How closest have you ever been to the animal kingdom? Perhaps, a few metres away from the TV or theatre screen, watching the elephant bathing in mud from a distance in a story book or hearing intriguing tales of the wild. The Serengeti National Park of Tanzania brings you the real action to live!
It is here your safari guide with drive you through a thick marching population of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles. You will grit your teeth when a new born calf is fiercely attacked by the lion and stand in amaze watching floating balloons over the orange-painted sky.
Whether you are looking for a holiday destination with your family, a honeymoon getaway in the wilderness or want to have that life-changing experience, here is why a Serengeti Safari should be on the top of your bucket list this year.
The Dramatic Wildebeest Migration
Famously known as the cycle of life, over 1.5 million wildebeests, 500,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebras move together, brushing their bodies against another, cross rivers and putting their survival at the risk of deadly attacks by the predators during the non-stop migration that takes place in the Serengeti. This unmissable drama is a real treat for the eyes and the most authentic wildlife action, you would ever come close to. If a safari has always been your fantasy, the Serengeti will fulfil your ultimate desire.
Home to the Big 5
We are certainly not luring you all the way to Tanzania to watch the sleek and tender wildebeests alone. Serengeti is home to the Big 5 including nearly 3,000 lions, 5,000 elephants, 65,000 buffaloes, 1,000 leopards and close to 30 rhinos. Isn’t that a real treat for your eyes? During the dry season between April and November, the predators are actively looking for the carnivores and get opportunistic at every encounter. The action by the river is witnessed as one of the most merciless drama in nature, where all you can do is watch this action in pure amazement.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Besides the adventurous four-wheel drive, Serengeti is one of the only safari parks along with Tarangire and Ruaha where balloon rides afloat the magical skies and offer majestic views of the wildlife amid acacia tops and across the vast plains. Your early morning ride in the hot-air balloon will take you through a magical landscape transformation at dawn and show you the wildlife splendour as you watch herds of elephant, giraffes and countless other animals. Balloon rides are an exciting add-on for honeymooners, photographers and avid safari goers, not to forget the champagne breakfast in the bush after the ride.
Glamping Under The Stars
If you are wondering where you will be staying after a long day of game drives and other excursions, Serengeti has the choicest of camping options, in the most stunning settings amid the wilderness. Many travellers prefer glamping i.e luxury camping; enjoy sleeping under a plush canvas setting, open-air hot showers and 5-star dinning in a lantern lit setting. If you are a budget traveller, you will still not miss out on the natural beauty of the Serengeti; stay under a comfort canvas, watch the milky way from the bonnet of your car, indulge in bonfire nights and bush meals with the locals.
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