Known around the world for the Great Migration, the Serengeti National Park is truly one of a kind. No matter what time of the year you visit, the Serengeti will always make you happy and you will leave with the feeling that you have seen it all.

Serengeti National Park Entrance photoWith over a million wildebeest and 300,000 zebras and accompanied by herds of gazelle, eland and impala, the migration is a sight to behold. And don’t forget the lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and other carnivores that are always close by.

After the rainy season in late November and December, the great herds can be found grazing on the short grasses of the Serengeti south of Seronera and in the areas surrounding Ndutu. They will remain in this part of the Serengeti until March when the dry season sends them north in search of good grass.

Don’t forget the two weeks in February when as many as 200,000 wildebeest will be born – and will be up and running with their mothers and the herd within minutes.

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In the dry season when the migration has left the area there are still many resident animals to be seen. The secret of all animal viewing – but especially at this time of year – is to do it slowly and quietly. And if you have the patience, you will be amazed by what you will find in the the tall grasses and alongside the river banks, and oftentimes coming towards and right up to your vehicle. The secret is to always be patient and always be watching.

I remember one occasion well. We were in the Seronera area and were watching a reedbuck in a dry river bed and we were suddenly surprised by a warthog coming straight towards our vehicle The warthog was being chased by a lioness who just appeared from nowhere, and the lioness was rewarded with a good meal that afternoon, and we were lucky enough to see it all happen right in front of our vehicle.

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The Serengeti is a “must see” park for those visiting Tanzania and with enough time to spend at least two full days and maybe more. -- Shaaban.

Please follow this link to the official site of the Serengeti National Park for additional information

Serengeti National Park


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