Serengeti National Park
We are guided by B2B Safaris.
A stop to the Olduvai Gorge is a must for anyone touring this area of Africa.
A game drive on the Serengeti would end for the night at one of the safari camps that could have you sleeping in a luxury tent where you can enjoy an outdoor shower among other amenities.
If you opt for an evening game drive, you may even get to see the elusive and nocturnal leopards.
In addition to the Big 5, the Serengeti also offers you the chance to see zebras, hippos, birds, and two types of monkey.
Our Personal Experience of Serengeti
We spend 4 days in Serengeti in September, just before the raining season.
After our half day at the Ngonrogoro crater, we head for Serengeti National Park. The landscape gradually changes to become a very wide plain dotted with large round shaped boulders. We are luck, it has been raining a bit since a few days and the grass is taking some nice green shades.
On the way to our camp, we are luck to see a lioness a few meters from the road and group of female elephants and a baby.
Our camp is famous for being close enough to lions at night so that we can hear their low roars. Also they never come to the camp because it’s quite busy with tourists. However in some other more remote and basic camps in the north of Serengeti near Masai Mara, we heard stories of lions visiting camps.
The kitchen and dining areas is are safely protected behind metallic wire walls and doors.
We wake up at dawn and the sun is starting to rise while we eat a delicious continental breakfast with milk, toasts, cereals, Spanish omelet, samosas, coffee, hot chocolate and tea.
We then start our morning jeep safari and we see a lot of impalas, zebras a wildebeast.
We also get close to a rare long ear fox.
We then approach a lion with it’s family composed of a few lioness and young lions. They look skinny and probably didn’t eat since many days. They dring from a nearby water point and then look at some relatively distant zebras, probably hoping for a meal.
We spot some beautiful birds, including a rare black and red hornbill.
The sunset over Serengeti landscape is spectacular with shades of red a blue on the hills and beautiful trees lighten up by the evening light.
Today we head to the north of Serengeti National park. There is a small migration of wildebeest going on with thousands and thousands of animals running wild.
There is a hunt going in the distance with lions chasing zebras.
The next day we’ll see the remains of a zebra being eaten by hyenas while the balloon safari pass in the distaance.
We see a group vervet monkeys with blue balls close up, only a few meters away.
Then for sunset we went to the hippo pool where dozens of hippos were bathing in smelly waters. The yawning of hippos is a spectacular sight for their huge mouths and big teeth.
We start the jeep safari before dawn this time and are rewarded by a spectacular sunrise over the plains of Seregenti with wildebeest and zebras constrating against the sun.
We see some beautiful hornbills on the side of the road on a termite mound.
Before sunset, our guide spots a leopard lying on the branch of a distant tree.
Some tourist were more lucky and photographed the rare sight of a lion kill of an impala.
Serengeti National Park Maps
Map of Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park Migration map. Click to zoom in.
Serengeti Satellite Map, Click to enlarge.
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