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Top 10 activities to do while in Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. With vast open plains and an abundance of wildlife as far as the eye can see, the Serengeti is a safari maker’s dreamland. As the park is so expansive, it is ideally recommended to spend several days exploring. Serengeti National Park spans 14,763 square kilometers and is easily the largest and arguably most popular of the northern circuit National Parks. The Serengeti is host to the annual Wildebeest migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, hippo, and hyena are also frequently sighted throughout the Serengeti.

1. Game Drives

With an iconic 4×4 jeep you will be able to explore the incredible plains of the Serengeti. The national park is so massive that it would take multiple days to explore it all. It is recommended that you decide which places you want to see before going on a safari.

Are you interested to do a game drive in this incredible national park where you will have the chance to see the big five? Be sure to book the tour that fits all your preferences. If you would like to ask for advice you can send us a message on WhatsApp or e-mail and call us.

2. Night safaris

Night game drives in the outskirts of the Serengeti national park is one of the best things one can experience and one of the most unique activities to do. Many animals are nocturnal, like the Bush Babies, Civets, many birds, and much more. There is a lot of action going on at night, as many predators go hunting at night.

While on a game drive you will also experience the beautiful milky way and the reflection of the moon. The activity gives an experience you will never forget.

3. Hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti

Another way to see the Serengeti is from above which can be done via a balloon safari. Going on a balloon safari will give you a bird’s eye view of the plains of the Serengeti.
As the balloon goes down you will be seeing the animals from close which is an incredible perspective.

4. The great migration

The Serengeti is host to the annual Wildebeest migration when some six million hooves walk around the open plains in the search for food and greener pastures.


As you can see on the above map the migration is always on the move. If you want to see the migration inform us beforehand so that we can thoughtfully plan it so that we can optimize your chances of seeing the migration.

5. Visit the Mara River

Witness the most amazing wildlife spectacle in Africa at the Mara River. The Mara River is most famous for the legendary wildebeest crossing, a dramatic event, which is featured in countless wildlife documentaries. One of Tanzania’s best-kept secrets is the fact that nearly half of the Mara River is situated in the northern Serengeti versus the Masai Mara’s segment in Kenya. While there are hordes of vehicles just a few miles upriver in the Masai Mara, the Serengeti side is virtually devoid of tourists. Not only the Mara River is an essential part of this area of the Serengeti, but it is also a lush and idyllic spot hidden away in the remote reaches of the north. Many varieties of colourful birds can be found here including kingfishers, hoopoes, and rollers. The flourishing resources support some unusual antelope species including Mountain reedbuck and Steenbok. The nearby Larelemangi salt lick is a haven for wildlife and large herds of buffalo and elephants are regular visitors.

The Mara river is located relatively close to our accommodation Africa Safari Maasai Boma.

6. The big cat capital of Serengeti

Serengeti’s Seronera area is located in the south-central region of the park and is well known for being the habitat of a large number of big cats; the lion, leopard, and cheetah are often spotted here. However, the elephant, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, buffalo, and impala are also well-known visitors. The area is very popular as it is one of the most likely spots to watch a kill. The landscape is dotted with ‘’kopjes’’, rocky granite or Gneiss outcrops, over 550 million years old and in high favour by some of the cats as look-out points while hunting.

7. The Grumeti River

The Grumeti River is situated almost entirely in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. For the great migration, it is a major crossing point. During May and August, you can witness an incredible number of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals crossing the crocodile-infested waters. Along with the Mara River it is famed for its thrilling sight.

8. The Retina Hippo Pool

The Retina Hippo Pool is famous for its abundance of hippos. It is a place where the hippos gather to soak in warm water and to find a suitable partner. There are also plenty of other animals near such as crocodiles.

9. The Seronera River Valley

The river valley is considered as one of the purest locations of the Serengeti. It is located in the central part of the national park which makes it easy to reach. The Seronera river valley has plenty of unique flora and fauna. This attracts plenty of herbivores and carnivores.

10. Experience the Serengeti in a safari tent

For those that want to experience sleeping in nature where tranquility is easily found, the Serengeti is one of the best places to do it. You will be too able to sleep in the Africa Bush in one of our accommodations that are located in or near the Serengeti such as Africa Safari Maasai Boma and Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.

If you would like to do a safari you can visit one of our many packages here we can also make a tailor-made package. If you would like to only book accommodation do not hesitate to contact us here or you can also send us a WhatsApp.

Enjoy the Serengeti!

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