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 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.
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.
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, hyena, 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.
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 acre Mwiba Wildlife Reserve with its freshwater springs and painted caves is also a favorite. The 98,000 acres of untouched wilderness in the Lamai 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. Book your Serengeti National Park safari today!