No trip to Tanzania is complete without visiting Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in the north of the country, it's one of Africa's largest animal sanctuaries after Kruger National Park.
Set off on a safari to spot the famous "Big Five" (elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, and rhinoceroses) and you'll stumble upon plenty more wildlife along the way. Expect to see herds of zebra and gazelle grazing peacefully on the savanna, and perhaps giraffes plucking acacia leaves from the trees. For a different perspective, you can even take to the skies for an early-morning hot air balloon ride.
No matter when you visit, you'll find the Serengeti full of life. Each season has its own rhythm, from mating season to the birth of new young. One of the most spectacular moments is the great wildebeest migration in March, when between one and two million wildebeest leave the southern plains and head north. You can follow the animals' journey and even camp nearby, with your local agent helping you plan the best route.See more