A Full Day in Serengeti National Park

A Full Day in Serengeti National Park : Wildlife safari experience in Serengeti National Park cannot be matched to any park or region. Some of the features associated with the park include wildlife, great migration, the endless plains, and many others. During your stay at this magnificent park, you engage in numerous activities to ensure that your day is fulfilling. Here is an ideal routine for your full day in Serengeti National Park

Morning activities

Hot air balloon safari

Start your day in a new style, with a balloon safari that will leave you breathless. This once-in-a-lifetime experience usually starts at 5:00 a.m. The crew wants to capture the sunrise in an aircraft. Cruise effortlessly over the open savanna of the Serengeti and get an aerial perspective of this marvelous park in the world.

Fly for an hour and then immediately descend and touch the ground at a specific point on the land. Congratulations on this achievement; have a champagne breakfast and then meet your guide for other events.

Sunrise game drive

It is important to note that not everyone who comes to visit the park can engage in hot air balloon safaris. You are free to begin your day in a new manner. Get up early and go for a hunting session at dawn, in the Serengeti plains. As for the early mornings, they are typically picturesque.

During the sunrise, the savannahs are painted bright creating a beautiful sight. Predators like lions and leopards are very busy looking for whom to feast on in the morning. The sunrise game drive usually begins at 5: 30 a.m.


Return to your lodge at 8: 30 a. m and then you will be welcomed by a prepared breakfast table. The breakfast is normally good and energizing and you can discuss some details with the chefs on the type of breakfast that you would like.

Almost all the accommodation facilities within Serengeti National Park offer a bush breakfast, which helps enhance your morning game drive adventure. In the morning, spend some time in your bedroom after breakfast while you reflect on what you have witnessed. This is the perfect time to go for a short walk around the camp. A local guide or staff will give you some insights regarding plants, insects, and small animals.

Late morning game drive

After relaxation, go for another morning game drive at 10:30 a.m. The drive will continue until the afternoon. This will increase the possibility of seeing predators and animals exposed before the heat of the day starts.

Afternoon activities

As you proceed with your game drive in the Seronera Valley, you may encounter wild animals, such as giraffes, buffalos, elephants, zebras, lions, Thomson gazelle, topis, ostriches, and cheetahs. You will also explore the diverse landscapes of this magnificent park.

Picnic lunch

At around 1:00 p.m., you can stop at the designated area to open your lunch box. Eat lunch under the shadows of Serengeti trees. Feel nature with all your senses as you take every bite of your delicious meal.

Afternoon game drive

After lunch, continue the excursion through the lush riverine forests to see some beautiful birds. Continue the drive to the furthest part such as the Kopjes Circuit, like the Maasai Kopjes. The Maasai Kopjes are home to a high number of lions and some formidable cobras. Kopjes are worn granite outcrops strewn throughout the plains. They are small ecosystems that provide cover and drinking water in ponds left in the rock after a rainstorm. This makes the kopjes ideal for observing wildlife, especially during the dry season, including lions, who like to lie in wait for animals to come to drink.

A Full Day in Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

Continue your game drive to other parts of Serengeti National Park. The park is bigger so, you can use your time to explore diverse habitats of wildlife, such as open plains, woodlands, and riverine forests.

Evening activities

Sunset game drive

By 4:30 p.m., the day has started to cool. Start your sunset game drive to discover the beautiful appearance of wild animals at the backdrop of the sunset. Enjoy the views of animals trekking for a better place to spend their night.

You can stop at a special site for a sundowner. Enjoy the views of the horizon as the sun sets, illuminating the verdant plains of Serengeti National Park.

Bush dinner

Most properties organize bush dinners in a designated outdoor setting. Enjoy your delicious dinner while paying attention to the sounds of the Serengeti. After dinner, prepare for the stargazing experience up next or have sleep.

Stargazing experience

Serengeti is far from the city’s lights. Therefore, it gives uninterrupted views of the constellation. Sit next to an experienced guide and gaze at the stars. Share insights with the guides on how the locals have been using the patterns of stars to predict seasons and even terrifying events.


After viewing the stars, you can now go to bed at your lodge or camp. Sleep in the African bush. The sounds of the wild will be echoing in your dreams. What an experience.

A full day in Serengeti National Park is like a single day in paradise. The park makes your day unforgettable, so you won’t hesitate to add another one. There are a lot of things to do in Serengeti. With Focus East Africa Safaris, you can enjoy viewing the diverse wildlife of this majestic park.

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