The Serengeti is a destination you don't want to miss. If you looking to get away from the busyness of life and just to unwind in a land with vast savannah plains occupying the most magnificent wildlife, then the Serengeti is your perfect getaway. Serengeti, derived from the word Siringitu means 'endless plains’, with over 4000 lions, 2 million ungulates, 1000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, and many more inhabiting an area of over 15,000 square kilometers.
The Serengeti is a richly diverse ecosystem, with multiple swamps, riverine forests, woodlands, kopjes, and grasslands. There are over 70 mammals and over 500 bird species, some of the big mammals that roam these lands are zebras, buffalos, wildebeest, elephants, and rhinos. The Serengeti National Park is located in Tanzania and is part of the Serengeti ecosystem which includes, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Loliondo, Grumeti, Maswa Game Reserve as well as the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya.
This reserve offers its guests many fantastic camps and lodges with exceptional service, from luxury lodges in the heart of the Serengeti to camps that are mobile allowing you to move with the action of the Serengeti’s wildlife.
The Serengeti is part of the seven natural wonders of nature, with its spectacular Great migration, where over 1,5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and back. Alongside the wildebeest trek, are other species such as zebras, gazelles, and impalas. These animals move in a predictable manner in search of better grazing grounds and cover a distance of over 1000 kilometers.
Witnessing the great migration is absolutely one of the most exhilarating experiences. Get ready to watch as they battle the elements, overcome environmental obstacles, fight off predators such as lions as they traverse the savannahs, and battle crocodiles as they cross rivers.
The Serengeti is an all-year-round destination so you can enjoy a visit to the Serengeti at any time of the year. However, visiting between July to September to catch the Great Migration, it's quite busy during these times as there are many tourists in the area ready to catch the action.
The Serengeti has many remarkable camps and lodges, with one of the best lodges to visit being the Singita Sasakwa lodge. This impressive lodge is absolutely one of the most luxurious lodges in Africa. It’s got an Edwardian manor house theme, decorated with amazing antiques, silver candelabras, tribal elements, and stunning chandeliers. The lodge has many fun activities including bush walks, wellness treatments, and tennis facilities.
Another spectacular lodge to visit is the Mwiba Lodge, set on a hill in the thick of lush green forests. This lodge gives you breathtaking views of the Serengeti while you enjoy your stay in a luxurious lodge. The lodge’s design has a unique combination of traditional Africa with a mix of contemporary styles. There are private vehicles available for day and night safaris, walking safaris, children’s safaris, amazing cultural experiences, helicopter journeys, and more.
Located in the eastern part of the Serengeti lies a treasure trove, the Namiri Plains camp. This stunning camp is built on top of a wooden deck with an eye-catching design. It’s got everything you need from a private spa, en-suite bathrooms, and pool area to a solar-powered generator giving you charging capabilities in the wilderness. You’ll get the most spectacular experiences in the evenings as you sleep with the sound of remarkable wildlife at your doorstep.
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