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Game drive adventures in Serengeti National Park.

Game drive adventures in Serengeti National Park.

Game drive adventures in Serengeti National Park.

Game drive adventures in Serengeti National Park: The most popular activity in the Serengeti is without a doubt a game drive. It is the best way to view the big five and other local animals. In the morning and evening, animals in the Serengeti are quite busy. The early morning game drive begins at dawn and ends around eleven in the morning. Its purpose is to allow visitors to see nocturnal animals returning to their burrows or dens, as well as herbivores leaving to graze. Hyenas, wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hippos can all be seen during the early game drive (as they return from a night of grazing outside the pools). Lions enjoy hunting at night and in the early morning hours before it becomes too hot outside. To avoid going hungry when in the savanna, make sure to eat breakfast earlier than usual or ask the lodge staff to pack you something. The distance to be covered is large, and the roads are unpaved. Because of this, you will require a qualified guide to assist you in recognizing all the many animal species.

One of the national parks in Tanzania’s northern region known for wildlife watching is Serengeti National Park. Every year, a large number of visitors come to the Serengeti National Park to take part in activities like game drives, which are done there while on safaris to look for the diverse wildlife that inhabits the area. A park admission fee is necessary to enter the Serengeti National Park to participate in any of the activities while on a safari there. This charge is 23.6 USD for kids between the ages of 5 and 15 and 71 USD for foreign nonresidents.

Morning game viewing in Serengeti National Park

Morning game viewing in Serengeti National Park

Concession fees must also be paid by visitors staying in the lodges in the Serengeti national park. The entrance cost for non-residents entering Serengeti National Park will increase to approximately 82.6 USD per person as of July 1st, 2021. Different periods of the day, such as the morning, the afternoon, or the evening, are used for game drives. A full day of game drives can be enjoyed by safari tourists while they are in Serengeti National Park. In Serengeti National Park, it is prohibited to drive off the trails or the road while on a wildlife drive, and it is also forbidden to drive through the park at night.

A full-day game drive, which lasts the entire day, also includes going on a game drive in the morning, stopping for lunch, and then going on another game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park involve traveling across the park in search of various wildlife species, such as the big 5, while taking in the stunning scenery and the setting sun. One of the natural attractions that draw visitors to Serengeti National Park is the wildebeest migration. During this migration, game drives are a particularly breathtaking experience, as you may see approximately 1.5 million wildebeests grazing throughout the national park’s savannah plains.

During the wildebeest migration, predators like lions and leopards are frequently seen, and while on a game drive, they can be seen as they hunt the unaware wildebeest grazing around the savannah in Serengeti National Park. During the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park, river crossings happen along the Grumeti River and the Mara River in the western portion of the park around July. Additionally, remarkable are the game drives during these crossings. Depending on when in the year the wildebeest migration is occurring, game drives during the migration take place in various areas of the Serengeti national park. The Western Serengeti, northern Serengeti, and the Serengeti plains are some of the areas that make up Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti National Park is made up of broad savannah plains, acacia woods, and rock outcrops known as kopjes. These rocks are notable for sightings of predators like lions, who can be seen at their tops. The big 5 animals such as lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, buffaloes, and elephants-as well as other Serengeti national park wildlife species like wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, antelopes, impalas, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, cheetahs, kudu, hartebeests, and many others-can all be seen during game drives around the park. The “big 5” are thought to be the most challenging animal species to hunt on foot and can be seen during game drives throughout Serengeti National Park.

Because they begin at 6:00 or 6:30 a.m., morning game drives in the Serengeti ecosystem are more enjoyable because you can watch the early-morning animals awaken and search for an area to graze. Because most birds are active in the morning, it’s also a fantastic time to go bird watching because you can hear both animal and bird sounds. The sun rising in the Serengeti wilderness will be one of the highlights of this morning’s game drive since it is one of the most well-liked experiences for most visitors due to its wonderful and scenic setting. These are the memories that will last a lifetime. Knowledge is a luxury. And the day has only begun for you. You must take a break and have a second cup of coffee or tea with your breakfast in the tranquility of the magnificent Serengeti bush.

Afternoon game drive: The Serengeti National Park habitat offers another form of game drive, although it is not as effective as early morning or late evening game drives. This is because the location is warm from the sun and you can run across traffic along the route, making it difficult for you to see the creatures in their natural habitat. While some of the animals are still grazing, they are resting in the shade of the trees because they have gotten their fill or to protect themselves from the sun. It’s also a great adventure because you can decide to take a picnic lunch and eat it in the wilderness, which creates a beautiful and unique experience.

Encounter Lions on a Night game drives in Serengeti National Park

Encounter Lions on a Night game drives in Serengeti National Park

Night game drives in Serengeti National Park: It is one of the truly magical experiences that Serengeti National Park visitors remember. This is another tourist activity. Most tourists choose a night game drive because it might be challenging to see nocturnal animals like cheetahs during a day game drive. You will be able to hear various wild animal sounds beautifully and clearly, including a lion roaring from 8 kilometers away, in addition to seeing these most active nighttime beasts. You must feel safe because a game ranger with a rifle will typically be with you on the night game drive to keep dangerous animals from posing a threat. The best thing you can do is pay attention to them, follow their instructions, and have faith in them because they are there to protect you.

East African citizens must pay an entrance or conservation fee of 10,000 Tanzanian shillings for those over the age of 15, and 2,000 Tanzanian shillings for those between the ages of 5 and 15, while non-East African residents must pay an entrance or conservation fee of USD 60-70 for those over the age of 16, and USD 20 for those between the ages of 5 and 15. In addition, you will be responsible for paying concession fees and camping fees if you decide to stay in the Serengeti National Park’s camps or lodges. Since none of these fees are subject to VAT, you must account for the 18% VAT.

Depending on the perspective you want to see, a game drive in the Serengeti national park might take place anywhere. You must take a game drive in a specific region where the wildebeest are landing if you want to watch the wildebeest migration, which is how most tourists experience it. When the wildebeest are giving birth in the Ndutu areas from January to February, game drives can be taken there. You must follow them from April to June in the Serengeti National Park’s central or Seronera regions, and from July to October when you bridge the Mara River and land in the Grumeti River to prepare to enter Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve, respectively. Come and enjoy the game drive in Serengeti National Park by traveling with Africa Adventure Vacations.

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