WELCOME SERENGET NATIONA PARK.
Located at Northern part of Tanzania.
209 miles from Arusha town.
The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger.
Time for the Wildebeest and Predators
To follow the wildebeest migration, December-July.
To see predators, June – October.
A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquest and mating: survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north: replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.
So the tourist should remember that the Wildebeest migration is unpredictable, its best to book earl so us to ensure at that time the wildebeest there will be or not.
WILD LIFE OF SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Although migration of ungulates, the park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the “big five”, named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters:
- Maasai lion: the Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.
- African leopard: these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with the population at around 1,000.
- African bush elephant: the herds have recovered successfully from population lows in the 1980s caused bypoaching, numbering over 5,000 individuals, and are largely located in the northern regions of the park.
- Eastern black rhinoceros: mainly found around thekopjes in the centre of the park, very few individuals remain due to rampant poaching. Individuals from the Maasai Mara Reserve cross the park border and enter Serengeti from the northern section at times.
- African buffalo: still abundant and present in healthy numbers.
Apart from the vast herds of migratory and some resident wildebeest and zebra, the park is also densely packed with other plains game including half a million Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, over 8,000 Maasai giraffe, warthog, topi, eland, waterbuck, duiker, impala, klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared onyx and hartebeest.
Carnivores include about 4,000 spotted hyena, jackal, honey badger, striped hyena, serval, and the recently introduced East African wild dog. Apart from the safari staples olive baboon and vervet monkey, patas monkey are also seen in the gallery forests of the Grumeti River.
Serengeti National Park has also great ornithological interest, boasting about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustards, crowned cranes, marabou storks, martial eagles, lovebirds, and many species of vultures.
Serengeti Balloon Safaris.
Serengeti Balloon Safari is the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience which makes you enjoy the most beautiful migration of wildebeests through the endless plain of Serengeti.
Is there best time for balloon?
Here in Serengeti we are fortunate that the weather in the Serengeti is suitable for ballooning almost every day of the year. And also we operate throughout the year so we advise the customers to book earl for Serengeti adventure safaris’ and remaining with unforgotten memories..
VISIT MORU KOPJE
Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Land rover to our launch site near Maasai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
At other times he will ascend to 1000? or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
TAKEN ENGLISH BREAKFAST
Sitting at a table under the shade of a classic sun umbrella tree on the Serengeti Plains. The table is laid with bone china and king’s silver cutlery.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, and eventually you must land. You celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before sitting down to a full English breakfast.
9:30 am Arrive at Seronera ready to continue your day’s activities.
Fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread and English traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushroom and tomato are all served by stewards in customary Swahili dress.
The safaris will fit in with all safari itineraries that include a night in central Serengeti (Seronera Lodge, Mbuzimawe Camp or any central Serengeti camp site ,Sopa Lodge, Serena Lodge, ) Or Western Corridor Camps (Kirawira Camp, Grumeti River Camp, Mbalageti Camp).
The Flight will last for about 1 hour. Over some of the most amazing natural wilderness.
The Serengeti plains and woodlands are world famous for the variety and sheer number of its animal population. Mupana Balloon Adventure however, is not merely a game viewing experience, but rather an opportunity for an adventure and unique perspective over outstanding quintessentially African landscapes.
Here the customers should know that there is no guarantee that you will see specific animals from the balloon.
We have however seen some amazing wildlife from the balloon and witnessed many incidents such as lion kills, cheetah stalking and killing, leopard hunting and of course THE ANNUAL MILLION STRONG WILDEBEEST MIGRATION, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Mupanai Balloon Adventure are acutely aware of their environmental responsibilities and are proud of their ecological credentials. Mupana Balloon adventures (MBA) pay a substantial royalty to Tanzania National Parks for each passenger. These funds are used for conservation purposes in the Serengeti.
Mupana balloons Adventure in Serengeti IS THERE FOR YOU
VISIT & ENJOY