Serengeti safaris tours
Serengeti safaris tours are a highlight of safaris to destinations in the northern part of Tanzania where the national park is located. The national park is home to numerous wildlife species such as elephants, lions, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, elands, impalas, kudu, giraffes, impalas, dik dik, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, hippos, waterbucks and many others. Apart from the different wildlife species, Serengeti national park is also known for being home to numerous bird species.
Serengeti safaris tours are carried out around the national park which covers 14763 square kilometers made up of open savannah plains, acacia woodlands, rock outcrops and numerous wildlife species which can be seen roaming around the destination.
Exploring the beautiful scenery of Serengeti national park during Serengeti safaris tours are carried out around the different parts of the national park such as central Serengeti, northern Serengeti, southern Serengeti and the western Serengeti plains.
Park entrance fees of Serengeti national park
Park entry fees for Serengeti national park are among the requirements for Serengeti safaris tours. These fees vary for the residents, non-residents and East Africans visiting the national park.
Nonresidents during their Serengeti safaris tours are charged park entrance fees of 83 USD in the peak season and 71 USD in the low season. Children aged between 5 and 15 years who are nonresidents are charged park entrance fees of 23.6 USD in the peak and low season.
Residents interested in Serengeti safaris tours are charged park entrance fees of 35 USD without 18% tax in the peak season and 30 USD exclusive of 18% tax in the low season. Children aged between 5 and 15 years who are residents visiting Serengeti national park are charged park entry fee of 11.8 USD in the peak and low season.
East Africans visiting Serengeti national park on safaris are charged park entrance fees of 11,800 TSH for adults and children are charged entrance fees of 2,000 TSH (exclusive of 18% tax). The East Africans are nationals from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan.
Children aged below 5 years visiting Serengeti national park are not charged park entrance fees during the safaris to the destination.
Reasons to go for safaris to Serengeti national park
Serengeti national park is a Tanzania safari gem in the northern part of Tanzania with vast savannah plains and numerous wildlife species waiting for you to explore. Some of the reasons to go on safaris to Serengeti national park include the following;
The wildebeest migration is the annual movement of over 1.5 wildebeests across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.
The herds of wildebeests can be seen during Serengeti safaris tours during different months of the year. Some of the happenings to look forward to during the wildebeest migration include the calving season which takes place around December to February when wildebeests give birth to their young ones.
River crossings along the Grumeti river and Mara river are also part of the Serengeti safaris tours experience. These river crossings take place during the months of July and August when the herds of wildebeests cross the rivers where the wildebeests are attacked by Nile crocodiles and predators like lions.
In the central part of Serengeti national park, the wildebeest migration can also be seen during the months of April and May.
The big 5
The big 5 are also among the attractions which can be seen during Serengeti safaris tours. The big 5 include elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalos and leopards and during wildlife viewing experiences at the destination, some of the big 5 can be spotted and depending on your luck, you can also see all the big 5.
Another destination where the big 5 can be seen in the northern part of Tanzania is the Ngorongoro conservation area.
Predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs are among the wildlife species which can be seen during Serengeti safaris tours. Watching as these predators hunt is a memorable experience while exploring the vast savannah plains of Serengeti national park.
Serengeti national park is home to over 3000 lions and these lions can be encountered during wildlife viewing experiences around the national park as they hunt early in the morning or during the day, lions can also be seen around the kopjes (rock outcrops).
Hot air balloon
Hot air balloon safaris over the endless savannah plains of Serengeti national park is an exceptional experience which is carried out during the wee hours of the morning.
This activity starts early in the morning with pick up from the lodge and driving to the landing site where the passengers are briefed about the hot air balloon activity as the balloons are inflated and they prepare for the activity.
The hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti national park are carried out over the central Serengeti plains, in the northern part of Serengeti national park and also in the western part of the national park and in the Ndutu area.
After the hot air balloon activity, the guests get to enjoy an English breakfast and champagne as they interact with each other before returning to their lodges in Serengeti national park.
Best time for Serengeti safaris tours
Serengeti safaris tours can be carried out at any time of the year for wildlife viewing. The dry season from June to October is recommended for safaris when wildlife species can easily be spotted.
How long Serengeti safaris take
Serengeti safaris can take about 3 or more days of exploring the vast plains of the national park in search of different wildlife species. a minimum of 3 days will allow you to get a feel of exploring the oldest national park in Tanzania as you enjoy your safari.
Game viewing in the vast plains of Serengeti national park involves various activities such as game drives which are carried out in the morning and in the afternoon or evening, guided walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris, community tours and also bird watching.
Enjoy an iconic wildlife viewing experience during a Serengeti safaris tour in the vast savannah of the destination.