Seronera area is part of Serengeti national park which is located in the northern part of Tanzania. It is found in the central part of Serengeti national park which is a popular location among tourists with numerous wildlife species and many predators including the big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Serengeti national park which is a world heritage site is also the oldest national park in Tanzania covering about 14750 square kilometers and is a popular tourist destination.
The Seronera valley is characterized by savannah plains, woodland as well as acacia trees. The savannah plains of Serengeti national park are also described as endless plains with dotted trees.
Other wildlife species which can be seen in the Seronera area include elephants, hippos, buffalos, impalas, topi, gazelles, zebras, wildebeests and rhinos among others.
Seronera area can be visited all year round and for tourists interested in seeing the great wildebeest migration; they can visit the national park during the months of April and June and enjoy seeing as over 2 million wildebeests graze in the open savannah.
Among the attractions in the Seronera area of Serengeti national park is the Seronera river which acts as a source of water for the different wildlife species in the national park such as wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, antelopes, elephants among others.
Seronera airstrip can be used by tourists to access the central part of Serengeti national park by flight. Types of flights available to the Seronera area include scheduled flights and charter flights.
There are about 5 airlines which fly to the Seronera area which can be used by tourists to access the national park by flight and they include Coastal aviation, Air excel and Auric air.
Other airstrips in Serengeti national park include Kogatende airstrip, Serengeti Kusini airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip and Kirawira airstrip which are located in different parts of the national park.
Another way to get to Seronera area in Serengeti national park is by driving from Arusha to the national park which is about 7 to 8 hours. You can enjoy seeing wildlife species and the beautiful open plains during an en route drive in the national park on your way to your lodge.
Activities which are carried out in Seronera area include the following;
Game drives are the most popular wildlife viewing activity which is carried out during a visit to the Seronera area which is known for being home to the big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. As you drive around the open savannah plains of Serengeti national park, you will enjoy seeing the different wildlife species such as wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, giraffes, elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, elands, hyenas among others as well as many bird species.
These game drives take place at different times of day such as in the morning, afternoon or evening and can also be carried out for a full day. During morning game drives, the wildlife species are more active making them easier to see around the Seronera area.
Watching the big cats in action is among the highlights of safaris in the Seronera area as these predators such as lions, leopard, cheetahs hunt for their prey in the open savannah plains of Serengeti national park.
During these game drives around the Seronera area, tourists in Serengeti national park can enjoy seeing wildlife species among the savannah plains as they graze and hunt and also enjoy the beautiful landscape in the national park.
It is important to note that during these game drives, tourists are encouraged to stay on track while looking out for the different wildlife species around the Seronera area.
Another rule to be followed during game drives around the Seronera area is staying in avoiding noise since making noise scares away the wildlife species and also interferes with their natural surroundings.
Feeding of the wildlife species during game drives around the Seronera area is also prohibited. This is because feeding the wildlife species interferes with their normal feeding habits.
Bird watching is also an activity which is carried out during a safari in the Seronera area of Serengeti national park. This activity can be carried out all through the year in the national park.
The best time which is recommended for bird watching is during the months of November through April. This activity is also a popular activity among tourists visiting the Seronera area of Serengeti national park.
Serengeti national park has about 500 bird species which include native bird species and migratory birds. The bird species in Serengeti national park include hornbills, woodpeckers, grey chested helmet shrikes, starlings, eagles, yellow throated sand grouse, vultures, weavers and many others.
Attractions to look out for during a safari in Seronera area include the following;
Kopjes include the Simba kopjes where lions can be seen during a safari. These kopjes are rock outcrops which stand out from the rest of the surroundings in Serengeti national park and are among the attractions which can be seen while exploring the national park.
The Seronera valley is famous for the big cats which can be seen in big numbers which makes it a popular location for tourists on safari in Serengeti national park. Other predators which can be seen during a safari include hyenas, serval cats, caracals, jackals among others.
The big cats such as lions, leopards, cheetahs are among the wildlife species which can be spotted around the Seronera area during a safari in the national park. Watching as these predators hunt is among the highlights of a safari to look forward to. The lions can also be seen around the kopjes such as Simba kopjes in the Seronera area.
The great wildebeest migration is a natural wonder which takes place annually in Serengeti national park and also in Masai Mara national reserve of Kenya as over 2 million wildebeest move across the Mara- Serengeti ecosystem in search of greener pastures.
During the migration which takes place around April and June in the Seronera area, predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs, hyenas can also be seen following the wildebeests and waiting for the chance to prey on the wildebeests. Other wildlife species such as zebras and gazelles can also be seen during the wildebeest migration.
The Maasai are part of the local communities in the surrounding areas of the national park. They are known for their unique culture and way of life and nomadic way of life.
Maasai people also have local arts and crafts such as beaded necklaces, earrings, sandals, shukas, and belts among others. Tourists can enjoy interacting with the Maasai during their cultural experiences while on safari.