Serengeti National Park

leopardThe Serengeti is Tanzanias oldest and most popular national park. The Serengeti is famous for its annual migration, when millions of hooves pound the open plains, as more than 190,000 zebra and 280,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. When the migration is over, the Serengeti offers the most fascinating game viewing in Africa: big herds of buffalo, groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of topi, eland, impala, kongoni, and Grant’s gazelle.

It is a spectacle to see where predator versus prey dominates. Golden-maned lion, leopards and cheetahs watch for the daily feast. Also, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
Approximately 70 larger mammals and some 500 bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary, can be found in the national park. This high diversity in terms of species is a function of diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands.
It's important to know that the Serengeti has distinct regions which witness greater game concentrations at certain times of the year.

  • Around this large unfenced area are private concessions which line the Serengetis eastern border. Here it is possible to do night game drives or a walking safari
  • If you visit Tanzania in June or July than you should also visit also the Grumeti Reserves on the western border of the Serengeti national park. It is an excellent area to see the breathtaking interaction between the migrating wildebeest herds and their reptilian predators.
  • In May and June the long caravan of wildebeest, antelopes and zebras arrive at the Grumeti river where the crocodiles wait for their feast. The Western Corridor traces the line of the river.
  • The north of the Serengeti is uncrowded and offers the visitor the treasures of the park without the crowds.
  • The central region is one of the richest ecosystems in the park and game viewing is a year long adventure.
  • In the southern plains from January to April thousands of hooved mammals are found grazing here, because the calving season takes place.

Serengeti Facts

Size: 14,763 sq km.
Location: 335km from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west.

How to get there

Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza.
By car from Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro Crater.

What to do

game drives, air balloon safaris, walking safari, bush picnick can be arranged
Maasai rock paintings and much more.
Visit also the Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and Lake Natron's flamingos.

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