The Serengeti is splendiferous – that is the only word that captures its true essence. Everyone should experience a safari there.

splendiferous serengetiThis was a sunrise well worth rising early to behold.

The cost of the safari I did to the Serengeti

Everything came together beautifully for me where this safari was concerned. I researched aspects for a few months and it came together nicely. I did a 3 nights 4 days camping safari with a company in August 2016. I spent 2 nights in The Serengeti and 1 in Ngorongoro – the latter will be the next post. Was it expensive? I think it was reasonable. I joined a group tour with 2 others and paid a little over $800.

The fees into the park are pretty high for each day so it is hard to find anything cheaper. The fee covered the following: 2 meals for days 1 and 4 and 3 meals for days 2 and 3. A cook prepared each meal and some of the best meals I had on that trip, he made. Breakfast and dinner were had around the foldable tables with chairs provided by the company, in the mess hall at each campsite.

This company’s package also included one night before the safari and one night after at a no frills but clean hotel. I was picked up on arrival, taken to buy my bus ticket to Nairobi and dropped off at the bus on the day I wanted to leave, at no extra cost.

Where I slept and showered

I slept in a small tent provided by the company and I took my own sleeping bag but the company provided sleeping bags for others who did not bring theirs. The camp site was in the park and it is not fenced off. I slept really well though the hyenas tearing into the garbage bin, that someone forgot to secure, one night was something else.The campsites have showers and one even had hot water. Guests need to bring all toiletries and since the facilities are shared by many people they may not be for the overly squeamish.

Prepare well for your safari to enjoy it to the max.

Some of what I saw

I had a knowledgeable and gregarious guide who made the experience worth it. He was experienced and liaised well with other drivers to ensure we got to see many animals. If you do a safari and have a good guide/driver tip him well please.

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Many people think that this safari has to be expensive. You can save up and do a camping safari and live your dream. Think of putting away small amounts of money each month towards this and watch your fund grow. This practice worked well for me.

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If you are interested in checking out the company I used feel free to contact me. I had a great time. Oh one thing to note especially for those with respiratory illnesses, it is extremely dust so bear that in mind.

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12 thoughts on “The Splendiferous Serengeti”

  1. All those beautiful animals, I could look at them all day. These kinds of travels are definitely on my bucket list.

  2. All those beautiful animals, I could look at them all day. These kinds of travels are definitely on my bucket list.

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