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Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is certainly Tanzania’s most famous and visited park. Established in 1951 it is also Tanzania’s oldest national park. Measuring around 14,763 km² or 5700 miles², it is over six times the size of its contiguous park in Kenya – the Masai Mara .  The Serengeti and Masai Mara are very similar in terr... ...

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Sep 22, 2016   |   Visited: Sep 2016.
My first time to Africa (Kenya/Tanzania) was an amazing experience. Because of the careful thorough planning of Maasai Wanderings to every detail, everything went smoothly from start to finish. Each camp was luxurious, (Kaskaz, Naona Maru, Plantation Lodge and Nimali). The food scrumptious! The service and ALL the staff at each camp were pleasant, helpful and an ab... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 20, 2016   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
It is such a nice place to visit all year round. The only place to witness the annual wildebeest migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet. Sometimes it is being referred to as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth', the Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately 2 million wildebeest throughout t... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 17, 2016   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
I've been in safari for almost five times but I see the Serengeti as marvelous and magic destination in the world for wildlife and game drives. When you're in Serengeti, you will see all animals. Between July to August last year we had been in Northern Serengeti where the migration was, and we saw wildebeest, zebra, topi, Hartebeest, eland, antelope, hyena, varieti... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 09, 2016   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
Probably one of our favorite destinations in Africa. In one word, perfection! The entire Serengeti experience blew us away and always does, from start to finish. Everything from the landing strip when we arrived to amazing wildlife we were able to see.

If you are able, make sure you visit the Serengeti during The Great Migration. This is a natural world wonder t... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 01, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
We really had a wonderful safari to Serengeti. We enjoyed all the incredible animals, getting to see the big five plus numerous others. Everything, including the wonderful Serena hotels & Sopa Lodges and knowledgeable drivers with excellent driving skills, met our expectations. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 15, 2016   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
We had been in Serengeti for 5 days and 4 nights with the different groups of clients from America, Europe, Asia and Australia, in five days we able to see the best endless plains national park in the world

When you're in the Serengeti you will see great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongon... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 19, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2013.
The father and son Grzimek made this film. Still you sometimes see it on tv. And please let it never die. I can only say this trip is so exiting, more and more that I ever expect. My guide knows on my many questions answers or show it to me. Tomorrow I am going on a hot air balloon ride.
This is my first trip to the Serengeti but not my last! read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 16, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Serengeti, means endless plains and it is, but there's so much to see. There's the wildlife, the kopjes. This year, 2015, we saw so many lions, zebra, elephants, cheetahs, buffalo, giraffe, and three times we saw a leopard.
I learned how to find a leopard in the tree. Look if you see anything in the tree that is strange and yes there is a leg that makes the tree ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 21, 2015   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
Many people do not know that in the Serengeti, there are more than 100 diverse varieties of dung beetle. Nearby are similarly 500+ bird types, comparable giant ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the exposed savannah, to the black eagles which make the park to be amongst the greatest and glowing acknowledged since of its ordinary of landless, diversities of flo... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 18, 2015   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
I was so lucky to be able to finally get to Tanzania. I've done much of southern Africa and have wanted to see this park for some time. I went in early June, which I found to be a particularly good time: it was just after the rainy season but before the next high season. Loved how green it was and seeing the wildebeest in rut. I am a vegetarian and was pleased with... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 21, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2015.
Your stay in the Serengeti can be an incomparable wildlife experience. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers, equal in size to Northern Ireland, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest park, and one of the world's last great wildlife refuges. This is where the famous migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and thousands of zebra take place.... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 19, 2015   |   Visited: Mar 2014.
Many people do not know that in the Serengeti, there are 100 different varieties of dung beetle. There are also 500+ bird species, like big ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles which make the park to be among the best and well known because of its natural of landless, varieties of flora and fauna and allowing wildlife game v... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 27, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Serengeti is the best national park overall in Africa. The landscape is an endless plain that's full of wild animals. This is the land of lions and big predators (leopard, cheetah etc.), the Great Migration huge herds move all the year following the rains. If you are lucky you can see a crossing on the Mara River or wildebeest giving birth in Ndutu area.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 06, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2004.
I had the pleasure of a camping safari in the Serengeti leaving out of Arusha. For an animal lover like myself, it was an absolutely stunning experience. Our tour also included the Ngorongoro Crater. We saw the big 5 and so much more. Animals in every direction of the grasslands, cheetahs on the hunt, a fully mature male lion feeding on his recent kill a few me... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 15, 2015   |   Visited: May 2010.
I loved the four days I spent in the Serengeti, plus the fifth day I spent attending a wedding that overlooked the Serengeti plains. It was so interesting to hear the wildebeest as they were in rut. They were so noisy and thin, which I was told is normal for May. I would love to return during different times of the year to see how it changes.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jan 05, 2015   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
Coming from Lake Manyara National Park and passing through Ngorongoro to Serengeti was a very enjoyable Safari. We arrived quite late in Serengeti and this was because we were doing game drive as moving to the Central Part of Serengeti. We reached at Katikati Tented Camp which is owned by Wilderness Camps, very beautiful tented Camp. We went straight to refresh and... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 10, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2014.
When you go for a game drive in the Serengeti, lions are the wildlife and you do not worry of looking for as they are in all the corners of the park.
Namiri Plains is less-visited than central and Grumeti area. And now we have very nice camp know as Namiri pains run by Asilia lodges. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 03, 2014   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
We see almost all of the of big cats in the world (cheetahs, lions, leopards, wild cats…). Fantastic landscape. Serengeti Kati Kati Tented camp offers the best services. Many different species of mammals can be spotted during game drives, elephant, buffalo, giraffes, antelopes… hippo and crocodile can also be found. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 09, 2014   |   Visited: Aug 2009.
When I was still working in East Africa as a tour leader, people often asked me if it doesn’t become boring, all these times driving through the serengeti with the same wildlife again and again and again. I was always surprised! How could the plains of the Serengeti dotted with wildebeests ever bore me? How could I get bored watching a baby elephant running through... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 01, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2007.
Years ago I once took a balloon ride over the Serengeti. Really an experience I would not want to have missed in my life. The sound of the burners, the wind in your hair and the absolute fantastic view (and those years were enough to make me forget how incredible cold it was, if you go on balloon safari, please carry a sweater!!! And a good one!) are something I co... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 18, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
The Serengeti is, without a shadow of a doubt, the crown jewel of Tanzania. Its vast, open plains are exactly what one pictures when they think of safaris. Central Serengeti almost always guarantees animal-spotting and who can resist seeing the wildebeest cross the Mara River in the north?
There's really not a bad time of year to visit. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 17, 2014   |   Visited: Mar 2014.
The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater were our two favourite places on safari. We thoroughly enjoyed our game drives here and hope we're able to return again one day. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 16, 2014   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
We could have spent more time in the Serengeti. Every game drive was enjoyable and we were able to see so many big cats. The lions were my favourite. Def want to return. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 12, 2014   |   Visited: Mar 2014.
I call the Serengeti LIONS KINGDOM PARK, coz of what you will see in the park. The western corridor of Serengeti is where you shall see the climbing lions--they really do climb trees. As you drive past the Kirawira camp its just amazing game of the lions and other wildlife even by the Grumeti River where you will see crocodiles.
In the main central park close or p... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 28, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2013.
The most intimate encounter with wildlife of Serengeti and the migration will come from the exploration inside a safari jeep. If you are looking at watching the wildebeest and other animals crossing the river, then you will need to plan on having patience. The animals may graze for hours and days on end before taking the swim across the river.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 28, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2013.
Serengeti national park is the oldest game reserve in Tanzania. It is a home for the spectacular wildebeest migration. Every year,over 2.5 million wildebeest and zebras migrate from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in their quest for green grasses.

You can also view the big five but rhino are rare. It is the most beautiful place. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 04, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2010.
What can I say about this park? I LOVED it! It is very similar to the Masai Mara, only much more open and less crowded. That said, when our driver did spot a cheetah hunting, he promptly radioed to the other drivers and, before I knew it, this poor female cheetah, with three fuzzy cubs to feed, was surrounded by no less than EIGHT jeeps. I asked the guide how many ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 14, 2014   |   Visited: Nov 2011.
Amazing to see the open plains with tens of thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra. Visited during the rainy season. Benefit was fewer crowds at some the key viewing spots. Downside was taller grass that made it more difficult to see some of the animals. Saw a pride of lions with a male, two females and 3 cubs, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo. What stuck with me th... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 07, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2010.
True to their name are these vast plains of the Serengeti that the local people call Siringet - endless land.

This is a park that I found excellent for a game drive. Most of the savanna is without trees and the grazers here move in massive herds, something I have not seen anywhere else. Then there is the occasional drama of the grazers versus their predators. I... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 23, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 2011.
The Serengeti is a huge park and part of the famous Great Migration. It is perfect for wildlife photography and offers the following highlights:

The endless Great Plains
The Great Migration of the big herds
The calving of the wildebeest herds
The Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy as part of the Serengeti
Excellent Big 5 sightings
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 18, 2013   |   Visited: Oct 2012.
I was fortunate enough to spend nearly a full week in the Serengeti. I was there in October and got to cross into Kenya alongside thousands, literally, of ungulates as they made their annual migration. During our time in the bush, we saw several kills and some of the cutest lion cubs...ever. Only saw one leopard which was a bit of a downer. It was also very crowded... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 17, 2013   |   Visited: May 2010.
I had the pleasure of attending a friend's wedding in Tanzania in 2010. Part of the wedding festivities was a safari in the Serengeti. Amazing and breathtaking do not begin to describe the experience. One of the highlights was the Wildebeest migration. The organization to move thousands of animals was an impressive sight. As an elephant lover, I enjoyed watching a ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 10, 2013   |   Visited: May 2010.
This was a lifetime experience and I feel proud to have done it! The trip was organised as part of a family wedding safari where we went out exploring for the first 5-6 days. We stayed at the Mbalageti Safari Lodge located in the Western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. One of the main attractions was the migration of the wildebeests which we saw at sunrise... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 04, 2013   |   Visited: May 2010.
After experiencing Serengeti National Park's vast size, varied scenery and amount of wild life, Yellowstone Park, in comparison, is no more than my back yard. Our outfitter was a professional yet personal outfitting company with very experienced guides that never tire of giving people the best experience of their life.
The lodging at Mbalageti was first class and ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 02, 2013   |   Visited: Jun 2012.
The Serengeti National Park offers a truly unique experience - there's quite literally something to see at every turn.

We visited the park in June, and traveled from the beautiful Mbalageti Safari Camp to the (slightly clichéd) Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

I have never seen so much game in my life. Within moments of entering the park we saw a cheetah chas... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 01, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 2009.
I would have to say that this is the best adventure, the best safari I have ever had and trust me I have been to places.
What the Serengeti brings to the world is a simply wonderful small little slice of a variety of animals in large quantities. As a world heritage site you can expect the best and the best is what I got. I had the opportunity to see different ani... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Aug 30, 2013   |   Visited: Jul 2012.
On television nobody even attempts to make the Serengeti look believable; aerial shots of a million wildebeest, a hyena that sounds like Whoopi Goldberg, lions attacking elephants. Meaning “endless plains” in local Swahili, the Serengeti is a freak of nature. Nowhere else in the world does the grass grow so quickly and abundantly says my guide. Even at the entrance... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 28, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2009.
We had a great experience in the Serengeti, though I'm still a bit miffed by their exorbitant prices compared with the rest of...you know...THE WORLD.
This is a bit of a difficult place to do a self-drive (I don't think they like it due to lost tour/guide money - understandable), but it CAN be done.
We drove through Ngorongoro and the Serengeti, and it was silly.... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 15, 2013   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
Having been on several safaris I would say when it comes to choosing an idyllic safari location the Serengeti is the park of all parks. When I first arrived here I could not get over how vast this place is. It makes me happy that there are still some places left for animals to roam freely in an abundance of nature.

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Safari suitability: 10 / 10
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