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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

You have probably dreamed about Africa and most likely the Serengeti National Park when you have. The Serengeti National Park has been the setting for countless wildlife films, and for good reason: it is the site of the Great Migration and might very well be one of the last truly outstanding natural phenomena on the planet.

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Serengeti National Park Size

In the roughly 15,000 square kilometer Serengeti National Park, which is a World Heritage Site, live over 2 million ungulates, 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, and about 500 different species of birds. Explore the endless Serengeti National Park plains, which are dotted with trees and kopjes from which majestic lions rule their domain; be in awe of the Great Migration; or track down an elusive leopard in a riverine forest by joining us on a safari. Or perhaps go on a hot air balloon safari at sunrise to fly over the plains and observe everything from a bird’s eye perspective. There are lodging options for every budget, and the sound of roaring lions at night is free.

Going on a Serengeti Safari

You probably have a lot of inquiries if you’re organizing a safari to Serengeti National Park. It makes sense that you would want it to be the trip of a lifetime, and it will be. Why? Few locations still have such pristine natural beauty, thrilling wildlife, and top-notch safari lodges and camps.

In addition, we are ready to help. If only to pique your interest in taking a Serengeti safari, we would like to give you a little more background information and respond to any queries you may have. As you read more about your safari trip in the sections below, start creating your bucket list. Find a query unresolved? Please contact us using the form below, and we will be happy to help!

Our Clients Reviews

Nakul S
Nakul S
2022-12-13
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Once in a lifetime experience Tanzania was a fantastic experience. We had an amazing time at all and were well taken care of by Norbert and his team even going the extra mile to assist us with our onward travels. He was very professional and kind and made the whole holiday stress free and wonderful. I would 100% recommend. Special thanks to Gabby as well for making sure we were safe and saw all the animals.
Anne Robin
Anne Robin
2022-12-04
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Stepping into the savanna at Tarangire. The whole day at Tarangire, which is famous for its elephants and baobabs, was fantastic. It s hard to say what I liked best! It started early and as we drove from Arusha to Tarangire, I was able to ask Norbert, Ibasea and Philippe questions about Tanzania, their childhood and education and their lives today. As we got closer to the park, it was interesting to note how present in the region the Masai tribe is. We arrived early and until lunchtime hardly saw another car. Being so close to the animals, especially the elephants and the monkeys, but also the zebras, the impalas and the giraffes was an amazing experience. I also very much enjoyed listening to Philippe who shared his in-depth knowledge of the park, its animals, its trees and plants. Driving through the park was an amazing experience, vast expanses of land before us and in the horizon blue mountains. We stopped for lunch and out of the hamper came out the most delicious fish curry I d eaten in all the five weeks I’d been in Tanzania. Along with it came rice and tasty vegetables, wine and beer and fresh fruit. I can testify that out of the fifteen or twenty tables around us we had the most refined lunch! After lunch, we drove on and spotted a leopard, lazily sleeping under a tree. Finally we stopped near an ancient baobab, wide and beautiful, imposing and welcoming. We stepped into its insides and looking up I could not help to think of a cathedral. More beautiful. Majestic and ancient. The day ended towards the end of the afternoon and a week on I’m still processing the experience. It was a wonderful day and I look forward to exploring another park with Norbert s team in the future.
E W
E W
2022-10-15
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Once in a lifetime experience 🙂 We had an amazing time with Norbert safaris and can happily recommend the experience! Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater were breathtakingly beautiful and we got to see many animals (elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, zebras and many more!). Before, during and even days after the safari, Norbert was very attentive and caring. He is a lovely person and very professional. Because there weren't enough tourists for the tour dates we wanted to do, he arranged for us to go with a different tour operator. The evening before, he invited us to a wonderful meal and made us feel very comfortable. Thank you for this amazing experience! Asante sana 🙂
Beatriz C
Beatriz C
2022-08-04
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Un acierto seguro Un equipo de profesionales que harán que disfrutes de una gran aventura. Repetiría sin dudarlo. Gracias por hacer inolvidable la visita a las Materuni Waterfalls. Puntualidad,compromiso y calidad.
Mel Bertrand
Mel Bertrand
2022-07-07
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An amazing adventure with the animals I went on Norbert’s safaris with my wife and three children with the youngest just graduating from high school. We went for 7 days at the end of June 2022. The trip was amazing. We went to Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater and did a one day hike up the first leg of Mt Kilimanjaro where you go through a lush, mossy rain forest. We were in a land cruiser and saw so many animals up close. We saw a lot of lions in fact we saw two male lions in a tree and were no more than 20 feet away! We had one lion bump up against the vehicle. We also had a cheetah come very close to the car and got some great pics of him. Lots of hippos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, and many other animals. Even saw some crocs, rhinos, and two puff adders on the road. And yes, you are safe from the animals at all times. The driver made the trip so interesting. He answered all of our questions (we had a lot!) and knew all about the animals, the history, and the culture. He catered the trip to our needs and was fabulous at making special stops for us, getting us close to the animals, and showing much respect for the animals. He was like a family member. Most of the roads are not paved to keep the environment natural and not disturb the animals. So the safari will be bumpy, but the hotel accommodations make up for it. The people and service was off the charts. The food is very tasty and very similar to a Indian food. Not hot, but tasty with its spices. Lots of good tasting fruit. Best pineapple I ever had anywhere. In general, Tanzanians are wonderful people. They are very polite and kind. Even strangers are friendly and treat you so well. All the people have a great attitude and the place is very safe. My wife and daughter felt safe the entire time in Tanzania. No worries. It’s the best kept secret. So many travelers and tour people say that if you go on a safari, go to Tanzania because it is the best place to see the most animals and be with the nicest people. Being with Norbert safaris makes it that much better. Norbert and his team are really patient and good communicators. We planned trip for 2020, but had to delay it for two years due to Covid. Norbert communicated with me the whole time and even helped with accommodations separate from the safari and with the visa process. Definitely went above and beyond in helping. It’s not just a business, they really take good care of you start to finish. I highly recommend Norbert’s safari and even hope to bring other family members in the future. It was an unforgettable experience
Anton H
Anton H
2022-05-16
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Unique moments Norbert Safaris & Adventures offers an excellent service. The team assisted me in all the necessary organization when it came to transport and lodging and is very helpful and kind. The Safari itself was marvelous. We had luck with the weather and saw almost all of the big five in two days in Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Park. But travelers should also keep in mind that animal watching is also a matter of luck and that it cannot be guaranteed by the team to see all the animals they want.
All in all, I spent a great time with Norbert Safaris & Adventures. I recommend to book a tour with them.
CharlzBerlin
CharlzBerlin
2022-01-10
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One day Tarangire Trip Perfect organized. Very experienced Guide, who knew many details about all the animals. Great food! Would always go again with this agency.
Malosha
Malosha
2021-12-02
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Awesome 🤩 We enjoyed our day trip in general, the service and communication between us and Norbert’s officers was real good. There were on time, serving delicious lunch 😋 also brief from guide was good 👍 He bring us to our expectations about day trip in mountain Kilimanjaro.
We are looking forward to come back to visit other parks in future 😍😍😍
Scarlett T
Scarlett T
2021-11-08
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Best Safari Ever! My mom and I traveled and did a 7 day safari with Norbert Safaris. Everything was amazing. Even after the safari was over they made sure we landed in Zanzibar ok and helped us with questions with covid testing to get back into the US. The safari itself was amazing our guide, Gabriel, was super knowledgeable about animals and managed to show us every animal on our list including a black rhino! Norbert stayed in contact with us the whole time even though he had a family emergency he still made sure to check in and see how things are going through the safari. They even provided us a reusable coffee cup and water bottle so we can reduce waste and stay hydrated and caffeinated throughout the safari. All the lodges and tented camp were beautiful and luxurious. My recommendation to any travelers is to pack in layers because the mornings can be chilly and then it heats up through the day. I also would recommend wearing comfortable closed toe shoes that are easy to take on and off because you are not going to be doing a lot of hiking but you will want to take them off in the Range Rover so you can stand in the seats to look at animals. The food was always good and they even would set up the picnic with a table cloth so we always felt like we were dinning luxuriously. They went the extra mile with ever detail and I had amazing time and would highly recommend Norbert Safaris.
Сергей М
Сергей М
2021-01-04
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Эмоции и воспоминания на всю жизнь! В последний день года)) решили подняться в базовый лагерь Килиманджаро - высота 2,8 км, длина маршрута - 8 км. Это не забываемые эмоции с одной стороны и достойная проверка себя с другой! Ребята портеры очень приветливые, воспитанные, профессиональные и с исключительным чувством юмора👍 задумались о полноценном восхождении и если все таки решимся - это будет только с ними💪
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The greatest wildlife destination on earth

Serengeti National Park's magic is difficult to express in words. You will try to describe the buzz of millions of wildebeest that is so dense in the air that it vibrates through your entire body to friends and family before realizing that it is impossible. It's worth the trip just to see the views of the honey-lit plains at sunset. The Maasai people's sincere smiles instantly warm you from the inside out. It doesn't matter what time of the year you visit the Serengeti National Park; it's magical all year round. Or, you could just enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by thousands of animals all the time.

The Great Migration Circle

When representatives from the United Nations gathered in Stockholm in 1981, Serengeti National Park was one of the first places to be recognized as a World Heritage Site. This region had already gained recognition as a distinctive ecosystem by the late 1950s, giving us many insights into how the natural world works and demonstrating how dynamic ecosystems actually are.

Today, the main reason people come here is to see the countless wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and elands on a mass migration in search of water and green grass to eat. These ungulates move through the ecosystem in a seasonal pattern that is determined by rainfall and grass nutrients during this great cyclical movement. There is no other place where one can see such vast herds of animals moving. The Serengeti is protected but unfenced, unlike other renowned wildlife parks. allowing animals the space they need to make the journey back, which they have been doing for millions of years. Study up on the Great Migration. 

If Not for the Great Migration

Even though the migration is one of the main draws for many tourists to Serengeti National Park, it's worthwhile to look beyond this enormous spectacle. Nature cannot first and foremost be controlled. It's critical to have reasonable expectations about your chances of seeing a river crossing or a sizable herd in motion. For instance, a river crossing frequently only lasts thirty minutes, making it easy to miss. There are many other reasons to visit the Serengeti, so don't let this deter you. If not for this vast expanse of land where you can drive indefinitely and never tire of it, it might be for the incredible skies filled with brilliant colors. or the instinctive thrill experienced when a deep, dark, grey thunderstorm breaks out on the distant horizon. Alternatively, you could heed the lion's call and travel to the Serengeti to witness one of the world's highest densities of predators: the herds are home to about 7,500 hyenas, 3,000 lions, and 250 cheetahs. Then there are the mute grey giants. In the Serengeti, elephants amble across the plains and into the woods where they gorge themselves on leaves and tree limbs. Find out more about Serengeti wildlife.

The Serengeti is always full of surprises, regardless of the season, and we don't say that lightly.

With good reason, the Great Migration is the main focus of most tourists' planning. We do, however, encourage you to explore the Serengeti's other wonders in addition to "just" the Great Migration.

For the Great Migration

Throughout the year, Serengeti National Park provides exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing; all you need to do is know when and where to go to see one of nature's last truly spectacular events, the Great Migration. For instance, the Southern Serengeti's winter months are ideal for viewing the herd, whereas the summer and fall are ideal times to visit the Western Corridor and Northern Serengeti. It's important to keep in mind that nature will be unpredictable wherever you are in the world. As a result, chance plays a significant role in seeing the famous river crossing, which involves two million animals crossing a river while being jostled by rapids and crocodiles biting at their hooves. Having said that, large herds are typically visible in the Serengeti when the time is right, and there is a good chance of witnessing an impressive migrational movement. Study up on the Great Migration.

Beyond the Wildebeests Migration

Even though the majority of tourists are eager to witness the wildebeest's breathtaking migration, Serengeti National Park has a lot more to offer. A few of the Serengeti's magical animals include golden-maned lions lazing on rocks, an elusive leopard unwinding on an acacia tree branch, and a cheetah chasing a gazelle at full speed on the endless sun-baked plains.

There are many compelling justifications for avoiding the Great Migration. First, areas where the Great Migration can be viewed get crowded with tourists, which can interfere with your Serengeti safari experience. There is no need to follow the crowds because most predatory species—as well as most other wildlife species, with the exception of zebra and wildebeest—are territorial and do not stray too far from their homes. Additionally, in April and May, the majority of Serengeti safari camps and lodges offer significantly reduced prices (often referred to as "green season" prices). Last but not least, the Serengeti (as well as the other national parks, including the Ngorongoro Crater Area) is much less crowded outside of peak times, while the opportunities for wildlife viewing are still excellent.

Breakfasts are typically buffet “british” breakfasts at Tanzania Safari Tours. Omelettes, potatoes, bacon/sausage (which is more like a hot dog), toast, cereals, etc. are all included. In Tanzania, lunch typically consists of cold chicken, yogurt, juice, hard-boiled eggs, raw vegetables, and some sort of baked cake or cookie. You will be fed meat, potatoes or rice, and vegetarian meals for dinner.

Travel with Deo Safaris advises visiting Tanzania throughout the year. However, the dry season (late June to October) offers the best climatic conditions, with clear skies and low humidity, making it the best time for safaris in Tanzania or for climbing Kilimanjaro or other mountains.

Due to its proximity to the equator, Tanzania experiences seasonal temperature variations. Although it is usually warm here, temperatures can drop sharply during and after rainstorms as well as at night. The coastal region experiences year-round heat and humidity.

Yes! With us, you can undoubtedly create a custom travel itinerary. We offer private Tanzania safari tours that are tailored to your requirements. You can consult our travel specialists for help creating the ideal Tanzania safari itinerary. They can advise you on the locations of your choice. We also give our clients’ safety and cleanliness the utmost attention. When booking a safari, you can request the food of your choosing based on your suggestions.

You can most definitely bring your kids on safari. However, you should be aware that most national parks and lodges have a minimum age requirement of between 4 and 12 years old. You must confirm the age requirements at the various locations on your itinerary with our travel agents because children are not permitted in any safari activities.

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