This theatre for the largest terrestrial mammal migration on Earth stretches from the Ngorongoro Highlands in the south, to Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north. Around 30,000km2 in size, the Serengeti National Park is flanked on all sides by special conservation areas, including the Grumeti Game Reserve and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The herds are a magnet for large predators from lion and cheetah tp leopard and hyena, so there are many opportunities for intense wildlife sightings. Many safari camps in the north are also situated close to crocodile-filled rivers, which the wildebeest must cross at their own peril.
All of the “Big 5” can also be found on the Serengeti’s sun-baked savanna plains, so even when the wildebeest have left the area, there is plenty of permanent game to see. Most lodges and camps offer game drives in 4WD vehicles, with a select few providing the opportunity to explore on foot or by hot air balloon. Various properties also have excellent fun yet educational programs for children, so mum and dad can completely relax and enjoy their holiday.
The semi-nomadic Maasai tribespeople are often seen living in harmony with the Serengeti’s wildlife, herding their cattle as they have for hundreds of years. We can arrange community visits for an insight into their traditional way of life. There are also various interesting archaeological sites to discover in northern Tanzania, such as Olduvai Gorge where hominid fossils have been found.