Visit the Serengeti National Park, without a doubt, one of the world’s most illustrious wilderness areas. It remains an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers:
- MASSES OF MAMMALS: Serengeti National Park boasts the highest concentration of large mammals on the planet.
- BIG CATS: It is renowned for its 2500 lions, the largest concentration of these huge cats found anywhere in the world.
- WILDEBEEST ON THE MOVE: It is famed for its annual Great Wildebeest Migration - 6 million hooves pound the open plains as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest trek for fresh grazing.
- WORLD STATUS: This World Heritage Site has recently been proclaimed a 7th Natural Wonder of the World.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Find this breath-taking park in Tanzania about 335km from Arusha, between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east. Hot air ballooning gives a unique bird’s eye view of the expanse of the Serengeti plains.
The Serengeti extends over an extraordinary 14763 square kilometres of vast open plains and is a hotspot for intense wildlife encounters. Photograph some of the most impressive moments of the Great Migration. Enjoy uninterrupted wildlife spectacles in the open plains during game drives.Experience the live drama of predator versus prey daily.
Even when the famous migration is quiet, observe the Serengeti’s great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Look out for all 3 African jackal species, alongside the spotted hyena, the insectivorous aardwolf and the elegant serval cat.
BIRDS AND HABITATS
Tick off if you can some of the 510 bird species in this magical bird watching destination – home to the brightly coloured Fisher’s lovebirds and large ground hornbills.The Serengeti National Park is brimming with biodiversity thanks to its wild stretches of savannah, wooded hills and towering termite mounds, interspersed with small rivers, lakes and swamps.
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