Why a Serengeti safari should be on your bucket list!

The Serengeti is one of the most biodiverse and beautiful places on Earth. It is teeming with life, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals. There are many reasons to visit the Serengeti on your next African safari, but these are our favorites:

Central Serengeti Plains - Tanzania
Central Serengeti Plains

The Great Migration

Every year, millions of animals embark on a journey known as the great migration. This amazing phenomenon sees mega herds of animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles in search of food and water. The great migration of wildebeest and zebra between Kenya and Tanzania is one of the most spectacular sights to behold, and it's a true wonder of the world.

Every year we are fortunate enough to send a number of our guests to witness this incredible event, either on a privately guided safari with Martin Meyer himself, or even unguided journeys using the best in-camp guides to ensure that you are able to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. As we watch the animals make their way across the plains, we can't help but feel a sense of wonder and admiration for their strength and determination. The great migration is a true miracle of nature, that fuels the safari addiction.

Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti Tanzania
Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti Tanzania

The Big Five

There are few things in life as thrilling as encountering the big five up close and personal (and safely of course) These majestic animals - lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo are often the main attraction on safari – however, the dominant predators in the national park are the lion prides, cheetah coalitions, and the clans of the hyenas, which never fail to provide endless entertainment and exceptional interactions for our clients.

The Big Five are highly respected creatures on our African continent, and while they may be dangerous, there's something about them that just keeps us coming back for more.

A pride male lion bonds with his cub in the Serengeti
A pride male lion bonds with his cub in the Serengeti

The Wide Open Plains

There's something about the wide-open plains of the Serengeti that just fills you with a sense of wonder. Maybe it's the vastness of the landscape or the beauty of the animals that call this place home. Whatever the reason, there's no denying that the Serengeti is one of the most unique safari destinations.

The Unique Rock Formations of the Serengeti

The Serengeti is home to some of the most unique rock formations you could hope to see. These massive rocks are believed to be among the oldest in the world, dating back millions of years. The rocks themselves are a fascinating sight, but they also provide a critical habitat for many animals by offering shelter from the hot sun and providing a safe place for animals to hide from predators.

If you ever have the chance to visit, be sure to take some time to explore the Moru Kopje’s (small hills) and the culturally significant Gong Rocks. The Masai used to live in the Moru Kopjes area of Serengeti, where they used large Dolerite rocks to make sounds that would communicate to other Ma