Serengeti Fly In Safari
Excludes flights & taxes
This Safari is excellent for guests who are short of time. The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world. An additional night can be added on (at extra cost)
Serengeti Fly In Safari
Detailed 4 night / 5 day Itinerary:
Morning flight from Arusha to the Serengeti. Representative will meet you at the local airstrip and transfer you by vehicle to your camp.
Serengeti Wilderness Camps are located inside the national park, and designed in the safari style of olde – simple, but comfortable with every need being taken care of. The camp comprises of maximum 12 tents, each comfortably furnished with great attention to detail. Quality linens, solar lighting, eco-friendly flush
toilet and shower en-suite all add to your comfortable stay.
Serengeti North Wilderness camp (open June to November)
This seasonal camp moves from Ndutu (in the south) during the calving season, to the North for the migration and river crossings. Our guides will take you to the best game viewing possible. Sometimes that may entail a long day in the vehicle, other days the game may be close by! Sumptuous meals are prepared by our friendly safari chefs, and are served in the dining tent, or directly under the stars.
Overnight at Serengeti North Wilderness Camp on a full board basis (all meals included).
Explore the Serengeti eco-system in our specially customised extended land cruisers, with enlarged windows and heightened roof to allow ease of photography and game-viewing, with plenty of room to stretch your legs. Our land cruisers have game viewing hatches that allow 360 degree views, and are equipped with a cooler box/ fridge and reference books on Tanzania’s parks.
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the Masai language, and more than 3 million large mammals abound within its borders. About 35 species of plains animals may be seen here, including the so-called “big seven” – buffalo,
elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, cheetah and African hunting dog. The black rhino population of the Serengeti has developed in recent years thanks to constant surveillance, but they are restricted to an inaccessible part of the park.
There is, of course, also a profusion of birdlife with over 500 species including bustards, cranes, eagles, herons, owls, storks, vultures and the bizarre, long-legged secretary birds.
But the most popular animals to be found here in greater abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopard may all be seen here along with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackals, wild cats, as well as servals.
Overnight at Serengeti North Wilderness Camp on a full board basis (all meals included)
We bid farewell to the camp staff, and transfer to the airstrip; allowing a little time for game viewing en route (you never know what you may see!)
Flight to Arusha, where you will take a transfer to Kilimanjaro airport, or onward to another safari!
The Migration Explained
The following should be used as a guideline; movement of wildlife depends on a great many aspects; but this helps to explain the seasonality of game viewing. Remember there is resident game throughout the year in the Serengeti / Ngorongoro eco-systems.
January, February and March
The big herds of wildebeest are generally in the southern plains of the Serengeti eco-system, calving takes place over approximately two weeks. Lots of predators, good visibility of game, mix of open plains and some woodland.
April and May
The herds start moving toward central Serengeti. This is typically the rainy season, however, game viewing is still excellent and there are some great discounts available at lodges and camps. It generally doesn’t rain all day. Photography is generally superb with moody skies and good depth of colour.
June, July and August
The wildebeest move from the central area and split to the west and north, continuing their trek toward the Mara River. River crossings may be seen in both the western corridor (Grumeti area) and north (Mara River) within the Serengeti.
September and October
Whilst some of the wildebeest successfully reach the Masai Mara, there are still hundreds of thousands remaining in the northern region of Serengeti, offering those with patience the chance to see river crossings (the Mara River runs through the Serengeti).
November and December
The big herds start to return from the north, to the southern plains, to start the whole process again!