When visiting Tanzania, can one miss out on the once-in-a-lifetime experience you get at Serengeti National Park? This National Park is a fantastic tourist destination if you’re a fan of wildlife and Safaris. The vast park is home to thousands of animals and plants and has all kinds of vegetation.
Serengeti National Park opened in 1951 and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The park receives 350,000 visitors annually. The Tanzania National Parks Authority manages Tanzania’s oldest National Park, which is a major magnet for the state’s tourism sector.
Embarking on a safari journey is the most important thing to do in Serengeti National Park! The Park’s 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest, zebras, lions, and several Nile crocodiles are among Serengeti’s most renowned inhabitants. At the Serengeti Visitor Center, take a stroll along an educational circuit.
The Serengeti grasslands and plains are mostly made up of crystalline rocks that are barely discernible from the volcanic ash because they’re overlaid on them. The overlay also consists of numerous kopjes.
The Serengeti National Park has over 15,000 square kilometres of grassland plains, savanna, and woodlands. Because of the Serengeti’s minimal flora, wildlife watching is rather easy. In the north, it ranges from broad grass plains through savannahs to steep woodland grassland. There are numerous tiny rivers, lakes, and wetlands across the area.
The best months to visit Serengeti National Park are January to February or June to September, yet you should time your visit to coincide with the Great Migration. Most safari operators will have a clear sense of where the wildlife is going and when they might arrive. So your Safari instructor will take the burden of deciding when you should be in which part of the park and where you’ll come across the most wildlife herds.
Because of its greater height, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area has cooler weather. The rainiest months are April and May, and many cabins and campgrounds close for the period.
The Great Migration tends to move north in the summer and fall. This is mostly when the plains are alive with vibrant vegetation and lots of colorful flowers. The herd is most likely to be found near the Grumeti River in the summer months. The wet season in the park begins in the spring. Since the damp weather deters most travelers, you may anticipate lower pricing on trips and hotels in the springtime.
There are two rainfall seasons in Serengeti park. From the months of November to December, the “brief showers” bring the temperature in the range from 15°C to 27°C. Temperatures remain around 15°C to 27°C during the “long rains” season. This is the season between March to May. Tourists are likely to come across thunderstorms during the two “wet seasons.” The thunderstorms are usually in the afternoons, and the rain doesn’t last all day, so they can still travel during the other times of the day.
Because the Serengeti is such a large National Park, we advise spending at least four days exploring it and looking for animals. Book your tickets right away!