"The Serengeti - Endless Plains" Top 5 Page for this destination Serengeti National Park by jackfruit

Serengeti National Park Travel Guide: 139 reviews and 497 photos

Famous for it's annual wildbeest migration , the Serengeti in northwestern Tanzania is the nation's largest national park spanning over 14000 sq kms. It continues into Kenya in the the north as the Masai Mara National Park and to the southeast in Tanzania as the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

Apart from it's main attraction of wildbeest, the star cast of the Serengeti also includes the lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, leopard, ostrich, gazelle and water buffalo.There is also a amazing variety of bird life including the secretary bird, ostrich and the african vulture.

December to May is the best season to visit the park, since the north-south wildbeest migration during this time concentrates all the wildlife in the Serengeti. Calving season in February is a popular tourist attraction. Thousands of wildbeest are born every day during this season and although few will survive to make that years migration to the Masai Mara, it is supposed to be a splendid sight to behold.

We visited in November and were lucky to see everything the plains had to offer including the elusive leopard in a tree. November is the short rainy season, but except for the lone downpour on our way to the Serengeti, we had gorgeous blue skies and dry weather the entire time.

Seronera is a good base for your Serengeti excursion. Most safari trips usually concentrate thier game drives in the Seronera region which is served by an airport and a few lodging and camping options. We stayed at the Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amazing array of wildlife!
  • Cons:They dont call it the dusty plains for nothing!
  • In a nutshell:A wildlife lover's paradise!
  • Last visit to Serengeti National Park: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 28, 2004
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (10)

Comments (17)

  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Terrific. You were really lucky to see the Cheetah kill. I lived in Kenya/Tanzania Game parks for several months in my younger days and never once saw a predator kill.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2006 at 3:51 AM

    Hope your birthday is full of friends and laughter! Thanks for the tips...never would have thought to pack a sweater for the Serengeti...

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2006 at 11:45 PM

    I saw your croc tip on the home page. I think I like my crocs (the ones on my feet) better.

  • namiewa's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 10:51 AM

    wow! thats a huge crocodile..yay! that one can swallow 1 person right away..we better watch out aye?..cool picture and great pages..keep up the good work..

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 7:48 AM

    Always nice to see good African national park pages.

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2004 at 7:06 AM

    Just one word. WOW!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2004 at 8:53 AM

    Great photos of your African safari trip! Visiting a Game Park like you did is one of life's most amazing experiences!

  • laughingsun69's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2004 at 1:53 AM

    Awsome shots and tips i sware i went past that same rock that your leopard was in but it proved to illusive the time i was there ,you had an amazing trip here fantastic :)

  • jrs1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2004 at 12:42 PM

    Great tips & excellent photos - thanks!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 5:20 AM

    Great trip, great photos--however, unlike others, I wouldn't relish, in fact, would hate to see any "kills." Nature or not, this would spoil everything for me.

jackfruit

“Too often ... would men boast only of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.”

Online Now

Female

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 1 7 6

Badges & Stats in Serengeti National Park

  • 10 Reviews
  • 17 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 17 Comments
  • 10,972PageViews

Have you been to Serengeti National Park?

  Share Your Travels