Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park (in Tanzania) is undoubtedly
the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. It is
one of the most important wildlife areas in the world,
where 90% of the film series produced on African animals
take place in this Savannah ecosystem.
Serengeti is derived from the Masai word
“Siringeti” meaning endless plains. The park contains an
estimated 3.5 million large animals, most of which take
part in seasonal migration that is one of nature’s
The Serengeti stretches over 5.700 square miles of
plains, riverine bush, and acacia woodland, with
savannah grassland as the dominant environment.
In the Serengeti, you will explore the Kopjes – home to
lion, leopard, and cheetah – as well as follow the trail
of the migrating plains game. From mid-January to
mid-February the wildebeest migration is usually at its
height in the Serengeti, with the wildebeest giving
birth to their foals during this time.
Wildlife in Serengeti National Park
With more than two million wildebeest, half a million
Thomson's gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra,
Serengeti National Park has the greatest concentration
of plains game in the world.
Its unique combination of
diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30
species of large Herbivores and nearly 500 species of
birds. As such, it offers the most complex and least
disturbed ecosystem on earth. Animals including lions,
leopards, elephants, rhino, hippo, giraffes, baboons and
wild dogs .
What to do in Serengeti National Park
Hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking,
game drives, bush lunch/dinner can be arranged with
hotels/tour operators. Masai rock paintings and musical
rocks. Visit neighboring Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai
Gorge, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and Lake Natron's
When to go to Serengeti National Park
To follow the wildebeest migration, December-July. To
see predators, June-October