Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

A renowned Tanzanian wildlife refuge famed for its annual wildebeest migration and diverse ecosystem, home to the 'Big Five'.

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Cloaked by the early morning darkness, you are ushered through a gorgeous lodge in the heart of the Serengeti Game Reserve, one of Africa’s most astonishing wildlife refuges. The excitement builds as you’re offered a hot cup of tea. It’s surprisingly chilly here, before the sun rises. Uncannily quiet too. The wild animals of the Serengeti are making their slow way back to the den after a night of chasing prey. Your safari experience is taken one step further on a Serengeti hot air balloon ride; a mammoth leap, in fact, as you ditch the 4WD and take to the skies. The sun kisses the horizon just as your balloon rises off the ground. The adventure begins at once and, with it, an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Revered for its astonishing wildebeest migration, the Serengeti is the poster-child of Africa, a park home to lions, zebras, warthog, giant African elephants and countless gazelles, impalas, giraffes, buffalos, as well as leopards and cheetahs. UNESCO-listed and internationally revered, Serengeti is the one wildlife place you need to visit when you can only visit one. And a hot air balloon ride (which happens to conclude with a stunning champagne English breakfast in the wilderness) about the best way to soak it all up. Where from? Serengeti Game Reserve By whom? Serengeti Balloon Safaris How long? One-hour flight plus breakfast on the ground and return transfers from your Serengeti lodge How much? USD 599 per person. Steep but soul-reviving!

laurastraveltales 6 years ago

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most celebrated wildlife sanctuaries globally, renowned for its vast plains and its role in hosting the annual Great Migration. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers visitors an unparalleled view of diverse wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, giraffes, and a myriad of bird species. The park is a prime destination for safaris, giving wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to witness nature's dramas unfold in one of the most untouched ecosystems on the planet.

wildlifeconnect 7 months ago

Serengeti National Park Guides

  • Wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit

    wildlifeconnect (Wildlife Connect )
    Ever dreamed of wandering amidst lush greenery and coming face-to-face with nature's most majestic creatures? Wildlife sanctuaries offer just that – a chance to step into the habitats of the animal kingdom and witness the wonders of the natural world up close. These havens of biodiversity not only provide crucial protection for wildlife but also invite us humans to immerse ourselves in an experience that's both enlightening and humbling. From the roaming giants of the savannahs to the elusive predators of the dense forests, each sanctuary is a world unto itself, waiting to be explored. So, grab your binoculars and let’s take a virtual trek through some of the most amazing wildlife sanctuaries that you can actually visit. Prepare to be awed!
  • 4 days 3 night safari in Tanzania

    sereadventuresafari (Sere Avdventure safari)
    Pick up at 8:30 AM from your hotel in Moshi /Arusha and depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you. Day 2 - Tarangire to Central Serengeti After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. Day 3 - Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 hours) to Arusha On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 6:00 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.
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    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Planning for our trip to East Africa in 2022 - I studied Swahili for 3 years in college and have yet to make it there. When Covid is over, it is finally happening!
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