TANZANIA SELFDRIVE SAFARIS
Serengeti National Park Tanzania
The Serengeti in Tanzania has the most spectacular and is one of the most famous parks in Africa. It is known for wildlife and classic African scenery. It is Tanzania’s oldest park. It is home to the spectacular wildebeest migration and offers top-class wildlife viewing throughout the year.
The primary reason to visit Serengeti National Park is to witness The Great Migration. Considered one of the world’s largest animal migrations, The Great Migration involves more than one million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and a variety of other animals traversing the Serengeti annually in search of food and breeding grounds. The Serengeti has over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size
SERENGETI ATTRACTION FOR SELF DRIVE
Naabi Hill (Eastern Serengeti)
Naabi Hill serves as Serengeti National Park’s main entrance. After paying your entrance fee (or stopping so your safari guide can fill out paperwork), you can stretch your legs on Naabi Hill’s walking trail, which offers some of the best views of the Serengeti. This acacia-covered hill also acts as the home base for a pride of lions and welcomes millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles during their annual Great Migration to Eastern Serengeti to breed and find food.
&Beyond Klein’s Camp
Enchanting, relaxing, and quiet: &Beyond Klein’s Camp is an unaffected paradise, located in a remote corner of the Serengeti. Discover this area by safari vehicle (also by night) or on foot – and be sure you take time to meet the local Maasai residents.
Four Seasons Serengeti
Indulge yourself with great game drives, spa treatments, a cocktail bar with the best possible views, a gourmet food experience as well as many excursions options and more. Get ready for an immersive safari experience at the Four Seasons Serengeti.
One Nature Nyaruswiga
Where all the splendors of the Serengeti come together – lush land, wildlife and opulent accommodation – is an exclusive lodge. A warm place for families, couples and groups, and perfect for everlasting memories: welcome to One Nature Nyaruswiga.
Retine Hippo Pool
You’re bound to stumble across hippos at other Serengeti watering holes, but nothing can compare to the spectacle of the Retina Hippo Pool in Central Serengeti. Situated where the Seronera and Orangi rivers converge, the Retina Hippo Pool consists of a deep puddle of water with roughly 200 sloshing, playing hippos.
Some former visitors noted that the smell can be somewhat overwhelming – they are animals, after all – but that’s hardly a deterrent. You’ll see plenty of hippos (and possibly some herons and Nile crocodiles) to snap photos of, but remember that these creatures are very large and very dangeous, so it’s best to keep your distance. Also, consider visiting during the dry season (between July and November) when more hippos are exposed due to the pool’s lower water levels.
Lobo Valley (Northern Serengeti)
a trip to the Lobo Valley should be at the top of your list. It was this sprawling area that American conservationist Stewart White described as a “paradise” back in 1913. Along with the Seronera Valley, the Lobo Valley is one of the only places in the park where all three big cats – lions, cheetahs and leopards – roam. Giraffes, elephants and baboons are also regulars in the Lobo Valley, and from July through November, millions of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras come to the area during The Great Migration.
Though a few species stay in the area year-round, Northern Serengeti’s animal population typically thins during the wet season, so it’s best to visit in the dry season when animals travel north as part of The Great Migration. The Lobo Valley is also a more affordable spot to catch a glimpse of this famous migration, thanks to cheaper rates at area accommodations.
Getting to the Lobo Valley, which sits at the southeastern edge of Northern Serengeti, will require driving, taking a safari tour or flying into the nearby Lobo airstrip. A few lodges and campsites are available within the area.