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If you have ever seen the Serengeti, in a documentary or  a David Attenborough special, you will have some idea of its vast scale. But nothing prepares you for just how vast it is when you arrive and see it for yourself. The horizon seems light years away and the swathes of grass extend seemingly forever with just the occasional acacia tree punctuating the huge expanse. 

wildebeest migration mapAll year round, the Serengeti is a fabulous addition to any Tanzanian safari and certainly worth the time it takes to reach from Ngorongoro Crater.  Resident prides of lion are seen on every safari and all the Big Five can be found on most trips. 

But this fabulous park is most famous as the backdrop to one of the world's most amazing wildlife spectacles,  the Great Migration. Up to two million wildebeest accompanied by huge herds of zebra move slowly but purposefully in a clockwise circle around the Serengeti each year following the seasonal rains and the dramatic explosion of grass the rains bring.

The wildebeest and zebra together  form a living river sometimes more than 40 kilometres long. And where the herbivores lead the predators follow so large prides of lions, cheetah and hyena are all here to be seen.

Depending on the timing of your planned trip we can advise on the best itinerary to view the migration. A typical itinerary can be seen here. As well as a private trip in your own 4x4, in the Serengeti we can also offer you the chance to experience a Balloon Safari, simply the most amazing way to view game,

Quick facts

 Getting there: Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza. Longer drive from Arusha; easy drive from Lake Manyara, Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater.

 What to do: Hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, game drives.  Maasai rock paintings and musical rocks.

 When to go: To follow the wildebeest migration, December-July. To see predators, June-October

 

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