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Serengeti National Park

Highlights

Home of the wildebeest migration

The Serengeti is the only place in Tanzania to witness the world-famous Great Migration. Watch spellbound as millions of wildebeests traverse the endless plains on their yearly journey that perfectly depicts the “circle of life”

Biggest park in Tanzania

Spanning a whopping 30,000 square kilometers, the Serengeti is the biggest wildlife conservation area in Tanzania. The area even contains an active volcano (Ol Doinyo Lengai).

Scenic landscapes and home to the big 5

Everything you’re looking for in a typical African safari can be found in the Serengeti. Breathtaking scenery dotted with various wildlife, including the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Black Rhino and Rhinoceros).

 

BEST TIME TO GO


The Serengeti is a year-round safari destination so the best time to visit will ultimately depend on what you want to see and do in this 14,750 km² stretch of rolling savannahs. For the Great Migration and general wildlife viewing, June to October is the best time for a visit, while January and February are the best times for the calving season. Other unique activities, like hot air balloon rides and scintillating nature walks are also best done during the dry season since the skies are typically clear.

 

ABOUT SERENGETI

Situated partly adjacent to the Kenya border, the Serengeti is Tanzania’s prize jewel and the flagship of its tourism efforts. Rightly so, considering this massive expanse of grassland is home to an abundance of wildlife, stunning landscapes and a flurry of safari activities.

The name Serengeti is aptly derived from the Masai phrase “Siringet” which translates to “endless plains”, perfectly describing the area’s sheer size. In 1981, the Serengeti National Park was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status.

The park can be divided into three major wildlife animals vegetation areas — open grasslands to the southeast, open woodlands to the north and a picturesque mosaic of grass and woodlands to the west.

In addition to the more than 35 different animal species, there are some 3,000 lions in the Serengeti, as well as great numbers of spotted hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, giraffes, and baboons. There are also crocodiles inhabiting the marshes near the Mara River bordering Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, while over 350 species of birds, including ostriches, flamingos, and vultures have also been recorded here.

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