Serengeti National Park
Unmissable: endless Savannah, four million wild animals. The dream. The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s largest national park: 5,700 square miles exclusively reserved for wildlife since 1951 and the heart of a vast ecosystem with much greater dimensions, combining the protected site of Ngorongoro, the Maswa Game Reserve, the controlled areas of Grumeti and Ikorongo, the Kenyan nature reserve of Masai Mara and the controlled area of Loliondo (up to Lake Natron). 11,583 square miles controlled in such a way as to ensure that human activities remain compatible with the welfare of the wildlife. The conservation effort in this immense territory is mainly to preserve the presence of migratory routes involving hundreds of thousands of zebras and wildebeests.
Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, and some 500 bird species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size. Accommodation options come in every price range – the sound of lions roaring at night is complimentary.
The Serengeti comes from the Maa word ‘Serengeti’, which translates to ‘the place where the land moves on forever. It is the far-reaching, endless savannahs that inspired the Lion King, and is now the most popular safari destination in the world.
Best Time To Visit:
The Best Time To See The Migration is from July to October. This is the dry season, and in June and July, the herds will be facing their biggest challenge: the Mara river crossing. If you are keen on seeing the predators in action, go in January or February, when there is a hiatus in the annual rains and the wildebeest calve. Note that traveling in the peak seasons naturally comes with higher costs, and there’s a certain beauty about the country during or just after the rains.
- Wildebeest Migration
- Hot Air Balloon Safari
- Game Drive
- Bird Watching
- Walking Safari