User Reviews – Serengeti NP
Email Puneet Patel | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
One of the best experiences in my lifetime.
Email Zsolt Banyai | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Great safari, but very commercial
We spent 4 days in the central part of Serengeti, and were rewarded with a number of great elephant and lion sightings. We also saw cheetahs a couple of times, but I would never say that seeing them is 'common'. Leopard is much harder, we did see twice, but no quality sightings.
The park is overrun by cars and tourists, so the bush vibe is gone as soon as a cat shows up - once we counted 40+ cars at a leopard sighting. Picnic sites and toliets are not well maintained especially compared to parks in South Africa e.g. Kruger NP. Roads are in horrible condition, on the day we left the park we saw 4 cars with various issues (broken axle, tire puncture, etc.). They are so bumpy that it is guaranteed that your lower back will hurt at the end of the trip.
It also costs a fortune to visit the park, and we felt paying 800 USD per day was too steep for it compared to South Africa, where you can have a nice time for about 250 USD per day in the Kruger.
All in all, it is fabulous how easily you can see lions every day around Seronera, but leopard is rare, and the tourists hordes are quite annoying sometimes. And it was so dusty!
Email Ulka | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Serengeti is amazing, especially since we saw wildebeest migration with thousands of wildebeest, including babies. Serengeti is vast so one needs to be in safari vehicle from early morning till dusk to take advantage of seeing the animals that are spread over this vast area.
Email Dave | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Perfect for natural scenery....perfect for us
excellent organized, careful,intelligent and clever driver
we saw all Big Five, a lot of interessant situations with wild animals, we had well organized tent situations,
good meal, we felt always sure, the price is very good for the whole arrangement!!!!
Was peaceful and tranquil, few visitors where we were allowing us to animal watch in peace.
We drove ourselves, no guide. We planned the whole day to be close to the river not far from the entrance of Ndabaka Gate (West gate). We wanted to relax and observe and not spend the day driving and trying to "max out". We try to observe a little thoroughly instead of a lot superficially. We saw lions on a kill, hippos playing in the river, and watched crocodile cruise the River while we ate lunch. On the way out we parked for on the road for more than a half hour watching elephants destroy a tree close to us. No traffic disturbed us. The grass was tall making viewing of some animals difficult. We saw plenty in spite of that and had a nice day. Everyone we met (park employees, guides, visitors) were friendly and we shared information readily.
Email David | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
The wilderbest migration was incredible. All the animals, scenary was stunning. We loved it all.
Email Sunil | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
saw almost all the animals especially the leopard
Email Kingsley and Kara | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
One of the most famous and beautiful national parks on the world.
Email Joann H Petrina | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Not as many animals as I had expected---but it was the dry season and many have left the area. We did see the BIG 5 but really had to look for them. Since it is a "Wonder of the World" I chose this park for animal viewing. I may return one day during HIGH Season to see the animals in mass. The Serengeti is huge and it was just a great feeling that I was there. We did see the sunrise and it was wonderful. Also the Giraffes and elephants came very close. However, I saw more elephants in Chobe National Park in Botswana.