National Park

Serengeti National Park

Home to Africa’s most fascinating wildlife phenomenon, the Great Migration.

Tanzania
Location
14,750 km²
Geographic Size
Year-round
Best Time to Visit

About Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park, spanning across northern Tanzania, is one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. This vast ecosystem is renowned for its annual Great Migration, where over a million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traverse its plains in search of fresh grasslands, creating one of the most breathtaking natural events ...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Perfect for observing the Great Migration and enjoying vast numbers of wildlife in dry weather conditions.
November - February
Shoulder Season
Short rains rejuvenate the park, and the calving season in late January to February offers a unique wildlife experience.
June - October
High Season
Dry season, ideal for wildlife viewing as animals gather around water sources and the Great Migration occurs.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season brings lush landscapes and fewer visitors, offering a different perspective on the park's beauty.

What to do

Wildlife

The Serengeti's vast landscapes provide a habitat for an unparalleled variety of wildlife, from the spectacle of the Great Migration to the daily dramas of predator and prey interactions, offering an authentic safari experience.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Rare

Cheetah

Common

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Serengeti National Park is considered safe for visitors, with standard precautions recommended for wildlife and health. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, as well as malaria prophylaxis, are advised for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is most commonly accessed via Arusha, with options for both road travel and direct flights into the park's airstrips.
Getting Around
Within the park, exploration is primarily through game drives in 4x4 vehicles. Options for guided tours and self-drive adventures are available, offering flexibility for different types of visitors.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania typically require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival for many nationalities or in advance through Tanzanian diplomatic missions or the new eVisa system, ensuring easy access to the country's natural wonders.
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