If you close your eyes and conjure up the quintessential romantic image of Africa, what you’ll most likely imagine is Tanzania.
The Serengeti is one of the most famous parks in Africa, renowned for its endless plains, rich grazing grounds and a high concentration of predators, plus of course the Great Migration of over a million wildebeest through the Rift Valley.
The Serengeti has a big reputation as a safari destination, and it never fails to surpass expectations. Days spent driving round its huge expanse is an experience in itself, but the wider area is also fascinating from a cultural perspective.
Game viewing in the Serengeti is possible any time of the year, but April and May have the heaviest rains. At this time however the lodges offer very good value and the game is of course still there. January to March are excellent times, and July to November, when the herds are crossing the Mara river.