User Reviews – Serengeti NP

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Bryan H   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jun 28, 2017

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Magical Wildlife Experience! Iconic Africa!
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The Wildlife is plentiful and the senerery is superb! As far as African safari's go, it does not get better than this, an untamed and vast wilderness, with breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife! My only disappointment was not seeing the endangered African wild dog, which can be found in only the most remote parts of the park, I wasn't lucky enough to see one, but I will no doubt visit this park again for another try. It is a toss up between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara for my favorite park in Africa, both have unbelievable wildlife viewing, but for pure grandeur and flawless natural beauty, this park has no equal when it comes to viewing wildlife in a more iconic and beautiful African setting!

Maria   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Jun 7, 2017

Email Maria  |  Experience level: first safari

Trully unforgettable experience
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In February 2017 I took part in 4 days long safari starting in Tarangire National Park with driver Frederick Julius. This was like a delicious starter before the proper feast started. Famous Serengeti about which I have read so much and longed to go for a very long time lived up to all my expectations. The abundance of wildlife was overwhelming and the scenery stunning, especially at dawn with the sunrise above the baobabs. During two days in Serengeti we have managed to see all BIG FIVE and probably every animal, which lives there. Mating lions, cheetahs tearing the antelope or leopard climbing down the tree. I can’t even remember how many times we had to stop to let the herd of elephants to pass the road. Zebras running in front of the car, hippos bathing in ponds or giraffes nibbling on the high trees leaves.
We were very lucky with the weather, as it was sunny for the whole length of the safari. The accommodation was basic, but comfortable enough and personally in national park I would rather stay in tent than in the lodge, food was always freshly cooked for our dinners and once for our lunch as well.
It was mostly thanks to our guide Frederick ( + 255 753 433 313) that our safari turned out to be such a success. He was knowledgeable, highly professional and extremely patient, he always made sure that all of us had enough time to take photos or just admire and enjoy the scenery, so we never felt rushed.
Pleasant person to be with (it’s crucial as you spend most of the day in the car with your guide) with sense of humor and good English, he should also be praised for his considerate and careful driving.
There were so many memorable moments during our safari, probably the one most engraved in my memory was a wildbeest giving a birth. The dramatic events followed: hyenas trying to attack the newborn, the wildbeests heroic defence and glorious victory.

Sheila Lawver   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2016

Email Sheila Lawver  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Beautiful Park
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The wildlife in this park is plentiful from the time we entered into the gate. The weather was hot and dry with no rain. The scenery was stunning and the accommodations we had were excellent. Going through the gate can take a little bit of time, but it gave us time to get out and stretch out legs from the drive and just enjoy being there. We saw many lions, we lost track of the count. It is like someone placed me in a storybook. I would surely revisit it all over again.

Nature & Wildlife Photography   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2016

Email Nature & Wildlife Photography  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing Experiance
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I spend 3 Days in Serengeti to discover the Wildlife. It's amazing, so see this animals that close. We had a great driver and he explane all the things happen in de Serengeti. We truly can recommend the Serengeti as one of the best Destination for Safari.

arif   –  
India IN
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2016

Email arif  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Brings you closer to the Almightys creations and leaves you mesmerised in the beauty of nature
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serengetti is an unforgettable experience
we visited it with our kids and were mesmerised by parks beauty its abundance of wildlife and its diverse ecosystem..
some of the highlights of our trip
saw a pride of 15 lions.. lioness and cubs roaming in their natural habitat like kings .. they walked towards our vehicle, we were holding our breaths tight, and then crossee the road in front of us absolutely unfazed by our presence as if we hardly matter to them.
we saw a cheetah pounce on a dear and then as we went near him we saw him feast on his catch
we saw millions of wild beasts and zebras and gazelles .. the landscape dotted with them .. from the small hill (near the entrance gate) we can see the whole landscape dotted with these amazing animals.. we even saw herds of zebras roaming around a group of lions as lions were resting after they had devoured on a wildbeast.
saw leopards resting on tree branches and giraffes roaming aroung carefree .. we got so near to giraffes that we could literally touch them.
over all .. if someone wants to go on a safari and see animals from close by in their natural habitat living their normal lives serengetti should be their first choice
its absolutely magical and no one will ever forget the experience.

Frank & rebeca   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2016

Email Frank & rebeca  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

can't believe the experience of the animals in the wild
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Dont miss any game drives on your safari as you Will always see and experience New Animal sightings,Private tour over group tour everytime,weather in september was clear and cool after the sun went down,Lions very cooperative as they would lay down right next to the roads for great photos

Linda Hatfield   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2016

Email Linda Hatfield  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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The Serengeti was more than I imagined and everything I hoped for. 2 days in Namiri Plains and 3 days at Nat Hab's private mobile camp allowed us to witness the Great Migration numerous times. Up close access to lions, cheetahs and leopards was a life-changer as they looked into my eyes. The vast endless golden grass gave cover to predators looking for the next meal. As a photographer, I was able to "take only memories" and share them with others.

Jim Griggs   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Mar 3, 2012

Email Jim Griggs  |  65+ years of age

The experience was nothing short of superb.
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Our third photo safari to Tanzania took place in May 2011. Of the three, this was the most spectacular trip. Besides the scenic splendor of the location we spent more intimate time with the wildlife than previous trips including two leopard cubs frolicking on their own a few meters from our vehicle for two hours and ours was the only vehicle in sight. We also spent over two hours with a pride of 37+ lions, 17 of which were small cubs. The accommodations were exceptional. Our guide had been involved in rhino research at Serengeti National Park for 13 years prior to becoming a guide and was beyond belief in his knowledge and experience. Other than a rain storm that made the dirt roads slippery and almost impassable, the weather was just what we expected for that time of year, NICE! Will we go back? The next trip is already planned for 2013.

Mark-Seymour   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Nov 29, 2019

Email Mark-Seymour  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

If you love to photograph wildlife this is the place to be
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An amazing place to see wildlife and scenery that can change so quickly from one area to the next. We went in September/October and the temperature was around 30°C and not uncomfortable when travelling in a 4x4. As there were four of us it was not too bad to get some good positions for taking photos. More than this, the harder it will be to position yourself to get those shots.

We stayed at the Serengeti Serena Lodge which was very pleasant. The food and accommodation was good although you do not spend that much time in your hotel. There was also a swimming pool which was another positive.

Our guide Ahmad was brilliant. He had great knowledge regarding the animals and areas we visited. His listened to what we wanted to do as well as giving us great advice. He helped make our holiday a great experience.

We also visited Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Each environment we visited was different but special in its own way. We found the Tanzanian people to be very friendly and loved English football!

We saw so many animals including the big five and most of the small five.

Be prepared for tipping hotel staff and your guide at the end of your trip. Make sure you have adequate American dollars in small notes. If you need Tanzanian shillings these can be obtained from an ATM. We got ours at the airport. This is useful for villages and markets.

If you visit a Masai village you will be charged an entrance fee. However you will be allowed to take unlimited photos. Be aware that they will show you gifts to purchase after the tour. If you can try to visit a local market as it is an amazing experience. Photos of people are difficult as they expect payment in return.

All in all I would highly recommend. This was a holiday of a lifetime.

One very important note. There are toilets at the entrances to the parks we visited and at the picnic grounds. They were well maintained.

__Thomas Tassy__   –  
France FR
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Oct 6, 2019

Email __Thomas Tassy__  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing and unforgettable moment
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Serengeti National Park represents the African imaginary. It is the best place to experience the African wildlife spirit. It was a wonderful moment.

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