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Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is without a doubt the most famous National Park in Tanzania the most popular Tanzania safari destination. The Serengeti is a large national park offering amazing scenery but most importantly fantastic animal sightings during your Tanzania safari.
The Serengeti National Park covers 14,763 km2 of vast open plains that stretch across the Tanzanian area between the Kenyan border and the outskirts of Lake Victoria. It has an abundance of wildlife with the numbers been estimated at well over 3 million. There is even an active volcano within the Serengeti National Park - an interesting place to visit. The Serengeti ranges from 920 m to 1850 m in altitude and is not as flat as many travellers believe. Amongst these different altitude levels you will be able to discover the most remarkable animals; hidden in valleys or on top of beautiful rock formations.
One of the most popular times to visit Tanzania, especially the Serengeti, is when the famous wildebeest migration takes place. The annual wildebeest migration usually crosses into the Serengeti between May or early June. It is then that millions of wildebeest cross over Tanzania searching for water and food as the season changes. This is a magical sight to behold and a major drawing point for travellers who visit the Serengeti during this period. Imagine being able to witness over 2 million wildebeest crossing the beauty of the Serengeti; nature is clearly unrivalled in this National Park in Tanzania!
This national park is also known for its amazing history which includes the Maasai; fierce warriors who lived beside and with these majestic animals in East Africa. The name ‘Serengeti’ is actually from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically, "Serengit" meaning "Endless Plains.
In addition to wildebeest, the Serengeti National Park holds many types of large antelopes, including zebra, impala, eland, klipspringer, dik dik, and several different kinds of buck. Also look out forlions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, hippos, hyenas, bat eared foxes, jackals, warthogs, porcupines, crocodiles, baboons, mongoose's and different types of monkey. The Serengeti is also home to almost 500 different bird species, including; vultures, storks, flamingos, martial and fish eagles and ostriches.
The Serengeti National Park is a must for any Tanzania safari – the opportunity to see the wildebeest migration and the chance to spend time in the beauty of this national park surrounded by nature and animals is the perfect Tanzania safari option!
More Safari Attractions in Tanzania
- Dar Es Salaam
- Selous Game Reserve
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Arusha National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Mikumi National Park
- Katavi National Park
- Ruaha National Park
- Udzungwa National Park
- Mahala National Park
- Gombe Stream National Park
- Chumbe and Mafia Island
- Kitulo National Park
- Mkomazi Game Reserve
- Olduvai Gorge
- Rubondo Island National Park
- Saadani National Park
Safaris that pass through the Serengeti
Explore the East African beauty on our Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway Safari which includes the most fascinating Tanzania wildlife parks! This is a relaxing camping safari where you will visit the very best that Tanzania has to offer in search of extraordinary wildlife. Read more…
The Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway accommodated safari lets you explore the best game areas in Tanzania where the wildlife sightings are plentiful. Enjoy the Tanzania wildlife during the day and spend your nights in comfortable East African accommodation. Read more…
Our Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari mixes the very best of East Africa’s culture with Tanzania’s best wildlife! Enjoy this lodge safari as you explore the rich culture and stunning scenery that only Tanzania is known for. Read more…
Join our East Africa Migration Discover lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds. Read more…
Our East African Migration Discover offers a truly spectacular East African bush safari with the idea mix of camping and accommodation. Enjoy the best of both worlds on our half-accommodated small group East African safari. Read more…