Set out on an extraordinary adventure that will enthrall any safari enthusiast – an unparalleled experience of witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Celebrated as one of the most breathtaking and wildlife-rich spectacles on Earth, this natural wonder guarantees to transform your Tanzania holiday into an unforgettable safari adventure of a lifetime.
The Great Migration on safari in Serengeti National Park
Meaning “the place where the land runs on forever” in the local Maasai language, the Serengeti National Park is at the heart of the larger Serengeti ecosystem, which also includes the Ngorongoro Crater. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, the area is a must-visit inclusion on your safari to Tanzania.
The Serengeti is home to the Great Migration, the annual movement of more than two million wildebeest and zebras. The animals are on the move between the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya to the Serengeti in Tanzania in search of lush, fresh green grass. The Great Migration is a year-round process with the animals moving in a huge circle within the ecosystem. Planning your vacation to Tanzania to be a witness to the sensory explosion of sights, sounds, and smells is made easier with our guide to this unequaled wildlife spectacle.
December to March
The zebra, wildebeest, gazelles, and a handful of other plains game are spread across the southern part of the Serengeti. Food is plentiful for the new arrivals to the animal kingdom while a whole host of predators are also lurking about.
April to August
The long trek towards the Masai Mara in Kenya is in full swing, with some of the herds following the traditional Western Corridor routing, which is where the fabled river crossings occur at the Grumeti River.
August to November
The herds are generally located in the Masai Mara and the northern reaches of the Serengeti. It’s time for another dangerous crossing, this time of the Mara River, before the long return journey.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is an all-year-round wildlife wonder and perfectly positioned to make your Tanzania safari the experience of a lifetime. Stretching over roughly 14 800 square kilometres in the north of the country, it is an adventurer’s dream. The park is home to one of the largest lion populations in Africa with other apex predators like cheetahs, leopards and hyenas also present. Giraffe, eland, topi, buffalo, elephant and a handful of black rhino also inhabiting the park.
The Serengeti area is a birders paradise and has been recognised as one of Africa’s endemic bird areas, with 5 of the 500 species not found anywhere else in the world. Notable species to spot on your safari to Tanzania, include the Masai ostrich, secretarybird, kori bustards, helmeted guinea fowls, Grey-breasted spurfowl, blacksmith lapwing, spur-winged geese, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures.
Serengeti National Park Safaris with JENMAN
Make your safari to Serengeti National Park an unforgettable experience with the 15-day East Africa Migration Discoverer that combines the best of Tanzania and Kenya. Spend two days exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti and follow the Great Migration. You will also have time to explore Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the astonishing Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Starting and ending in the town of Arusha, the 7-day Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway visits the best wilderness areas in the north of the country where wildlife sightings are plentiful. Stops on this Tanzania holiday package include the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Spend time discovering one of the most densely populated wildlife areas on the 6-day Unrivalled Tanzania safari package. Experience the vast natural beauty of the Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. JENMAN African Safaris has a range of Tanzania Safaris that allow you to experience the very best of Tanzania and the rest of the continent.
Tailormade packages to Tanzania
Let us transform your dreams into a reality as we design the perfect Tanzanian safari for you. Discover the wonders of Tanzania with our expertly crafted custom travel itineraries. At JENMAN, we take pride in curating unforgettable experiences tailored to your preferences and budget. Our dedicated team of travel consultants specializes in creating personalized packages that cater to your unique needs, ensuring you have the adventure of a lifetime.
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