Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park, a world-renowned haven for wildlife enthusiasts, beckons with its sweeping landscapes and vibrant ecosystems. Home to the iconic Great Migration, where vast herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the Serengeti plains, the park offers a front-row seat to nature’s most captivating spectacle. Roaming lions, graceful giraffes, and elusive leopards add to the allure of this untamed wilderness.

Places to go

Into the Wild | Serengeti Safari Experience

Immerse yourself in the heart of the African wilderness as our expert guides lead you through the iconic landscapes of the Serengeti National Park. Witness the rhythmic dance of wildlife, from the awe-inspiring herds of wildebeest on their great migration to the majestic predators that roam freely in their natural habitat. Our safari experience goes beyond observation—it’s a deep dive into the untamed beauty of the Serengeti.

Tarangire national Park
10 Days

Classic African Safari | Tanzania

In settings inspired by the safaris of a bygone era, experience Tanzania’s iconic wildlife and picturesque landscapes, all the while enjoying warm hospitality, understated luxury and the essence of the wilderness.

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Tarangire National Park
10 Days

Luxury Tanzania Safari | Fly-in Holiday

Fly between top safari destinations with no queues and no hassles. Visiting four of Tanzania’s premier wildlife hotspots, this exceptional luxury itinerary assures an experience to show the best of Tanzania.

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13 Days

Zanzibar & Serengeti Safari | Honeymoon Package

From turf to surf, this romantic getaway boasts the best of Tanzanian hospitality, culture and wildlife. Toast your love in four exotic locales, chosen for their romantic appeal, pristine nature and lodging.

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12 Days

African Adventure | Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Visit four of East Africa’s most sought-after wildlife destinations, staying in some of Africa’s finest lodges. Each location will enthrall you with its scenic splendor, prolific game viewing and luxurious lodgings.

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Tanzania Family Vacation | Beach & Safari Tour

This adventure is the ideal getaway for nature-loving families. Experience Africa’s iconic wildlife before making your way to a tropical island. Incredible lodges and great service ensure great memories will abound.

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13 Days

East Africa Safari | A Journey Through East Africa

From Kenya to Tanzania to Rwanda. From sprawling plains to hidden craters to pristine forests. Prides of lions, herds of zebras and troops of gorillas. Experience the best of East Africa in consummate luxury.

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Tarangire national Park
10 Days

Classic African Safari | Tanzania

In settings inspired by the safaris of a bygone era, experience Tanzania’s iconic wildlife and picturesque landscapes, all the while enjoying warm hospitality, understated luxury and the essence of the wilderness.

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A charming house enveloped by a serene landscape of trees and a vibrant expanse of grass.
12 Days

Tanzania Family Vacation | Beach & Safari Tour

This adventure is the ideal getaway for nature-loving families. Experience Africa’s iconic wildlife before making your way to a tropical island. Incredible lodges and great service ensure great memories will abound.

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A wooden deck with a table and chairs, providing a scenic view of the vast plains ahead.
12 Days

African Adventure | Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Visit four of East Africa’s most sought-after wildlife destinations, staying in some of Africa’s finest lodges. Each location will enthrall you with its scenic splendor, prolific game viewing and luxurious lodgings.

Explore Now
On a wooden deck, a beautifully set table adorned with rose petals on the floor provides a stunning backdrop of majestic mountains
13 Days

Zanzibar & Serengeti Safari | Honeymoon Package

From turf to surf, this romantic getaway boasts the best of Tanzanian hospitality, culture and wildlife. Toast your love in four exotic locales, chosen for their romantic appeal, pristine nature and lodging.

Explore Now
Tarangire National Park
10 Days

Luxury Tanzania Safari | Fly-in Holiday

Fly between top safari destinations with no queues and no hassles. Visiting four of Tanzania’s premier wildlife hotspots, this exceptional luxury itinerary assures an experience to show the best of Tanzania.

Explore Now
A rustic house with a thatched roof nestled amidst a dark forest during nighttime.
South Africa

East Africa Safari | A Journey Through East Africa

From Kenya to Tanzania to Rwanda. From sprawling plains to hidden craters to pristine forests. Prides of lions, herds of zebras and troops of gorillas. Experience the best of East Africa in consummate luxury.

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The Serengeti Plains

Known as ‘The Land that Moves on Forever,’ and home to the world’s highest concentration of wildlife, the Serengeti National Park epitomizes Africa with its vast golden savannahs that teem with wildlife, thorny acacia trees, far-flung hazy hills, and cloudless blue skies. Mega herds of wildebeest, antelope, and zebra dot the plains, while pride of lion lay hidden in the long grass and enormous crocodiles sun themselves on the bank of rivers.

This incredibly diverse region also plays host to one of the greatest natural phenomenon on earth –The Great Wildebeest Migration. Hailed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the breath-taking spectacle is created as millions of wildebeest and zebra, along with various antelope species, buffalo, giraffe, and elephant begin their annual trek northwards towards greener pastures. The month of December sees the arrival of millions of wildebeest and other herbivores to the grassy plains and with the wildebeest arrive the predators, for a few months of easy pickings.

The wide-open plains of the southern Serengeti also play a role in this remarkable event, offering an ideal place for birthing and grazing for the exhausted animals at the end of their journey. When the rains arrive in February, the tawny, dry scrublands are transformed into a lush, green oasis, which draws hundreds of thousands of animals to feast and calve.

The Great Wildebeest Migration

A more profound depiction of the cycle of life is unlikely to be found anywhere else on Earth. The Serengeti’s Great Wildebeest Migration is the world’s most significant annual movement of wild animals and is rightly acknowledged as one of the planet’s eight Natural Wonders. About 1.5million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras, elands, and gazelles, all followed by a contingent of predators, begin their journey away from their birthing grounds in the Southern Serengeti, usually around March and April of each year. 

This incredible 800 km journey commences in the southern reaches of the Serengeti when wildebeest calves come into the world. In this phase, relentless predators such as lions and hyenas actively hunt for vulnerable younglings, and within just a few weeks, tens of thousands of calves are born, creating a breathtaking spectacle for devoted wildlife enthusiasts. The migration path then takes them from the south-central Seronera region, onward to the Western Corridor and Grumeti River, where they typically arrive in April to May and stay until June.

Afterwards, as the dry season ushers in, the herd begins its northward trek towards Kenya’s Masai Mara, where they voraciously graze on the lush green grasslands. However, this migration is not without its perils; river crossings in the Grumeti River brings the daunting challenge of navigating through crocodile infested waters, each patiently waiting for an opportunity to strike. This often occurs in July or August. Upon their return, they once again confront the same perilous river, this time moving toward the Lobo and Loliondo regions in the eastern Serengeti, generally from October to November. 

Additionally, the Serengeti is renowned for hosting the largest lion population in Africa. Despite the abundance or prey in this region, life remains harsh for these formidable  felines within this unforgiving, yet breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Just imagine witnessing a group of lions collaborating to capture a wildebeest! It is an indelible and awe-inspiring sight. 

As the brief rainy season commences in late October, the migration retraces its steps back into the Serengeti. By December, the herds pass through Seronera, a small settlement in the central Serengeti that houses the official Serengeti Visitors’ Centre, on their way back to their home grounds.

Best Time To Visit

December-April:

The primary calving grounds are in the southeast near Seronera and Ndutu, activated by November-December rains. Wildebeest stay until late April-May. This area is accessible and lush, especially in February, the peak calving season. In March-April, herds may move in search of greener pastures, making migration sightings more challenging but still possible.

May-July:

During this period, wildebeest, having grazed and given birth in the southeastern Serengeti, prepare for an 800-kilometer trek that starts between late April and early June. It’s a chance to witness one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles: over a million animals in a column up to 40 kilometers long. They head to the Western Corridor, facing their first major challenge, crossing the Grumeti River, where many fall prey to oversized crocodiles. The herd may spend up to two weeks on the river’s southern bank before attempting the crossing.

August-September:

This time is generally considered a less favourable time to visit Serengeti National Park for witnessing the Great Migration since the herd migrates into Kenya’s Masai Mara. Nonetheless, migration data reveals that approximately half of the herd remains on the Tanzanian side, particularly in the Mara Serengeti area.

October-November:

Crossing the Mara River northbound requires an additional crossing, usually in October or earlier. During this period, the herd moves through the northern plains and Lobo area, a less-visited section of the Serengeti. In late November, they return to the short-grass plains near Ndutu, restarting the Great Migration.

The Serengeti remains an appealing destination throughout the year due to its extensive territory and exceptional wildlife sightings. The likelihood of being present precisely when the Great Migration herd crosses a river, be it the Grumeti or Mara River, is quite low.

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