Most travelers know that one of the best times for a rewarding Serengeti Safari experience is during the wildebeest migration season; thousands of zebras and wildebeest camouflage in the vast savannah, moving northwards in search of graze. So what is so special about this movement? While watching predators in action and the marvel of these countless wildebeests is a wonder in itself, today we would like to unfold, some of those other special reasons that you may have known.
Best Time for a Serengeti National Park Safari
When the young calves just rise…
If you are looking into unfolding the New Year with delightful surprises, a safari to Tanzania from January through March is magical in all its natural phenomena. In the Ndutu area of Serengeti, you will get to watch wildebeests giving birth to calves and being very protective of their young ones, especially from the deadly predators. This video will surprise you.
The calving season is most loved by
- Wildlife enthusiasts
- Repeat safari-goers
The grass has risen
The months of April and May attract a handful of tourists that enjoy the pleasure of exploring National Parks with less safari vehicles and more wildlife views. Also known as the green season, this may be one of the best times of a safari in Serengeti if you want to avoid crowds and follow the grazing journey of the wildebeests. You can book an affordable dream safari package; also a perk during Easter holidays when you are traveling with your family and kids.
During the green season, you will
- Stay at discounted properties
- Enjoy verdant landscapes
- Access Serengeti with less traffic
- Watch wildlife up close
Migration and river-crossings
Also known as the peak season, July through September attracts a large number of tourists for a Serengeti Safari, thanks to the thousands of wildebeests and deadly predators caught in action. Most travelers love to stay by camps and lodges situated right by the rivers and watch this unique natural phenomenon. The terrains have turned dry, grasses are shorter and water is scarce. This is the best for some real African adventure and to watch the predators and carnivores come face to face.
Best ways to experience Great Migration Serengeti Safari
- Book the 3-4 months in advance
- Get extra batteries for your camera
- Choose a mix of camps and lodges
- Enjoy a picnic lunch amid the bush
The Festive Season
During the Christmas and New Year season, the wildebeest return from Kenya to Tanzania and begin the cycle of migration once again from Ndutu in the south of Serengeti. Apart from this you can enjoy The Big 5 games drives and stay in Ndutu area of Serengeti to enjoy the coming of the wildebeests. This season also features the popular Serengeti safari attractions includes hot air balloon rides, night game drives, and cultural tours. If you are a photographer or traveling with a large group, spending the festive time in Serengeti is rewarding, however, we recommend to book your accommodation at the earliest.
Our recommended properties to stay during the festive season
- Melia Serengeti Lodge
- Ole Serai collection
- Nimali Serengeti
- Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Planning to come for a Serengeti Safari? There are a number of factors you would take into consideration including your budget, choice of stay, time or traveling, etc. Our safari experts have curated itineraries of diverse travelers for decades and specialize in planning your holiday true to your travel style. Write to us and we will pleased to tailor-design an authentic adventure like no other!
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