Serengeti stands for endless plains. On these grassy plains, with an area larger than Flanders, you will not only find the 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra that make up the migration. There are also unrivalled numbers of lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti comes from the Maasai word Siringit, which means endless plain. That pretty much sums it up. On these grassy plains, which cover an area of 10,000 km², you will not only find the 1.5 million wildebeest, gazelles and zebras that are part of the great migration. You will also find unparalleled numbers of lions, leopards, cheetahs looking out from one of the headlands. Together, they provide the greatest wildlife show on earth, if the guys from National Geographic are to be believed.
In this gigantic wildlife area, it is important to be in the right place at the right time. We've explored all corners of Serengeti, and keep in touch with our network of local guides to tailor our itineraries to the moment of your trip. Contact our travel experts for a tailor-made itinerary, tailored to your needs and the local context.
The Serengeti can offer something all year round. From December to mid-May, the migration is easiest, as the millions of hooves are then in the southern and central parts of the park. February is particularly prime, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras calve over a period of several weeks at Kusini & Ndutu in the south, on the border with Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From May to July the animals move west. Around this time you can observe the world famous and very spectacular river crossings at Grumeti River. From August to November, the animals stay in the most remote parts of the park in the north and east. With a fly-in, or an ambitious week-long tour along Natron, you can also see the animals crossing the Mara River on the border with Kenya.
How to travel through Serengeti?
The fastest way to get to Serengeti is by safari plane. However, most guests go by safari jeep. From Arusha it is about a 6-hour drive. From Karatu about 3 hours. It is also possible to enter Serengeti via Klein Camps Gate in the north, which is particularly interesting in the months of July to October.
Due to the enormous size of the national park, we recommend to plan at least 2 nights in the park.