User Reviews – Serengeti NP

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The Best Place in the World
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5/5

When I think of Africa, you think of the Serengeti. Endless plains with a huge number of animals. Due to the presence of preys, there are many predators. We were there four days and lions, cheetah, leopard, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, ostriches, hyenas, warthogs, mongoose and many species of birds and antelopes seen. Best Nature place to be loved by all.
The Serengeti National Park is expanse of National Park that is so huge it cannot be comprehended. The Best place where people should go. I will tell everybody to go and visit there every year.

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5/5

This genuinely is the real deal! There is no place to hide in the Serengeti, so little shade from the scorching sun, animals who live within the park have to fight for the right to live every day. The open plains are verging on spiritual, and when the migrating grazers are in residence, it feels like a scene from the garden of Eden.
If you look hard enough, you'll see things you never dreamt of: huge family groups of elephants, vultures feasting on expired animals, baboons fighting with leopards, cheetahs sprinting across the plains for a kill. Mesmerising memories that will last for the rest of your life.

The migration on the Serengeti's vast plains is sight to behold.
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5/5

The Serengeti was one of the highlights on the northern circuit of Tanzania during my first safari in 2004. I have been on five other safaris in Africa since! The weather in December was perfect. The Serengeti afforded me my first ever close encounter with a lion on a kill. The open hatch on the Land Rover allowed for good photography without feeling exposed. The food at Serengeti Sopa Lodge was superb as it was at of the lodges along the northern circuit. A visit to a Masaai village on the way to the park was special. If you visit the Serengeti, you won't be disappointed and will more than likely catch the safari bug as I have. For African safari pictures and articles go to www.DaveGibsonImages.com.

Absolutely amazing, fascinating, beautiful and awe inspiring.
Overall rating
5/5

We felt that every aspect of our safari was wonderful. With hindsight we would have flown direct to the Serengeti and not driven from Arusha. Our accommodation was great and our guide (Cyprian Joseph with Ranger Safaris) was knowledgeable and friendly.
We would thoroughly recommend the Serengeti as a safari destination.

A once in a lifetime experience
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5/5

We assembled a 14 day trip to Tanzania through a wildlife photographer and Essential Africa as the tour operator. Our group was 6 photographers plus our local guide Ally and Karine Aigner (photographer) for the entire trip. Given their experience they set up 4 days in the southern Serengeti and then 8 more in the northern Serengeti at a total of 3 different camps. The flat plains of the south was very different from rolling hills of the north and the Mara River. Generally there is more wildlife in the south during February than in the north but we certainly did not lack in sighting in the north and in one area near the Kenya border we witnessed a herd of several thousand animals. The limitations of the Serengeti National Park are that you must stay on the trail with your vehicle so we spent much of our time in the Ngorongoro Preserve to permit off road adventures. The advantage to this was also minimizing contacts with other vehicles and the disruption multiple vehicles have to the wildlife. In the northern camps we saw no more than 3-4 other vehicles each day in comparison to the south where you can have a dozen vehicles around a leopard sighting. We always left at 6 am and stayed out until the park closing at 6:30pm with a short stop back at the camp near lunch unless we were traveling a good distance and then we brought along lunch with us. Our first camp was a tent camp and once you get used to the bucket showers it was really quite comfortable. The northern camps were permanent camps, had superb accommodations and all three had excellent service and food. Weather was generally excellent with rain only as a short part of two days. The bush plane flights between camps were an added adventure that was a blast but a little tight on space if you are large. All members of our party totally enjoyed the adventure and other than short bouts with tse tse flies there were really no complaints at all. In terms of wildlife we had a huge number of sightings and saw most major species with the exception of rhinos (OK we saw one about a mile away) and many opportunities to photogragh all of the large cats from very close up. Hard to ask for more than that. Simply put it was a fabulous trip that was superbly planned and run.

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

A vast wilderness where at some points you can see the curvature of the earth.
Overall rating
5/5

A vast wilderness where at some points you can see the curvature of the earth—grass plains that extend to the horizon.
Serengeti National Park is one of the gems of the world, a vast wilderness populated by all the animals that you expect to see in East Africa. My party and I were there in Mid-January. We got to see the incredible migration of wildebeest and zebra coming down from the North to the great plains of the Serengeti. The came to the water in the Hidden Valley area, thousands of thousands of animals; quite a spectacle to see. If you love wildlife and nature, the Serengeti is a must destination. We also saw many leopards in the Serengeti’s tree lined river valleys. It is also a great birding destination as well.
We stayed in the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, which is centrally located in the vast Serengeti ecosystem. I had a beautiful view of the southern Serengeti from my room. The people at the lodges are very friendly, and our Wildersun guides were excellent—extremely knowledgeable not only about the wildlife, but also knowing where to position the vehicle for the best photography. For, I am a nature photographer, and I came to see and photograph the birds and wildlife. I loved every moment of my stay, for I love the earth and its wildlife. Every moment is unique and special in nature, and that’s especially true for Serengeti National Park.
With my photography, I try to capture the sacredness and individual spirituality of each species. You can see some of my African photographic work from this trip on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/brucefinocchio/
I really did well with lions, and I have a blog post you might enjoy reading on the Ndutu lions at https://brucefinocchio.wordpress.com/
The Serengeti one of the jewels of natural world, and a must destination for anyone who loves wildlife and nature.

Best safari location ever!
Overall rating
5/5

We booked our flights from the Netherlands ourselves and traveled with a private guide, Augustin Adventures (excellent!). Serengeti was the highlight of our Holiday. You see so many animals and have a much closer feel to nature than in other parks in Africa. There is a great variety in scenery, and the quantity of animal sighting is unbelievable! If you love this kind of holiday, Serengeti is a must! Be convinced by my photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joco_knoop/sets/72157642333540703/

Serengeti is a well preserved piece of our original world
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5/5

Serengeti takes you back to what earth was before the human beings started exploiting it. Serengeti is unspoiled nature, a place where the animals still are free to wander without threats from human beings. We saw all kinds of wild animals, including the big five! Wildlife is intensive, a lot of animals from all kinds of species. Our guide ha profound knowlegde about animals, the migration, the nature and more. Transport was good, but the roads were hard fore the tires. The highlight was when we saw a lioness hunt alone and kill a Buffalo.

Can't imagine there is a better park than the Serengeti
Overall rating
5/5

Last August I did my first Safari and visited the Serengeti with my wife and my 2 children (12 and 10)
We were in one word: overwhelmed! Never saw such a number of wildlife (number of animals as well as diversity). It was if I was live in a National Geographic documentary. Our guide Jamal showed us many different kind of animals and explained their behaviour. Our children really loved it. So I can recommend everybody who loves to see animals in their natural habitat to visit these breathtaking Endless Plains.

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