WILDLIFE MIGRATION

The park covers 14,763 sq. km of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria.

The ‘untold plains’ named Siringet by the wandering Masai, that support 3 million mammals, upwards of 2 million of whom annually migrate in concentrated herds north across the Mara River. The park is teaming with stunning wildlife – it is thought that over 3 million large mammals roam the plains. This great spectacle of nature’ has a cast that includes Thompson’s Gazelles, Wildebeest, and Zebras. It begins in June with the return leg in October/November.

The Serengeti centre plains are of acacia savannah, with dry grasslands to the south, a estern corridor of wooded highland that fronts Lake Victoria and to the north, the wooded grasslands along the Grumeti and Mara Rivers. Many lions and Cheetahs inhabit this enormous sanctuary.

Witness the annual migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest in search of water and forage as the seasons change in early June.

Activities and Special Interests are; photography, Bird watching, walking safaris, and hot air balloon safaris.

Wildlife includes large herds of antelopes like the Patterson’s eland, Klipspringer, Zebra, gazelles, waterbuck, bushbuck and reedbuck, Dikdik, impala, topi, cotton’s oribi, kongoni, Grey bush duiker, roan antelope buffalo, and wildebeest Plus lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, bat eared foxes, hunting dogs and jackals. The mammals include the spring hare, porcupine, warthog, hyraxes, baboon, vervet monkey, colobus monkey, patas monkey, and mongooses, giraffe, rhino, elephant, hippopotamus. Nearly 500 species of bird, including vultures, storks, flamingoes, martial and fish eagles, ostrich have been recorded. Reptiles: crocodiles, a number of species of snakes and lizards.

For accommodation, there are a number of lodges and camps to stay at in the Serengeti.

Lodges: Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge (near Olduvai Gorge), and Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Camps: Kijesereshi Tented lodge just outside the camp south of Nsabaaka Gate (north west of the Park) and Migration camp around the Lobo area. There are public campsites (very basic some without even water), 6 special campsites and 12 wilderness campsites.