Case Study

Serengeti National Park in December

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Ben Nelson
6 Feb
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Serengeti National Park is one of the most iconic and renowned wildlife reserves in the world, famous for its diverse and abundant wildlife, including the spectacular Great Migration.

Serengeti Weather in December

December is a slightly unpredictable month as it is a time of transition between the November rains and the January short dry season. The skies tend to clear as the month goes on and by Christmas time, there tends to be little rain. The Christmas period is Tanzania’s busiest time of year, with lots of happy guests on safari. If it does rain, it tends to rain in the afternoon or evening and generally has seldom impact on your safari experience - but nothing is guaranteed.

The Great Migration in December

The Great Migration is on the move heading South from EasternSerengeti towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As it is moving its location cannot be guaranteed. Apart from the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year.

Where to stay in December

With the Migration in mind, early in the month camps like Namiri Plains or Dunia are perfect. Later in the month the mobile tented camps are best located, Serengeti Safari Camp, Alex Walker’s Serian, Serengeti Under Canvas. Migration aside, you can expect to see an impressive array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, buffalo, and a wide variety of antelope species. The park is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 500 bird species recorded within its boundaries.

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