There are few wildlife habitats on earth so unspoilt as the Serengeti National Park. It is wild, wonderful and spectacular. The friendly people, the Maasaai Mara is the mainstay of this ultimate wildlife destination in Africa. The Serengeti National Park has been the home of the Maasaai Mara people for many centuries and a visit to their villages are a must when you want to experience true African hospitality warmth.
Animals that can be encountered in the Serengeti National Park include Africa’s famous Big Five (leopard, elephant, lion, buffalo, rhinoceros), Thompson’s gazelle, klipspringer, impala, warthog, giraffe, roan antelope, lesser kudu, bushbuck, oryx, hartebeest, wild wildebeest, striped and spotted hyena, eland, African golden wolf, Honey badger, cheetah, serval, African wild dog and many more. For bird lovers the Serengeti National Park is one for the bucket list with more than 500 species of birds – Black crake, the Ashy starling, Ostrich, Hartlaub’s turaco, small finches, Ficher’s lovebird, red and yellow barbet to name but a few.
A spectacular annual wildlife event in the Serengeti National Park that shouldn’t be missed is the annual Great Wildebeest migration when the hooves of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200 000 zebra and a host of gazelle pound the plains of the Serengeti on their trek to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass.
There are plenty of lodges and camps in the Serengeti National Park and here is a list that you can check out:
Alex Walker’s Serian Kusini Camp
Alex Walker’s Serian Lamai Camp
Alex Walker’s Serian Serengeti North Camp
Alex Walker’s Serian Serengeti South Camp
Grumeti Serengeti Tented camp
Lemala Kuria Hills
Lemala Mara Tented Camp
Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp
One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti
Serengeti National Park Entrance Fees – Charged Per Person Per Day:
Non East African Adults. $60 US
Non East African Children (aged between 5 and 15) $30 US
Non East African Children (aged below 5 years) Free
East African Adults. $30 US
East African Children (aged between 5 and 15) $10 US
East African Children (aged below 5 years) Free
Serengeti National Park Vehicle Permit Fees – Charged Per Vehicle Per Day:
Tare weight maximum 2000 kg $40 US
Tare weight between 2001 – 3000 kg $150 US
A visit to the Serengeti National Park is well worth your time and trouble.