Know more About Serengeti Safari
The Serengeti could be the mecca of all national reserves. It’s certainly no wonder that this area is a national treasure and is situated on the border of Kenya. It is popular not for its natural wonders but for its top-quality accommodation facilities and of course, safari tours. Well, here are 10 things that you need to know about the Serengeti safaris.
Spotting the Big Five
The Big Five include Africa’s most iconic animals: the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant. Now avid travelers hunt these stunning animals with loaded cameras and binoculars.
When on your Serengeti safaris, you would oftentimes travel with a tasty packed lunch. This lets you continue your game drive for the entire day, instead of returning to your camp or lodge.
Tented camps are many on the Serengeti and they provide an excellent blend between having the luxury of a hotel and being out in the wilds.
Camping on a Safari
For people on a budget or people with a sense of adventure, sleeping outdoors on the Serengeti is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. A tented camp is an ideal addition to your Serengeti Safaris.
For people who want the luxury of home, the Serengeti is home to manifold brick and mortar lodges along with the conveniences of Wi-Fi, windows, hot water, and other comforts.
Packing for a Safari
Nights can be cool out beneath the open skies. Be certain to pack a comfortable sweater and long pants for those nights and cold mornings. As tented camps won’t have 24-hour electricity oftentimes, it’s a great idea to pack additional batteries for camera and also bring an extra battery for your mobile.
Safety on the Serengeti Safaris
While on safari you are completely safe; however, there are some rules that you should follow to make sure that you get the best safari experience. A few to remember are:
- Don’t walk unaccompanied
- Keep your head and arms inside the vehicles
- Don’t shout
- Don’t feed the animals
Getting in and out
It is normal to spend a few days of your safari in either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara because these parks are halfway between the Serengeti and Arusha.
While it is possible to reach the Serengeti from Arusha, it’s an uneventful and long day that we don’t suggest.
This leaves mainly four options:
- Travel from Lake Natron:
- Travel from the Maasai Mara:
- Fly from Zanzibar or Arusha
- Travel from Karatu/Tarangire/Lake Manyara
A Hot Air Balloon Safari
Hot air balloon safari can be arranged in both Central and Northern Serengeti. Let your safari specialist know in case you would like this.
The Great Migration
It could be difficult to figure out where you need to stay while you on a Serengeti Safari. In several cases, this is determined by where the Great Migration would be.