Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous Tanzania wildlife safari game drives destinations. The park is renowned for a large concentration of wildlife including the great migration which includes about two million wildebeest. Serengeti is almost endless grassy plains covering about 14,750 square kilometers with the oldest ecology in the country. This is the second-largest protected area in Tanzania after Selous Game Reserve.
The park is located in the northern corridor 7 hours’ drive from the tourist city of Arusha driving through the Lake Manyara region, Ngorongoro Conservation Area as well as the Serengeti National Park. You also go through the Maasai warrior manyattas where cultural tourism is done. From the kopjes in the north to the acacia dotted endless plains to the south a stay in Serengeti is amazing as you can spend time in different points of the park and feel like it’s all a new experience.
Serengeti National Park borders the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the south and the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya in the North where the wildebeest also roam to. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area has open plains with little dotted trees which attract highly nutritious grass which attracts wildebeest especially in January for the calving season which takes about 2 months then after migrate back to the central Serengeti area when the newly born have the strength to walk for long distances.
Being popular and known for one of the seven natural wonders, there is a lot to do and see in Serengeti National Park. Here are the attractions and activities in Serengeti National Park;
The park is home to large herds of wildlife like Buffaloes, gazelles, waterbucks, topis, oribi, zebras, wildebeest, dik-dik and many others. Serengeti National Park ecosystem inhabits the largest number of lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas in Tanzania.
Many buffaloes and elephants are found in the North West that is covered by Terminalia-combretum woodlands replaced the acacia woodlands. To best see all the wildlife in the park, you have to take the game drives at least two to enjoy seeing the wildlife.
The other way of enjoying seeing wildlife in Serengeti is by taking a hot air balloon which is very amazing and offers a perfect ariel view of the park.
The Great Wildebeest Migration is an annual migration of giant herds of animals all through from Northern Tanzania to Kenya. Each wildebeest migration constitutes of over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles moving from Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and Masai Mara National Park of Kenya.
Wildebeest migration occurs in a regular pattern as thousands of the wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti Masai Mara eco system in search of green pasture. With these large herds, this is the largest wildlife group you may ever see on an African safari, this is why it is one of the natural world greatest wonders.
February is the perfect month when the wildebeest can be seen in large herds altogether for the calving season. This is a highlight of the wildebeest migration along with the dramatic crossings of the Mara River.
The park is surrounded by remarkable tribes such as the Maasai and Hadzabe. An adventure o Serengeti on a Tanzania safari can be made complete by meeting the enchanting Maasai. It is a wonderful cultural excursion that will immerse you in the fascinating ancestry of the local people. On a cultural tour, you get an opportunity to meet the Maasai people get involved in their activities and enjoy the traditions.
Serengeti National Park is a very huge reputable African safari destination not only made popular by wildlife but the landscape and the amazing dramatic surrounding that inhabits a lot of wildlife. Contact us to help you plan your Tanzania wildlife safari in the next holiday season and enjoy a safari in Serengeti National Park.
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