Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park Overview

One of the best national parks in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is home to several wildlife species where you can experience migration of wildebeest and zebras. You’ll get the best safari experience as you cover 5,700 sq. miles of park area. The Serengeti National Park is the one of the most diverse habitats on the earth, which includes numerous river forests, grasslands, woodlands, swamps, and kopjes.

Serengeti National Park's wildlife population includes lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs, and a wide variety of bird species. Serengeti is the best place to capture the scenic views of savanna plains, rocky hills, and unending skies. Besides spotting the wildlife species and beautiful views around the park, you can also indulge in outdoor activities like hot air balloons, game drives, fly-in safaris, Ol Doinyo Lengai hiking, etc. If you’re in Tanzania, you shouldn’t miss out on visiting this place.

Serengeti National Park Flora & Fauna


One of the oldest and largest ecosystems in the entire world, Serengeti National Park consists of more than 314 plant species. Some of the common plant species found in this reserve park include Acacia trees, Acacia tortilis, Acacia Drepanalobium, the Sausage Tree, and more. The flora in this reserve park is dominated by open savanna grasslands that are located on the Border of Tanzania and Kenya. Besides being home to popular plant species, it consists of several flowers, such as Afroalpine plants, lilies, aloes, proteas, giant lobelias, daisies, and more. With a plethora of flora species, it has attracted a wide range of wildlife animals and other species to the park too.


The Serengeti National Park is home to several wildlife species including 4000 lions, 1000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, and 500 bird species. These species live in an area that is approx. 15,000 square kilometres in size. When you’re on your safari tour, you can easily spot the predators in action. Other species such as hyenas, caracals, several cats, jackals, and African wild dogs can be easily spotted. Each year, more than 1.7 million wildebeests, 500,000 zebras, and 200+ antelope make their way to the Ndutu calving region of the park into the Masai Mara of Kenya. The dry months from June to October can offer you the best views of the fauna in Serengeti National Park.

Things to Do at Serengeti National Park

Witness the Great Migration

The great migration of wildebeests and zebras in Serengeti National Park attracts millions of tourists every year. During your safari tour, you’ll be taken to the major portions of the Central, Western, and Northern regions of the reserve park where you can easily spot zebras and wildebeest moving towards Maasai Mara.

  • Location: North and East Serengeti

  • Timings: The best time to visit is between April to June.

  • Pricing: $250-$370

Go For Jeep Safari

Get your hands on the best safari tour packages to wander around on 4x4 vehicles to explore the real beauty of the park. The safari tour package will allow you to indulge in game drives from morning to afternoon. Also, you’ll get a chance to get close to the wildlife species and the “Big Five” .

  • Location: Northern Tanzania

  • Timings: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm.

  • Pricing: $165-$200.

Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Imagine floating above the plains while seeing wildlife on the ground below. Onboard the hot air balloon and capture amazing views of the landscape of the Serengeti National Park. It takes place from three sites: Central, Western, Western, and Southern Serengeti.

  • Location: Central, Western, and Southern Serengeti

  • Timings: The timings for hot air balloon rides are between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

  • Pricing: The pricing starts at $532.27 per person.

Visit Seronera River Valley

Located in the Central Serengeti region, Seronera River Valley is a must-visit place in every safari tour. This place is famous for the park’s biggest population of wildlife with big cats and other species like baboons, warthogs, buffalo, and more. Also, this is one of the best spots to experience the migration of wildebeest and zebra.

  • Location: South-central Serengeti

  • Pricing: $750-$800

Go For Morning Games Drives

Indulging in morning game drives is one of the best ways to witness the actual beauty of the Serengeti National Park. You’ll get a chance to become an eye-witness of the live actions in the reserve park. During this time, you can spot several wildlife species like the big cats and other residents.

  • Location: Throughout the park.

  • Timings: 6:00 am onwards.

  • Pricing: $60 for adults; $30 for children between 5-16.

Camping Under the Stars

One of the best ways to spend a night in the reserve park is to camp under the stars. You’ll get a chance to spot millions of dotted sparkling stars taking over the sky like a storm. During this time, you can witness the views which are rarely witnessed in the city.

  • Location: Any of the nine campsites.

  • Timings: During the nighttime.

  • Pricing: $25.40 per person.

Lodges and Camps in Serengeti National Park

Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Residing in one of the luxury tents in the park, you’ll overlook the Singita Mara River and perhaps some of the wildlife species. Book your Singita Mara River Tented Camp and capture the memories that will last with you forever.

  • Location: Singita Grumeti, Mara River, Serengeti Serengeti TZ, 31623, Tanzania

  • Amenities: Luxurious tented camps, plunge pool, WiFi, spa, and more.

  • Price: The price ranges between $1,816 - $2,642

Soroi Serengeti Camp

Get a chance to stay in a high-end camp in the heart of the wilderness. Soroi Serengeti Camp is the best safari camp to book as it overlooks the Musubi Plains which offers brilliant views of the park. It can also organise game drives as per your request.

  • Location: Soroi Serengeti Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Amenities: Game drives on request, outdoor pool, telescopes, outdoor showers, etc.

  • Price: $301.91 per night per person.

Serian's Serengeti Camp

Located in the Ngorongoro Conservative area, Serian’s Serengeti Camp is one of the best campsites in the Serengeti National Park. This campsite offers six tents furnished with en-suite bathrooms and 24 hours electricity. The camp offers six spacious tents which offer views to the wildebeest calving grounds. It also has a central space in the camp, where you can also enjoy home-cooked meals at the fireplace.

  • Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Amenities: High-end tents, safaris on request, and meals.

  • Price: $656.96 per night per person.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Situated on a secluded cliff, Serengeti Sopa Lodge is a 3-star accommodation in the Serengeti National Park. The rooms are well equipped with comfort and luxury and have private balconies which offer the best views of the park. The lodge organises birdwatching and traditional dance performances on request.

  • Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Timings: Luxury bedrooms, outdoor pool, gym, hot air balloon rides, organised birdwatching tours, restaurant.

  • Price: The pricing starts at $328.48 per night.

The Seronera Wildlife Lodge

The Seronera Wildlife Lodge is one of the best places as it is built on a hill to enjoy wildlife spotting activities which offers 75 high-end bedrooms for tourists to stay in. All the bedrooms offer spectacular views of the migration of wildebeest and zebra. This lodge can organise several safaris on request.

  • Location: Seronera, Tanzania

  • Amenities: TV Lounge, hot air balloon rides, boutique, library, and babysitting services.

  • Price: The pricing starts at $313.99 per night.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Singita Faru Faru Lodge offers top-notch services, mouth-watering cuisines, and an amazing safari experience. You can also indulge in several activities such as bush walks, off-road game driving, and night drives. Plus, you’ll get the best views of Tanzania’s amazing Grumeti Game Reserve.

  • Location: Grumeti Reserves Serengeti National Park TZ, 31623, Tanzania

  • Amenities: Horseback riding, game drives, luxurious suites, personal bar, hot air balloon safaris, gym, WiFi, and meals.

  • Price: $1,820 onwards.

Serengeti National Park Tour Packages

4-Day Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Best Luxury Safari

A 4-day safari package allows you to witness the wildlife species in the reserve park and sleep in top-notch accommodations. In this luxury safari tour package, you can spot the wildlife and capture the scenic views of wonderful landscapes in Tanzania. You can also enjoy the game drives in a pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle.

  • Inclusions: Transportation, park fees, guide/driver, meals, and accommodations.

  • Pricing: $1,960 - $1,590

4-Day Zanzibar-Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti NP

Get your hands on this 4-day safari tour to capture the beauty of Tanzania’s most beautiful treasures like the land of giants, Tarangire National Park, and endless plains of Serengeti National Park. You can discover the beauty of the lands of giants, Tarangire National Park, and the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park.

  • Inclusions: Park fees, roundtrip airport transfer, meals, drinks, transportation, accommodation, and activities.

  • Price: $230 - $400

5-Day The Serengeti Trail - High-End Luxury Safari Trip

Get a chance to explore the Serengeti National Park with maximum comfort and luxury. Experience the vastness of this reserve park and get a chance to spot the “Big Five” in the Ngorongoro Crater. On this tour, you can enjoy sundowners by the campfire and dinner under the African sky.

  • Inclusions: Park fees, a guide/driver, all transportation, meals, drinks, all accommodations, and all activities.

  • Price: $2000- $2500.

5-Day Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari- Luxury

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is something that attracts millions of tourists every year. In the 5-day safari tour package, you’ll not only spot the migration of wildebeest and zebras but also spot crocodiles chilling in the river. You can also spot some renowned predators in the park like big cats, hyenas, and crocodiles.

  • Inclusions: Park fees, a guide/driver, roundtrip airport transfer, meals, transportation, all activities, and all accommodations.

  • Price: $1,480 - $1,550

7-Day Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Manyara Budget

This is a very special tour that focuses on the migration of Wildebeests and Zebras in the Serengeti National Park. In this package, you’ll spend three nights in the park; two in the Central Area (home to big cats) and one where migration takes place. You’ll complete your safari in a remote location of Serengeti then move to your next destination.

  • Inclusions: Tented camping accommodation, guide, meals, drinking water, wine, transportation, etc.

  • Pricing: $2200- $2500

9-Day Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Kilimanjaro

This 9-day safari tour will take you to the Northern Circuit’s most wild destination parks where you can explore various parts of the Serengeti National Park. You’ll stay three days in this park, overnight in Tarangire, and a day in Ngorongoro Crater before finalising a refreshing day of visiting Kilimanjaro.

  • Inclusions: Park fees, roundtrip airport transfer, meals, camping equipment, all activities, all accommodations, guide/driver, drinks, etc.

  • Pricing: $1,680 - $1,980.

Plan Your Visit to Serengeti National Park

Essential Information
What to Pack
Health and Safety Tips

1. How to Reach:

  • By Air: One of the best and easiest ways to reach Serengeti National Park is by air. You can onboard domestic flights from the Arusha airport or the Kilimanjaro airport. It will take approx 1-5 hours to fly to one of seven airstrips within the reserve park. Once landed on the airstrip, it will take approx 45 minutes to 2 hours for road transfer.

  • By Car/ Cab: You can also drive or hire the cab to reach Serengeti National park. There are several drive-in safaris that start from Arusha and it takes approx 8 hours to reach.

2. Best Time to Visit:

You can visit Serengeti National Park throughout the year to capture the beautiful views of the park and migration of zebras and wildebeest. Winter is the time to see the herd in southern Serengeti and summer and autumn months to explore northern Serengeti.

Clothing:- Safari-friendly clothes- Sunhats

Essentials:- Binoculars- Cameras- Sunscreen- Medication.- Water-proof bags

Documents:- Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months)- Credit card- Insurance for travel

  • When you’re in Serengeti National Park, make sure to read all the rules and regulations and stick to them.
  • Carry all the medications that you may need during your tours, such as medication for headaches, stomach upset, nausea, and digestion.
  • Carry an insect repellent during your safari tour all the time.
  • It is recommended to get an antimalarial injection before booking your Serengeti National Park tickets.
  • If you’re visiting with your kids, make sure to stay with them and hold their hands all the time.
  • If you’re on a self-drive tour, make sure to keep a safe distance between yourself and the wildlife species.
  • Several vaccinations are also advised to enter the Serengeti National Park. Make sure to contact the healthcare advisor before booking your tickets.

FAQ's Of Serengeti National Park

What activities can we do at Serengeti National Park camps?

While Serengeti National Park is famous to spot wildlife species and migration, you can also enjoy tons of activities and have a great time with your loved ones. Some activities include hot air balloon rides, birdwatching tours, nature walks, bush meals, camping, night game drive, etc.

How many days do you need in Serengeti National Park?

Considering the size of the Serengeti National Park, you’ll need at least 4 days to explore the reserve and visit the popular attractions. In these days you will get the opportunity to spot the migration of wildebeests and the “Big Five”.

What is the best time of year to visit the Serengeti National Park?

The best time to visit Serengeti National Park is between March to May and November to December. These are the best months to explore the wildlife and capture the scenic views of the reserve park. Wildlife viewing and migration spotting are amazing throughout the year, but it becomes even better during this time.

What facilities will I get in the Serengeti National Park camps?

Booking your safari park camps will offer you a lot of amazing facilities, such as a swimming pool, spa, gym, luxurious rooms, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, WiFi, parking space, restaurant, and more. There are some camps which organise activities like bird watching, safaris with experienced guides, game drives, and more.

Which are the best places to visit in Serengeti National Park?

Some of the best places to visit in Serengeti National Park include Seronera, Serengeti Hippo Pool, Grumeti River, Mara River, Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in Serengeti National Park, Lake Ndutu, Lobo Valley, Retina Hippo Pool, Grumeti Game Reserve, and more. Besides visiting these places, you can also indulge in activities that will give you memories that last forever.


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