Tanzania serengeti Giraffes
Tanzania serengeti kebra rivercrossing
Tanzania serengeti Impala

The vast, untamed Serengeti might just be the best place on earth to see wildlife. Set across northern Tanzania and extending into Kenya, the Serengeti is home to plenty of luxurious lodges from where you can search for the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). For part of the year, it's also home to the mighty great wildebeest migration, which brings millions of wildebeest and zebra into its plains, following ancient migratory paths.

Whatever you come to see, the Serengeti is unmissable.

8 days

Tanzania migration safari

Experience Africa's greatest wildlife phenomenon
Arusha (1 days) Karatu (2) Serengeti (4) Arusha (1)
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11 days

Tanzania safari and beach

See all the spectacular wildlife Africa has to offer
Arusha (1 days) Serengeti (3) Ruaha National Park (3) Zanzibar (3) Dar es Salaam (1)
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16 days

Tanzania safari, Kilimanjaro and islands

From mountain top and safari adventure to island beaches
Arusha (1 days) Mt. Kilimanjaro (7) Karatu (2) Serengeti (2) Zanzibar (3) Dar es Salaam (1)
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  • Lake Victoria

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  • Ngorongoro Crater

    Ngorongoro Crater

    All off Africa in one 'bowl'
    The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact -- and inactive -- caldera in the world...
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Stand on top of Africa
    Standing 5,986m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights...
  • Tarangire National Park

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  • Zanzibar

    Zanzibar

    Spice islands
    A cultural crossroad for centuries, the Zanzibar archipelago mixes Africa, Arab and Indian influences...
  • Pemba Island

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  • Arusha

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  • Karatu

    Karatu

    Gateway to Ngorongoro
    Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area...
  • Selous Game Reserve

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  • Ruaha National Park

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  • Ras Kutani

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  • Songosongo Archipelago

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  • Dar es Salaam

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Things to do in Serengeti

Our recommended experiences and activities

Witness the Serengeti migration
Serengeti

Witness the Serengeti migration

The vast Serengeti is home to one of the biggest lion populations in Africa. It’s where the Great Migration starts and is Tanzania’s oldest national park.

Go lion-watching at Simba Kopjes
Serengeti

Go lion-watching at Simba Kopjes

The central Serengeti is home to Simba Kopjes, a rock formation famous for its population of lions. This is the perfect spot to spot these majestic cats on a great migration safari.

Where to go in Tanzania

Our recommended places

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact -- and inactive -- caldera in the world. Formed more than two million years ago from a huge volcanic explosion, the Crater is now a UNESCO World Heritage site teeming with wildlife. Visitors can see more than 25,000 animals, including four of the Big Five. It's home to the biggest population of Masai lions in Africa and is where wildebeest come to calve during the great migration.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Standing 5,986m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights. There are seven established routes to reach the summit, allowing hikers of all experience -- providing they are relatively fit -- the chance to climb Kilimanjaro. Along the way, you'll see volcanos, plenty of birds and experience stunning views.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

A cultural crossroad for centuries, the Zanzibar archipelago mixes Africa, Arab and Indian influences. Historic Stone Town reflects colonial architecture and the islands' slave trade past, while the fishing towns and diving spots of the coastline remain relatively untouched by modernity. The archipelago offers an idyllic Indian Ocean experience.

Karatu

Karatu

Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Most visitors pass through en-route to safari camps, but if you have some spare time it's worth slowing down to make some cultural connections. But the town's main appeal is its proximity to the rolling Ngorongoro highlands and the world-famous Ngorongoro crater. You can easily spend several days here enjoying guided nature hikes through thick forests and coffee plantations and, of course, a visit down to the vast crater floor.

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