Africa’s most famous safari destination is home to what many consider the greatest show on earth, the annual Wildebeest Migration that sees hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras making their way from the calving region of Ndutu to the distant Masai Mara in southern Kenya. The opportunity to see this vast movement of animals and the high drama of a river crossing at either Grumeti River or Mara River is undoubtedly a highlight of any safari experience.
The Serengeti is home to the entirety of the Big Five, and is the best place in Tanzania to see predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and more. The Simba Kopjes, famous for the large prides of lions who sun themselves on the rocks, are a popular stop in the Central Serengeti.
Early birds can hope to spot predators on the hunt with either a sunrise game drive or a sunrise hot air balloon safari.
Another highlight of the Serengeti is undoubtedly Lake Natron, famed for its volcanic terrain and the flamingos that call its waters home each year. From here, you can see the active volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai and even launch your own climb to its summit.