Activities to do in Serengeti national park : Serengeti national park is a safari destination which is popular and can be visited during different months of the year.
During safaris around the northern part of Tanzania, Serengeti national park is among the famous wildlife viewing destinations as well as Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.
Safaris around Serengeti national park involve exploring the savannah plains, acacia woodlands, kopjes which are found in the different parts of the national park such as the northern plains, central plains, western and southern parts of Serengeti national park.
Wildlife viewing in the different parts of Serengeti national park involves seeing different wildlife species like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, gazelles, elands, warthogs, hyenas, kudu, dik dik, waterbucks, and hartebeests among others.
Serengeti national park is also among the oldest national parks of Tanzania and numerous wildlife species can be seen at the destination. There are also various plant and bird species found in the national park.
Various attractions are also found around Serengeti national park and they can be seen during activities carried out in the national park such as;
During safaris in Serengeti national park, game drives are carried out at different times of the day including the morning, afternoon or evening.
Some of the wildlife species which can be seen during game drives around Serengeti national park include elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, elands, dik dik, hartebeests, leopards, buffalos, cheetahs, hyenas, warthogs and many others.
The big five are among the wildlife species that tourists look out for as they explore Serengeti national park during game drives. You can also enjoy the wildebeest migration at certain months of the year during game drives around Serengeti national park and follow the herds of wildebeests as they graze around the vast savannah plains.
The best time for wildlife viewing during game drives around Serengeti national park is during the dry season around June, July, August, September and October when wildlife species can easily be spotted during safaris.
Morning game drives around Serengeti national park are very exciting as wildlife species are very active and easy to see. The wildebeest migration safaris around Serengeti national park offer tourists an opportunity to follow the wildebeest herds as they move from one part of the national park to another.
This wildebeest migration takes place in different parts of Serengeti national park such as in the northern part of the park around June, July and August which is also a time when river crossings along the Mara river takes place.
In the southern part of Serengeti national park the wildebeest migration during game drives can be seen around the months of January, February and March which are a time when the calving season takes place. During calving, over 8000 calves are born and predators can also be seen in big numbers during game drives around the southern part of the Serengeti national park.
Game drives around the central part of Serengeti national park for a chance to see the wildebeest migration are best done around April and May.
Hot air balloon safari rides
Another activity which is carried out during safaris around Serengeti national park is hot air balloon rides.
Hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti national park are carried out over the savannah plains of the park and tourists enjoy aerial views of the national park and attractions around the destination. The balloon ride takes 1 hour and it costs about 600 USD for each individual to engage in this activity.
This activity is carried out in different parts of Serengeti national park such as in the north, west, south and central.
Nature walks are also carried out when visiting Serengeti national park and this activity brings tourists closer to the surroundings around the park.
These nature walks are guided and can be done in the morning or in the evening following different wildlife viewing tracks and it takes about 3 to 4 hours of exploring the wilderness and wildlife species can also be spotted from a close distance.
When exploring the wild parts of the park, tourists go off the usual paths followed during wildlife viewing using vehicles during game drives around Serengeti national park.
Serengeti national park also has numerous bird species which can be seen during tours around the destination.
Over 500 birds are found in Serengeti national park and the best time to see the birds is from November to April which is a time of the year when migratory bird species can be seen during bird watching excursions in the park.
When visiting Serengeti national park during tours in Tanzania, the park can be accessed by flight and another way to get to the national park is by driving.
The drive from Arusha town to Serengeti national park takes about 7 hours and most tours to the northern parks and safari destinations of Tanzania start from Arusha town and can also start from Moshi town.
Flights to Serengeti national park are provided by different airlines operators such as Regional air, Coastal Aviation, Flight Link, Auric air among others which offer scheduled and charter flights to the national park. Airstrips around Serengeti include Seronera, Kogatende, Kirawira, Grumeti, Ndutu among others.
Visit Serengeti national park in Tanzania and take part in various activities during safaris at any time of the year.