THE SERENGETI

The Serengeti

This African region is truly worthy of its World Heritage status. With 1.5 million hectares of savannah, it is still possible to find yourself the only human audience to the awe inspiring wildlife.

Serengeti National Park has become famous for the annual migration of two million wildebeests, with hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras. An unrivalled display of nature is created as predators follow searching for pasture and water. The visceral dynamic of predator vs prey is dominant across the Serengeti. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains.

Whilst the perfect environment for game-viewing, there is more to the Serengeti than the 'Big 5'. Sometimes overlooked within a Safari context, the Serengeti is home to over 500 bird species. From the Ostrich rushing through the grassland, the Black Eagle soaring above the Lobos Hills, to the chattering Lovebird and Giant Kingfisher, birds are one of the most diverse life forms on earth. The Serengeti is home to the herbivores, insectivores, predators and scavengers alike.

The sprawling landscape of the Serengeti is made up of grassland and woodland, plains, kopjes, and marshes; all of which make up a savannah. A multitude of plant species highlight the terrain providing food and refuge for the native wildlife. You may witness an African Elephant collecting the 5kg fruit of the Sausage Tree, or the gnarled and twisted forms of the Strangle Fig wrapping around it's host. Seeing the biological diversity present in the Serengeti is truly special. The savanna stretches away to a golden horizon, and yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust.

Whatever wonders you see in the Serengeti, you can be sure that they will never leave you. The sense of freedom that stems from the vast spaces characteristic of this World Heritage site will follow you home.

Places To Stay Near The Serengeti

Kati Kati Tented Camp

10 Tents (multiple sites) at each site

A permanent camp, in a mobile camp style, well located in Central Serengeti to access the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a traditional safari camp experience. A mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner. 10 tents with en suite facilities.

Sayari Camp

15 Tented Suites

In the majestic and very exclusive landscape of the far northern Serengeti, Sayari Camp is one of the best, far from the tourist track. Between mid July and October, the Great Migration typically visits the area and crosses the Mara River in search of good grazing, and the resident game is good year round. The 15 chic spacious tents each have a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and a private veranda. The dining area, lounge area and campfire create a perfect bush setting, with Africa as the backdrop. A very special place.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

66 rooms

Commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is centrally located in the Serengeti National Park, and has been designed to blend into the landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels' are spaced throughout the grounds, and on the very edge of the ridge is a horizon pool looking out over the ‘endless plains' after which the Serengeti is named.

Dunia Camp

8 Tents

Tucked between the prime wildlife areas of central and southern Serengeti, Dunia Camp, with bucket showers and solar electricity, combines elements of style and luxury with an incredible wildlife experience. The Great Migration passes through this area that is well known for its abundance of predators and the rare chance it offers to see the black rhino. The secluded and tranquil setting close to the Moru Kopjes is in one of the most exclusive and scenic parts of the Serengeti.