The Serengeti National Park fits well into most tourists’ dream of an African safari with its copious wildlife, massive golden plains speckled with spiky umbrella acacia trees, sausage and kopjes trees and its hippo and crocodile filled rivers. However, besides enjoying the great Serengeti migration safari, there are plentiful other activities to be enjoyed in this world famous wildlife sanctuary as well. Let’s talk about a few:
Stop at the Serengeti Visitor Center:
The Serengeti Visitor Center surely worth a stop for its self-guided walking path that offers informative signs & exhibits regarding the history of Serengeti, its ecosystems and of course its abundant wildlife. You’re likely to even see some wildlife along the trail, including rock hyraxes, birds, and vividly colored agama lizards. This is in fact a great place to stretch your feet and have a lunch break as the center feature an outdoor picnic area, a snack & coffee shop, and restrooms.
Visit a Maasai Village:
The ecosystem of Serengeti has long been home to the Maasai – a semi-nomadic people who reside in southern Kenya & Northern Tanzania next to the Great Rift Valley. They are perhaps the most renowned local tribe of East Africa to tourists because of their home close to many popular game reserves and their unique traditional outfit. Numerous Maasai villages greet travelers to visit & learn regarding their traditions, customs, and lifestyle. Most visits last almost an hour and include attending a short dancing ceremony, a visit to the village school, and the chance to buy handicrafts made by the village people.
Enjoy a night game drive:
A night game drive lets visitors the unique chance to see a wide range of nocturnal animals like bush babies, nightjars, civets, and aardvarks, and probably predators on the hunt. Seeing wild animals is certainly a major highlight of a night game drive, but these drives also offer you with the unique opportunity to witness your surroundings from a very different perspective. Since night game drives aren’t permitted in most Tanzania’s national parks, it is recommended that you should look for camps and lodges placed just outside the national park and let Eastern Vacations know you’re keen in this experience.
Get a bird eye view of the Serengeti:
Perhaps the best way to explore Serengeti is to spend some time floating in a hot air balloon over the plains at dawn. See the dawn over the “endless plains” and then come down to treetop level to witness the animal prior to they seek cover escape the heat of the day.
Stay at a lodge or camp to hear the wildlife at night:
Staying at a lodge or camp and hearing the cry of the African Fish Eagle, chirping of the crickets, the laughing of the hyena, the rustling of the enormous elephant, the roar of the lions and the yelping of the jackal can be an enthralling part of the safari experience.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your Serengeti National Park Safari with the most reliable tour operator – Eastern Vacations Tours
This article is written by Eastern Vacations Tours & Safari – an African owned tour firm that specializes in arranging Serengeti Migration Safaris.