Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Overview

Serengeti National Park is probably the most famous African Safari destination and wildlife resort in the world. The word Serengeti has been derived from the Maasai word “siringet” which means “the place where the land runs on forever”. True to its name the plains of Serengeti seems to never end.

Known for its resilient numbers of predators and varied wildlife, Serengeti offers some of the best game viewing options in Africa. Serengeti National Park is a part of the Serengeti ecosystem which spans over an area of 30,000 sq km.

Serengeti has a varied topography constituting of grassland, savannah, forest, shrubs, swamps, kopjes, hills and rivers. Around 70 large mammal species including the Big Five and more than 500 bird species are found in Serengeti.

It is also the best place to spot all the members of Big Five of Africa, namely, the East African lion, African leopard, bush elephant, rhinoceros (both black and white) and African buffalo. Serengeti National Park due to its ecological significance has been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

The most epic wildlife event “The Great Migration” takes place every year in Serengeti. Millions wildebeest and thousands of Zebras along with impalas, gazelles, and other antelopes migrated in pursuit of lush vegetation for grazing each year while the agile predators lurking behind them is a sight not to be missed. This scene truly makes up for an epic exhibition which attracts millions of travellers to Serengeti.

Apart from the thrilling game drives and mesmerising landscapes, Serengeti has more to offer ranging from Hot-air balloon Safari, walking tours, cultural tours to night game drives. So, if you are on a trip to Tanzania, don’t miss visiting this world-renowned park.

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