Family of elephants walking across the road in front of a jeep in the Serengeti National Park

Safari tours to the Serengeti

About Serengeti National Park

The most famous and largest of Tanzania’s national parks is the UNESCO-listed Serengeti. The Serengeti ecosystem extends beyond the National Park to include several other conservation areas and reserves, including the Masai Mara in Kenya. Much of the landscape is made up of vast open savannahs peppered with magnificent acacia trees and a number of small rocky hillocks, making the scenery here some of the most outstanding in the country.

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It is through these extensive protected areas that a million or more wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle, complete their great circulatory migration in search of green pasture. Naturally, where there is so much to be feasted on there are also dozens of different species of predators and the Serengeti is recognised around the world for its impressive lion sightings as well as its fascinating displays of predator-prey interaction. Silverbacked jackals, spotted hyenas, cheetah, eagles and vultures also flock to the Serengeti in order to consume some of this endless source of meat.

In the mother tongue of the Masai tribespeople, Serengeti translates as "endless plain" and this region has been their home since the 17th century. Nowadays, however, the main attraction here is the game that can be viewed in abundance. There are also many different species of plants, which, while not as exciting as big game, contribute to making the scenery so beautiful.

Serengeti National Park Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Serengeti National Park

Lion in the Serengeti | TanzaniaIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

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On safari | Serengeti | TanzaniaTailored To Suit You

Wild About Tanzania

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Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days FROM $2,335
Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

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Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days FROM $8,035
Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Over Land, Under Stars

East Africa Encompassed

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Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days FROM $2,785
Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

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Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

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Serengeti National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Serengeti National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Bologonya Under Canvas Serengeti National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Nestled between prime areas of wildlife, Bologonya Under Canvas is a luxury tented camp. The ten tents enjoy exclusivity of absolute comfort in King and Queen size beds combined with an authentic African bush style and en suite facilities. All meals are included and served in either the mess tent or al fresco by the camp fire. Enjoy sundowners in the evening and swap stories of the amazing animals you saw on your safari while you gaze at the stars.

Faru Faru Lodge Serengeti National Park

Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge

Built on a gently sloping hill on the famous migratory route, Faru Faru Lodge tastefully mixes contemporary style with traditional African design. The contrast of stone and canvas against cutting-edge design and comfortable furnishings is integrated in the open-style suites and villas. With endless facilities including a wellness spa, two swimming pools, one of the best wine collections in Tanzania and a signature boutique and gallery - it truly is one of the Serengeti's finest places to stay. The lodge is in the Singita Grumeti Reserves, on the western corridor of the Serengeti.

Kati Kati Tented Camp Serengeti National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Camp under the stars where the wild things are at one of the Serengeti's best mobile lodges. Kati Kati Lodge offers comfortable permanent tented accommodation with fantastic al fresco dining. Visits can be made to the local Maasai tribal villages and if you fancy just staying around the camp then a few aperitifs around the camp fire can be arranged. Sundowners after a wonderful game drive are our top tip. This gorgeous accommodation is located in the Serengeti National Park just a 2 hour drive from the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp Serengeti National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

Located in the heart of the Serengeti on the slopes of a picturesque kopje, the Pioneer Camp pays homage to the mobile camps of the 1930s with 10 private tents featuring large comfortable beds, soft furnishings, period-style lamps and indoor lounge chairs. Each tent also has en suite facilities with a flushing toilet and solar-powered hot water showers. Guests can enjoy romantic meals at the dining tent with superb views of the surrounding scenery. The camp is perfectly situated for game drives in the southern Serengeti.

Serengeti Savannah Tented Camp Serengeti National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

This intimate camp offers tranquillity and spectacular wildlife sightings, it is an ideal resting place in the heart of one of Africa's premier national parks. At this comfortable camp you'll stay in permanent tents with cosy camp beds and hot water facilities right in the middle of the African bush. Spend the evening sipping on a cold Kilimanjaro beer around the camp fire whilst your hosts regale fascinating stories of the local wildlife and life in the Serengeti. The camp is located in a private camp within Tanzania's world famous Serengeti.

Serengeti National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Serengeti National Park.

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