Serengeti National Park

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Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times. The dry season (from late June to September) offers the best wildlife viewing in general- with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.

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Best time to go: January-February for the wildebeest calving; June-September for general wildlife viewing with a chance of seeing the wildebeest crossing of the Grumeti River June-July.
High Season: Most of the year - July to March (The Serengeti will be crowded around the Seronera area)
Low Season: April and May
Best Weather: June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Worst Weather: March and April (Peak of wet season)
June to October - Dry Season
  • June and July are the best months to see the wildebeest migration in the western corridor.
  • Animals are easier to spot since they concentrate around waterholes and rivers and the vegetation is less thick.
  • It is mostly sunny and there is very little rain.
  • There are very few mosquitoes and the chance of catching malaria is minimal.
  • The park gets quite crowded around the Seronera area.
  • Mornings and nights get cold. It's recommended to bring warm clothing for early morning game drives from June to August.
November to May - Wet Season
  • Late January to February is the time to see the calving in the southern Serengeti. This is an excellent time to see predator action.
  • The scenery is lush.
  • April and May are low season, so it's usually less crowded and rates might be less.
  • Although wildlife is easier to spot in the dry season, the Serengeti offers good game viewing throughout the year.
  • Migratory birds are present and birdwatching is at its best.
  • Except for March, April and May, rains are mostly short afternoon storms and seldom interfere with your trip.
  • March to May is the peak of the wet season.
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