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Wondering in the vast plains of Serengeti, watching the animals in their everyday quests is the best way to reconnect with Mother Nature. In Masai language, "serenget" means "endless plain". Serengeti national park stretches for over 15000 square kilometers. The Greater Serengeti eco-system, including several reserves and the Masai Mara in Kenya is twice that size and while being there what you get is a great feeling of openness.

The Serengeti eco-system is home to the "big five" (lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros). Other main inhabitats include zebras, wildebeests, various kinds of gazelles and antelopes, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, and some primate species such as vervet and olive baboon. It is also an endemic bird area, with a variety of 505 species having documented so far.

In this beautiful land the millions of animals that parade every year in its fields, choose different locations depending on the rainfall patterns.

Wildebeest migration is one of the most astonishing sights to see in Africa. Each year wildebeest, zebras and gazelles create one single endless herd, a column of animals up to 40 km long and move northwards for over 800km. The most dangerous crossing is the Grumeti River, where many animals loose their lives from the ravenous crocodiles.

The river crossing occurs at the end of June, early July. From January till March the best area to spot the animals is Seronera. During April, May and June they congregate in the Western Corridor and cross the Grumeti River. In July, August and September, Lobo and Masai Mara are the best areas to view the migration. In October, November and December the animals move southwards.

Serengeti can be visited throughout the year. We suggest avoiding to visit from early April till mid May because rainfalls make the land muddy and difficult for the game drives. After the rainfalls the land takes a beautiful vivid green colour covered by herbs and fresh wildflowers with life showing it's magnificent cycle of rebirth.

Inside the national park, except for the amazing game drives and watching the wildebeest migration you can also enjoy a hot air balloon safari. In addition to this, you can experience a night game drive or a walking safari in the surrounding reserves

If you love history and anthropology, on your way to the main gate of Serengeti NP, you can visit Olduvai Gorge. This gorge is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world that has been very instrumental in the understanding of early human evolution.

Serengeti will definitely be a journey that you will never forget.

About your accommodation in Serengeti there are numerous proposals inside the park and the greater eco-system. You can choose from a lodge, a luxury tented camp or a basic camp depending on your needs and your budget. On our accommodation section you will find the type that suits you better.

Our Serengeti itineraries have been arranged according to our experience of what Africa has to offer so you can make the most of your journey. As there are so many places and activities to do in east Africa, we can always design a unique program for you that will be in accordance with your wishes.

For safaris to Serengeti National Park you can contact us either by filling the booking form or by email at info@activetanzania.com or if you prefer call us on +255 784 605 785. We will be happy to hear from you.

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