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Serengeti National Park is located in Northern Tanzania - in the Mara and Simiyu regions. Serengeti is widely known for its high biodiversity of wildlife - which has led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Serengeti is believed to be home to the largest population of lions - as well as their prey animal species.

The most popular wildlife activity in Serengeti National Park is the migration of animals which includes more than 1.5 million wildebeest as well as other animals to raise the numbers to more than 2 million migrating animals.


While visiting Serengeti, you can enjoy the following activities.

  • Wildlife Game drive
  • Watch the wildlife migration from above (plane or hot-air balloon)
  • Birdwatching
  • Community Visit to the Masai
  • Guided Nature Walk
  • Photography 

When To Visit

You can visit Serengeti at any time of the year. The best time is during the dry season months from June to October when you can observe many animals as they gather near water Sources. 

In June and July, the wildebeest migration will be happening in the Western corridor of Serengeti. The migration takes place in the Northern part during the months of August, September and October. Be sure to have this in mind as you schedule your trip.

Related article: Best time to visit Tanzania

Getting There

Serengeti is located about 300 kilometres from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Driving from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Serengeti - via Arusha will take you around 6 hours.

Serengeti can also be reached by Air. You can either use scheduled regional flights or take a chartered flight direct to your lodge (or nearby airstrip).

For people who are visiting some of the other game parks, going by road through Arusha is a good way of exploring other areas, especially in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

If your previous Safari destination is Kenya, you can still fly directly to Serengeti. 

Where To Stay

There are plenty of accommodation options in Serengeti National Park. As a well-known Safari destination, you can expect to find great luxury (even ultra-luxury) hotels and lodges.

There is also a good deal of budget-friendly options and campsites that can help make the cost manageable.