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Best Things To Do in Serengeti National Park

The main attraction here is the wildlife. Serengeti National Park houses a huge population of large mammals, including giraffes, baboons, elephants, hippos, and, of course, lions. You'll also come across more than 500 species of birds, most notably, ostriches. But while seeing one or two animals at a time may be exciting, nothing beats seeing them in a pack. The Migration is Serengeti's main draw: This voyage of more than one million wildebeest, zebras, and other hoofed animals is the largest wildlife spectacle on earth. When you tire of gazing at grazers, head to Moru Kopjes to mingle with rhinos or to the Retina Hippo Pool to watch these massive mammals splash about.

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#1
The Migration Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: The primary reason to visit Serengeti National Park is the Migration. Every year, more than one million wildebeest, 200,000 ... read more»

#2
Moru Kopjes (Central Serengeti)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: During the 1970s, Tanzania's black rhino population was poached to near extinction. By 1982, all that remained of the ... read more»

#3
Ngorongoro Crater
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Although it's not technically a part of Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater is worth a visit if you ... read more»

#4
Retina Hippo Pool (Central Serengeti)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: You're bound to stumble across hippos at other Serengeti watering holes, but nothing can compare to the spectacle of ... read more»

#5
Seronera River Valley (Central Serengeti)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Encompassing much of Central Serengeti, this vast valley teems with wildlife. The valley's river keeps the vegetation plentiful, supporting ... read more»

#6
Lobo Valley (Northern Serengeti)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you're spending time in Northern Serengeti, a trip to the Lobo should be at the top of your ... read more»

#7
Grumeti River (Western Corridor)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Catching the Migration as it crosses the Grumeti River near the Western Corridor's Kirawira Region is a must for ... read more»

#8
Bologonja Springs (Northern Serengeti)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Tucked away in the northeast corner of Serengeti—near the border of Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve—the verdant ... read more»

#9
Olduvai Gorge (Southern Serengeti)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in Southern Serengeti just west of Ngorongoro Crater, this fascinating archaeological site has earned the nickname, "The Cradle of ... read more»

#10
Serengeti Balloon Safaris
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Not all safaris require four-wheel drive; in fact, one of the most popular safaris requires no wheels at all. Since ... read more»

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