Luxury holidays in Serengeti National Park

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.