The Serengeti

Serengeti

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest, most popular national park and a stunningly beautiful world heritage site. The abundance of wildlife in these expansive, rolling plains is mind-blowing, with unbeatable predator versus prey action on tap. The famed year-round wildebeest migration is a ‘must-see’ spectacle, with vast numbers of animals moving through the national park and beyond in search of fresh water and grazing. With careful planning, intensive (high impact) game viewing is possible at any time of year, and many visitors choose to divide their trip between at least two areas of the park to maximise sightings.

Accommodation ranges from high-end permanent lodges to simple mobile tented camps which follow the migratory herds. From the Southern Plains to the Western Corridor, the Serengeti covers a vast area with a number of distinct areas each with its own unique attributes and pros and cons depending on the season of travel, budget and their location relevant to the migration. Read our quick overview of the areas within the Serengeti.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Comprehensive and good value nine day safari tour of North Tanzanian National Parks with exhilarating daily guided game drives and comfortable stays in characterful tented camps.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,040 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,847 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Superb 9 day fly-in safari featuring superb Asilia Camps in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Highlands and the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 9 days

Adults from $7,249 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Stunning all inclusive Northern Circuit safari combines some of Tanzania's finest safari lodges with an incredible private island beach resort.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $14,346 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Our most popular Tanzania family safari including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & the Serengeti featuring good value camps with family rooms and swimming pools.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $5,275 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,114 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,731 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,114 per person economy class from London

Experience the best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit featuring a stunning camp perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and an incredible private bush lodge deep in the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Adults from $8,192 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Families from $7,593 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

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- Private Reserve
- Migration Route Location
- Great Facilities

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- Stunning elevated location
- Private reserve
- Luxurious, extensive facilities
- Premium service

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- Exclusive, luxury property
- Pool, tennis court, spa, gym
- Game-drives and horse-back safari

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- Asilia Africa Camp
- Great Big Cat populations
- Remote location
- Small exclusive camp

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- Elegant, intimate camp
- Vehicle safaris, bush walks
- Wildebeest migration area
- Expert guiding

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9/10

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Price rating 4

- Exclusive private house
- Tailored to families and groups
- Vehicle and walking safaris
- Flexible, personalised itineraries

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- Intimate, mobile camp
- Follows the wildebeest migration
- Spectacular predator action
- Exceptional guiding

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9/10

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- Private game drives
- Excellent Serengeti location
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area visits
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

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9/10

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- 4 tents, intimate camp
- Private game drives & walking safaris
- Fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

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9/10

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- 8 tents, great for groups
- Private game drives
- Walking safari, fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

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- Private game drives
- Bush walks, fly-camping
- Cultural interaction
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

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9/10

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- Stunning waterside location
- Game drives, balloon rides
- Day trips to Lake Victoria
- &Beyond property

Klein's Camp

Serengeti

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9/10

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Price rating 4

- Luxury lodge with exclusive feel
- Superb, uninterrupted views
- Broad range of activities
- &Beyond portfolio

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8/10

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Price rating 3

- Luxurious, Mobile camp
- Follows the Great Migration
- Private butler service

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8/10

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- Superb Big 5 game drives
- Grumeti River bush walks
- Luxury property in wilderness location
- Large pool, 20 spacious tents

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8/10

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Price rating 3

- Tented camp
- Game-drives in Seronera Valley
- Grumeti River & Olduvai Gorge trips
- Swimming Pool

Sayari Camp

Serengeti

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8/10

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Price rating 4

- Asilia Africa Lodge
- Permanent 9 Tent Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Walking and ballooning safari available

Dunia Camp

Serengeti

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8/10

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Price rating 4

-Authentic safari experience
-Wildlife passing through the camp
-Migration viewing
-Excellent hosts

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8/10

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Price rating 4

- Lovely hilltop location
- Superb game drives
- Visits to Lake Magadi
- 12 tented rooms

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8/10

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- Semi-permanent, mobile camp
- Excellent guiding
- Game drives, balloon safaris
- Local community visits

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8/10

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- Away from the tourist trail
- Stylish lodge with private feel
- Game drives, guided star gazing
- Serengeti Cheetah Project

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8/10

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Price rating 4

- Mobile camp
- Follows wildebeest migration
- Game drives
- Sanctuary Retreats portfolio

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8/10

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Price rating 4

- Spectacular views of wildlife
- Great game drives
- Hot air balloon ride
- High-quality food

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8/10

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- Fantastic game viewing
- Located in Serengeti
- Spacious and luxurious tents

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8/10

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Price rating 4

- Great game drives
- Excellent staff service
- Superb location and views
- Luxurious accommodation

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 492 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

  • All the accommodation was great especially having the family rooms, I think our favourite place was the maramboi tented camp - everything about it was spot on, the location and service was excellent!
    The only negative feedback I could give was the amount of time spent in the jeep, I hadn’t quite realised how much travel there was! But it’s a minor point, Haji our guide was excellent and constantly pointed out things of interest along the way.

    MissingSam Surtees reviewing Tanzania Extended Northern Circuit on 24 September 2018

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Areas within the Serengeti

At the heart of the park, the Central Serengeti offers phenomenal concentrations of resident game and a particularly high density of leopard, lion and cheetah. While visitor numbers in this wildlife hotspot are inevitably high, and vehicle congestion is only to be expected, game viewing is second to none.

The Southern Plains are a spectacular destination during the December to April calving season, when the Serengeti’s predator-prey activity is at its most intense. Calving also takes place in the park’s South Easterly reaches, and while it’s relatively quiet here for the rest of the year, this can be an excellent spot for travellers looking to escape the crowds and witness more sedate wildlife encounters in secluded surroundings. The Serengeti’s southern tip is home to a lower density of animals, but is a wonderful location for those interested in palaeontology, geology, and cultural interaction with the Maasai people, plus some exceptional walking safaris are on offer.

Migratory patterns are reasonably predictable year-on-year depending on rainfall, and the migration tends to pass through the Serengeti’s Western Corridor during the May to June mating season. This area features the crocodile-rich Mbalagati and Grumeti Rivers, with their resident colobus monkeys, good permanent population of game, and prolific birdlife. The promise of show-stopping migratory river crossings make trips here a popular choice.

Although the park’s northern horizons may not have the magnetic appeal of neighbouring areas, the migration does pass though during the July to November dry season and these seemingly endless plains, with their scattering of kopjes and small rivers, are a delight. To the North-East, the Serengeti Mara has a unique feel with strong resident wildlife and some high calibre, albeit expensive, camps. The adjacent Lamai Wedge, with its predators lolling in the shade of desert date trees, is the only part of the Serengeti where off-road driving is permitted, making for some fabulous up-close sightings.

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