You have probably first heard of Serengeti whenever you belt out the lyrics of Toto's "Africa." You probably even wondered just where exactly it is in the continent.
Well, Serengeti does exist in Africa and, to be exact, it can be found in Tanzania. It is one of the must-visit places for anyone into safaris and seeing the wildlife that call Africa home. If you happen to be one of those people, then the Serengeti National Park should be on your bucket list.
To make the most of your Serengeti safari experience, here are some tips to keep in mind when visiting Tanzania's national park.
There are Lodges and Camps Within, But They Come with a Price
One of the best ways that you can fully experience and immerse yourself in the Serengeti National Park is by actually staying there. Travelers can easily find lodges and camps within the national park to stay in throughout the duration of your stay.
However, it should be noted that staying in these lodges and camps can be very expensive. Accommodations such as Singita Faru Faru Lodge and Roving Bushtops start from nearly $2,000 per person per night.
There are are options that can be considered more affordable. The Siringit Serengeti Camp, for example, has a starting rate of $434 per person per night.
When to Witness the Great Migration
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best place to witness the Great Migration. During the Great Migration, around two million animals make a very iconic river crossing.
Those who wish to see the migrating herd while the animals are in Southern Serengeti should visit the national park during winter. For those visiting during the summer and autumn months, the herd can be spotted in the Western Corridor and Northern Serengeti.
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When to Visit for Lower Rates
Visiting the Serengeti National Park can be very painful on the wallet, but there are months you can opt to schedule your visit for cheaper rates. According to the official website of the Serengeti National Park, it offers the lowest rates during the months of April and May.
There are also fewer travelers during this time as these months are part of Tanzania's rainy season.
Are you Allowed to Wear Camouflage?
It is very stereotypical thinking, but many travelers believe it is cool and fun to wear camouflage or military-themed clothing while on a safari. However, this is very much a no-no.
The Serengeti National Park notes that doing is is not actually considered appropriate in Africa. Instead, dress casually and opt for light and loose-fitting clothes. You can also opt to bring a sweater or a scarf for when temperatures plummet. Shorts are likewise recommended for bush walks as well as safari drives.
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