A safari in the northern part of Serengeti national park Tanzania: Without any doubt, the northern part of Serengeti national park is one of the best and rich part of Serengeti national park though it is amongst the less visited during Tanzania safari to Serengeti national park.
Serengeti national park consist as well consists of other parts that make up the entire park including the southern part also known as the Ndutu, the central part known as the Seronera area and the western part around river Grumeti. All these together make the beautiful and magnificent Serengeti national park one of the topmost visited safari destination in Tanzania. Serengeti national park is located in the Northern Circuit together with Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Serengeti National park is as well situated at the extreme corner inboard with the Maasai Mara national Reserve the most visited savanna park in Kenya famous for the great annual wildebeest migration just like the Serengeti national park.
Taking a safari to the northern part of Serengeti national park enables tourists to get up-close to less congested part of Serengeti national park that harbors different species of fauna and flora including the Black Rhinos and many other animals. The northern part of Serengeti national park is as well one of the best birding spot in Serengeti national park making it the best part of the park to go for you next birding safari in Tanzania.
A safari to the northern part of Serengeti national park is yet spiced up by the annual wildebeest migration which is the most enjoyable and fascinating adventure to ever engage in during any Tanzania safari in Serengeti national park and the most fascinating part of it is that the Northern part of Serengeti national park is the hosts the climax of this magical annual wildebeest migration as the wildebeests are seen struggling to cross the crocodile infested Mara River in search of the fresh and green vegetation on the opposite side of the river in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
This is usually predicated to happen during the months of July and August and can be witnessed by tourists both in the Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya and those in the Northern part of Serengeti national park. This great annual wildebeest migration is every traveler’s life time experience though it still remains hard to predict the exact day when the action starts. However, one the crossing starts, it usually takes some good time to end for about a month since these wildebeests cross in groups as the hungry crocodiles feast on them turning the entire Mara River bloody. The wildebeest migration takes a clockwise direction following the rain patterns and it’s a continuous movement across the Serengeti national park and the Maasai Mara national park making it the most enjoyable activity across the 2 safari destinations in two neighboring countries.
All in all, the northern part of Serengeti national park is suitable for both game viewing safari, birding safari, cultural tours, wildebeest migration to mention but a few and can easily be accessed both by road and by air.
Here are the safaris to do in the northern part of Serengeti national park;
- Wildebeest migration
As mentioned earlier on, Wildebeest migration is one of the most fascinating and top enjoyed tourist activity carried out in Serengeti national park and the Northern part of the park offers the best viewing ground for this adventure as tourists get an opportunity to witness the bloody crossing of the millions of wildebeests across Mara River to Maasai Mara National Reserve where hungry carnivores are as well awaiting their arrival. This migration however is an annual event that happens during the months of July to August depending on the rainfall patterns. It can thus come early or late.
- Hot air balloon safari
The northern part of Serengeti national park is yet one of the best region in the park where hot air balloon safari is conducted enabling tourists to have an aerial view of different wildlife species that that call the park their home as they roam the endless plans of Serengeti national park. Taking on an early morning hot air balloon is such a thrilling and breath taking experience that comes with a bush breakfast sit in the plains of the park and an enroute game drive.
- Game viewing safari
Your adventure in Serengeti national park is incomplete not until you take on a game viewing safari within the endless plains in the northern part of the park. During the game drive, tourists are rewarded with lots of encounters with abundant of animals including the elephants, zebras, wildebeests, lions, Rhinos, buffaloes, hippos and many more. There are both early morning game drives and afternoon game drives that all enables you to have an overall encounter with both nocturnal animals, hunters, and many more. For those who wish to have night game drives should make appropriate research about the few camps that offer this special activity.
- Birding safari
The northern part of Serengeti national park is a famous birding spot with abundant of birdlife including the Yellow-necked spur fowl, Ostriches, Martial eagle, Secretary bird, heron, hornbills and many more. Like any other birding safari, the best time to enjoy birding safari in the northern Serengeti national park is during the rainy months.
- Cultural encounters
Northern part of Serengeti national park is one of the best places to visit the local Maasai people. Tourists take on a guided walk alongside the local guides as they visit different homesteads of the locals that reside around the park. During this safari, tourists get an opportunity to have an interaction with the locals, listen to storytelling and many more about their rich culture.
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