"The Serengeti is the mother of all safari parks. Stomping ground of the Great Migration and home to the highest concentration of predators in Africa, the Serengeti is the most famous game-viewing park in Africa.”

- Philip Briggs

The Serengeti

The famous ‘northern circuit’ is home to Stomping ground of the 2 million strong Great Migration and home to the highest concentration of predators in Africa, Serengeti National Park is one of those rare places that exceeds your imagination.

The Serengeti is the Africa that we all have in our minds – endless grass plains stretching as far as the horizon, punctuated only by the odd flat-topped acacia tree.

The concentration of game here is truly phenomenal. This is Big Five game viewing territory, in an authentic environment with no fences and little interruption from man – the huge herds following ancient migration routes embedded in their genes.

However, the Serengeti is far more than just a Great Migration park. There is a very good argument that, even if you took the great herds out of the Serengeti, you would still have the finest safari park in Africa.

The Serengeti’s immense natural beauty has its drawbacks, with certain times of year and certain areas being honeypots for tourist attention. However, when one part is busy, another is quiet – there is always a part of the Serengeti you can make your own. A genuine contender for the best wildlife experience in the world.

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'SHOULDER' DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. The migration will be generally located within the southern regions of the Serengeti ecosystem during this period.

This period coincides with the birth of many young calves and is, therefore, is justly known as the calving season.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'SHOULDER' DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. The migration will be generally located within the southern regions of the Serengeti ecosystem during this period.

This period coincides with the birth of many young calves and is, therefore, is justly known as the calving season.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT' RAINS

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit.

The migration will start moving back towards the Southern Plains of the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. Given the distance involved, we tend to see a more ‘fragmented’ movement.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT' RAINS

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit.

The migration will start moving back towards the Southern Plains of the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. Given the distance involved, we tend to see a more ‘fragmented’ movement.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

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