Siringit Serengeti Camp

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Siringit Serengeti Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania

Imagine vast expansive plains with endless horizons, seas of pale yellow grass rippling in the warm breeze, gnarled acacias twisting to the sky and vultures circling on thermals overhead.

Because of its natural beauty and the abundance of wildlife to be found in the area, the management of the Tanzania National Parks chose this site to host a group of visiting officials from Yellow Stone National Park in the United States. The site still appears on many official maps of the Serengeti National Park as “Yellow Stone.”

The famous Hippo pool, the Serengeti Research Centre and the departure point for balloon Safaris are also conveniently close by.

Guest will find out it's also only six kilometres east of Seronera Airstrip and just one hour’s drive from ‘Nabi Hill,’ the gateway to the Serengeti National Park for guests arriving by road from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

It is the product of an already proven collaboration between ‘Intimate Places,’ a long-established hotel management company operating all over the Northern Safari circuit of Tanzania; ‘Meg Vaun Interiors’ of South Africa and Miguel Van Hoof, proprietor of the beautiful ‘Siringit Villa’ located on the Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate on the outskirts of Arusha.

Encouraged by the enormous popularity of ‘Siringit Villa', these three partners decided to join forces once again to create a gorgeous new camp in the heart of the Serengeti National Park.

Game Drives

Bird Watching

Balloon Safaris

Even without the migration the Serengeti’s wildlife is unparalleled. Lion are a practical certainty for the photographer, cheetah pace the plains, leopard lounge in sausage trees and spotted hyena and golden jackal can be seen trotting through the grass. In the acacia woodland, Kirk’s dik-dik, oribi and roan hide, whilst herds of elephant feed on the fringes.

Masai 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.

Tanzanian cheetah: the fastest running land animal can reach speeds of up to 70 mph. The ability to be so quick allows them to capture prey that no other animals can catch. It is estimated there are over 1,000 individuals living in the park.

African bush elephant: the herds have recovered successfully from population lows in the 1980s caused by poaching, numbering over 5,000 individuals,[8] and are largely located in the northern regions of the park.

Eastern black rhinoceros: mainly found around the kopjes in the centre of the park, very few individuals remain due to rampant poaching. Individuals from the Masai Mara Reserve cross the park border and enter Serengeti from the northern section at times.

African buffalo: still abundant and present in healthy numbers.

Serengeti wildebeest: the park is home to spectacular migration events. Large ungulates from Grant's gazelles to blue wildebeests travel across vast tracts of land as the seasons change. The population of migratory wildebeests is approximately 1.2 million.

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 Masai giraffe, warthog, topi, eland, waterbuck, duiker, impala, klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and coke's hartebeest.

Carnivores include about 4,000 spotted hyena, jackal, African golden wolf, honey badger, striped hyena, serval, and the recently introduced East African wild dog(extinct since 1991). Apart from the safari staples, primates such as yellow and olive baboons and vervet monkey, patas monkey, black-and-white colobus 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 Masai ostrich, secretarybird, kori bustards, helmeted guineafowls, southern ground hornbill, crowned cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, martial eagles, lovebirds, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures.

Reptiles in Serengeti National Park are include Nile crocodile, leopard tortoise, serrated hinged terrapin, rainbow agama, Nile monitor, chameleons, African python.

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