Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Northern Circuit

Serengeti National Park

The parks classic scenery will make the heart go wild. Recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest park. The main drawcard which makes the park a spectacular one is the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Every year, nearly 2 million wildebeest, zebra joined by other antelopes migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. You just need to be in the right spot at the right time to witness the herd moving with a great speed covering a long distance.

In addition to this, Serengeti also offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Tanzania. All the major safari animals of the park are great in numbers. The Big Fives are easily seen here, but rhino sightings are rare, and only black rhinos are present. Aside from the big cats, many other predators can be spotted including spotted hyena (especially in the morning), jackal and bat-eared fox.

More than 350 species of birds, including ostriches, vultures, and flamingos, also call Serengeti their home.

The scenery of Serengeti is renowned among visitors because of its vast grassland plains stretching across the southeast.   It’s an immense landscape and quite stunning – big sky country that feels like exclusive, untouched, unique and untamed wilderness.

Established 1951
Protected Area Type National Park
When to Go Serengeti National Park offers a good opportunity for wildlife viewing all round the year. However, it is best to visit Serengeti if you have an interest in the Great Migration is between June – July (river crossing) and January – February (calving season)
Park Size 5,700 square miles (14,763 square km)
Distance Distance from Arusha to Serengeti National Park gate: 142 km | 4-4.5 hours

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