The famed Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s most valued treasure, its oldest and most popular national park. Home to the white bearded wildebeest, this UNESCO World Heritage Site extends into Kenya where it becomes the Masai Mara. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an ideal backdrop for the abundant wildlife. The Serengeti National Park houses the world’s highest concentration of large mammals, as well as over 2,500 lions. Experience all this grandeur with a luxury Serengeti safari from Ker & Downey. 

The Serengeti’s Breathtaking Landscapes

The Serengeti’s golden savannahs stretch as far as the eye can see. These iconic grasslands under the endless Tanzanian sky create a panorama of awe-inspiring beauty. As the gentle breeze whispers through the tall grass, you’ll feel the untamed spirit of Africa come alive.

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The most characteristic feature of the Serengeti’s landscape are the kopjes. These small, rocky, and often isolated hills are scattered across the plains, and they provide the perfect lookout point for predators. 

As the day draws to a close, the Serengeti becomes a stage for the most beautiful of sunsets. The sky is set ablaze with the most breathtaking colors, as the sun disappears over the horizon, leaving behind a canvas of oranges, pinks, and purples. It is a truly mesmerizing experience and a reminder of the natural beauty that awaits you in the heart of Tanzania.

Witnessing the Great Migration

Every year, the Serengeti National Park plays host to one of the most life-changing spectacles in the world: the Great Migration. During this time, millions of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle cross the Grumeti and Mara Rivers in search of greener pastures, following an instinctual ancient rhythm of survival and conquest. This is a sight that easily tops the bucket lists of many travelers and never seems to disappoint. 

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Calving Season in the Serengeti

Another can’t miss of the Serengeti National Park is calving season, when 8,000 wildebeest are born daily in January and February. Nothing compares to seeing a baby wildebeest take off running just minutes after being born. This is also when the highest concentrations of lion, leopards, hyenas, and cheetah arrive, searching for their next meal. Don’t be fooled though. An easy kill is not always guaranteed, especially given the female wildebeest’s instincts to barricade their young from approaching predators. 

A luxury Tanzania safari is the perfect way to experience the Great Migration and Calving Season in style. Enjoy the finest cuisine, spa treatments, and personalized service as you witness this incredible event. 

Serengeti Safari on Private Lands

Bordering the plains of the Serengeti National Park are various pockets of secluded private reserves. Among Ker & Downey’s favorites are the Grumeti Reserves, where 340,000 acres of land stretches on to the horizon. The 126,000 Mwiba Wildlife Reserve with its freshwater springs and painted caves is also a favorite. The 98,000 acres of untouched wilderness in the Lamar Triangle is also famed for its excellent year-round resident game. 

Meanwhile, the isolated Soit Le Motonyi in the east remains one of the few truly wild and untouched places left in the park. Closed to tourism for almost two decades to protect its fragile cheetah breeding grounds, this region might now be the best place in the Serengeti to see big cats undisturbed in their natural habitat. Popular as a Serengeti luxury safari might be, Ker & Downey continues to find corners within its vastness that allow for peace and quiet as you explore the wildlife at your own pace, from Lake Masek to the Hidden Valley and Moru Kopjes to Lobo in the north. 

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Luxurious Safari Experiences

Experience the ultimate in luxury safari, where the wild meets breathtaking opulence. Revel in the lap of luxury amidst the raw beauty of the Serengeti. Luxurious tented camps and eco-friendly lodges offer a seamless blend of modern amenities and the natural world. These havens of comfort provide an immersive safari experience, allowing you to embrace the wonders of Africa without sacrificing relaxation. Expect unparalleled comfort and service, with highly trained safari guides and staff attending to your every need.

Dine on local dishes that showcase the best of Africa’s flavors from world-class chefs. Relax and rejuvenate with spa treatments that draw on ancient African traditions and the healing power of the continent’s natural ingredients. Every aspect of your safari is carefully considered to ensure that your comfort and indulgence are our top priority.

Enjoy thrilling game drives from the comfort of custom-designed safari vehicles—perfectly suited for uninterrupted wildlife viewing. These expeditions strike the perfect balance between adventure and indulgence, allowing you to witness the marvels of nature without sacrificing luxury. 

Our Top Five Serengeti Safari Properties

Mwiba Lodge Serengeti Safari Tanzania
Mwiba Wildlife Reserve

Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba Lodge is located in the southern greater Serengeti ecosystem and is exquisite with lush botanicals, varied wildlife, and 33 freshwater springs. Double suites are elegantly decorated with linen sofas, ornately carved wood tables, natural suedes, tans, textured creams, and accents of black and charcoal. Rooms flow from one to the other and feature decks that look out onto the landscape.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge Tanzania Serengeti Safari
Singita Grumeti Reserve

Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is pure luxury with exquisite views of the plains from every location. The luxury cottages and family villa are built in the style of an Edwardian manor house, with each cottage featuring a private infinity pool overlooking the plains. Bedrooms are richly appointed with traditional African influences working alongside imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furnishings to create a romantic and elegant atmosphere. Four poster beds, crisp luxury linens, and a cozy fireplace are among the lavish comforts in the en suite abodes. 

Namiri Plains Serengeti Tanzania Safari
Serengeti National Park

Namiri Plains

Named after the Swahili word for “big cat,” Namiri Plains in Tanzania is truly where the big cats roam. This acclaimed luxury Serengeti tented camp is the perfect location for real safari enthusiasts who are looking for an untouched, intense wildlife experience. Tents are equipped with en suite bathrooms with flush toilets, snug beds, solar power, a well-stocked bar, and 360-degree views of the surrounding wildlife-rich plains. 

Nomad Lamai Serengeti Tanzania Safari
Serengeti National Park

Nomad Lamai

Nestled in the majestic hills of the northern Serengeti in the Wogakuria Kopjes, Nomad Lamai Serengeti offers an unparalleled safari experience, seamlessly blending luxury with the wild African landscape. Each suite is designed and positioned to provide breathtaking views of the sweeping plains. Constructed with natural materials, each suite offers a private sanctuary in the Serengeti. 

Elephants Tanzania Serengeti Safari
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Bushtops

Unparalleled comfort meets the untamed beauty of the Serengeti at Serengeti Bishops. Located in the heart of one of the world's most renowned wildlife reserves, the cam offers an exclusive sanctuary amidst the wonders of natures. Each tent is meticulously designed to provide an oasis of comfort and style with king-size beads, plush seating areas, and traditional African elements. Large private decks with hot tubs are positioned to take in the panoramic views of the Serengeti. 

A Tanzania Safari with Ker & Downey

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