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Enjoy a dream safari in the Serengeti

A protected UNESCO site, the Serengeti offers sightings of the Big Five and front-row seats to the world-famous Great Migration…

By Daniel Heatly
Product Executive for Alfred&

Welcome to the Serengeti, where the endless sun-seared plains are filled with the promise of safari adventures. This is the Africa of your dreams, where lions lie in the shade of kopjes, giraffes munch leaves from flat-topped acacias and elephants bathe in waterholes. A protected UNESCO site, the Serengeti offers sightings of the Big Five in their fast-disappearing natural habitat and front-row seats to the Great Migration. It’s a place where every day begins with sunrise game drives or hot air balloon rides and ends with cocktails and blood-orange sunsets. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Experience this iconic wilderness from the comfort of an African-inspired lodge or luxury tented safari camp. The best offer private verandas where you can watch grazing buffalo and gazelle from your own plunge pool or bubbling hot tub. Each day, your personal safari guide will be ready to take you out and explore in a 4×4, binoculars at the ready. Every drive is unique and there’s always something new to discover, be it cheetah chases, migratory bird displays or hippos emerging from the Grumeti River.

Unlike Kenya’s neighbouring Maasai Mara, scenes from the Great Migration play out year-round in the Serengeti, albeit in different locations. As the year begins, millions of wildebeest gather on the short-grassed southern plains to calve before heading north in June towards the Mara, braving deadly river crossings where Nile crocodiles lie in wait. You’ll even find mobile safari camps that pack-up and move twice a year to follow this world-famous wildlife spectacle.

Even if you don’t catch a glimpse of the Migration, you won’t miss out – the park is a wildlife bonanza all year-round. In fact, it’s often the small details that really stick with you when you visit the Serengeti. It might be following animal tracks on a walking safari with a Maasai naturalist or witnessing a shooting star during your bush dinner. Maybe it’s sitting in awed silence as a ranger from the Rhino Conservation Project spots one of these endangered animals in the distance, or waking to the guttural sound of hyenas on the hunt.

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Alfred & Daniel Heatly

Upon leaving university, Daniel blindly placed a pin into a map (we kid you not!) to select South Africa as the first destination he ever travelled to. This was the beginning of a 23 year love affair with African travel. Subsequent adventures have taken him to Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, meeting new people and discovering new experiences along the way.

Alfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Adele, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

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