Safari in Serengeti National Park
3 days / 2 nights Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is home to one of nature’s greatest and largest animal migrations. More than 1.5 million white bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebras take part in the 1000 km journey in search of greener pastures. During their trek towards the rich grazing grounds they must overcome the most dangerous obstacle on the journey, the Mara River, famous for its huge prehistoric reptiles, the crocodiles.
Apart from the annual migration the Serengeti is also home to the “big five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard and it is claimed that the Serengeti has the highest population of lions anywhere in Africa. Leopards are frequently spotted relaxing while large herds of elephants and buffaloes graze on the savannah. Although the park is also home to very few black rhinos, they are rarely ever seen as they tend to hide in the more bushy areas of the park. But it is not only mammals that reside here and over 500 species of birds including ostriches, secretary birds, different types of vultures and eagles, Egyptian geese, black headed herons, crowned cranes, Kori bustards and many more can also be found in the Serengeti National Park.
Depart at 07.45 am from Zanzibar airport to Serengeti / Seronera airstrip. On arrival (at around 11.00 am) you will be welcomed by a professional guide with 4x4 safari vehicle adapted for game viewing to start a game drive in the park with Picnic lunch. Late in the afternoon you will arrive at Kati Kati Tented Camp. The camp is in a secluded area, in the heart of the bush and the stars at night are breathtaking.
Following breakfast, you will spend the whole day on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park and have lunch at a picnic spot en-route. Depending upon the time of year, you will witness the great migration with hundred thousands of wildebeests, zebras and Thompson gazelles. Your guide will try his outmost to find the animals and will make sure that you can see the animals from the best spot in the national park. Naturally, the migration also attracts predators and with luck you might see a kill in action. You will spend another night at Kati Kati Tented Camp.
After breakfast at daybreak, you will start your outward journey from the Serengeti early to depart from Seronera airstrip at 11.30 am and arrive in Zanzibar at 02.00 pm.
Please note, that should you travel between the beginning of January and mid-March, you will stay at the Kati Kati Ndutu Tented Camp. This camp is also situated in the Serengeti National Park but closer to the border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Ndutu Area. Staying at a camp in the Ndutu Area during this time increases your chances of seeing the famous migration as the herds can either be on the Serengeti or Ngorongoro side.
About the accommodations...
Asilia camps & Lodge : https://www.asiliaafrica.com/destinations/tanzania/regions/serengeti/accommodation/
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