Top 10 Best Things To Do In Serengeti National Park In Tanzania
Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national park in Africa and offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. The park fits well into most people’s dream of an African safari with its abundant wildlife, vast golden plains dotted with thorny umbrella acacia trees, kopjes, and sausage trees, and its crocodile and hippos.
The Serengeti name derives from the Maasai phrase “siringet” which translates to “endless plains”. The Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania and is truly vast, covering an area of about 5,700 square miles (14,763 sq km).
Here are the Top 10 Best Things To Do In Serengeti National Park
1. Game Drives
Drive miles into the desert. You will be able to see the surrounding mountains and craters. While on the game drive, you can see wildebeests gathering. After driving for a while, you spot a lioness, lounging after her midday meal.
2.Witness The Great Wildebeest Migration
one of the main tourist attraction in Serengeti National Park is the wildebeest migration. Watching the wildebeest is the key and a top thing to do in Serengeti National Park.
The wildebeest are concentrated in the northern Ngorongoro Conservation Area and southern Serengeti area grazing and calving.
3. Visit a Maasai Village
Take a visit to the Masai land where you will be welcomed by the local Masai and learn about their customs, traditions, and lifestyle. You will be taken through different activities and these include a brief dancing ceremony, a visit to the village school, and the opportunity to purchase handicrafts produced by members of the village.
4. Experience a Night Game Drive
A night game drive allows you to get unique opportunity to spot a number of nocturnal animals, such as civets, bush babies, nightjars, and Aardvarks, and possibly even predators on the hunt.
Seeing new animals is definitely a highlight of the evening game drives, but the evening game drive also gives you the unique chance to see your surroundings from a very different perspective.
5. Visit the Moru Kopjes
Kopjes are interesting weathered gantic rock formations that rise out of the central Serengeti plains like little mountains. Islands in a sea of grass. These rock formations provide shade, small water pools, and a great vantage point for many animals, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs.
The Moru Kopjes are the most frequently visited kopjes and some kopjes contain African rock paintings done by Maasai cattle herders.
6. Get an Aerial View of the Serengeti
If you want a bird’s eye view of the Serengeti, you must get an ultimate way to see this magnificent space while spending an hour in a hot air balloon over the plains at dawn. Witness the sunrise over the “endless plains” and then come down to treetop level to view the animals before they seek cover to escape the heat of the day.
After you touch down again, you will be treated to a glass of your favourite drink and a full English style breakfast with your fellow ballon riders.
7. Visit The Olduvai Gorge
The gorge lies a few miles south of the Serengeti, and is famous for the human fossils discovered here by Mary Leakey a discovery that transformed our understanding of human evolution.
Walk down the gorge, and look at the footprints left by our ancestors 3.6 million years ago. Stop by the Olduvai Museum originally founded by Mary Leakey you will not regret visiting the site.
8. Explore The Retina Hippo Pool
A list of the top things to do in Serengeti National Park wouldn’t feel complete without mentioning the Retina Hippo Pool.
The hippopotamus looks like a gentle, lazy giant, but it is actually one of the most ferocious animals on the planet. At the Retina hippo pool, you can actually see the lazy side of the 200 odd hippos that call this water body home.
9. Visit And Tour The Seronera Rift Valley
It is worthwhile to explore the Seronera valley, which provides the best game drives and has the largest and the best animal gatherings in Serengeti National Park. The Seronera National Park is close to the tourist information Centre and you will commence your tour right from this Seronera valley. This makes it so interesting for the tourists.
10. Stay at a Camp or Lodge that Allows you to Hear the Wildlife at Night
Sleeping in a camp set off by itself where one can lay back and hear the chirping of the crickets, the cry of the African Fish Eagle, the rustling of the giant elephant, the “laughing” of the hyena, the yelping of the jackal, and the roar of the lions can be a magical part of the safari experience.
Another experience you may want to consider when choosing lodging is a bush dinner as these can be a fun way to watch the sunset and enjoy a meal under the stars near a roaring campfire.
My Conclusion about the top 10 best activities to do at Serengeti National Park
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