- Category: Day Trips
- Destinations: Serengeti National Park
- Duration: One day
- Budget Level: Standard
- Start in: Arusha
- End in: Arusha
Guests who choose this program to visit Serengeti National Park will benefit in many areas as detailed below:
The infinite plains of the Serengeti as named by local maasai as ?Siringet? comprise 1.5 million ha of savannah. The annual migration to permanent water holes of vast herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras), followed by their predators, is one of the most impressive natural events in the world.
Coverage: Arusha, Shinyanga and Mara regions
The longest, largest animal migration on the planet, involving more than 2 millions of Wildebeest, more than 500,000 of Thompson Gazelles and more than 200,000 Zebra migrating to and from Tanzania to Kenya over 1,000KM distance long longing for waters and fresh pastures.
The park is worldwide known for its incredible scenery and magnificent wildlife. Some of the most popular animals among tourists include:
Lions: the Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.
African leopard: these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with the population at around 1,000.
Tanzanian cheetah: the fastest running land animal can reach speeds of up to 70 mph. The ability to be so quick allows them to capture prey that no other animals can catch. It is estimated there are over 1,000 individuals living in the park.
African bush elephant: the herds have recovered successfully from population lows in the 1980s caused by poaching, numbering over 5,000 individuals, and are largely located in the northern regions of the park.
Eastern black rhinoceros: mainly found around the kopjes in the centre of the park
African buffalo: still abundant and present in healthy numbers.
over 8,000 Masai giraffe, warthog, topi, common eland, waterbuck, grey duiker, impala, klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and coke’s hartebeest.
Carnivores include about 4,000 spotted hyena, two species of jackals, African golden wolf, honey badger, striped hyena, serval, seven species of mongooses, two species of otters and the recently reintroduced East African wild dog (extinct since 1991). Apart from the safari staples, primates such as yellow and olive baboons and vervet monkey, patas monkey, black-and-white colobus are also seen in the gallery forests of the Grumeti River.
Other mammals are include aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, three species of hyraxes, cape hare.
Serengeti National Park has also great ornithological interest, boasting about 500 bird species, including Masai ostrich, secretarybird, kori bustards, helmeted guineafowls, southern ground hornbill, crowned cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, lesser flamingo, martial eagles, lovebirds, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures.
Reptiles in Serengeti National Park are include Nile crocodile, leopard tortoise, serrated hinged terrapin, rainbow agama, Nile monitor, chameleons, African python, black mamba, black-necked spitting cobra, puff adder.
The program is designed for Standard budget level travelers who are interested in Wildlife, Game drive, and Day Trips.
We can customize the itinerary to suite your travel needs and wants including budget, destinations, attraction and duration customization. Just send us an email and we will do as per your instructions.
Entrance Fee (If applicable)
All national park and other entry fees
4X4 Safari Vehicle
Professional Guide (of your language) and a Driver
*Supported languages are English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, and Indian. Other languages may be supported but on special request and arrangement
All sightseeing and game drive
All type of soft and hard drinks
All types of accommodations
Gratitude / appreciation for the guide and driver
Expenditure not mentioned in the itinerary
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