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Serengeti National Park-Best Wildlife Sanctuary In The World

You really can’t say you have been to Tanzania if you haven’t witnessed the really action in Serengeti National Park. The name “Serengeti” is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, which means “the place where the land runs on forever”.

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest national park,and it holds the key to Tanzania’s Tourism industry,providing major draw to the Northern Circuit Safari.

Serengeti National Mark has over 2500 lions and 1 million wildebeest who together with the Zebras,migrate several times annually, and make one of the best nature action movie you will see in the Savanna, something you can’t describe to someone else, but leaves a lifetime memory you can never forget.

There are so many reasons to visit the Serengeti apart from the Great Migration. First of all, nature can’t be directed. If it’s not for this vast stretch of land where you can drive forever and never get enough, it might be for the incredible skies of dazzling colours, or the primal feeling of excitement when a deep dark-grey thunderstorm appears on the broad horizon. Or you might answer the lion’s call, and come to the Serengeti for one of the largest concentrations of predators in the world: the herds support about 7,500 hyenas, 3,000 lions and 250 cheetahs. And how about the silent grey giants? Elephants in the Serengeti amble over the plains into the woodlands, feasting on leaves and tree branches.

Where to Stay in The Serengeti

1.Serengeti Migration Camp

Serengeti Migration Camp  is the embodiment of the ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their way ,it is the starting point of the Migration.

The Camp is comprising of 20 luxury elevated tents,each spaciously and furnished,Serengti Migration Camp is among the Elewana Collections of Luxury lodges and hotels in the Savannah.Each of these tents is surrounded by its own 360-degree verandah deck,which in turn creates your very own private sanctuary to enjoy the constant game sightings and ever –present sounds of the bush.

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2.AndBeyond Kleins Camp

  • And Beyond Kleins Camp is situated on the borders of Serengeti and Masai Mara, offering some of the best panoramic views of these two iconic destinations, which also play host to one of the greatest wildlife migrations on earth. Here, you can enjoy exceptional game viewing, thrilling night game drives, Maasai culture and old-fashioned safari luxury. With 10 000 hectare (24 700 acre) exclusive wilderness concession in the Serengeti, it permits off-road driving, bush walks and night drives.
  • The stone interiors of the guest areas open up to breathtaking panoramas, with open fireplaces to keep the chill away. Stone floors and deep leather armchairs invite you to while away the hours, with bound tomes and classic African memorabilia for company. Fine linen, silver and china sparkle in the candlelight in the open dining area.  It is also one of the recommended camps for families and kids as well.

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3.Singita Sabora Tented Camp

If no matter where you are you don’t want to be separated from your luxury lifestyle, then we recommend Singita Sabora Tented Camp.

The camp is situated in the untouched wilderness area of the Grumeti reserves,spanning over 350,000 acres in Tanzania.Here guests are immersed in the pulse of the wild Serengeti,with the thrill of knowing there is nothing separating the comfort from inside to the exotic adventure outside.

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When to visit the Serengeti.

June to October – Dry season

Pros:

  • The thick bush thins out and wildlife is easier to spot.
  • Animals will gather around the rivers and waterholes.
  • Expect bright days and lots of sunshine with afternoon temperatures around 25°C / 77°F.
  • Less chance of malaria, since there are fewer mosquitoes.
  • June and July: the heart of the migration is in the Western Corridor.
  • August to October: the heart of the migration is in the Northern Serengeti.

Cons:

  • The park gets quite crowded around the Seronera area.
  • It gets relatively cold at night and early in the morning with minimum temperatures around 14°C / 57°F.
  • Occasional cold fronts are possible, with temperatures close to freezing.

November to May – Wet season

Pros:

  • Late January to February is the time to see the calving in the Southern Serengeti – an excellent time to see predator action.
  • A lush and green landscape.
  • Fewer tourists and lower rates, especially in April and May.
  • Birdwatching is at its best.

From November to February, rains are mostly short afternoon storms and seldom interfere with your trip.

Cons:

  • March to May is the peak of the wet season; It tends to rain most days, although seldom for the whole day. It is often cloudy.
  • In March and April it is not possible to see the migration.
  • January to March can be crowded around the Seronera area.

Doreen Nyamka,is a Tanzanian Business Woman, proud of her African Heritage. She is a serial entrepreneur, a wedding and destination planner,BNBer and runs an online Real Estate Digital Platform. She helps African Women on a journey to self discovery,establish businesses they love and earn income through her African Million Dollar Mum movement. She is a mom of 4, married and lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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