Called “the land that moves forever” by the Maasai people, the Serengeti is one of the world’s largest ecosystems. With so much to experience, get ready to be captivated by the Serengeti’s vast plains that perfectly represent The Circle of Life.
Part of a protected area in Africa, the Serengeti is home to thousands of animals. Unfortunately, many of these unique and fascinating creatures are on the endangered list, meaning the Serengeti is a crucial ecosystem, and caring for it is critical. Tourism is a massive aspect of protecting the wildlife here, as it helps fund the protection of specific areas and environments. Africa’s big five (lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffalo, and rhinoceroses) are huge attractions for tourists, and it’s worth travelling the distance to catch a glimpse of them!
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June or July to witness the Wildebeest Migration. Avoid March, April, and May, as these are the peak months of the wet season!
Everything You Need to Know About the Wet and Dry Seasons
Due to covering two hemispheres, Africa’s climate bounces between two extremes. Unlike other places in the world, Africa does not follow the traditional seasons seen around the globe. Instead, they have wet and dry seasons, and their timing differs from region to region. For Serengeti, it has a long and short wet season. The wet seasons occur between November and December (short) and March to May (long). All other months are part of the “dry season,” with pleasant temperatures between June to August, which warm up as you approach September. July’s climate is warm and enjoyable without the dryness that you’ll need to expect if you hope to travel in September, and the animals tend to be easiest to spot around this time, too.
Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only active volcano in the region, fertilizes the Serengeti’s plains in the rainy seasons. Ash is spouted from the volcano that then turns into a calcium-rich, cement-like substance once it rains.
Stay in One of the Many Hotels and Lodges
Dreamy hotels are in abundance in the Serengeti. But to push your experience further, try to book a room at Four Seasons Safari Lodge! The local chef is brilliant at what he does, and the food is just as outstanding. The hotel will leave you feeling like royalty with its beautiful scenery, incredible facilities, and unmatched service. Perhaps the most influencing reason to stay here is the infinity pool that overlooks a watering hole. Elephants visit here to drink their fill and cool down in the waters, and you can enjoy this spectacular event while lazing in the pool!
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the largest and oldest globally and has been unchanged for over a million years.
Experience the Serengeti Through Safari Experiences and Day Tours
A considerable influence for people looking to travel to Africa is the many safari experiences! From day trips to week-long adventures, there are many opportunities for people hoping to observe the wildlife here. The tours are overwhelming in the best way possible, and the tour guides are always superb at what they do. Your tour guide will strive to make sure you get to see as many animals as possible, and they’re always highly knowledgeable in their field. However, if you want a more luxurious form of travel, you could always try one of the many hot-air balloon safaris in the area!
Night drives are the perfect time to see predators in action; however, many parks do not allow them to avoid interrupting predators that depend on silence and sight.
Witness One of the Seven Wonders of Africa
Also known as the endless plains, the Serengeti spans between Tanzania and Kenya. The majority of Serengeti resides within Tanzania, with the continued section in Kenya known as the Maasai Mara. This plain is where the Serengeti Migration takes place, one of the Seven Wonders of Africa! Starting in the south of the Serengeti, roughly two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle embark on a journey north to the Maasai Mara following the drought that begins in May. The migration is not without risk, as the herd must cross crocodile laced rivers, and their newborn calves are under constant threat from Africa’s big cats hoping to catch an easy meal. Often referred to as the perfect representation of the circle of life, the migration is an unmissable spectacle.
Researchers often attribute the success of the Serengeti ecosystem to the Maasai community. This is because the Maasai have lived side-by-side with the animals and the environment for many years!
Find Yourself in the African Wilderness
The sunny climate, vibrant people, and rare animals that call Africa home add to the richness of this part of the world. Being outside in nature will feed your soul and remind you of just how brutal yet beautiful life can be. If you choose to travel here, you’ll have the chance to witness the circle of life in its most raw state while enjoying the comforts of modern life. A truly breathtaking experience that we hope everyone will get to experience at least once in their lifetime!