / 50˚F. Serengeti is situated in a malaria area and the necessary precautions should be taken.

There is excellent game viewing throughout the year. The best time to see the Great Migration at Grumeti is June and July.

Serengeti National Park
Tanzania
2° 25' 3.5328" S
34° 40' 56.874" E
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Starting from US$ 500.00 p/p sharing | US$ 650.00 single | FB
Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge

Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge, previously known as Bilila Lodge, is where one can experience a new level of luxury in the Serengeti. Unforgettable wildlife...

Starting from US$ 740.00 p/p sharing | FI
Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp: Age is truly just a number! Young or old, this vibrant and rejuvenating haven charms all guests with its warm welcome and dramatic setting...

Starting from US$ 215.00 p/p sharing | US$ 110.00 single | FB
Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, the most exclusive of the Serena Group's many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, offers the epitome...

Starting from US$ 840.00 p/p sharing | FI
Kleins Camp

Kleins Camp offers unbroken views over a gorgeous game-filled valley and the hills beyond, which play host to one of the greatest wildlife migrations on earth. Klein’s...

Starting from US$ 380.00 p/p sharing | US$ 455.00 single | FB
Lemala Ewanjan Seronera Valley

Lemala Ewanjan Seronera Valley, joining its two Serengeti sisters, Lemala Ndutu and Lemala Mara, is a new deluxe seasonal camp with 7 beautiful tents set along the game-...

Starting from US$ 535.00 p/p sharing | US$ 610.00 single | FB
Lemala Mara

Lemala Mara is the ultimate seasonal camp in Serengeti, within touching distance of the Mara River and set under large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing...

Starting from US$ 630.00 p/p sharing | US$ 705.00 single | FB
Lemala Ndutu

Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and April, perched on the edge of a permanent marsh. 9 luxury tents of a very...

Starting from US$ 215.00 p/p sharing | US$ 260.00 single | FB
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp is cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their...

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Sanctuary Kusini Lodge

Sanctuary Kusini Lodge offers a Serengeti safari like no other. Every year wildebeest congregate on the camp's "doorstep" in this unspoilt and remote art of the...

Starting from US$ 500.00 p/p sharing | US$ 750.00 single | FB
Serengeti Migration Camp

Serengeti Migration Camp lies hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains, exuding a decadence reminiscent of old...

Starting from US$ 158.50 p/p sharing | US$ 168.00 single | FB
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, is the ultimate fusion of traditional African...

Starting from US$ 170.00 p/p sharing | US$ 170.00 single | DBB
Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Serengeti Sopa Lodge, nestled in the acacia woodland on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, one of the most...

Starting from US$ 810.00 p/p sharing | FI
Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti Under Canvas is carefully positioned for close proximity to the wildlife herds of the Great Migration, the two camps provide the ultimate viewpoint for this...