Serengeti, from the Maasai word meaning ‘endless plains.” The Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world. The annual wildebeest migration one of natures most spectacular phenomenon, also called “The World Cup of Life” is a visual feast to the Safari tourist where they get to see 1.5 million animals. Wildebeests, zebras, antelopes as well as gazelles migrate Serengeti every year for green pastures and water.
The Serengeti is nearly a 15,000 sq km stretch of the Tanzanian land with short grass plains. The park is divided into four different areas The Central Seronera Valley, The Western Corridor, The Northern Lobo and Kogatende areas, and The Southern Plains.
The Serengeti is known for the wildlife and the Great Migration a huge gathering of over a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles. Also the large cats like lions, leopards, cheetahs plus hyenas are in vicinity following the prey. Even when the migration is silent there is dazzling game viewing on Serengeti: herds of buffalo, groups of elephants and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. It’s a treat for the eyes to watch the attacking tactics of the predators and the survival tactics of the preys. The park has numerous lions, elephants, giraffes, water buffalo, hippos, hyenas, jackals, monkeys, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles, a Black Rhino, and many different antelopes and birds.
Game drive is the best activity and the best game drive activity in the world is at Serengeti to watch crash of Hippos, zeal of Zebras, parade of Elephants, tower of Giraffes and the pride of Lions. The best way to view and experience the wildlife in Serengeti to its fullest is camping within the Serengeti. You can stay in Serengeti or in Kenyas Masai Mara. Also now there are great balloon safaris available to have that spectacular arial view.
As exciting is the game viewing so is the scenic beauty of the Serengeti. The Serengeti plains stretching along the savannah is a scenic view of a golden horizon which turns into infinite green carpet dotted with wildflowers after the rain. wooded hills, termite mounds, rivers make the Serengeti a amazing landscape for game viewing
Best time to visit Serengeti: Serengeti is good to visit throughout the year. However, the peak time to visit is from late June to October when the dry season starts, when the migration of the wildebeest is in the western corridor in June and July.
November to May is the wet season and to see the wild predators in action, January and February is the month of calving in the southern parts of the Serengeti. March, April and May are the peaks of the wet season.
Accommodation: You will find a lot of accommodation facilities in and around the park. A lot of budget, economy and luxury hotels are available around Serengeti. Camping is also provided in the park and there are also mobile camps available with good safari guides.