User Reviews – Serengeti NP

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Sat   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2019

Email Sat

A magical place to see animals
Overall rating
5/5

Serengeti National park (along with its northern extension Masai Mara) is one of the most beautiful places on the planet to see wildlife in their natural habitats. There are wide variety of wildlife from predators to scavengers to grazers to browsers. It is one of the very few places left on this planet to watch animals living their everyday lives from a safe distance. It has something for everyone from adults to small kids. You don't have to be an animal lover to appreciate these magnificent creatures in the wild. You may stop going to zoo after visiting this park.
It was very lovely to watch how Cheetah prepares to hunt by hiding, waiting & sneaking to get to its prey.
It was little eerie to watch a lion pride to eat a zebra and a fully grown cape buffalo.
I have seen plenty of elephants of all shapes and sizes and also lucky to see the elusive leopard on tree.
There are plenty of birds as well. The ones I really liked were the Secretary bird and Cory Bustard. I never seen them before. They are so elegant.

The park has diverse sceneries from desert like atmosphere to lush rolling hills. In September it was chilly in the morning & late evening but very warm in the afternoon. It was usually very clear in the morning and gets cloudy later in the evening but very little rain.
Serengeti national park seems well maintained and regulated with proper visitor facilities spread across the park.
There are plenty of accommodations available from cheap basic tent to luxury camping. I stayed at one of the higher end of the mid range camping (Acacia). It had all amenities of a 4-star hotel.
Though I didn't appreciate that they have a bath tub in the room, (camp is in middle of the forest where the water is scarce) the lodging had everything I needed and was super comfortable. I thought it would be irresponsible to waste water in the middle of the forest during dry season.
Food available at the lodge was also very good. Breakfast & dinner buffets had plenty of choices to fill you up and they also give a light packaged lunch. Our camp allowed us to pick the items for the packaged lunch, which was great. Usually most camp & lodges will provide prepackaged lunch and you might end up wasting lot of food.

Our driver/guide was also kind enough to collect all leftover food and gave it to the less fortunate people who work/live around the picnic areas. I think that was a great gesture and hope everyone does that instead of just throwing the food away.

It seems like pretty much every tour operator has Toyota land Cruisers, which is custom built for African safaris. These vehicles are very comfortable for all day game drives and also on highway cruising. Very spacious for 6-7 people with every one has a window seat and access to the top.

I strongly recommend anyone to visit Serengeti national park without hesitation. Make sure to choose a tour operator who is environmentally conscious, responsible, eco-friendly and also helps local community.

Dawn Hip   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2019

Email Dawn Hip  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

A different world, solitude, amazing animals in their natural habitat. I’m blessed to have been there and seen the most amazing things xxx

Alexia Claudel   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2019

Email Alexia Claudel  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

We were lucky to see so many animals, the guide was going in serengeti for the first time so we followed other cars.

Michael   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 16, 2019

Email Michael  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Many lions, and a must-see

Urs   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Sep 6, 2019

Email Urs  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
4/5

The scenic beauty of the Serengeti is fantastic. And you can see a lot of animals.

The only thing I didn't like are the roads. Hundreds of kilometer just dust. With good cars and a modern air condition it would be ok - but in those safari cars you WANT to open tthe roof top and see everything :-)

(My driver had a chronical cough - just because he had to inhale this dust for weeks and months)

Kaitlin   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 31, 2019

Email Kaitlin  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

This was by far my favorite park! It was insane to see the sun rise and set over the serengeti! This is how I pictured a safari would be. It felt like being in our own personal lion king. The amount of animals that we saw here was insane! We saw a leopard up close...baby cheetahs played on our car...we saw a mom and baby leopard from afar...we saw baby lions everywhere and they got super close to our car many times...there were elephants galore..hippos abundantly....basically you name it we saw it! Every 5 minutes we had to stop and take incredible pictures.

Eddy   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 24, 2019

Email Eddy  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Serengeti National Park has it all
Overall rating
5/5

I have visited a number of national parks in Africa, and in other countries, and Serengeti National Park stands above them all. The number and variety of animals and birds in a wild setting has to be experienced to be appreciated. By far the best in my travels. The scenery is wonderful from the endless expanse of savannah to the rivers, sunrises, sunsets, and distant hills. The night skies are astounding for city dwellers with the Milky Way being clearly visible. The wildness of the Park is carefully maintained and hopefully always will be. The northern Serengeti is far less busy than the central area. The migration is a sight that is too vast and awesome to capture by photo or video and has to be experienced. Access by air is quite easy from Arusha. I have stayed in several camps and they were all very enjoyable. I have visited the Serengeti twice now and I will definitely return if I can!

Gladys   –  
Hong Kong HK
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 21, 2019

Email Gladys  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Huge park with loads to see! It didn't disappoint!

Premlata Shah   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019

Email Premlata Shah  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

Saw migration which was superb. Saw a lot of wildlife but the lions, lionesses, leopards, cheetahs were hardly any, more should be introduced since it is a huge national park.

Carmen Morelos   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019

Email Carmen Morelos  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Serengueti for me , has been the best ever , i see many cats , amazing!!!

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