Located in northern Tanzania, and extending to its border with Kenya the Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, and also a World Heritage Site. The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, securing its spot as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.
The Serengeti is also renowned for its large lion population. Approximately 70 larger mammals and some 500 bird species are found here, including the Big Five, hippo, crocodiles, cheetahs, jackals, bat-eared foxes, and numerous antelope species. This high diversity of species is a result of diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, to swamps, grasslands and woodlands.
Around October each year, over two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate south from the Masai Mara plains in search of fresh pasture, and return to the north around July. Hungry predators, most notably lions and hyena, follow the Great Migration, which is one of the most impressive natural events in the world.
Accommodation options range from mobile, tented camps to family friendly lodges and sumptuously exclusive honeymoon retreats. The word ‘safari’ is a Kiswahili word, meaning ‘journey’. In Tanzania’s Serengeti, your safari is a journey, a magnificent journey that you will never forget.