This is Africa most famous game reserve. Covering an area of about 15.000 square kilometers, making it larger than lots of countries, it is famous for the large predator population and for being the arena for the greatest spectacles on Earth: The great Migration.

The landscapes are mainly open grasses, patches of acacia woodland and riparian woodland around Grumeti river in the western corridor. In fact, the word Serengeti means Endless Plains in the Masai language, and you will understand why when you experience this magical place.
As you can see in the above map of the great migration, between December and May, the best area of the Serengeti to catch the great Migration is the Seronera region in center Serengeti. Between June and August our attentions should focus in the Grumeti Area. After that, the herds start moving north towards Kenya and return to the Seronera region in December.


The most abundant wildlife in Africa. Millions and millions of antelopes, wildebeest, zebras, etc support a giant big predator population.
You will be able to see large predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, golden and black backed jackals, bat eared foxes and spotted hyenas. Nocturnal predators include Civet, Serval or the Genet and African wild cat. But many other mammals can be found like the rhino, elephant, hippo, waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, warthog, baboon, impala, thomson’s gazelle, etc.

When to go

Serengeti is the wildlife gaming reserve of excellence in Africa throughout the whole year. It is so large that, according to the time of the year, there are areas that are more interesting than others. For example, if you visit the Serengeti between November and May, then the Seronera plains provide the best views of large wildlife concentration. However, between May and July, the Grumeti area in the western corridor offers great views of the migration. From August to October, the lobo area is worth visiting as the migration herds would be passing by.

What to do

4×4 game safaris, Balloon safaris, Great Migration

What we suggest

One trip to Tanzania is not complete without a visit to the endless plains of the Serengeti. Be sure to include this park in your itinerary and, if possible, allow at least 3 to 4 days in it. For only a few days, stick with Seronera. If you have more time, going to the Lobo and Grumeti River areas provides spectacular experiences. 4×4 game safaris, Ballon safaris, Great Migration



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Ranking as the 6th largest National Park in Tanzania and covering an area of 2,600 square kilometers, The Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry season which sees about 250,000 animals enter the park.


slightly off the popular northern Tanzania Safari Circuit, the park lies between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. Within the northern part of Tarangire is the permanent River Tarangire also known as the life-line of the park particularly in the dry season when most of the region is totally dry. This flows northwards until it exits the park in the northwestern corner to pour into Lake Burungi. There are a number of wide swamps which dry into green plains during the dry season in the south.

During you Safari in Tarangire, You are highly recommended to stay for a couple of days especially  in the south of the park which offers a less crowded safari experience and gives you the opportunity to enjoy an authentic African feel of the Tanzania’s countryside.



Ngorongoro Crater, extinct volcanic caldera in the Eastern (Great) Rift Valley, northern Tanzania. It lies 75 miles (120 km) west of the town of Arusha. The caldera measures between 10 and 12 miles (16 and 19 km) across and has an area of 102 square miles (264 square km). Its heavily forested rim rises 2,000 feet (610 metres) above the caldera’s floor to an elevation of 7,500 feet (2,286 metres). Ngorongoro is thought to have formed about 2.5 million years ago from a large active volcano whose cone collapsed inward after a major eruption, leaving the present vast, unbroken caldera as its chief remnant.

The caldera’s floor is predominantly open grassland. It is home to a diverse array of animals including elephants, black rhinoceroses, leopards, buffalo, zebras, warthogs, gnu (wildebeests), Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, and the densest population of lions in the world. The local Masai people also graze their livestock in the crater. Lake Magadi, a shallow soda lake ringed by extinct volcanoes, is renowned as a habitat for great flocks of pink flamingos.

Large numbers of tourists began visiting the caldera in the 1930s, when a lodge was built on its rim. Since the region’s incorporation into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 1959, additional lodges have been built. The caldera is included within a UNESCO World Heritage site designated in 1979.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania --- African elephants walk through mist in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. --- Image by © Frans Lanting/Corbis