Serengeti National Park - Safaris, Wildlife & Camps

Tanzania - Serengeti 2
 

The legendary Serengeti, meaning “The Endless Plains” in the Maasai language, covers 14,763 square kilometres. As one of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries

Every year the Serengeti plays host to one of the world’s last and largest overland migrations on Earth – the great wildebeest migration when some two million wildebeest and zebra make their way across the plains in pursuit of the rains, closely followed by predators.


serengeti national park Wildlife

The Serengeti is well known for its abundant resident wildlife, particularly the "Big Five" with lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant and buffalo all present. They share the park with cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe to name a few. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures making it a perfect destination for bird lovers. Every year between February and April some two million wildebeest and zebra make their way across the plains in pursuit of the rains, closely followed by predators. The wildebeest congregate in the unspoilt and remote southern Serengeti during calving season when they drop their young. Only through migration can the wildebeest and zebra use the widespread resources of the ecosystem and build up such large numbers.