One of the most spectacular sanctuaries in the world, the Serengeti National Park abounds with natural beauty and spectacular wildlife.

At about 15 000km2, it is most famous for the annual Great Migration, the biggest on the planet and one of the Ten Wonders of the Natural World, when over a million wildebeest and hundreds and thousands of zebras migrate north to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. The animal instinct to move and follow the grazing after the rains is so powerful that literally nothing can stop them. As they migrate, they are followed by predators – Big Cats as well as Nile crocodile in river crossings. To watch this age-old annual cycle is a compelling and profoundly moving experience.

The Serengeti also boasts one of the oldest ecosystems in the world; the unique flora and fauna has hardly changed in the last million years. Endless stretches of grassy plains are dotted with sporadic rocky outcrops. The Maasai locals have named it ‘Siringitu’, meaning ‘the place where the land moves on forever’. It is a land teeming with life, and visitors to the park will be treated to many sightings of lion, cheetah, buffalo, elephant, gazelle, giraffe and bird life.

The Serengeti National Park is divided into three zones – Seronera is the most popular area, in the middle of the park. On the west, the Grumeti River plays hosts to the extraordinary migration. The Maswa Game Reserve in the south is far more remote, offering exclusive big-game viewing, while the northern area of Lobo proves popular for sightings during the dry months.

Serengeti National Park

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

The Great Wildebeest Migration

Hot air ballooning

Nature walks

Game-viewing drives

Accommodation in Serengeti National Park

Lamai Serengeti

At first sight, the Kogakurla Kopje looks wild and undisturbed, the rocks and trees piled high overlooking Tanzania’s northern Serengeti plains towards the Mara River. Discreetly tucked among the boulders and designed to blend in, Lamai Serengeti is an outpost of luxury, where each secluded room enjoys spectacular views and complete privacy. It’s a peaceful refuge where you can relax beside the natural rock swimming pool, or on your deck with binoculars in between game drives, and soak up the raw and tranquil wilderness and vast African skies. Steps and winding pathways connect each room to the main lodge (you’re…

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Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

Central Serengeti’s Seronera Valley teems with game making this an excellent safari destination all year round, but things get even more exciting twice a year, when the annual wildebeest migration passes through. Lemala Ewanjan brings you the best of all safari worlds: it has staggering views across the game-filled plains but is thoughtfully sited at the end of a blind valley to maximise privacy. The ambience is one of low-key luxury, with all the traditional safari comforts you could expect in the African savannah plains. The 12 tented suites are the epitome of safari luxury, with spectacular views of the…

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Namiri Plains

This elegant and understated tented camp blends seamlessly into the vast sweeping landscape of Tanzania’s eastern Serengeti, a totally unspoilt grassland area that had previously been closed to the public for 20 years to conserve the cheetah population. Now the intimate Namiri Plains is the only camp within an hour’s drive, which makes for exclusive and undisturbed game viewing with exceptional sightings of lion prides and the re-established cheetah. Luxury and simplicity are the watchwords in the eight high-ceilinged en-suite tents. Everything is of the highest quality but with a minimalist approach to decor: all the practical comforts are present…

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Singita Mara River

Taking tented bush safaris to a new level of comfort, Singita blends sustainable tourism with its hallmark level of chic design and excellent service at Mara River. The first permanent camp within the remote Lamai triangle in the far north of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, it shares the game-rich 400km2 with a select few temporary camps only during the months of the migration, when the vast herds of wildebeest congregate to cross the Mara River. At the right time of year, they are even close enough for you to see, smell and hear the dramatic action from the camp itself.…

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Singita Sabora

An air of old-world glamour pervades the palatial canvas spread of Singita Sabora. The romance of Out of Africa combines with contemporary comfort in this enviably luxurious safari destination, which shares the wide 140 000-hectare expanse of the private Grumeti reserves adjoining the Serengeti National Park only with Singita’s exclusive lodge and two further intimate camps. Excellent year-round game-viewing culminates in the months of the Great Migration – there’s never a dull moment on safari in this incredibly beautiful and remote corner of Tanzania. Lavish is the only word for the huge, beautifully furnished tented suites, starting with the four-poster bed through…

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Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Singita’s Sasakwa Lodge is built on a grand scale, evoking the unapologetic luxury of a bygone era of African safaris and bringing every imaginable comfort to a wild unspoilt stretch of Tanzania. Set on a rocky promontory in Singita’s Grumeti Reserves on the northern edge of the Serengeti, the magnificent lodge overlooks sweeping vistas of endless plains in prime viewing country for the legendary wildebeest migration, with a year-round abundance of the Big Five, plains game and big cats. Total privacy and seclusion are the watchwords in the luxurious stone cottages. Four-poster king-size beds draped in fine linen look through…

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