Serengeti safaris from June to October
Serengeti safaris from June to October : Serengeti safaris are popular among tourists visiting the northern part of Tanzania and can be visited at different times of the year.
June to October are the months in the dry season when many tourists visit Serengeti national park and engage in a variety of Tanzania safari activities as they enjoy searching for the wildlife species in the savannah plains.
The months of June to October are considered the best time for wildlife viewing in Serengeti national park. Other months of the year are also recommended for wildlife safaris to the national park.
The national park is a popular wildlife viewing destination of Tanzania and it covers about 14763 square kilometers and is made up of endless savannah plains, acacia woodlands and so much more. Serengeti national park in June to October experiences makes the safaris an exciting experience due to the clear skies.
From June to October it is usually cold in the mornings with fine weather the rest of the day of the safari around Serengeti national park. The night also gets cold during these months from June to October.
Warm clothing is recommended for safaris to Serengeti national park from June to October. Covering the body in the evenings when in the national park is also encouraged as there are mosquitoes in the evening and tourists are also encouraged to carry repellant.
Another thing to note when going to Serengeti national park during around June to October is that there are many tourists at the destination at that time.
Serengeti national park is a destination with a variety of wildlife species such as the big 5 which include elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Other wildlife species which can be seen around the savannah plains of the national park include wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, impalas, hippos, gazelles, giraffes, cheetahs, kudu, dik dik, hartebeests, waterbucks among others.
Predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs are among the wildlife species which can be seen during safaris around Serengeti national park. These predators can be seen in big numbers in the central part of the national park.
The wildebeest migration is among the attractions which can be seen during Serengeti safaris and it is the movement of over 1.5 million wildebeests across the Mara-Serengeti during different months of the year.
Over different months of the year, the wildebeest migration can be seen in different locations. At the beginning of the year from January to March, the herds of wildebeests can be seen in the southern plains of Serengeti. The calving season takes place from December to early March when wildebeests give birth to their young in the short grass plains.
About 8,000 calves are born daily around December to February and this is also a good time to see predators which attack the unknowing wildebeests and also enjoy watching as the lions hunt their prey.
In the central part of Serengeti national park the wildebeest migration can be seen during the months of April and May. The central part of the national park is also known for having numerous wildlife species such as the big cats like lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Around June to July the herds of wildebeests can be seen around the western part of Serengeti national park and also around the Grumeti area. The river crossings also occur during these months along the Grumeti river.
In august to October, the herds of the wildebeests move to the northern part of Serengeti national park which is bordered by the Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya. The river crossings along the Mara river also take place during these months.
Activities in Serengeti national park during safaris around June to October and through the year include the following;
Morning and afternoon game drives which involve exploring the vast savannah of Serengeti national park in search of different wildlife species such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, buffalos, wildebeests, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, impalas, gazelles among others. Some of the wildlife species which tourists look out for during their safaris around the national park include the big 5 such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos.
Nature walks are also done during safaris around Serengeti national park and this activity involves exploring the national park and its beautiful scenery on foot in the company of a ranger guide. During the activity, the tourists get a close encounter with their natural surroundings and get to know more about the wildlife and other attractions in the national park.
Bird watching is also another safari activity carried out in Serengeti national park. This national park is also a good birding destination which has over 600 bird species such as crowned cranes, hornbills, vultures, starlings, black headed gonoleks, weavers, and lapwings among others.
Hot air balloon safaris are also carried out in Serengeti national park and are done early in the morning starting as early as 5:00 am over the plains of the central Serengeti, western Serengeti, and northern Serengeti and also around the Ndutu area. After a short briefing and getting on the hot air balloons, the tourists enjoy an aerial view of the rest of the national park and also spotting the wildlife species of the national park. An English breakfast is also shared after the hot air balloon activity in the national park.
How to get to Serengeti national park;
Serengeti national park can be accessed using both air /flight and also by driving.
There are different airstrips in Serengeti national park which offers flights to and from the national park during safaris in Tanzania and they include Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Grumeti airstrip, Kusini airstrip, Kirawira airstrip, Lobo airstrip, Ndutu airstrip and Sasakwa airstrip.
Another way to access Serengeti national park during safaris is by driving and enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way to the national park.
Accommodation or lodging during Serengeti safaris include luxury lodges, midrange lodges and also budget lodges.
Enjoy a safari to Serengeti national park from June to October and at any time of the year for a memorable wildlife viewing experience.