Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the most famous of all African parks: Serengeti.

Its wide, open grasslands see the migration of around two million wildebeest each year. Their movements are difficult to predict but, as a rule of thumb, the best time to to see them in the south is between November and March. You’re more likely to spot them heading north from April to July.

Visit outside migration time and you’re still in for a treat: the resident wildlife here is second to none. 

Places to stay

  • Serengeti Bushtops


    The beautiful canvas structures at Serengeti Bushtops have more in common with five-star bedrooms than they do with a typical...

  • Singita Faru Faru

    Grumeti Reserve Serengeti

    Faru Faru shuns traditional safari style in favour of something edgier. Its fashionable, as opposed to classically opulent. The décor...

  • andBeyond Serengeti

    Under Canvas

    A stay in this mobile camp gets you right up close to the massive herds of the migration. Any nearer...

  • Roving Bushtops


    Roving Bushtops offers the best of both worlds: five-star facilities without the need to compromise on location. From May to...

  • Singita Explore

    Grumeti Reserve Serengeti

    Now this is what we call roughing it with style. Singita Explore is based on a mobile camp (it can...

  • Singita Serengeti House

    Grumeti Reserve Serengeti

    Singita Serengeti House is one of the most sophisticated lodges in east Africa: an exclusive-use retreat perched on the slopes...

  • Singita Mara River

    Northern Serengeti

    You feel so connected to nature when you stay at Singita Mara River Tented Camp. It’s in the northern Serengeti...

  • Singita Sabora

    Grumeti Reserve Serengeti

    There are two reasons Singita Sabora is the stuff of safari fantasy. First up, there’s the safari itself. The camp...

  • Singita Sasakwa

    Grumeti Reserve Serengeti

    When we visited Singita Sasakwa, it reminded us of an old country pile. With their wood panelling and chandeliers, the...

  • Nomad Lamai

    Kogatende Area Serengeti

    Tucked among the rocks, in the northern part of the Serengeti, Nomad Lamai couldn’t be in a more dazzling location...

  • Mwiba Lodge

    Southern Serengeti

    Imagine a haven, set within massive stone boulders, surrounded by ancient coral trees and acacias.  A breathtaking lodge, overlooking a...

  • Lemala Kuria Hills

    Kogatende Area Serengeti

    At Lemala Kuria Hills, you get the best of both worlds: an authentic safari experience with plenty of home comforts. It’s...

  • andBeyond Grumeti Tented Camp

    Western Corridor Serengeti

    We don’t think you’ll find a better spot to witness the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra through the Serengeti’s...

  • Sanctuary Kusini

    Southern Serengeti

    Kusini is the only permanent camp in this remote part of the southern Serengeti. It’s built around a rocky outcrop...

  • andBeyond Klein's Camp

    Northern Serengeti

    The views here are to die for: andBeyond Klein’s Camp sits high up on the edge of the Kuka Hills...

  • Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp


    Kichakani is a Swahili word meaning ‘in the bush’. It couldn’t be more appropriate: this camp moves around three set...


We recommend flying into Kilimanjaro, then onwards by light aircraft from Arusha into the Serengeti. A great local network of flights connects the Serengeti with Zanzibar, Selous, Tanzania's western parks or even Rwanda.


The Serengeti is a year round destination, with a long dry season from June to October. The Great Wildebeest Migration varies from year to year - May, June and July the wildebeest are generally in the Serengeti heading north through the western corridor, over the Grumeti River and into the far north-west of the national park. The wildebeest herds generally calve in the southern Serengeti from late January to February.


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