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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Map   The largest national park in Tanzania and one of the most spectacular parks in the world, the Serengeti covers 14,763 square kilometers (5,700 sq mi) including large plains, short grass plains, kopjes, and lakes. The name "Serengeti" is derived from the Maasai language meaning "endless plain."

Every year, more than a million wildebeest travel in long caravans across the plains of the mighty Serengeti, all in search of better feeding grounds, followed by a large variety of other animals. Not far behind follow hungry lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. Other predators such as leopards, serval cats, and jackals watch the wandering game with interest, while elephants, rhinos, and buffalo continue their grazing.

The Serengeti is part of many of our safari itineraries. Also, you should not miss the change to spend a night or more in our tented Serengeti Wildcamp and Ikoma Wildcamp. You will hear elephants trumpeting far away at night, observe zebras peacefully grazing in front of your tent's gauze window, and you can feel how the colours, the sounds, and the smells around you change when the day turns to night and the night turns to day... Also, it is a fantastic experience to fly over the animals in a Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Sizes

14 763 sq km

Attractions

The migration begins by the wildebeests, gazelles and zebra's own innate biological triggers determined to search for water and greener pastures.
The migration attracts diverse species of predators, some being: Hyenas, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Crocodiles and Pythons etc.

 

When to visit

Any time other than during the long rains in April and May is a perfect time to be on Safari in Northern Tanzania.

Climate

The short rainy season is between November to January and the long rainy season is between March to May, when there is a heavy downpour, some times half a day or more.

Temperatures

15 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius

Altitudes

950m to 1850m above sea level


Serengeti plains
Animals in the Serengeti
Elephant at water hole Serengeti acacia forests
 

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