Serengeti national park in July
Serengeti national park in July : Serengeti national park which is located in the northern part of Tanzania is a safari destination which is visited by tourists all the year round.
Tourists however also choose specific months of the year to visit Serengeti national park and July is one of the months when tourists go on safari to this national park. Serengeti national park is famous for the wildebeest migration and for being home to numerous wildlife species.
The wildebeest migration is the annual movement of over 2 million wildebeests across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. During the month of July, the wildebeest start crossing the Grumeti river and the Mara river and is also the mating season for the wildebeest takes place.
July is in the dry season from June to October when wildlife viewing is at its best and during a safari many wildlife species can be spotted around Serengeti national park. The month of July is also during the high season when many tourists are on safari.
The number of tourists on safari in the national park during the high season is more compared to other seasons like the low season. The low season of visiting Serengeti national park is characterized by few numbers of tourists and discounted rates at lodges and other accommodation facilities.
The Seronera area of Serengeti national park during the month of July is very busy and many tourists engage in wildlife viewing while on safari as they explore the savannah plains and look out for the different wildlife species such as big cats of Serengeti national park.
Other parts of Serengeti national park which can be visited during safaris a different months of the year like in July include the western Serengeti, northern Serengeti and the southern part of Serengeti.
The national park has one of the biggest ecosystems of Tanzania and covers about 14750 square kilometers. Serengeti national park is also the oldest national park of Tanzania which is visited by tourists during the year.
Serengeti national park is also a UNESCO world heritage site and some of the wildlife species which can be seen during a safari include the big 5 such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos.
The national park is also known for its endless plains and is also made up of acacia woodland, kopjes and riverine forests. The kopjes of Serengeti national park are rock outcrops which stand out from the open savannah plains at the destination and they include the Moru kopjes, Simba kopjes and Maasai kopjes.
Activities which take place in July during safaris include game drives in the morning, afternoon or evening, guided nature walks, bird watching, hot air balloon safaris and interactions with the local communities.
Game drives around Serengeti national park are a popular activity which is carried out during safaris at the destination. The different wildlife species which tourists look out for as thy engage in game drives at different times of day include elephants, giraffes, rhinos, buffalos, zebras, hippos, waterbucks, impalas, hartebeests, gazelles, lions, cheetahs, leopards, kudu, dik dik and many others.
Another way to explore the different attractions of Serengeti national park during a safari is the guided nature walks which take place on foot and the tourists are accompanied by a ranger guide as they get a close encounter with their natural surroundings in the national park and learn how to track the wildlife species by identifying their marks such as hoof marks along the trails.
Hot air balloon safaris around Serengeti national park are carried out around the central part of the national park also known as Seronera area and in the northern part of Serengeti. The activity is carried out in the morning and the balloon safari experience offers amazing views of the attractions in the national park and the open savannah plains.
Serengeti national park also has over 450 bird species which can be seen during a bird watching experience while on safari. This activity is best done during the wet season from November to April.
Tourists also engage in community visits during which they interact with the locals in the neighboring villages of Serengeti national park and get to know more about their cultures and way of life.
How to get to Serengeti national park
There are different ways to access Serengeti national park and one of them is by driving from Arusha. Arusha is a starting point for the different safaris to the destinations in the northern part of Tanzania such as Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Ngorongoro conservation area and many others.
Flight is another way to get to Serengeti national park and these flights can be got from Arusha airport and Kilimanjaro international airport to the different airstrips in the national park such as Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Kirawira airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Kusini airstrip, Lobo airstrip and Sasakwa airstrip.
Visit Serengeti national park and explore the oldest national park of Tanzania during the high season in July.