Region

Serengeti North

Epicenter of the Great Migration's dramatic river crossings.

Tanzania
Location
Migration season
Best Time to Visit
1,000 m
Altitude

About Serengeti North

Serengeti North, encompassing the northern reaches of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, is a key stage for the annual Great Migration, particularly known for the dramatic Mara River crossings. This region, stretching to the Kenya border and overlapping with the Maasai Mara, offers some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in Africa. From July...

When to go

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Seasons

July - October
Best time to go
Optimal for the migration and predator interactions.
March - June
Low Season
The wet season brings lush scenery and abundant resident wildlife, with fewer tourists.
November - February
Shoulder Season
Short rains and dry spells offer good wildlife viewing, with the migration moving south.
July - October
High Season
Ideal for witnessing the Great Migration's river crossings; wildlife viewing is at its peak.

What to do

Activities

Kogatende Hot Air Balloon Safari

A Balloon Safari in Kogatende Region

Wildlife

Serengeti North is a haven for observing Africa's iconic wildlife, offering unparalleled opportunities to witness the circle of life in action.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Occasional

Black Rhino

Rare

Cheetah

Occasional

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The area is generally safe for travellers, with guided tours recommended for exploring. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria prophylaxis are advised for visitors 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
Typically accessed by flight from Arusha to local airstrips, followed by game drives into the heart of the northern Serengeti.
Getting Around
Guided safari vehicles are essential for navigating the area, offering the best chances for wildlife viewing and access to key sites.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania require a visa, obtainable on arrival or online through the eVisa system, ensuring access to Serengeti National Park and other attractions.
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