A small bustling village located at the heart of the Serengeti national park
, inhabited by TANAPA staff and students in training. It is one of the only places in the whole park with shops, along with several bars and restaurants - all of which operate on normal non tourist prices.
There even is a dispensary in the area, but the human population does not deprive the place of animals, such as storks who can be seen at most times of the day in the village. Others such as rhinos, giraffe, Thompson’s gazelle, zebras and hyenas can normally be seen near but rarely inside the village.
What to do there
Buy stuff, food, drinks etc at good prices and interact with locals, many of whom may be good sources of information about places and animals inside the Serengeti or even Ngorongoro
For a list of other attractions in the vicinity, please see section below after map or the attractions page
.Best time to visit?
Anytime of the year, as the roads that lead up to it can be used even during the rain. But a good 4 x 4 may be better if going for an extensive game drive of the plains during this period.
A visit during the early months of the year may be better for viewing the wildebeest migration.