This morning we recommend an early morning game-drive to catch the nocturnal animals returning from their hunts; this is when the animals are most active and there are fewer vehicles in the bush. We will break mid-morning for a picnic breakfast, then depart for the central region of the Serengeti National Park via road transfer and game-drive en-route (approximately 1 hour). The Seronera Valley is the best place for viewing lions, leopards and cheetahs year-round. Leopards can be spotted in the acacia woodlands, Cheetahs are found hunting on the open grassy plains, and lions prides are often seen lounging on rocky outcrops called “kopjes”. We’ll also explore the central territory for parts of the migration, massive elephant bulls, jackals, spotted hyenas, giraffes, zebras and large schools of hippos and Nile crocodiles in the Seronera River. Optional sunrise balloon safari with champagne breakfast in the bush on Day 9. Game-drive at your leisure on your final day in the African bush. Overnight at your (TBD) camp or lodge in the Serengeti.