Safaris and safari accommodation to the north Serengeti Tanzania,
The North of the Serengeti is wild and the landscape rugged. The park extends for some 50 miles North of the Seronera valley. This area is the least frequented in the Park partly because animal concentrations are lower but also because it is the most distant from Arusha, the starting point of most safaris. The best time to visit is between August and October during the migration of the wildebeest. The wildebeest start moving North East in July crossing the North of the Serengeti in August and September and moving up into the Maasai Mara game reserve in October, turning South down the Eastern side of the Serengeti towards the end of October early November.
The scenery is really beautiful and the wooded rolling hills make it easy to spot animals from a distance and the high ground around Lobo Kopjes provides wonderful views of the migration in the grasslands below. Even outside of the migration period the North is worth visiting. There are a good number of resident herbivores including hippo, giraffe, eland, topi, impala and Thomson’s gazelle. The area is also home to large herds of elephant and buffalo and although less concentrated than in the Seronera and more difficult to see because of the thicker woodland there are also large numbers of resident predators in the North.
There are three lodges that we use in the North, each accommodation is very different, we also favour our own mobile camp in this part of the Serengeti. It should be noted that given the long distance for our vehicles to travel from Arusha, camping in this area must be for a minimum of several nights.