Serengeti National Park

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Dec avg
$111
Avg Hotel
$1,411
Est. Airfare

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Description

When choosing a vacation destination, some people can't make a choice without getting the reviews. They want to know how many people have been there and recommend it. Well, at Serengeti National Park, nearly one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras have reviewed the endless plains and now vacation there every single year. Well, we call it vacation; some call it migration. Either way, there's no denying that the Serengeti is a must-see, a to-do that should be on every wild spirit's bucket list. The Maasai tribe named it Siringitu meaning "the place where the land moves on forever" and when Stewart Edward White discovered it in 1913, he called it paradise. The biggest warning we can give you if you're wisely considering a trip to the Serengeti is to bring your camera! While you have to see it to really believe it, the sites you'll see at Serengeti National Park are so amazing that you'll want every shred of evidence to remind you of the beauty that you once experienced first-hand. Prepare to see animals you've only seen on the Discovery Channel or in your wildest dreams. And don't be surprised by comfortable accommodations and delicious international dining while on your safari in the Serengeti, whether you choose to stay at a lodge or a tented campsite.
Photo Credit: Tanzania Tourist Board
Photo Credit: Tanzania Tourist Board
Photo Credit: Tanzania Tourist Board
Photo Credit: Tanzania Tourist Board
Photo Credit: Dave Dyet
Photo Credit: Sias van Schalkwyk
Photo Credit: Kriss Szkurlatowski
Photo Credit: Kriss Szkurlatowski
Photo Credit: Kriss Szkurlatowski
Photo Credit: Kriss Szkurlatowski
Photo Credit: Sias van Schalkwyk

Into The Wild With The Big Five

09/29/13
If you have ever dreamed of seeing animals in the wild, this is your time to make that dream come true. Put a check on that bucket list and get your Safari gear on. Famously known for the incredible migration of millions of beautiful wild animals that trek across the open plains of the Serengeti, this area hosts a cornucopia of species, flora and fauna. It would be a safari sin for you to forget your camera. Bring extra sunscreen and batteries. You wouldn’t want to miss that leopard in the tree or the birth of a Rhino. Choose what area you want to visit as this massive thriving ecosystem spans the desert landscapes of the northwestern territory of Tanzania and southern Kenya. According to Lota Melamari, The
Director of
 Tanazania National Parks says, “The Serengeti region encompasses the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.” Oh yeah, remember to keep your eyes out for the BIG FIVE: The Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Elephant and the Rhino. Although The Rhinos may be the rarest of the bunch, the Leopards are the hardest to find, typically hiding up in the tree lines.

Manusharow

Sunrise on the Acacia Trees

08/30/13
In 2011 I spent a night in the Serengeti National Park during the wildebeest migration. What an incredible experience! It was a little nerve-wracking finding out the next morning that I had guest hyenas in camp wandering around my tent, none the less it was very exciting to see all their foot prints all around the camp. I am glad I never had to leave my tent for a pee! I woke up before sunrise and my jeep was parked in the best possible spot to watch the wildebeest run across the sunrise. The glow of the sun against the acacia trees lighting up the planes and the wildebeest on the run was magical. Throughout the day I snapped many wonderful shots of lions, giraffes, hyenas, cheetahs, zebras, leopards, elephants, hippos and more. If I had of been lucky enough to see a rhino I would have seen the entire Big Five in one park! I would highly recommend a safari in the Serengeti National Park and if you have the time to travel to the Ngorongoro Crater you should definitely see that too.
Katie

Safari

Enjoy the beautiful nature and rich wildlife on a safari! See wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, foxes and more! Stay for a varying number of nights to accommodate your desires and even take a hot air balloon safari for a different view.
Cost: Varies
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Hippo Pool

See Hippos in their natural environment and get up close! Take a few hours to get to know these special animals better, but be forewarned they can be a little smelly!
Cost: Park Fees only. Free to stop at pool.
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Olduvai Gorge

A deep gorge measuring 295 feet deep is rich in history. Take a hike to enjoy ruins and other historical artifacts to learn more about this wonderful place. Don't forget to stop at the visitor's center!
Cost: Free after paying park fees.
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Language

Swahili

Currency

[TZS] Tanzanian Shilling

Airports

Kilimanjaro Airport [JRO]