Things to do in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

Before you even think of going to any national park, you should always ask yourself why you need to go there. If you don’t find a sounding reason, I guess it’s better to stay. Serengeti National Park is one of those national parks in Tanzania where there are so many reasons why you should visit it. If you read about Serengeti National Park, I’m sure that you shall start saving money for your adventure and for those with enough funds; you shall just pack your bags and go to Serengeti. There are so many things to do in Serengeti national park and these include:

Game drives in Serengeti National Park (game viewing)

Game drive is one those reasons why so many people visit national parks in Tanzania. In Tanzania, Serengeti National Park gives its tourist the best game drive experience; there are so many expectations that are met while on a game drive to Serengeti National Park. While on a game drive, you shall be in position to view different wildlife experiences-because of the different range of wildlife in Serengeti national park, there is no short of expectations. Serengeti is one of those parks where you can do an early morning game drive, mid game drive, and afternoon game drive. All the game drives offer rare experiences which you can’t find in another. Animals to expect include: wildebeest, zebra, Maasai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog, hippopotamus, bushbuck, East African lion, African leopard, African bush Elephant, Eastern black rhinoceros, African buffalo, baboons, jackals, hyenas, monkeys and others. Because of the different species of wildlife available, you need extra time to have different experiences. Wildlife Tanzania safari is an unforgettable experience!

The wildebeest migration safari in the Serengeti

Although it is part of wildlife, I was tempted to give another title because of its interest to many tourists. The wildebeest migration in Tanzania in Serengeti national park attracts a lot of tourists because of the expectations. During the movement, several numbers of wildebeest especially in millions are seen together with the zebras, and a reasonable number of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson gazelle, eland and impala. You shall surely have the best trip once you plan on coming for the wildebeest migration however you are advised to book early in order to have enough preparations. It is usually  very fulfilling to have a combined Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach package, where you get a few days of relaxation after spending days in the wilderness doing your safari in Tanzania.

Birding safari in the Serengeti National Park

Although birding has not gained much attraction as wildlife, it is possible to enjoy birding in Serengeti national park. There are several species of birds that make birding, an alternative activity in Serengeti national park. There are over 500 species of birds in Serengeti national park and these include: Maasai ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustards, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, lesser flamingo, martial eagles, lovebirds, helmeted guinea fowls, southern ground hornbill, crowned craneswoodpeckers, and others.

Hot Air Balloon in the Serengeti National Park.

There is no better experience than game viewing from a hot air balloon aloft. The experience is an optional activity that doesn’t interfere with your game drives in the Serengeti, because the hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti starts at dawn. Very early in the morning you are woken up and after a quick shower you are taken to the starting point where the hot air balloon is launched. After a short briefing by your pilot you are off for an unforgettable experience floating above the magnificent plains of the legendary Serengeti, watching animals and landscapes from above. The location for the hot air balloon tour differs depending on the season and location of the wildebeests and other animals.

At the landing site you are greeted by the balloon safari staff who will welcome you for a full English Breakfast in the bush; an amazing way to wind up this adventure of a lifetime.

At around 09.00 hrs in the morning you will have completed your adventure and you will be picked up by your safari guide then you proceed with your game drives of the day.  Check out some of our Tanzania safari tours that can include the hot air balloon safari at an extra cost.

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