Serengeti national park tours is an excellent wildlife Tanzania safari. In fact it is regarded as the safari of the century. Visiting Serengeti national park is a dream come true for the African wildlife safaris. Serengeti national park is one of the famous national parks not only in Tanzania but entire world. The park is one of the oldest national parks in Tanzania which was gazette in 1921. Encountering the African big five in their natural habitat is all possible through Serengeti national park tours. The park has the endless wildlife action on the oldest ecosystem which is also the largest ecosystem.
The park was established so as to protect the big cats especially lions from the local Maasai people. The locals used to kill the lions for culture as well as protecting their livestock from the wildlife. In 1951, the locals were relocated from the park to Ngorongoro conservation area. During that time the park was declared as national park after gaining the popularity from the population. Later after some years of conservation, the park was declared as world’s Heritage Site in 1981. The park homes the world’s largest animal migration that is the wildebeest migration. Its from this unique attraction that Serengeti national park was voted as the seven natural wonders of Africa and among the ten Natural wonders of the world. To date wildebeest migrations remains the highlight of the Serengeti national park tours. You only need reputable local tour operator which can give you the rightful timing of the wildebeest migration
Explore the best of African wildlife especially the big game like rhinos, lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, Leopards, wildebeests, giraffes, gazelles, topis, Hyenas, Cheetahs, oribi, zebras, gazelles and many more. Our Serengeti national park tours are classic with affordable rates for both solo travelers and group travelers. Serengeti national park tours is more than just animals at the park but covers other attractions and activities found at the park.
The park hosts over 500 bird species with over 34 species of raptors. Birding safaris are excellent any time of the year though we recommend it during the rainy season or breeding season. Birding is best done from March to May and around November. Some of the bird species found in Serengeti national park include: Fish Eagle, Secretary bird, Martial eagle, owls, Vultures, Ostriches, Kori bustards, francolin, Guinea fowl, ducks, geese, swans, magpie geese, screamers, Sand Martin, Barn Swallows, European Bee-eater, Common Swift, White Stork, Common Cuckoo, Egyptian Vulture, Papyrus Gonolek, Acrocephalus griseldis, Somolia Ostrich, Martial Eagle, Anhinga rufa, African Finfot, Casmerodius albus, Lesser Kestrel,Red-Bellied parrot, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Fischer’ starling, Golden Pitpit, Polemaetus bellicosus, Black-faced sangrouse, Rufous chatterer, Taita fiscal, Masai ostrich, Secretary bird, Vulturine guineafowl, Shelkley’s starling, Slender-tailed nightjar,Golden-breasted starling, Vultures, common bul bul, Hamer kop, Little egret, Mourning Dove, Love birds, trigonoceps occipitalis and many others.
Other activity that can be done during your Serengeti national park tours is the hot air balloon safaris. The hot air balloon safaris are extra ordinary Serengeti tour experience that gives you the aerial views of the endless plains of Serengeti national park. Enjoy floating on space with an eagle eye. Catch the live action as close as possible with balloon safaris that operate daily early in the morning. The hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti are operated in three sectors those are Ndutu area in the South, Seronera in the central and Mara in the Northern part. The hot air balloon safaris are done throughout the year however much their floating time is directly affected by the weather of the day. It normally takes between 2 to 4 hours if the weather is good in the morning. They are started always early when the winds are calm and the sun is low and by mid-morning the balloon lands down.
The popularity of Serengeti national park is Wildebeest migration. The Serengeti national park tours are sometimes considered incomplete if you miss the wildebeests. The wildebeest migration occurs throughout the year though the guests mostly note its climax that happens in July to August. During these month the wildebeest migration cross the deadly Mara River to Kenya Masai mara national reserve. From January to March the wildebeests are found at the Southern part of Serengeti around Ndutu area as they prepare for their calving season. During this time thousands of young wildebeest calves are born daily. Around April to May the wildebeest are distributed in seronera Area which is the central part of the park. In June the wildebeest cross the Grumeti River in the Western part of Serengeti. In July to August the climax point is reached in Mara river. The wildebeest migration moves clockwise direction only as they follow the weather conditions of the year.
Serengeti national park tours also incorporates the cultural tours of the Maasai people. You will not miss to have a stop in any of the Maasai mayattas during your Serengeti national park tours. The unique culture is worth a visit so that you experience the true African life. This is among the few cultures that have not changed however much modernization is sweeping the world.
Discover the secretes of Africa through Serengeti national park tours. E make your dream come true at the right time. Enjoy your African holiday by spending some time in Serengeti national park.