Game Drive Adventures In The Northern Part Of Serengeti National Park
Game drive adventures in the northern Serengeti National Park involve visitors driving their vehicles or hiring someone to move around the northern Serengeti National Park while viewing the various animals that they encounter as they drive through the established trails. The game drives must be done in the transparent vehicle, preferably the one with the popup or the open vehicle. The northern part of the Serengeti National Park is the hideout for some of the important species that most of us would like to see and find in this great national park. This part is found in the middle of the Serengeti as you head or cross to the Masai Mara wildlife reserve in Kenya. Game drive adventures in the northern part of Serengeti National Park become part of the timeline due to the great wildebeest movement that crosses the Mara River, and therefore, most of the visitors rush to this northern part of the Serengeti National Park to get a glimpse of the wonderful wildebeest movement that provides the visitors with a wonderful safari experience.
The northern Serengeti National Park also has some distinct features, such as rock outcrops, acacia woodland, rolling hills, and, of course, the savannah endless plains. This section of the Serengeti National Park is located in one of the park’s remote areas; however, it is open all year and can be visited all day. The game drives in this great section are so sensational and you drive through the herds of buffalo and elephants, giving the visitors a fast-paced driving experience.
The highlight of the game drive adventures in the northern part of Serengeti National Park is the wildebeest crossing the Mara River as they are heading to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This is the encounter that excites very many travelers, as they see the wildebeest trying to cross a river that is heavily infested with crocodiles, and this is made the life of life or death. Visitors during the game drives here spend a lot of time taking photos and seeing the real nature or wildlife activities taking place.
This needs visitors to have the capacity to time their safaris to the northern Serengeti National Park such that they can see exactly what is happening and how the wildebeest animals cross the river. It is important to note that the wildebeest migration is dependent on several factors, but the most important factor is the rain, so you should plan your African adventure vacations for the best time when you can take the game drive adventures in the northern part of Serengeti National Park. Still, several lodges have been established on the river banks to allow visitors to see the wildebeest crossing properly, and thus, as a visitor, you should choose the lodge that is most convenient for you and the one that will make you enjoy this safari experience.
During game drive adventures in the northern part of Serengeti National Park, you will see and enjoy a large herd of elephants that keeps moving up and down the northern sector of the Serengeti National Park. Other attractions besides the elephants include leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, hippos, and elands, among others.
Let’s explore the tourist attractions in the northern sector of the Serengeti National Park.
The northern sector has got quite an interesting tourist attraction that I wish you should share. Some of these attractions include the Mara River and the Lobo Valley, and you can see these and other attractions if you choose to take the game drive safaris in the northern sector. Game drive adventures in the northern part of Serengeti National Park can be done all the time, but they are best done during the dry season from June to October.
The Mara River is a major attraction that should be visible on game drives in Serengeti Park’s northern section. This watercourse flows through the Serengeti National Park’s northern section and into Lake Victoria. Natural life species such as hippos and wildebeests, crocodiles, zebras, leopards, and lions should be visible in this section of the public park. Stream junctions occur along this canal during the spectacular wildebeest migration, which takes place from July to October when over 1.5 million wildebeest battle to cross the crocodile-infested stream.
Visitors will also be able to see the Moru Kopjes within the Serengeti National Park, and this is the sector for visitors to see the lions. The Serengeti National Park also has dark rhinos, which may be spotted in these kopjes, which are made up of stone outcrops. The Lake Magadi, which lies close to the Moru kopjes, should have a large number of flamingos along its borders. Waterbucks, lions, leopards, elephants, rock hyrax, impalas, buffaloes, and topis are among the untamed life species that can be seen at the Moru kopjes.
What to do in the northern part of Serengeti National Park?
Safari game drives: The safari game drives here are done in different sessions, which include the morning game, the evening gem drives, and all of these are available for you to explore a lot of the animal species. The animals’ sights at this time might not be as good as in the morning because most of the animals tend to shy away and hide or take shade due to strong sunshine that tends to be hot during the afternoon hours. It is good as well that you engage in the full-day game drive to encounter most of the animals that become active during the different times of the day. With the full-day game drive, you will wake up nearly in the morning and go and have the full day of Serengeti biodiversity. Visitors during this time will have a nice and interesting lunch in the wild, where you will dine in the designated picnic areas before you continue on for the day safari game drive.
Nature walk safaris explore the savannah grassland plains that are full of attractions that include bird species and wildlife species. This activity can be carried out with the guidance of the park guide, who will be at the time armed with a gun. Therefore, make sure that before you leave the Serengeti National Park, you have visited the southern part of the park and enjoyed the best nature walk safaris.
Another important activity that can be done in the northern section of the Serengeti National Park includes the hot air balloon safaris that will allow you to see the air, the animals, and the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park. The hot air balloon safari is limited to only 2 hours, and it starts early in the morning with the briefing conducted by the guide and the operators.
The northern part is also known as the destination that offers visitors the chance to engage in cultural community visits. With cultural visits in the Serengeti National Park, you will get involved with community encounters where you will enjoy the culture and traditions of the local people of the Masai, who are the original people of this area.
Bird watching activity in the northern sectors of the Serengeti National Park; Another activity that takes place in the Serengeti public park is looking for different bird species, such as secretary birds, rufous-followed weaver, fishers’ love bird, black-breasted spurfowl, dark-headed gonolek, and true, southern ground hornbill, shrikes, falcons, and vultures.
The best time to go on a game drive is in the Serengeti National Park’s northern region.
Similar to other parts of the park, game drives in the northern part of the Serengeti National Park can be visited all year since the wildlife is permanent residents of this great park and the visitors will get the best opportunities to enjoy this great park. Therefore, anytime you feel, you can come and visit the southern part of the Serengeti National Park. In any event, the best time to go to this national park is between December and May. Travellers can see the wildebeest migration between December and May, as well as the calving season, which occurs in this section of the Serengeti National Park in February. Visitors may also see young wildebeest being pursued by predators such as lions and leopards.
Where to stay during a game drive in the Northern Serengeti National Park
There are different lodges within the northern part of the Serengeti National Park where you can have a wonderful and comfortable stay while enjoying the game drive in the northern sector of the Serengeti National Park. Some of these lodges can be used by budget travellers, others by mid-range travellers, while others can be used by luxury travellers. Some of the lodges found in the northern part of the Serengeti National Park include the sanctuary of Kichakani, Mara Kati Kati camp, Chaka camp, Kimondo camp, Aurari camp, Lamai camp, Ole Serai luxury camp, Sayari camp, Kimondo camp, Mara tented Lodge, and other lodges. Contact Africa Adventure Vacations and we will find you the best accommodation options.
One can get to the northern part of the Serengeti National Park by road or air transport. Both air and street transportation are available to reach the northern section of the Serengeti public park. Timetables and contract flights are available to airstrips such as Lobo airfield, Fort Ikoma airport, and Kogatende airstrip in the Serengeti national park’s northern section. Another option for traveling to the Serengeti public park’s northern section is to drive, which normally takes longer than flying. Drives to the Serengeti national park can begin in Arusha, which takes about 6 to 7 hours. Please come and enjoy the northern part of the Serengeti National Park with Africa Adventure Vacations.