Where exactly does one go for a Serengeti safari? Well, on a map of Africa, Serengeti National Park can be found just to the north of every bucket list. There’s simply no more iconic wildlife experience than a safari in the Serengeti…
One of the highlights of a luxury Serengeti safari is the Great Wildebeest Migration. Crossing plains both green and dusty, antelope follow the hypnotic cycle of the rains. You might catch up with the wildebeest in the southern Serengeti as calving takes place, and wobbly new legs try to outrun predators. Or in the central Serengeti, with the herd moving through areas that also offer exceptional year-round game viewing.
Witnessing a Grumeti River crossing in the western Serengeti will stay with you forever, as you’ll inevitably find yourself rooting for antelope over crocodile. The reptiles get a second bite of the cherry when the herds return from Kenya, and must ford rivers anew.
The Serengeti also contains Olduvai Gorge – one of the places where man began – and the black volcanic dunes of the Shifting Sands. Could their magnetic properties explain why people are drawn back to the Serengeti, and the ceaseless circling of the wildebeest?
Your pulse will slow and quicken with the rhythms of the migration, whether it’s the spectacle of multiple births, crocodile snapping at heels or scenes of serene grazing. The Serengeti is Africa’s beating heart, and a masterpiece of circulation.