With a park size that rivals small countries, the Serengeti National Park offers an immersive and extensive experience with Africa’s natural world. Its vastness is an essential component of the park’s allure, ensuring that it remains a true wilderness where nature can unfold unencumbered.


The Serengeti is synonymous with abundant wildlife and the Great Migration, a colossal annual movement of over a million wildebeests, zebras, and other herbivores in search of fresh grasslands. Visitors can encounter the "Big Five" (lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinoceros) along with cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, hippos, and an array of antelope species.

Park Size

14,750 sq. km. (5695 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

7 Hours from Arusha

What to Know

Serengeti National Park Overview

Serengeti National Park Highlights

The Serengeti National Park is not just a refuge for wildlife but a testament to the raw beauty and complexity of nature. Its sweeping plains, dotted with acacia trees and rocky outcrops, provide a diverse backdrop for thrilling wildlife encounters. The park is divided into various regions, each with its unique charm, including the Seronera Valley, the Grumeti River area, and the remote northern Serengeti.

About Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is intertwined with the preservation of nature. In 1951, it was designated as a national park, and it was later expanded in the 1950s and 60s to encompass a broader area, ensuring the protection of its incredible biodiversity. The park’s conservation efforts, including anti-poaching measures, continue to this day, making it a global model for wildlife protection.

Birdlife in Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is not just a paradise for land animals; it’s also a haven for avian species. The park boasts an impressive variety of birdlife, with over 500 species recorded. From the striking secretary bird to the elegant martial eagle, birdwatchers can revel in the diversity of winged creatures. Resident and migratory birds make the Serengeti a rewarding destination for birdwatching enthusiasts.

What to Do


Game drives

Guided game drives in open 4×4 vehicles provide the opportunity to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and encounter the abundant wildlife. Game drives can be tailored to focus on specific interests, including predator tracking or birdwatching.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Experience the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife from above on a hot air balloon safari. This unique adventure offers a bird’s-eye view of the Serengeti and its wildlife, with the added thrill of drifting silently over the plains.

Cultural Encounters

Visit a Maasai village on the outskirts of the Serengeti to gain insights into the traditional Maasai way of life. Engage with the local community and learn about their customs, dances, and daily routines.

Walking Safaris

Led by experienced guides, walking safaris provide an intimate exploration of the park, allowing visitors to connect with nature on a more personal level. It’s an opportunity to observe smaller wildlife, tracks, and plant life up close.

Where to Stay


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