The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. The name Serengeti comes from the Masai language, meaning endless plains, due to its extensive area of 5,700 square miles. Famed for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebras, along with over 500 bird species and the high chance of catching a glimpse of the Big Five, the Serengeti is one of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations.

The park is divided into three regions of different landscape and wildlife. Northern Serengeti is dominated by open woodlands, and is subsequently the best place to find giraffe, elephant and dik-dik. The Western corridor is covered in black clay soil, with the Grumeti River running through, home to Nile crocodiles, hippopotami and martial eagles. The Serengeti plains boast the most emblematic scenery of the park, as this is where the wildebeest breed, and other hoofed animals such as zebra, gazelle, impala and waterbuck also occur in huge numbers.

With a diverse landscape and the incredible number of animals that live there, few people forget their first encounter with the Serengeti.

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During the Dry season the Serengeti stays warm and pleasant. Read More

During the Dry season the Serengeti stays warm and pleasant. At night, however, the temperatures take a dip. Wildlife watchers are better off in the dry months, especially June to September as the incredible wildebeest migration can be seen. Predators can be seen in action during January and February, this is the hiatus in the annual rains and when the wildebeests calve.

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