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10 Best Serengeti Safari Tours

Home to one of the world's greatest concentrations of wildlife and the lion's share of the Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's flagship conservation area. 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. But what are the best Serengeti safari tours and trips? And how do you choose a Serengeti safari that's right for you?

Based on our extensive safari experience since 1998, we've compiled a list of our best Serengeti safari tours – all tried and tested and completely customisable to suit your travel wishes:

1. Fly-in: Luxury Tanzania Migration Safari

Duration: 11 Days | Locations: 3

This 11-day itinerary introduces you to some of the best wildlife destinations in Tanzania, while staying at safari properties that take 'glamping' to a new level. You will also fly between camps maximising your time on safari. You’ll enjoy personalised service at top lodges plus a variety of experiences from guided walking safaris with Maasai warriors and yoga in the wild to enjoying exceptional bush breakfasts and lunches.

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Highlights:

  • Witness the Great Migration year-round
  • Luxurious tented camps in dramatically beautiful settings
  • Private safari guides and vehicles make it an exclusive safari sojourn
  • Incredible game viewing of elephants in Tarangire & the Serengeti’s big cats
  • Guided walking safaris in the Serengeti
  • Fly to each camp and spend more time on safari

Best Suited For:

  • Families, couples & honeymooners

2. Tanzania’s Tarangire, Highlands & Serengeti East

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 4

A 10-day tour for an independent-minded traveller who is keen to experience as much as possible, this safari has the advantage of more nights than usual on this route. Your professional driver-guide proves a wealth of information as you travel through an ever-changing landscape. The itinerary takes in the classic wildlife destinations of Tanzania’s northern circuit.

Tarangire National Park is first, most famous for its concentrations of wildlife. Aee the open plains of the Serengeti where you are on the lookout for migrating wildebeest herds in season and their predators. A full-day safari on the flat floor of the Ngorongoro Crater provides more opportunities to spot the Big 5.

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Highlights:

  • Well-paced, comprehensive northern circuit safari
  • Sophisticated and intimate tented camp accommodation
  • Excellent for game viewing, the seasonal Wildebeest Migration and the Big 5
  • Great photographic opportunities

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. Secret Serengeti, Ruaha & Nyerere (previously Selous)

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 3

This safari itinerary takes you into three of Tanzania’s hidden gems. Your journey begins at Namiri Plains, a beautiful tented camp in the central Serengeti National Park. It’s a prime spot for exceptional wildlife encounters including some of the best cheetah-viewing in the region. You'll then continue into Tanzania’s best-kept secret, Ruaha National Park, where you will experience Africa at its wildest - home to some of the biggest herds of elephant in East Africa. You’ll end in Nyerere National Park (Selous) where you will enjoy luxury accommodation in Africa’s biggest game reserve.

Highlights:

  • Three hidden gem locations in Tanzania
  • Sensational wildlife viewing all year-round
  • Fantastic predator sightings in the Serengeti's central Seronera, especially cheetah
  • Game drives, guided walks, river safaris & bush dining
  • Exclusive and luxurious tented camps

Best Suited For:

  • Families
  • Couples
  • Honeymooners

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6. Romantic Fly-In Manyara, Crater & Migration

Duration: 9 Days | Locations: 4

This 9-day, fly-in itinerary takes you on a journey through Tanzania's unrivalled wildlife destinations - Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the fabled Serengeti - to deliver a dramatic and diverse big game safari. Game viewing is superb all year round, but if you have timed your safari with the wildebeest migration, you can expect massed herds and plenty of predator action.

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Highlights:

  • Tanzania’s top safari destinations
  • Superb year-round game viewing
  • Recommended as a migration safari
  • Fly-in itinerary for more time spent on safari
  • Perfect for honeymoons or celebrations

Best Suited For:

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners

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 tour 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 Serengeti safari camp for the Wildebeest Migration
  • Once-in-a-lifetime fly camping on the savannah

Best Suited For:

  • Active and adventurers travellers

More Serengeti Safari Tours

The Serengeti is a pretty big area – slightly larger than Connecticut – and although we’ve mentioned a notable amount of our favourite trips above, there are still many fantastic Serengeti safari tours available.

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