User Reviews – Serengeti NP

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If you love to photograph wildlife this is the place to be
Overall rating
5/5

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.

Overall rating
5/5

There was at lot of wildlife

Amazing once in a lifetime trip.
Overall rating
5/5

The Serengeti National Park is an amazing place where animals are free to roam.

On our trip we saw Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Wildebeests, Gazelles, a Cheetah, a Leopard and much more. The views of this dusty wideness are great. We stayed in a Serengeti wild camp and woke up to the sunrise and migrating wildebeests. This was amazing.

Weatherwise it was beautifully sunny for the most part but rainy on the one evening we were going off for a walk! This was just unlucky.

We had a fantastic guide who seemed to work with other guides and had an amazing eye for finding things.

Our transportation was a large discovery vehicle with a retractable roof fitting 6 people comfortably.

I managed to take many great photos which was a treat.

Overall rating
5/5

Serengeti National Park is great at this time of year. Without the crowds we were able to be close to the wildlife and stay a little longer to witness behaviours and activities we might otherwise have missed. The thundering wildebeest and zebra migration was a special hi-light and there was always some animal, bird, or scenery just around a turn that kept us engaged, and provided new opportunities for our personal education.

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5/5

Such a huge park there were times where we drove quite a while without seeing much, but when we did it was amazing! Best overnight stay of our trip as well.

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5/5

Absolutely fabulous place.

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5/5

Magical place miles and miles of plains.

Amazing and unforgettable moment
Overall rating
5/5

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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5/5

The last remaining large wild plains. A must see.

Overall rating
5/5

Lots of wildlife, of course, and the vast, flat plains really make distant elephants and giraffes stand out. I have seen lots of TV shows documenting the great migration, but seeing it in person is still an amazing phenomenon.

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