Tanzania’s lush and expansive land is what all travelers will think of and imagine while planning a safari to Africa, Hitch-A-Hike adventurers safari are your gateway to the extraordinary safari vacation in the heart of what is regarded as the wonders of the world as millions of wildlife Migration Safari across from the Serengeti eco-system to the Masai Mara ecosystem through the Mara River.
Located 208 miles from Arusha in Northern Tanzania, the Serengeti ecosystem is best known for being a natural habitat for a wide number of animals and the highest concentration of mammals in the world. It is famously known for the wildebeest alongside featured with lions, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, cheetah, hyena, hippo, and about 518 bird species. Masai Mara is one of the most spectacular places to visit on Africa’s safari. It regularly receives rainfall which is ideal for vegetation growth that attracts a large number of herbivores including the wildebeest and others. These herbivores are preyed on by carnivores in the park; lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, and this makes it easy to spot a variety of wildlife in Masai Mara national reserve. Other animal species in the park are elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, zebra, and about 500 bird species.
There is a lot of miss conception surrounding the annual wildebeest migration however according to the annual wildebeest hard tracker information the migration is entirely sparked by the rains and the green grass and this has led to the formation of what is called the circle of life for the wildebeest.
July –October river crossing
July is quite a tricky month to tell as rains may come early or later in the month and this has made July a very un predicable month to witness the wildebeest migration but from Mid-August is usually close to a guarantee as the rains would have kicked in the masai Mara plains and the Serengeti plains would be dry and all the green grass would have been mulched all by the millions of wildlife in the area.
Flights from Arusha to Serengeti National Park
The favoured route for a Serengeti fly-in safari is by flying from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK). All flights are operated by local airlines such as Air Excel, Coastal Aviation or Regional Air. Once landed at the airstrip, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to your final destination where a cold drink will be ready and waiting (please allow another 45 minutes to 2 hours for road transfer – depending on the chosen lodge).
It is also possible to fly from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) or Wilson Airport (WIL) directly to one of Serengeti’s airstrips. When travelling from the Lake Victoria area, the favoured airport is Mwanza Airport (MWZ). There are also direct flights from the Serengeti.
How long do I need to spend in Serengeti National Park?
In order to have the best out of the Serengeti safari one needs to spend at least 4 nights in the park separating it between the southern Serengeti and the central Serengeti more especially the Seronera valley and the Ndutu plains where the bigger concentration of wildlife is seen during the rainy season of January to March.
Lemala Nanyukie lodge
The 15 luxurious guest tents (13 standard suites + 1 x 2 bedroomed suite) are spaced well apart for maximum privacy—five have extra day beds so triples can be accommodated, and the two-bedroom one is perfect for families or friends. Features include an oversized bed, spacious lounge, and generous bathroom with double vanity, shower and free-standing bathtub. The delightful wooden deck has sunken seating, outdoor shower and stunning corner plunge pool with views directly across the Serengeti’s magnificent grasslands.
Serengeti Serena safari lodge
Beautiful settings in Tanzania, Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, the African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds.
Serengeti is a wildlife paradise in Tanzania and knowing when to go is really important and below is a quick guide
February to March-Wildebeest calving season
This is an extraordinary to be in Serengeti as the wildebeest are giving birth in the presence of the predators and this is an action packed activity as the predators are seen hunting the newly born wildebeest calves.
August to October –River crossing
Here the wildebeest move from southern Serengeti after giving birth to the masai mara national river and this is a must see as the wildebeest cross the mara river in the presence of the huge Nile crocodiles.