Serengeti National Park

Brief information about Serengeti National park

Serengeti National Park, a must-visit African gem. Famous for the Great Migration, see endless plains filled with wildebeest and zebras. This UNESCO site boasts rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes. Join Benson Safaris Tanzania for a memorable, eco-conscious safari, discovering the wonders of the Serengeti's diverse ecosystems and encountering the Big Five. Let us guide you through this cinematic wilderness, ensuring an unforgettable and responsible adventure amid the park's stunning and untamed beauty.

How to get to Serengeti National Park from Arusha

There are two routes from Arusha to Serengeti National Park. The first one is taking an engaging drive unveiling diverse landscapes and experience en route. Another one is opting for a swift domestic flight from Arusha airport to Seronera air strip in Northern Serengeti.

The drive from Arusha Town to Serengeti National Park typically takes around 7 to 8 hours, covering approximately 325 kilometers (200 miles). The exact duration can vary based on road conditions and specific entry points to the park.

The flight from Arusha Town to Seronera Airstrip in Serengeti National Park usually takes about 1 hour. However, flight durations can vary based on factors such as the specific airline, weather conditions, and the chosen flight route.


Serengeti National Park experiences a subtropical climate, with two distinct seasons: a dry season from June to October and a wet season from November to May. During the dry season, temperatures are warm and comfortable, with highs averaging around 28°C (82°F) and lows dropping to around 15°C (59°F) at night. The wet season is characterized by periodic heavy rainfall, which can cause flooding in some areas of the park. Temperatures during this season remain similar to those of the dry season, but the humidity is higher, which can make it feel hotter. Regardless of the season, it's important to bring layers of clothing to Serengeti National Park, as temperatures can vary widely between day and night.


Serengeti National Park, a wildlife haven, boasts the spectacular Great Migration, where herds of wildebeest and zebras traverse vast plains. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers diverse ecosystems, hosting the Big Five and a myriad of bird species. Iconic landscapes and thrilling safari experiences make it a must-visit destination in Africa.

The Great Wildebeest Migration​

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration stands as a captivating natural wonder in Tanzania. It is marked by the yearly migration of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores across the Serengeti and Mara ecosystem. This cyclical journey between Tanzania and Kenya spans extensive distances, showcasing stunning river crossings and intense predator-prey dynamics. Serengeti wildebeest migration is influenced by seasonal rainfall and grass abundance. Renowned globally as one of nature's most iconic and dramatic events, it attracts wildlife enthusiasts and photographers eager to witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon in the heart of Africa's wilderness with Benson Tanzania Safaris.

White Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) form major part of the “Great Migration”

Common zebra (Equus burchelli)

Thomson Gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii)

Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

The migration follow the same patterns every year when the weather patterns are normal.

Highest Concetration of Canivores

Serengeti National Park boasts Africa's densest carnivore population, hosting iconic big cats like lions, leopards, cheetahs, and spotted hyenas. Observing their hunting antics and territorial clashes is an exhilarating adventure. Plan your Serengeti visit for a wild experience.

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) are commonly sighted in Serengeti plains

Leopard (Panthera pardus) despite their solitary behavior are commonly seen in Serengeti.

Silver Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) are commonly seen in the park


Highest Concetration of Habivores

Serengeti is home to over 28 herbivore species, featuring buffalos, wildebeest, zebras, elands, hippos, and waterbucks. Witnessing these herbivores grazing across the vast plains is truly thrilling during game viewing.

Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

Elephants (Loxodonta africana)

Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibious) are abundant in rivers of Serengeti National Park

Grant Gazelle (Gazella granti) are commonly seen.

These species of Defassa waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) is commonly found near water bodies in the park

Klippsringers (Oreotragus oreotragus) are normally found on the rock outcrops (Kopjes) which characterize the park

Endangered Species

Serengeti is one of the last remaining sanctuary for critically endangered Black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) as well as endangered African hunting dog!

Endangered African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus)!

The black rhinoceros, also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, is one of the most critically endangered species in the world, and Serengeti National Park is one of the few remaining places where they can still be found.

Cultural & Historical Sites

The present signs which are still visible at famous Maasai Rock Painting, Gong rock and Ikoma ruins marks a special combination of game viewing and human history.

Gong rock in Moru Kopjes, Southern Serengeti

Scenic and Spectacular Landscapes

The vast scenic and unspoiled landscapes among others made this area recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With its vast plains, rolling hills and island of Kopjes increases the beauty of the park

Mara River through the park is one of the beautful natural feature especially when viewed from above.

Gol Kopjes Southern Serengeti; a magnificent landscapes of the park

Amazing things to do in Serengeti National Park

Explore the wonders of Serengeti National Park with Benson Tanzania Safaris. Engage in exhilarating game drives, witness the iconic Great Migration, and encounter the Big Five. Take to the skies on a magical hot air balloon ride, capture stunning moments on photographic safaris, and enjoy immersive cultural tours. Embark on walking safaris to connect with nature and relish bush meals under the African sun. The park’s diverse ecosystems offer endless opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts, ensuring an unforgettable and responsibly curated experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Serengeti National Park?

The best time to visit Serengeti National Park is during the dry season, from June to October. This is when the Great Migration is in full swing, and wildlife is more easily spotted.

What are the must-do activities in Serengeti National Park?

  • Witness the Great Migration
  • Embark on game drives
  • Explore the Lobo Valley
  • Ascend the Moru Kopjes
  • Take a hot air balloon safari

What animals can I see in Serengeti National Park?

The Serengeti National Park is home to a vast array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and many more.

How do I get to Serengeti National Park?

There are several ways to get to Serengeti National Park, including by plane, car, or bus. Benson Safaris can arrange transportation for you from various locations.

Where can I stay in Serengeti National Park?

There are a variety of accommodation options available in Serengeti National Park, from luxury lodges to tented camps. Benson Safaris can help you find the perfect accommodation for your needs.

How much does it cost to visit Serengeti National Park?

The cost of visiting Serengeti National Park varies depending on the time of year, your activities, and your accommodation. Benson Safaris can provide you with a personalized quote.

Do I need a visa to visit Tanzania?

Yes, most visitors to Tanzania will need a visa. Benson Safaris can assist you with the visa application process.

What vaccinations do I need to visit Tanzania?

There are several vaccinations recommended for travel to Tanzania, including yellow fever, hepatitis A, and typhoid. Please consult with your doctor to determine which vaccinations are right for you.

What should I pack for a trip to Serengeti National Park?

Here is a suggested packing list for a trip to Serengeti National Park: * Comfortable clothing for game drives * Warm clothing for evenings * Hats and sunscreen * Binoculars * Camera * Malaria medication (if prescribed by your doctor)

We hope this FAQ has been helpful. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Benson Safaris.

Thank you for choosing Benson Safaris for your Serengeti National Park adventure!