Safari activities to do in Serengeti National Park : Serengeti National Park is a phenomenal spot to go on a safari in Tanzania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the greatest safari destinations in the world to see wildlife. The great wildebeest movement takes place every year in Serengeti National Park. Tens of thousands of zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests move to and from Kenya’s Masai Mara national reserve as part of the yearly wildebeest migration. Serengeti National Park is in the northwest corner of Tanzania, right next to the Kenyan border, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Maswa Game Reserve. Serengeti national park is 14,763 square kilometres big. It has rolling grasslands, savannah, riverine forests, and woodlands. It is home to many different kinds of animals, including the “big five.” lion, African leopard, African bush leopard, eastern black rhinoceros, and the Cape buffalo. The name “big game five” comes from big game shooters, who say that these five animals are the hardest to hunt on foot in Africa.

Viewing the Great wildebeest migration.

Serengeti National Park is an excellent safari destination to see the great wildebeest migration, which includes the movement of millions of wildebeests, zebras, elands, and gazelles. The great wildebeest migration is one of the most impressive natural events in the world. In Serengeti National Park, tourists can see these animals crossing the Mara River from Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is called a “river crossing,” and it is part of the Great Wildebeest Migration, which happens in cycles at different times of the month.

From January to March, herds of wildebeest, gazelles, elands, and zebras can be found in the northern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the southern part of the Serengeti, where they can be seen grazing and having babies. Most babies are born in February, which is known as a prime calving month.

In April, May, and June, groups of animals head to the northwest to find green grass to eat. May is mating season for wildebeests, and in June, herds start to gather on the west side of the Grumeti River, where there are a lot of crocodiles.

July and August: In this period the herds are observed moving forward to move in a northeastern direction to the Mara River and the Kenyan border, this period is when the unforgettable river crossing event takes place and witnessed.

From September to December, the herds can be seen grazing in the Maasai Mara national reserve. They then slowly start moving towards the southwest, going back to the Serengeti national park in Tanzania, where the migration began. In general the wildebeest migration and timing for observing the wildebeest migration depends upon the rainfall and weather, the migration can be a bit erratic particularly during the river crossing but your safari operator know the best timing. The finest safari experience you can do in Serengeti National Park is see the great wildebeest migration. The migration is also a great time to take pictures.

Game drive.

Serengeti National Park has some of the best and most satisfying game drives in Tanzania and East Africa. The park is famous for being home to the “big five,” which are lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. There are a lot of lions in the park. The highlight of a safari in the park is going on a game drive, which you can do during the day, at night, or for the whole day.  In Serengeti National Park, you can go on an African-style game drive and see amazing animals like cheetahs, lions, hyenas, jackals, buffaloes, black rhinos, leopards, elephants, zebras, gazelles, wildebeests, and many more. On the game drive, you can also see many bird species and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Serengeti National Park that will give you unforgettable safari memories.

Bird watching.

Safari activities to do in Serengeti National Park
Birding in Serengeti

Serengeti national park provides attractive bird watching safari opportunities, the park is an a home for over 500 bird species with specials such as grey breasted spur fowl, 2 endemic species such as Usambiro barbet and grey-crested helmet-shirk and migratory bird species. Bird watching safari in Serengeti national park offers a possibility for spotting beautiful bird species such as Silverbird, Usambiro barbet, verreaux’s eagle, yellow-throated sand grouse, Schalow’s turaco, southern ground hornbill, ruppell’s vulture, red-capped robin-chat, Hildebrandt’s starling, grey-crested helmet shrike, grey-breasted spur fowl, grey-backed fiscal, Fischer’s lovebird and many more.

Visit Moru Kopjes.

Serengeti national park is peppered with endured massive rock formations referred to as the Kopjes particularly in the central plains of Serengeti, these intriguing kopjes act like islands in a sea of savannah grass as they are scattered throughout the plains. The Kopjes give shade and a small pool of water to the animals in the park. They are also a wonderful lookout point for leopards, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, and many other animals.

Moru kopjes are the most renowned of the many kopjes in Serengeti National Park. This is because they are a fantastic destination to see black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyraxes, and many other animals. The most fascinating aspect about Moru Kopjes is that they have African rock drawings made by Maasai cattle herders. This painted rock is called Gongo Rock by the Maasai because they think it was an old musical instrument.

Visit Oldupai gorge.

Oldupai gorge, which is 34.9 kilometres away and takes 44 minutes to drive to, is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. It can be reached from Serengeti National Park. Oldupai Gorge is an excellent safari destination stopover on the way to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a safari. This gorge is famous for the fossils and tools made by humans that Leakey found that date back more than 2 million years. Oldupai Gorge is about 30 miles long and has steep walls along a river. It has a small museum that was started by Mary Leakey and can be seen while in the gorge.

Oldupai Gorge Museum has information and artefacts about the finds of Leakey, the Leakey family, fossil discoveries, gorge, and Laetoli footprints. This will help you learn more about the history of humans and how they found new things.

Hot air balloon safaris.

Hot air balloon safaris are one of the best ways to see the Serengeti National Park and enjoy its wildlife and beautiful scenery. From a hot air balloon, you can see the park as if you were a bird. This safari experience takes place in a hot air balloon that floats over the Serengeti fields. From there, you can see the sun rise, animals, birds, and the beautiful scenery. The most wonderful safari experience to do in Serengeti National Park for tourists who want to see the Great Wildebeest Migration and take beautiful pictures of animals crossing rivers is to go on a hot air balloon safari.

Visiting Maasai village/bomas.

The Maasai local people are the promptly inhabit of the area addressed by the Serengeti ecosystem, following the designation of the area as a protected area the Maasai were forced to settle in the areas neighboring the park.  When tourists go to the Maasai village/bomas, they can learn more about the Maasai people’s customs, traditions, and way of life. In the Maasai village, they will be amazed by the traditional bomas made of sticks, mud, and cow dung. They can also see how handicrafts are made and buy some. You also get the chance to spend time t with the Maasai elders who are going to clarify more about livestock rearing, marriage, dressing code and building of the traditional bomas.

Nature walks.

Nature walks in Serengeti National Park are an outstanding opportunity to see the park’s animals, birds, scenery, and plants up close. This is one of the most interesting ways to see the park. Nature walks are a great way to stay in shape, and as you walk through the park, you’ll see animals like lions, leopards, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and a lot of birds. This activity is done with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide, and you need a walking stick to help you get up hilly terrain. The highlight of nature walks in Serengeti National Park is when the Masai people show how they used to make fire in the past that will give unforgettable safari memories.

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