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Tanzania Northern Circuit Serengeti National Park

Area: 14,763 km2 (5,700 sq mi)

Established: 1951
Location: Tanzania
Getting there: is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) which is situated about 46km/29mi from Arusha. By road; the trip is about 325km/202mi which is eight hours journey. It is a bumpy ride but you may find it quite scenic and you’ll see some wildlife on the way as well. Coming from the crater, the distance to the Seronera area in the Serengeti is of 140km/90mi, and it takes three hours.

It is a large national park in the northern Tanzania which stretches over 14,763 km2 (5,700 sq mi). It’s located in eastern Mara Region and north east portion of Simiyu Region and comprises over 15,000,000 hectares (37,000,000 acres) of virgin savanna.


The Serengeti (SNP) is well known because of the largest annual animal migration in the world of over 1.5 million blue wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and the largest lion population in Africa. It is under threat from logging, population growth and ranching.

The massive grasslands of the Serengeti comprise of 1.5 million ha of savannah. The yearly passage to permanent water holes of massive herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras), followed by their hunters, is one of the most remarkable natural events in the world.

In accumulation to more than 35 species of savannahs animals, there are some 3,000 lions and great numbers of spotted hyenas, leopards, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, giraffes, cheetahs, and baboons. Crocodiles’ dwells in the marshes near the Mara River. You can find more than 350 species of birds, including ostriches, vultures, and flamingos as well.
Serengeti’s scenery is prominent for its savannah in the southeast. The northern part is hilly and rockier. On its west, valleys, rivers and forest can be found. Maximum no. of areas in the Serengeti are spotted with ‘koppies’, granite boulders rising up from the plains. It’s an immense landscape and is also quite stunning having big sky country that feels like natural wilderness.

Weather & Climate

Weather Conditions in the Serengeti are rarely taxing in the daytime during the Dry season (June to October), when the temperature stays nice and warm. The heat sneaks down a few degrees during the Wet season (November to May), though this cold season can bring a chill. The best times to visit Serengeti National Park is from January to February or from June through September, even though you should plan your trip around the movement of The Great Migration.