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Serengeti Safari Holidays

Serengeti Holidays

Top 5 Wildlife Experiences on Serengeti Safari Holidays

Seronera: In the heart of the Serengeti National Park is the wildlife-rich area of Seronera. During the rainy season, between December and April, confusions of wildebeest head to Seronera. The area is also famous for being the predator capital of the world and there’s a good chance you’ll spot animals such as lions and cheetahs here, with rare sightings of the leopard. On a Serengeti safari you can explore the diverse habitats of Seronera where game congregate around the various water sources. Game drives along the Seronera River give you the opportunity to look for lions and the more elusive leopard, which is more likely to be found lurking among the sausage trees.

Visit the Ngorongoro Crater: This vast volcanic caldera is a must-see destination on any Serengeti safari. Created by a volcanic eruption, the Ngorongoro Crater was formerly the tallest mountain in Africa but now it is home to forest, grassy plains and a soda lake where flamingos and flocks of other birds gather. As you stare over the rim into the crater, you’ll see steep cliffs tumbling to the floor and extinct craters surrounding the valley. Bar the wildlife, this is one of the most spectacular sights you’ll witness on Serengeti holidays. While you’re here you might also be lucky enough to see the Big Five, consisting of the Black Rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard.

The Great Migration: If you haven’t heard of the Great Migration, this is one of the most dramatic spectacles in the animal kingdom that you’ll witness on Serengeti safari holidays, and it lures wildlife lovers from all over the world. Between January and March, millions of wildebeest, zebras, elands and gazelle begin their epic journey from the Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of wetter grasslands. This is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes Serengeti holidays so unique.

Stay in a Tented Camp: If you want to truly immerse yourself in Serengeti safari holidays, camping in the national park brings you closer to the wild side of Africa. Being exposed to the sights and sounds of the wilderness lets you experience nature at its finest. And the best campsites are those that aren’t protected by fences to keep the animals at bay. Imagine waking to the sound of an African Cape buffalo grazing by your tent or listening to the distant roar of a lion – this is a wildlife adventure you’ll never forget.

Watch Animals Drink from Water Holes: The Serengeti National Park provides vital water sources for animals, and they are often seen congregating around the waterholes at different times during dry periods. Whether it’s day or night, you’ll find one of the many different species of animals gathering by the water, and you might even get a glimpse of a leopard here during your Serengeti safari. These much-needed sources of water can be one of the best places to get up close to game in their natural habitat.

From initial contact through to updates and advise this was a very smooth and brilliant experience.

Barrington Smith Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

This was my first proper holiday since the pandemic started and was well worth the wait. Overall the intinery was very well considered – we had just about the right amount of time at the two major highlights – the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. The time at Ngorongoro is short but also happens to be as much as the tour operators are allowed so don’t be worried about missing out. I had a few misgivings about Zanzibar as I’m not really a beach person but it was a nice way to wind down – and also a very welcome return to having a bed instead of relying on a sleeping bag. Obviously the animals are the highlights of the trip. We saw all of the animals that you’d expect – highlights being a couple of cheetah finishing off a meal, a lion trying and failing to take down an impala at speed, giraffe necking. The one I’d really not expected to see was a serval at Ngorongoro. The success of any trip is made by the rest of the group and, crucially, the ground team. Jacob was an excellent and resourceful tour leader, Ray was a great chef – good variety of food both hot and cold throughout the camping part of the trip, Sam kept us safe with his driving on some very rough roads and Cash did some of everything. In fact – all four of the crew cover all of the roles – lead, cook, driver, mechanic – and there was real teamwork here.

Jon Salt Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

Our family thoroughly enjoyed it

Ian Lawrence Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

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