Luxury Serengeti safaris
Luxury Serengeti safaris : Serengeti national park is a safari destination that is home to numerous wildlife species and can be visited during a tour in the northern part of Tanzania.
The national park is also known for its beauty and endless plains which is a popular safari destination across Africa and the world. Luxury Serengeti safaris are among the tours that are carried out to Serengeti national park.
Exploring the wilderness of Serengeti national park and engaging in a luxury Serengeti safari is something to look forward to as you visit Tanzania. The national park is known for the wildebeest migration which involves the movement of over 2 million wildebeests.
Luxury safaris to Serengeti national park can be done at any time of the year including the dry season from June to October which is the dry season when wildlife species can easily be spotted during a wildlife safari experience. The beauty of this national park is that despite the season when you visit the destination, you will be able to enjoy seeing different wildlife species during a game viewing activity.
With the many visitors who go on safari in Serengeti national park, it is important to choose a time of the year when you can see the wildlife species and if you don’t mind the crowds engage in a safari in the peak season and if you are not a big fan of the crowds you can visit the national park in the low season.
If you are interested in seeing the wildebeest migration during your luxury Serengeti safari, you can visit the national park around April and May when the migration is in the central part of the national park or June and July when the wildebeest migration is in the western part of Serengeti national park.
To be able to see the famous river crossings during the wildebeest migration, you can visit Serengeti national park around June to July and August when river crossings take place around the Grumeti river and also the Mara river.
The calving season can also be seen in the southern plains of Serengeti national park during the wildebeest migration. During the calving season over 8000 calves are born daily in the short grass plains and predators like lions can also be seen as they prey on the wildebeests. This calving season takes place around December to early March.
Apart from seeing the wildebeest migration during your luxury Serengeti safari, you can also engage in the various safari activities done around the national park such as hot air balloon rides over the savannah plains, game drives, walking safaris and if you are a bird lover, you can engage in bird watching around Serengeti national park.
Game drives during luxury Serengeti safaris are done using land cruisers with pop up roofs from which you are able to view the various wildlife species of Serengeti national park such as elephants, buffalos, lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, gazelles among others. These game drives in Serengeti national park can be done in the morning and also during the afternoon.
Another activity which you can enjoy during a luxury Serengeti safari is a hot air balloon safari. This activity starts as early as 5:00 am with pick up from your lodge and driving to the landing
site where you can watch as the hot air balloons are being inflated. You also get to enjoy watching the sunset from the hot air balloon as you glide over the endless plains of Serengeti national park and look out for wildlife species below and also see different attractions in the national park. After the hot air balloon ride, you also enjoy champagne and an English breakfast before continuing with the rest of your safari activities around the national park.
Walking safaris during your luxury Serengeti safari also involve exploring the plains of Serengeti national park on foot in the company of a ranger guide as you get to know more about the surroundings in the national park.
You can choose to organize the luxury Serengeti safari on your own or entrust a tour operator to organize everything for your safari including the transportation, accommodation and also the activities you will engage in during the safari around Serengeti national park.
Park entrance fee is among the requirements for entering into Serengeti national park and this fee is charged according to nonresidents, residents/expatriates and East Africans (nationals of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan).
The park entrance fee which is charged to nonresidents in the peak season is 82.6 USD for adults and 71 USD in the low season. Nonresident children are charged park entrance fee of 23.6 USD per child and the children below the age of 5 are not charged park entrance fee for a safari in Serengeti national park.
How to get to Serengeti national park during a luxury safari
Serengeti national park can be accessed by both flying and driving. If you do not mind the long drive from Arusha to the national park, which takes about 7 hours, you can opt to be driven to Serengeti national park during your luxury Serengeti safari.
Another way to get to the national park during a luxury Serengeti safari would be flying to the different airstrips in the national park. To get to the destinations in the northern part of Tanzania like Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, the Ngorongoro conservation area among others, you can get flights to Kilimanjaro international airport.
The different airstrips of Serengeti national park which you can fly to during your luxury safari in the national park are located in the different parts of Serengeti such as the central part, western Serengeti, southern Serengeti and also in the north. These airstrips include Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Lobo airstrip, Grumeti airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip and also Kirawira airstrip.
Different airlines offer flights to the different airstrips of Serengeti national park and on arrival at the airstrip; you can be picked by your guide or a representative from your lodge and taken to your lodge. It is important to choose an airstrip that is close to your lodge and the part of Serengeti national park which you intend on exploring during your luxury Serengeti safari.
Visit Serengeti national park for a memorable luxury safari in the endless savannah plains of northern Tanzania.