10 Best Serengeti Safari Tours

Home to one of the world's greatest concentrations of wildlife and the lion's share of the Great Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's flagship conservation area and a must-do for first-time and returning safari goers alike. Thanks to the park's astonishing density of wildlife, a Serengeti safari is a spectacular experience no matter what time of the year you visit.

Here's our top 10 Serengeti safari tours, all completely customisable to suit your travel wishes:

1. Fly-in Safari: Big 5 & Wildebeest Migration

Duration: 8 Days | Locations: 4

Opening with the elephants of Tarangire and Big 5 game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, this luxury Serengeti safari enjoys a grand finale: a specialist Wildebeest Migration camp set deep in the Serengeti. Flying between destinations maximises your time on safari and you’ll enjoy personalised service at top lodges plus a variety of experiences from horse-riding and mountain-biking to spa treatments and fine dining.

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Highlights:

  • Exceptional game viewing
  • Fly-in comfort and convenience
  • Day and night drives plus walking safaris
  • Cultural tours, biking and horse-riding
  • Luxury suites, fine cuisine and spa treatments

Best Suited For:

  • Active and adventurous travellers
  • Couples
  • Honeymooners

2. Tanzania’s Tarangire, Highlands & Wildebeest Migration

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 4

Sit back and watch the African landscape go by on this guided safari. Guaranteed a window seat and safe in the experienced hands of your driver-guide, you’ll follow a classic northern Tanzania safari itinerary with plenty of time at the Ngorongoro Crater and along the banks of the Tarangire River, before finishing your Serengeti safari at a camp set on the path of the Migration.

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Highlights:

  • Top camps and luxurious suites
  • Sensational wildlife viewing all year round
  • Diverse landscapes and experiences that are great for photography
  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti camp in big cat hotspot, especially cheetah

Best Suited For:

  • First-time safari travellers
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Couples

3. Kenya & Tanzania's Wildebeest Migration

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 4

No need to worry about choosing when to go on a Wildebeest Migration safari: this tour takes in both a Serengeti safari and Masai Mara experience to assure you of an awesome Migration adventure. Flying between destinations means no long road journeys, and you’ll stay at authentic tented camps that offer wildlife viewing with plenty else to choose from, such as optional cultural visits, hot-air ballooning and guided walking safaris.

Highlights:

  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Explore both the Serengeti and Masai Mara – double your experience!
  • Almost guaranteed wildebeest sightings; excellent for predators
  • Fly-in comfort and convenience
  • Luxurious tented suites

Best Suited For:

  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Couples

4. Year-round Wildebeest Migration Safari

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 4

If seeing the Great Wildebeest Migration is a non-negotiable item on your bucket-list, then this Serengeti safari tour is perfect. You’ll stay at mobile camps in both the Serengeti and Masai Mara, each set up on the path of the migrating herds. Add a day’s Big 5 viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, guided walks and a visit to Lake Manyara and you have a comprehensive wildlife experience with all the finer details; optional luxury spa treatments, romantic tented camps and time to discover the local culture, too.

Highlights:

  • Superb Wildebeest Migration viewing
  • Great for predators especially big cats like lions, leopards and cheetahs
  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Guided walks and cultural encounters
  • Fly-in comfort and convenience

Best Suited For:

  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Couples

5. Luxury Safari in Serengeti & Selous

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 3

This Serengeti safari tour opens with a prime Migration spot, before flying you to a remote corner of the wild Selous Game Reserve for game viewing on the banks of the Rufiji River. It’s a safari that combines exclusivity with comfort: you’ll stay in home-from-home villas complete with private guide, chef and – if you need them – babysitters. It’s your Serengeti safari, so you choose what you do and when. You’ll have a mix of game drives, boat cruises and nature walks to look forward to.

Highlights:

  • Exclusive-use villas with guide, chef and childcare
  • Flexible schedules, meal-times and activities
  • Sensational wildlife viewing all year-round
  • Well-located for the July to October part of the Wildebeest Migration
  • Game drives, boat cruises, guided walks and bush dining

Best Suited For:

  • Multi-generational families and groups

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6. Guided Group Safari in Tanzania

Duration: 7 Days | Locations: 4

First time to East Africa? Got a beady eye on your budget? This week-long overland tour takes in a Serengeti safari plus other must-see destinations of northern Tanzania like Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater (travel between November and June and you’ll catch the Wildebeest Migration, too.) An experienced driver-guide leads the way and you enjoy en suite accommodation at comfortable lodges with facilities ranging from swimming pools and spas to Wi-Fi and mountain-bike trails.

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Highlights:

  • Wildlife-focused itinerary and Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Search for the tree-climbing lions of Manyara
  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Stay in prime locations with stunning scenery
  • Family-friendly accommodation

Best Suited For:

  • Thrifty travellers
  • Adventurous travellers

7. Good-value Migration & Big 5 Safari

Duration: 9 Days | Locations: 4

Value for money doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort: this is a fly-in tour that takes in great lodges set in Tanzania’s top safari destinations.  There’s the ‘land of giants’, Tarangire to discover as well as Lake Manyara and some of Africa’s most reliable Big 5 viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater. This Serengeti safari finishes at a camp that moves with the wildebeest herds, putting you in front-row seats over Migration season. Accommodation is intimate, the pace is easy, and the views magnificent: it’s a great romantic trip.

Highlights:

  • Great game viewing at any time of year
  • Diverse landscapes and wildlife plus excellent bird watching
  • Stay at a specialist Migration camp for the November to June Wildebeest Migration
  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Romantic accommodation

Best Suited For:

  • First-time safari travellers
  • Couples
  • Honeymooners

8. Tanzania’s Serengeti & Zanzibar

Duration: 9 Days | Locations: 3

This tour’s name says it all but the beauty is in the detail: beginning with views of Mount Meru, this fly-in Serengeti safari balances the heat and drama of the savannah with the wave-lapped indulgence of an Indian Ocean retreat. There’s great game viewing in the Serengeti to look forward to and a host of optional activities in Zanzibar to participate in, like snorkelling and diving, sunset cruises and local tours to markets and spice farms. Accommodation is intimate and exclusive, and the pace is easy – it’s the perfect honeymoon.

Highlights:

  • Excellent wildlife viewing (go mid-year for the Wildebeest Migration)
  • Game drives and guided walks in the Serengeti
  • Fly-in convenience saves more time for safari
  • Exclusive beachfront accommodation in Zanzibar
  • Easy access to superb diving and snorkelling

Best Suited For:

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners

9. Biking, Canoeing & Walking Safari

Duration: 9 Days | Locations: 4

You’ll certainly be watching wildlife from a vehicle on this Serengeti safari tour, but there are also plenty of opportunities to take in the smaller details while on a mountain bike, in a canoe or on foot with your guide. You’ll visit Tanzania’s northern safari destinations (Lake Manyara, Arusha National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater), before finishing at a Serengeti camp set near the Grumeti River: the scene of the Migration river crossings and excellent year-round game viewing.

Highlights:

  • Prime location in the Serengeti – go at mid-year for the Migration
  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wide diversity of wildlife and landscapes
  • Great mix of different safari activities
  • Village tours and cultural encounters

Best Suited For:

  • Active and adventurous travellers

10. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Crater & Serengeti Safari

Duration: 13 Days | Locations: 4

Highly recommended for travellers who want to do more than game drives, this itinerary builds in guided walking safaris, allowing you to move at a slower pace to discover the smaller details like birds, insects and plants. You’ll walk the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, explore Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater, and then enjoy a unique Serengeti safari experience, dividing your time between a Migration specialist camp and a ‘fly-camp’: a simple but comfortable tented camp that puts you at the heart of the wilderness.

Highlights:

  • Exciting blend of game drives and walking safaris
  • Unhurried itinerary – lots of time at each destination
  • Full-day Big 5 safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Specialist camp for the Wildebeest Migration
  • Once-in-a-lifetime fly camping on the savannah

Best Suited For:

  • Active and adventurers travellers

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