Serengeti national park is one of the most famous in all of Africa and indeed the world. Synonymous with wildlife and classic African scenery. The name Serengeti comes from the masai word”siringeti” referring to “endless plains” Standing on the southern grass plains, a traveler will certainly experience this vastness, coupled with witnessing one of the greatest concentration of plains

It is the country’s most visited park with endless rolling grasslands, scattered acacia trees and animals. This is Tanzania’s mirror image of Kenya’s Masai Mara and it’s physically much the same but on a much larger scale. Wildlife surrounds you in astounding numbers from the moment you enter the gate. The headline event is the annual wildebeest migration but also known for high numbers of predators, birding and a variety of wildlife

For travelers wanting to explore all of this safari to Serengeti start from Arusha. The best option to get there is to fly to Kilimanjaro international airport which is 46km from Arusha.it is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere international airport.

Wildlife in Serengeti national park

The Serengeti national park is famed for its annual wildebeest migration when over 8 million hooves cross the open plains. More than 1,500,000 wildebeest, 200000 zebras and 300000 Thomson’s gazelle join this trek driven by the need for fresh grazing .predators follow the migration and sightings of big cats hunting is always particularly exciting for most travelers. Spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals are never far. the Park has a variety to see excluding the great migration, dense herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, elands, and antelopes. All three big cats are easily seen, lions are often found on a fresh kill, cheetahs commonly in the southeastern sector while leopards can be found lazing in big trees along Seronera River. Serengeti has more than 500 bird species recorded. The Serengeti-mara ecosystem is one of Africa’s endemic bird areas hosting five bird species found nowhere else.



Best time to visit

The Serengeti offers amazing wildlife viewing throughout the year. Though the timing for wildebeest migration varies every year, aiming for June and July should be the best bet. The famous river crossings of the Masai River can be witnessed around September in the north of the park. February is the best month for wildebeest calving which coincides with the best time for seeing predators on a kill. The dry months from June to October offer the best game viewing. Bird watching in Serengeti is good year-round

Attracting visitors for centuries, Serengeti national park certainly has well-developed infrastructures in terms of where to stay ranging from low-end to premium luxury lodges

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