Top 10 Activities to do While in Serengeti National Park

May 6, 2019 | 7 Min read

The Serengeti is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. It is home to a large variety of wildlife and fauna, and to one of the ten natural wonders of the world: The Great Migration.

The Serengeti is stretch along 30,000 square feet of land and provide a large variety of things to see and do during a visit. As a company that operates in the Serengeti area, here are 10 activities we recommend doing in Serengeti National Park.

Top 10 Activities to do in Serengeti national park

Game drive in Serengeti national park; one of the activities to do

1. Game Drives

For a place renowned for its majestic wildlife and birding opportunities, it would be a shame if you did not spend the time to go on a game drive.

The Serengeti is a massive national park, so it can be difficult to cover the entire park in a few days. You should decide what you want to see before going on a game drive.

Are you more interested in seeing the big five or exploring the birding opportunities? Be sure to book the tour which fits your preferences. You should also consider the guide and company which will take you on the game drive as some are better at spotting the animals than others. Your guide could make or break your Serengeti experience.

2. A Hot Air Balloon Safari Over the Serengeti

Hot air balloon safari ; an activity to do in the Serengeti

An alternative option to enjoy the splendor of the Serengeti is via Balloon Safaris. These safaris from the sky give you a bird’s eye view of the Serengeti.

Lucky for you, we know a company that offers the best balloon safaris over the Serengeti. The experience involves you floating in a hot air balloon and witnessing the sunrise over the endless plains.

You will also get a close view of the animals as the balloon goes down to treetop levels. After landing, you will be invited to enjoy a succulent continental breakfast with your fellow balloon riders.

We like to call it the “Miracle Experience”.

3. Be A Part Of The Great Migration

See the great migration; an activity to do in Serengeti National Park

The great migration is considered one of nature’s wondrous spectacles. It is a time when hooved animals such as Wildebeest, Zebras, and Gazelles cross over the Mara river in search of food and greener pastures. Many people flock to the Serengeti to witness this migration happen.

You should know that the Migration is not a one-day event and takes place over a period of time. Always inform your Safari operator so that they can thoughtfully plan to optimize your chances of seeing the migration. You could witness this migration via the best seat in the house in a hot air balloon.

4. Visit the Serengeti Visitors Center

Serengeti Visitors center; one of the many activities to do in serengeti national park

While, this may not compare to the spectacle offered by other items on this list, it can be quite fun for those eager to learn and discover. The Serengeti Visitors center is in the Seronera area and provides information about the Serengeti, its history, ecosystem, and wildlife.

The best part is that it is in the form of a self-guided walking path which contains some wildlife like Hyraxes and birds, providing you with an immersive experience while teaching you more about the park.

5. Get A History Lesson At Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai gorge; a place to visit in Serengeti National Park

Known as the cradle of Humanity, Olduvai Gorge is a great place for a history lesson about the Evolution.

The gorge is the site where the Leakey’s found fossils and tools dating back to over 2 million years ago.

The Gorge and its museum lie south of the Serengeti and are a great stop for those heading towards the Ngorongoro Crater.

6. Experience The wildlife At Night in A Tent/Lodge

Sleeping in the wild, one of the many fun activities to do in Serengeti National park

For those more in tune with Nature, you could choose to stay in a camp that is set off by itself. There are many of these camps in the Serengeti area that provide you with an opportunity to be one with nature at night. It’s a great way to sleep in the African bush.

7. Visit The Bologonja Springs

An amazing activity to do in Serengeti National park; a visit to bologonja springs

We’d like to call this one of the hidden gems of the Serengeti simply because We like to call this activity one of the hidden gems of the Serengeti simply because not many tourists seem to visit this area. These springs have a lot of attractive flora and fauna surrounding it as well as certain wildlife such as Giraffes, elephants, and antelopes. It is also a great place to go bird watching. You can get to enjoy all this with the minimal human intrusion.

8. Don’t Forget the Grumeti River

Wildebeest getting ready to cross the Grumeti river

The Grumeti river offers one of the nail-biting moments of the Serengeti migration. It is not a place to miss for Avid nature lovers. At this point of the Migration, the wildebeest cross a crocodile-infested river and it is all about “survival of the fittest”. It is not a place to visit for the weak-hearted. With that said, there are calm moments as well when the animal's lounge at the riverside to take a water break.

This area is considered Serengeti at its natural best. Located in the central Serengeti region, the Seronera river valley has plenty of unique flora and fauna. This abundance attracts plenty of herbivores such as gazelles, giraffes, and other wildlife. As you know where there is plenty of prey, predators are about. You will never miss a thing when in this valley.

9. View Wildlife At Seronera River Valley

An activity to do in Serengeti National Park; viewing wildlife

This area is considered Serengeti at it’s natural best. Located in the central SerThis area is considered Serengeti at its natural best. Located in the central Serengeti region, the Seronera river valley has plenty of unique flora and fauna. This abundance attracts plenty of herbivores such as gazelles, giraffes, and other wildlife. As you know where there is plenty of prey, predators are about. You will never miss a thing when in this valley.

10. Explore the Retina Hippo Pool

A great activity to do in Serengeti National Park; viewing hippos at the retina hippo pool

Tanzania is well known for its abundance of Hippos. The Serengeti also has plenty of hippos in different regions, but none can surpass the Retina Hippo pool. It is the place where the Hippos gather to feed, soak in warm water, and fight territorial battles. Not to forget the crocodiles there too!

Enjoy The Serengeti!

There are plenty of activities to do in the Serengeti, it is simply up to you to decide what you would like to do. What we would suggest is that you start with a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti to capture a magnificent view of the endless plains.

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