The very name Serengeti is guaranteed to bring a glint to even the most jaded traveler's eye. It's up there in that wish list of legendary destinations alongside Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, Kakadu, Killarney, and the Great Pyramid of Giza. But what distinguishes Serengeti from all its competitors is its sheer natural beauty.
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The gold standard for those on safari is sighting a Cape buffalo, an elephant, a leopard, a lion and a rhino: all fascinating — and dangerous.
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The Hippo Pool in the northwest boasts big beasts bumping shoulder to shoulder in smelly, muddy water. Ask a local or guide to point the way.
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Marvel at the park’s inhabitants from the basket of a low-flying hot-air balloon. Serengeti Balloon Safaris operate at four locations.
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Recharge body and soul at these quiet, secluded retreats.
Tourists flow to the banks of the Grumeti River, where crocodiles slither. If your timing’s right, you might also see herds of migrating wildebeests.
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