Serengeti National Park Travel Guide
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Serengeti National Park
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Safari in the Serengeti
The Serengeti has some unique characteristics that make it a very popular safari spot.Because of the volcanic soil on the plains, grass grows incredibly quickly but there are almost no trees.When water is available, there can be over 1 million wildebeest and 750000 zebra...
Dance with the locals
The Maasai is an African tribe whose area historically covers all of the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and surrounds. It's a huge are that has been somewhat limited by the introduction of laws not allowing then to be in the Seregeti wildlife area. You can see villages dotted all...
Serengeti Wildlife Centre
Located in the middle of the Serengeti is the Wildlfe Centre. It has an interesting walk on a board-walk around several displays. You follow the foot steps of a Wildebeest who is one of the central displays at the start.Everything from metal lions to the sounds of the wild...
Do a Game Run
Obviously this is the reason that you are here! To see the wide variety of animals doing their daily chores centred on surviving. As the days get rather hot, the carnivores are out hunting early in the day and in the early evening. A typical game drive day will start at...
See where the Elephant sat!
All over the Serengeti are the remnants of Elephants at play. Being so very large they can smash up things rather quickly! An example of this are the squished trees you see littered around the park. I'm not sure how the Elephants get the trees into this state - maybe they...
Hot air balloon
This is a very expensive way to see the Serengeti but apparently well worth it. Other on my trip did this activity in the Maasai Mara and they raved above the experience. For $US500 it's a very expensive way to see the animals though you do get breakfast with bubbles (though...
The Lions Eat Tonight
Our day was almost over in the Serengeti when we came upon our grande finale! Near the road was a pride of female lions , 12 in all, enjoying their freshly killed zebra. It was a thrilling and somewhat chilling sight to see them tearing into the still warm flesh , devouring...
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
1 Review and 238 Opinions Typical very nice Serena lodge: Good food, included in the price Stunning grounds and views All...
Whatever Your Guide's Name Is: Camp Food
Generally, your only concern is making sure that you don't end up on the menu. We certainly never came close to any "restaurant" out in the Endless Plains, but I wanted to mention wild game eating. I really enjoyed the game I ate in Africa. In order of tastiness I would rank them as follows:
2) Zebra steak (go medium-rare, as if it is well-done, it loses its slight gaminess and tastes like beef)
Not all of these are available in the Serengeti, mind you, but some of them are in the fancier tented safari places.
Written Oct 10, 2008
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Guided tour: Ranger Safari
To get all out of Your safari holidays, guided tour is a must. Our Tanzania safari in February 2004 included Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara etc. We used Ranger Safaris and were very pleased to our driver/guide (good knowledge of the area, the animals, the nature and...
4WD and Trucks only
The roads in the Serengeti are fairly rough as you'd expect. The holes and carved out main road will bash any vehicle around so best you only travel in either a truck or 4WD vehicle. Remember to take plenty of water with you in case of break down though with the number of...
Obey the Rules
Like any national park there are a number of rules to be aware of an obeyed. These can be found at each of the main entrances to the Serengeti (there are more than one) and are more common sense than anything else. The list of charges are also displayed and you can see why...
Always ask before photographing a Maasai
This is critical to your safety and the safety of your group. The warriors do nothing for free so may let you if you buy something or if you are part of an organised group doing a visit to a village. As the Maasai are not allowed into the Serengeti you are safe not making a...
Being safe at Night
It's easy to take things for granted such as being able to walk to the toilet for a late night pee. In the Serengeti, due to the wild animals about, this isn't quite as easy. The rule is to never go the toilet by yourself - always take a buddy to keep watch and help raise...
When you have found one of the big 5 - epsecially Lions - you'll most likely be surrounded by other photo hungry tourists in a matter of minutes. You can normally see jeeps of all shapes and sizes racing about the Serengeti trying to get their paying guests the 'great shot'...
Be ready for anything?
To carry your gear you'll need a main pack of approx 70L and a day bag big enough for food and water during game drives. My day bag is only 22L and it was easy big enough for both the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro.
Remember that it's very dusty here so what ever you wear on...
No matter what you see on your trip, one of the most memorable and best things are the sunsets. As the sun goes down on the Serengeti the animals are out eating grass and each other. At this time it's really magic with the heat of the day gone, the animals out and the...
Upside down trees
The Baobab tree looks like it is upside down with its roots showing instead of branches! It's an interesting part of the Serengeti with some stunning specimins to be seen. These trees flower at night once a year (under a full moon?) when they are polinated by moths and bats...
No matter where you go there will be a bug of some sort to either scare or fascinate. In our case it was rather large spiders in the shower rooms that got the girls fairly excited though no one had any issues. Nothing poisonous apparently but who is going to risk it!The...
These are an interesting sight with large sausage looking bits hanging off the tree - like some sort of April fools joke never gotten rid of. These trees are the favourite haunt of Leopards so if you see a sausage tree then you may also spot a sleeping cat in its branches.
Always give way to Elephants
Being the biggest land animal these dudes can cause serious damage to you and your vehicle. Best to stay well back and let these beasts walk where they want - especially given that the big fella in charge will likely do just that if you invade their personal space!
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