Serengeti National Park, also known for being the inspiration for the Lion King movies, is made up of almost 15,000 sq. km of plains. In short, it’s vast enough to warrant several days of exploration, but the time you choose to spend in the Serengeti depends on a few factors.
How many days do you have available for the safari?
This is the first question you need to ask yourself: How many total days do you have to dedicate to your safari trip? The length of your Serengeti visit will vary depending on your availability. A one-week safari provides for a good number of days and gives you a great margin to visit the Serengeti without having to rush. Overall, though, your Serengeti visit will also depend on this second question:
How many parks will you be visiting?
If you’re only visiting a few other parks along with the Serengeti, you have to figure out which ones you want to visit. There are plenty to choose from: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park…
Most people include all of these destinations on their itineraries, but it would be completely OK if you chose to spend more time in Serengeti and consequently skip one (or some) of the other parks.
Do your research and decide where you’d like to go (also consider the time of year!).
Furthermore, keep in mind that the Serengeti National Park, given its immense size, should get more of your time relative to other parks.