Game Drives in Serengeti National Park : Serengeti National Park ranks world’s top tourist attraction and most visited Tanzania safari destination updated by CNN. However, the park lies in the northern Tanzania and popularly known for its magnificent annual migration of wildebeest and zebra which migrate seeking new grassy southern plains. Despite, number of wildebeest can be seen crossing the marshy western corridor’s crocodile infested Grumeti River and the other side of northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles and black rhinos which inhabits the granite outcrops.
This park attracts a number of tourists yearly who visit the park to enjoy activities such as game drive viewing which is conducted in large open savannah while enjoying thrilling endless plains. Recommended to use 4 x4 wheel drive.
The easiest way to access Serengeti National Park Activities is to first the park entrance fees at the gate which is at USD 82.6 for foreign nonresident and 23.6 USD for children between the age of 5 to 15 year.
Travelers who are to stay inside the park’s lodges, are required to pay concession fees. You have to pay the entrance fees in order to access park activities. The nonforeign residents pays USD82.6 per person per day.
Game drives in Serengeti National Park can be done in three sessions Morning, Afternoon and Evening. You can also do full day game drives while visiting Serengeti National Park.
While visiting Serengeti National Park on game drive you’re not permitted to drive off the track or off the road drive.
Morning game drive in Serengeti national park involves in driving around the park tracking trails in search of the different wildlife species such as the big five mammals and if you visit in peak seasons, you can enjoy the sunset and the beautiful views around the national park. Other animals to see includes; giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, impala, Kongoni, topi, wildebeest and eland among others.
Full day game drive can be conducted for a whole day which involve in a lunch break and then continue for another game drive around Serengeti National park.
The wildebeest migration is one of the natural wonders that attracts millions of tourists to visit Serengeti National Park. Game drives during the time of migration are particularly rewarding experience of watching millions of wildebeest grazing around the savannah plains of the national park. During Serengeti wildebeest migration, you get a chance of viewing the predator like lions and leopards among others.
The river crossing during the wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park is quite rewarding which take place around the western side of the national park along the Grumeti river. They cross Mara river around the month of July. Just know the crossing wildebeest is quite unforgettable.
Game drive during the wildebeest migration take place in different parts of the park but depending on the time of the year when the migration is taking place. That normally happens from July to October. The regions of the park include; Western Serengeti, Northern Serengeti and Serengeti plains.
The park is comprised of acacia woodland and vast savannah plain and also rock outcrops which are referred to as Kopjes known for great sight-seeing predators like lions can be seen at the top of these rocks.
Animals to be spotted during game drive around Serengeti National Park are the big fives which include; lions, leopards, rhinos, Kudu, hippos, giraffe, cheetah, hartebeests, impala, waterbucks among others.
While on game drives don’t expect that you will always be lucky to spot all the big five some time you fall but that doesn’t mean you won’t see other wild animals found in the park.
In Serengeti National Park wildlife viewing is best done during the months of June to October. Although the activity can be done at different times of the year.
Apart from game drive viewing activity, there other fabulous activities to do during safari to Serengeti National Park as includes; Hot air balloon safaris, Guided nature walks, Birding and Community tours among others