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Tanzania

Serengeti

SERENGETI? SORTED.

Nothing screams ‘trip of a lifetime’ more than an African safari. And, when it comes to iconic game-viewing locations, the Serengeti is a hard to top. Stretched across the north-western corner of Tanzania, there’s so much to see across this breath-taking landscape. For an unforgettable holiday that’s all about adventure, the Serengeti is the place to go.

Covering almost 15,000 square kilometres of golden grasslands and life-sustaining rivers, Serengeti National Park makes up about half of the Serengeti’s total land mass. A visit here is a must during your Tanzania holiday. With a chance to see a myriad of incredible creatures, from lions and leopards, to the remarkably-sized elephants and hippos, the game drives here are, understandably, the main attraction. Whilst ‘Big Five’ sightings are frequent all year round, it’s Serengeti’s seasonal visitors that have made it such an iconic safari destination. Time your trip right to witness masses of wildebeest thunder through the park, as part of the Great Migration. An epic journey with over two million animals in tow, it’s a spectacle not easily forgotten.

You can’t get much more ‘out there’ than a Serengeti holiday. But thankfully, at Serengeti National Park, adventure doesn’t have to cost you your creature comforts. The accommodation here is second to none, providing style and luxury by the bucket-load, while remaining a tasteful compliment to the wild surroundings. Enjoy views of the sprawling plains from an infinity pool at Serengeti Bushtops Camp. Or, kick back in one of the elegantly-designed suites over at One Nature Nyaruswiga, complete with your very own four-poster bed and vintage-style bathtub.

Like the sound of safari? Then why not give us a call to find out more? From one-stop holidays to multi-centre tours, we’ll help you tailor-make the perfect Serengeti holiday.

Things to do in the Serengeti

Cultural experiences

How to do the Serengeti

Best time to go to the Serengeti

Things to do in the Serengeti

If you’re travelling to the Serengeti, chances are you’re planning to spend most of your time at Serengeti National Park. And, when it comes to things to do here, it’s no surprise that wildlife watching is at the top of our list. Embark on a game drive to see the ‘Big Five’ up close, along with countless other incredible creatures. From solitary lions, to huge herds of wildebeest, there’s so much to see as you drive along this vast expanse. 

It's hard to beat the thrill of a game drive, but if you want to switch things up, there are other ways you can explore the Serengeti. Set out on a guided nature walk to learn all about the plants, birds and insects that are native to the area. Or, for unmatched, aerial views of the landscape, why not take a hot air balloon tour?

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Cultural experiences

Tanzania is home to a rich variety of cultures and indigenous groups, with a total of 126 languages spoken across the country. One of the most predominant communities in Northern Tanzania is the Maasai. Although most of their population reside throughout Kenya, there are many Maasai villages across the Serengeti and the surrounding area. A visit to one of these tribes during your holiday offers an invaluable experience and is definitely worth a spot on your itinerary.


Take a tour of a traditional boma (family compound) to see the skilfully-made clay huts, before watching an incredible music and dance performance. Learn all about fire-making and other survival skills, or take a look at the colourful, beaded jewellery made by the Maasai people.

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How to do the Serengeti

There are multiple airstrips located inside Serengeti National Park, so getting here by plane is a quick and easy option, with the travel time from Arusha taking less than two hours. But, if you have a bit more time to spare, a drive-in safari is the perfect extension to your trip. Take to the open road with your 4x4 and trusty tour guide, stopping off at multiple wildlife hotspots before you every reach the park gates.


Fancy seeing more of Northern Tanzania? Then why not add another destination to your Serengeti holiday? Over to the east, Mount Kilimanjaro is the place to go if you’re after a challenge. Spend between five to nine days climbing to the summit, where you’ll be met with mind-blowing, panoramic views.

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Best time to go to the Serengeti

The most popular time to visit the Serengeti is between July and October. These months mark Tanzania’s dry season, and while rain doesn’t really have an effect on wildlife viewings, a lack of it might make for a more comfortable stay. At this time of year, the average temperature is usually around 25 °C, with the evenings being a little chillier. So, you can head out in just a t-shirt during the day and cuddle up in the evening.


Alternatively, for lower rates and fewer crowds, March to June is a great time to plan a Serengeti holiday. Thanks to the rain, you’ll see the landscape at it’s brightest, as the park transforms from a dusty brown to a lush shade of green. What’s more, if you choose to visit in June, you may also see the beginnings of the Great Migration through the park.

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Things to do in the Serengeti

Things to do in the Serengeti

If you’re travelling to the Serengeti, chances are you’re planning to spend most of your time at Serengeti National Park. And, when it comes to things to do here, it’s no surprise that wildlife watching is at the top of our list. Embark on a game drive to see the ‘Big Five’ up close, along with countless other incredible creatures. From solitary lions, to huge herds of wildebeest, there’s so much to see as you drive along this vast expanse. 

It's hard to beat the thrill of a game drive, but if you want to switch things up, there are other ways you can explore the Serengeti. Set out on a guided nature walk to learn all about the plants, birds and insects that are native to the area. Or, for unmatched, aerial views of the landscape, why not take a hot air balloon tour?

Show More
Show Less

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Tanzania is home to a rich variety of cultures and indigenous groups, with a total of 126 languages spoken across the country. One of the most predominant communities in Northern Tanzania is the Maasai. Although most of their population reside throughout Kenya, there are many Maasai villages across the Serengeti and the surrounding area. A visit to one of these tribes during your holiday offers an invaluable experience and is definitely worth a spot on your itinerary.


Take a tour of a traditional boma (family compound) to see the skilfully-made clay huts, before watching an incredible music and dance performance. Learn all about fire-making and other survival skills, or take a look at the colourful, beaded jewellery made by the Maasai people.

Show More
Show Less

How to do the Serengeti

How to do the Serengeti

There are multiple airstrips located inside Serengeti National Park, so getting here by plane is a quick and easy option, with the travel time from Arusha taking less than two hours. But, if you have a bit more time to spare, a drive-in safari is the perfect extension to your trip. Take to the open road with your 4x4 and trusty tour guide, stopping off at multiple wildlife hotspots before you every reach the park gates.


Fancy seeing more of Northern Tanzania? Then why not add another destination to your Serengeti holiday? Over to the east, Mount Kilimanjaro is the place to go if you’re after a challenge. Spend between five to nine days climbing to the summit, where you’ll be met with mind-blowing, panoramic views.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go to the Serengeti

Best time to go to the Serengeti

The most popular time to visit the Serengeti is between July and October. These months mark Tanzania’s dry season, and while rain doesn’t really have an effect on wildlife viewings, a lack of it might make for a more comfortable stay. At this time of year, the average temperature is usually around 25 °C, with the evenings being a little chillier. So, you can head out in just a t-shirt during the day and cuddle up in the evening.


Alternatively, for lower rates and fewer crowds, March to June is a great time to plan a Serengeti holiday. Thanks to the rain, you’ll see the landscape at it’s brightest, as the park transforms from a dusty brown to a lush shade of green. What’s more, if you choose to visit in June, you may also see the beginnings of the Great Migration through the park.

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