Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is an iconic African gem — and for good reason! From its rolling savannah, to its yearly wildebeest migration, this is Tanzania’s crown jewel of safaris.

Tanzania’s first and most famous landmark, Serengeti National Park, is renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion.

The vast reaches of the park are home to a population of black rhino who are fighting against extinction. The park also provides a protected breeding ground for the cheetah population.

The Serengeti National Park offers a breathtaking experience which makes you feel like you’re standing on the edge of the Earth, with the sun-kissed savannah spreads out before you, all the way to the horizon. And, after the pounding African rains move in, this golden horizon is magically transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers.

What You’ll See

The annual wildebeest migration is a bucketlist item for any safari or nature enthusiast.

Beyond the classic savannah landscape, Serengeti National Park also features rolling wooded hills, towering termite mounds, and rivers lined with elegant, draping fig, ebony, and acacia trees.

The landscape is so vast that you may be the only human audience for miles to witness a pride of lions stalking and attacking their prey.

Wildebeest Migration

The highlight of experiences, the annual wildebeest migration is without a doubt a bucket list item for any safari or nature enthusiast.

Imagine it…

A million wildebeest, each driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling their instinctive role in the inescapable circle of life: a frenzied 3 week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40-kilometer-long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the annual exodus North.

Their goal?

Replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves a day before the 1000-kilometer pilgrimage begins again.

More than 6 million hooves pound the legendary plains of the Serengeti. Every year, triggered by the rains, more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson gazelle gather to undertake the long trek to new grazing lands.

Witness predator versus prey and the fundamental interdependence of the many species who occupy the Serengeti, from lions and cheetahs to more than 500 varieties of bird to 100 types of dung beetle.

Source: Tanzania Tourist Board

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