Serengeti National Park

  • Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park Without a doubt, Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks of Africa. The Serengeti is sited in north-western Tanzania, covering 14,763 sq km and is situated 335k from Arusha, extending north into Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria in the west.

Serengeti incorporates all kinds of ecosystems ranging from the acacia trees Savannah in the centre to the forested grasslands of the north. From the black clay plains of the west and the lush greenery expanse of the south to the rivers, swamps and lakes. Each section of Serengeti has its unique story to narrate, so each section of Serengeti is worth visiting.

Serengeti National Park includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves within its boundaries.

Serengeti is renowned for its large concentrations of wildlife with one of the highest predators’ numbers. You can easily witness all the game animals at Serengeti including the elusive black rhino, kongoni, giraffe, elephant, eland, topi, buffalo.

The most obvious attraction of the Serengeti is the Great Migration phenomenon in which around two million wildebeest along with zebras, elands migrate the endless plains of Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of grazing land every year. Apart from its diverse wildlife Serengeti has a varied bird life with over 500 bird species documented at the park.

Best time to visit

Serengeti National Park is open for visitors all year round, however particular areas are best at particular times. The overall best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season i.e., from late June up to September with the wildebeest migration as its ultimate highlight. However, timing of the migration varies every year, with the best chance of witnessing wildebeest river crossing is during June and July while from late January to February is the best time to watch the wildebeest calving.

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