Luxury holidays in Serengeti National Park

The vast, wildlife-studded Serengeti is set to the chirping of songbirds, the thunder of hooves and the trumpeting of elephants. There’s so much to see in this Unesco-recognised park (all 15,000 sq kilometres of it), days are action packed and yet somehow timeless – much like nature and its cycles. Explore the swaying grasslands, acacia forests and sloping hills with eyes peeled for lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, crocodiles, black rhinos and much more.

When to go

Many camps shut their canvas doors during Tanzania’s rainy months of April and May. Visit between June and October to see the annual great wildebeest migration – a majestic melée of two million grazing animals – when white-bearded East African wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle embark on a journey through the Serengeti.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Kilimanjaro International airport or Arusha airport are often the first points of entry, but you’ll likely then need a short transfer flight to one of the park’s seven airstrips – Seronera, Kogatende and Sasakwa being the most popular. Coastal Aviation, Auric Air, Regional Air Air, Excel and Flightlink operate flights to the airstrips – and these flights are safaris in themselves, really – an opportunity to appreciate just how vast the Serengeti is from above.
  • Automobiles

    Self-drive is not recommended in Serengeti National Park – the most popular way to travel the park is by booking a drive-in safari, many of which start in the town of Arusha.