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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Park Overview

The Serengeti National Park is where safari goers come to truly experience an african safari. The park is featured on many National Geographic shows, the park is rich with wildlife, endless plains and sunrises and sunsets that make the heart go wild. The park is known for its huge wildlife populations. White-bearded wildebeest, zebras and gazelle migrate annually during the great migration from the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass.

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Wildlife of Serengeti

The Serengeti National Park is home to a large array of animals. Included in this is the entire Big Five, however the rhino populations are very small due to the large amounts of rhino poaching in all of Africa. Strong measures are taken in the park to ensure the safety of this endangered animal.

Some of the other animals found in the park are large herds of impala (one of the most successful mammals on earth), Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, klipspringer, giraffe, warthog, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, oryx, hartebeest, eland, wild wildebeest and many others.

Witness the Great Migration in Serengeti National Park

The annual wildebeest migration of more than a million wildebeest is probably Serengeti’s main attraction. It is a truly impressive sight to see all those mammals thunder across the Serengeti plains, crossing rivers, in search of water and fresh grass. Mega herds on the move stretch up to 40Km long, covering a distance of some 1000 kilometers.

A dangerous journey for the wildebeest, zebras and gazelles who need to outsmart their predators. Especially the Mara and Grumeti River is where giant crocodiles and fast flowing water awaits.

The Great Migration is listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is for lots of visitors the highlight of their journey. It is definitely one of the world’s largest wildlife spectacles.

You can witness the wildebeest migration anytime of the year, since the animals migrate in a circle between the Serengeti and Masai Mara (Kenya). The exact timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration depends upon the rainfall patterns each year.

Thanks to our experienced Tanzania Specialist guides, we are able to make a fairly accurate prediction.

If you like to know where the wildebeest migration is at different times of the year, check our page about the wildebeest migration.

Serengeti national park facts

  • Endless plains with typical Lion King trees
  • Calving season in February, when 8.000 wildebeest calves are born each day
  • Simba Kopjes are granite outcroppings where lions like to rest
  • Seronera River is a valuable water source and attracts lots of wildlife.
  • Retina Hippo Pool, home to about 200 hippos
  • Grumeti River and Mara River, famous for the wildebeest river crossings.
  • Lobo Valley, great views of elephants and big cats.

Excursions and activities in Serengeti National Park

  • Hot air balloon safari

Animals to See

  • Elephants
  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Cheetahs
  • Wildeest ( More than 1 million)
  • Gazelles ( More than 400.000)
  • Zebraz (more than 250.000)
  • Rhinos
  • Hippos
  • Crocodiles
  • Thompson Gazelles
  • Buffaloes
  • Kudu and many more..

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