User Reviews – Serengeti NP

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Serengeti wildlife experience
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4/5

It was quite a wildlife experience with lots of animals to see in their natural environment and also their natural instincts. Food and lodging quality was of a high standard. Transportation and guide was very good

Serengeti is awesome, but...
Overall rating
4/5

I've always had a dream of going on a safari in Africa. In 2014 I finally had the chance to do so, and I got to spend three days in Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

First of all, Serengeti is huge. Much bigger than I expected. We had to drive for a while to even get there, and when we got there, we drove more. And more. And more. Searching for wildlife. I thought the animal density would be bigger than it was, but was actually surprised in a positive way to find out it wasn't. Didn't want to think I was in a zoo either.

The first animal we spotted was actually the animal we didn't expect to see; a leopard. Sitting there, on his own, in the middle of the plain, surrounded by 20-30 safari vehicles. This is probably the thing that "ruins" the safari experience the most; all the people that surrounds the animals at all times, specially if you spot one of the great 5.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime-experience to get the chance to sleep in a tent in the middle of the Serengeti. We could hear the animals make noises not very far away, and I just waited for a lion or a hyena to come over an knock on my tent door. Actually, in Ngorongoro, I had to get through a flock of zebras to get to the toilet. Not something you get to do everyday!

What you have to do while you're in Serengeti is to take a hot air balloon ride. You start early in the morning, mayube 4 am, and get to see the sunrise from up in the air while the animals below you just look at you. It is a truly amazing experience!

All in all; safari is a great experience. I spotted every animal I wanted to see, except from the cheetah.

Maybe next time. I'm not done with Africa. Not at all.

The Safari was memorable but the park is expansive and one needs more than a few days there.
Overall rating
4/5

The wildlife was great with a spectacular number of wildebeast and zebra. There were many lions as well but they all seemed pretty content just lazing around. Didn't see many young, but we may be early in the season. The scenery was ok, but it's mainly just plains. The weather was almost perfect....not too hot, not too cold. The camps are varied in services and amenities so make sure you do your homework. They range from camps with no running water to the Four Seasons.

The perfect Journey
Overall rating
4/5

The days I spent in Serengeti National Park during my stay in Tanzania have been amazing. Immese strethces of flat land surrounded by nothing but the horizon and the most exciting animals making you company during your safaris are breathtaking emotions, not comparable to the everyday routine that we are used to all along our lives.
Moving through the park by the jeep, with a local prepared guide who drives you to the most precious locations makes it even better than it already is.
The weather I found in August was great, a fresh wind always accompanied us, even when the temperature under the sun got higher.
The accommodations are very limited, as there are quite a few lodges. But their quality is just superior; but food is not what makes the difference in this kind of journey.

Overall rating
4/5

The endless views, all that wildlife. Unbelieveble if you see this for the first time in your life. So close in distance to the animals, often they ignore you like the cheetah's, and lion's and elephants. Difficult to describe this.

Overall rating
4/5

Rich wildlife, superb scenery. Serengeti national park is the ultimate safari destination and home to the world famous wild beasts migration.

It was a wonderful experience of a lifetime, to get immersed in nature and the wilderness.
Overall rating
4/5

We had visited Serengeti National Park with family in the month of March 2015. We were quite apprehensive that heavy rains will spoil our safari in the month of March which is rainy season in Serengeti. But that never happened and we were treated with wonderful sightings of large number of zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, giraffes, wild buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, birds and of course the big cats - Lions. Leopards and rhinos were elusive though. We are not allowed to drive off road, therefore the chances of seeing all wildlife are slim, but it is heartening to note that this way the pristine Savannah is preserved. We stayed at Serengeti Serena lodge which is situated in the middle of grasslands, with aesthetically designed cottages, wonderful staff and great food. We really enjoyed our stay there. We had booked the tour through Sunset Africa safari. Our driver and guide Mr. Ben was quite knowledgeable and friendly. The vehicle was a 4x4 Land Cruiser with openable roof and was in good condition. I am interested in wildlife photography and managed to click many photos which have been loaded on Flickr. Please do have a look. It was definitely a memorable Safari and would definitely recommend for you which I am sure you will enjoy. Cheers!

I saw many many more animals than I ever thought I would.
Overall rating
4/5

I went in November, which borders on the rainy season. It was overcast much of the time, which was good. It kept us cool, and it did get hot when the sun came out. There are so many animals. In the middle of the night, I would hear constant noises from animals, near and far, all directions. The only protection was our tent, which is a little scary, but exciting at the same time. There was a giraffe grazing among the trees about a 50 years from our tent on afternoon. We almost witnessed a kill by a cheetah, but the she stopped upon hearing its young cry from its mother. We did see a carcass of a gazelle in the trees with two leopards. The next morning, they were nowhere in sight. The number of animals I saw was surreal. It was an amazing experience that I recommend to everyone.

Overall rating
4/5

The Serengeti is one of the most famous areas in Africa, and has the crowds to prove it. Though the front areas of the park were a little crowded for my taste, once we got further north and away, we saw unrivaled amounts of game. We were blessed with some late afternoon rainstorms, which brought even more animals out, and made everything seem so much more lush. Being in the Serengeti is like living in a photograph or painting, as we have all seen the famous landscapes at some point or another. There is more game there than most of us could ever see. Definitely worth a visit, but you might want to consider going at a time other than the high season.

Overall rating
4/5

While Serengeti National Park is spectacular and beautiful in its own way, the fact that Klein's Camp is located outside of the National Park where they have even more possibilities (and less regulations) to view wildlife you almost can't compare them. We have seen a lot of beautiful scenery and a lof of different animals, but at the Serengeti National Park you really have to be lucky to see some animals, because you're not allowed to go of the path. Still I think you should also visit this vast & wonderful park where you can have great drives.

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