About Serengeti National Park

Like everything else here, Serengeti Park is immense at 14,763 sq. km (5,700 sq. mi).

Location: The park lies in northwest Tanzania, 335 km (208 mi) from Arusha and extends north to Kenya, bordering Lake Victoria to the west.

Climate: It can rain often but not for very long. The average minimum temperate is 16°C/61°F and maximum is 26°C/79°F.

Best time to visit: There’s lots to see in the park, so it depends on your interests. The best time to see the migration is December through July. To view the predators, visit June through October. You may want to avoid the heavy rainfall in April and May. There’s so much to see and do in the Serengeti we recommend a 3 or 4-day safari here.

Getting there: By road – you can book a tour with Natural World Kenya Safaris from Nairobi. Drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro Crater

By air – fly in safaris can land at several regional airstrips. The closest is Seronera. There are also 3 international airports at Mwanza, Arusha and Kilimanjaro.

Accommodations: You’ll find everything here from basic campsites to top end luxury lodges and even mobile camps that follow the migration.

Things to do and see

The Great Migration – This is without a doubt the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. The sight of innumerable wildebeest and zebra marching in columns 40 km (25 mi) long is unforgettable. You can also witness the early life cycle of the wildebeests in February when more than 8,000 wildebeest calves are born every day.

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