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Imagine vast expansive plains with endless horizons, seas of pale yellow grass rippling in the warm breeze, gnarled acacias twisting to the sky and vultures circling on thermals overhead.

This is the Serengeti, Africa’s most famous and fabulous game reserve.

The Great Migration

Subject of countless documentaries, the Serengeti does not disappoint in real life. Each year, up to two million wildebeest snake their way across the plains following the promise of rain. Accompanied by zebra, they form a black, braying column more than 40 kilometers long. Flurries of egrets rise and fall above them and dust surrounds their hooves. They thrash through rivers, crackle across plains and finally, reaching verdant grasslands, give birth to wet glistening calves, wobbling on unsteady legs.

Wildlife of the Serengeti

Lion yawning in the heat of the dayEven without the migration the Serengeti’s wildlife is unparalleled. Lion are a practical certainty for the photographer, cheetah pace the plains, leopard lounge in sausage trees and spotted hyena and golden jackal can be seen trotting through the grass. In the acacia woodland, Kirk’s dik-dik, oribi and roan hide, whilst herds of elephant feed on the fringes.

As the Serengeti is vast and the migration moves through different areas according to season, we recommend you stay in a couple of different areas of the park. We’ve outlined these areas, but speak to our specialists to advise you on the best areas to focus your safari.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Serengeti National Park

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Serengeti National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Serengeti National Park

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    Places near Serengeti National Park

    Accommodation choices for Serengeti National Park

    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Serengeti National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Serengeti National Park

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Serengeti National Park, and which use the best local guides.

    • See the Great Migration
      Wildebeest migration, Serengeti

      See the Great Migration

      See the Great Migration

      Throughout the year, the two million strong migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles wanders the plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in search of water and fresh grazing.

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    • Serengeti Balloon Safari
      Serengeti hot-air balloon safari

      Serengeti Balloon Safari

      Serengeti Balloon Safari

      This is one of the most popular ways to see the wildlife of the Serengeti. The flight will last for around an hour before you land to celebrate with champagne before a full English breakfast prepared and served in style in the middle of the bush.

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