Serengeti National Park is found in the northern part of Tanzania and is famous for its diverse wildlife and best for its natural beauty and scientific value. It has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The park was named after a Masai local word siringet which means an endless open plain. Serengeti is home to various wild animals for example lions, elephants and many more. The park is also famous for the great wildebeest migration that occurs between early January and late June.
Some of Serengeti National Park Must things to see and do
The Great Wildebeest Migration
The great wildebeest migration begins from the south of Serengeti National Park with the birth of half a million calves between January and March, the air in these months is full of life and action and the most favourable for most guides. Predators like lions and hyenas move around hunting the calves though thousands of calves are still born throughout the weeks. During June, the dry season begins with large numbers of the wildebeest in the western Serengeti and the southern banks of the Grumeti river, each migrating animal must face the challenge of crossing the crocodile-infested river. As June moves into July, the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra continue to head north along the western edge of the park which is even riskier for the herds.
Various Bird Species
Serengeti National Park is home to more than 500 bird species inclusive of ostriches, secretary birds, gray-crowned birds, lesser flamingos and many more.
The Big Five
While on your game drive through Serengeti, one is able to see the famous big five for example lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and other wild animals.
The Famous Maasai Community
The Masai people are one of the people living close to the Serengeti and are cattle keepers and are glued to their traditional way of living which one can easily witness with their social life and way of dressing.
The Retina Hippo Pool
The Retina Hippo pool has over 200 pools and several tourists stop by the pool to glance at the hippos while on their game drive experience
The Moru Kopjes
Moru Kopjes scattered around the Serengeti are a perfect place to see black rhinos while driving through the park.
Game Drive /Game Viewing
While on a morning, afternoon or evening game drive one is able to see various animals through the park with the help of a tour guide explaining any details concerning wildlife to the tourists. This is done in a 4X4 wheel car.
This involves visiting the Masai people in their communities and getting to participate, learn and observe their traditional way of living.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
This activity offers one the chance to view animals from a birds-eye view through the Serengeti plains before dawn.
Serengeti is a home for over 500 bird species and gives one an opportunity to view several types of birds for example ostriches, gray-crowned cranes, hornbills and many others
Top Safari Camps & Lodges in Serengeti National Park
The park has class accommodations for all the tourists coming to visit and they offer first-class services providing a comfortable stay for tourists for example Serengeti Simba, Grumeti Migration Camp and many more, accommodation places are favorable for both budget clients and luxury-demanding clients.
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