Tanzania - Serengeti

The word 'Serengeti' is derived from a Masai word meaning 'endless plains', a fitting title for Tanzania's most famous national park. During the annual migration over a million animals undertake the treacherous journey to the western Serengeti and the Masai Mara. The large populations of lions, cheetahs and leopards are permanent residents.

The Great Wildebeest Migration - A natural phenomenon occurs annually across the vast plains of the Serengeti and into the Masai Mara in Kenya. Each year thousands and thousands of wildebeest and zebras make an epic journey in search of lush, grassy plains. Although the exact timings and route can change each year, the migration follows a similar path, mainly determined by the rainfall.

Between the months of December and mid-March the animals are found grazing on the Serengeti Plains.

The calving season occurs for a few weeks in February, when around 500,000 calves are born.

In March and April, as the plains become depleted, the wildebeest and zebras start their migratory journey west.

June and July normally sees the transition period between the rains and the dry season and the herds move north towards the Masai Mara.

Throughout the migration the wildebeest and zebras are at risk from predators.

During July and August they face a dangerous crossing of the Mara River. Many animals will die from drowning or crocodile attacks as they attempt the crossing.

Those who survive the crossing will reside in the Masai Mara between July and October.

Once the short rains start to fall in the South and East Serengeti, normally between October and November, the herds start to leave the Masai Mara.

In the untouched seclusion of a remote, idyllic valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, east of Lake Victoria, lies the tented Grumeti River Camp.
Klein's enjoys a fabulous location set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate.
Standing high on a bush-cloaked ridge, commanding panoramic views over the rolling plains and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti National Park, Kirawira Camp is the epitome of colonial-style safari luxury.
Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains, is a camp that exudes decadence reminiscent of old Africa.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge is built in an iconic, ground breaking blend of traditional building materials used to create a stunning feel of retro-modernism.
Deep within Africa's finest game reserve, the Serengeti, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge extends a friendly welcome to this stunning, luxury lodge.
A place of infinite calm, surrounded by untamed majesty, Mbuzi Mawe offers a timeless blend of classical safari rusticity and the world-class professionalism of Serena Safari Lodges, Resorts and Hotels.
Perfectly sited in a cluster of kopjes, Kusini is a permanent tented camp blended seamlessly into the delicate environment of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti.
Opened in September 2012, the seasonal Serengeti Pioneer Camp is the newest addition to the Elewana Collection of lodges, camps and hotels. The camp, with its panoramic views over Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and endless plains, is perfectly located for ...
Inspired by a traditional African village, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere. Great attention has been paid to both architectural and decorative detailing making the lodge a picturesque delight.
Looking out over the seemingly endless Serengeti plains, this hillside lodge is a tranquil oasis set in thousands of square kilometres of national park.
Located off the beaten track in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park, lying on top of the Mwaveni Hill, the Mbalageti Serengeti is one of the most exclusive safari living experiences.
Overlooking Lake Ndutu in attractive acacia woodland surrounded by the short grass plains of the south eastern Serengeti.
Olakira is an intimate mobile safari camp which moves twice a year between carefully chosen campsites, allowing for superb game viewing at all times.
A mobile tented camp in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. It offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience.
Serengeti Simba Lodge is a small, intimate, owner-run property, located on top of a rocky outcrop affording stunning views over the endless plains in every direction.
Serengeti Wilderness North & Ndutu 'seasonal' camps The Serengeti North Wilderness Camp is in the Kogatende area, the northern-most corner of the Serengeti National Park and is generally open July-October. This relatively isolated spot overlooks the ...
The Mobile Camp has three different locations during the year, according to the movement of the wildlife, allowing guests to be located close to the migration.
Lemala Ewanjan is set within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of Central Serengeti. The camp offers breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains and its prolific wildlife and sunsets.
Soroi Serengeti Lodge is set high on a plateau with panoramic views over the vast plains of Musabi in the western corridor of the famous Serengeti National Park.


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