The Serengeti National Park
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From wildebeest migration to the Big 5
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The Serengeti National park
The wildebeest migration.
The burnt yellow savannahs of Serengeti are the finest known for the annual wildebeest migration, where approximately 1.5 million wildebeest, 250,000 zebras, and 340,000 gazelles trek across the landscapes in search of fresh water and grass. It’s fairly easy to track this amazing wonder, starting in the south (Ndutu Region) from December through to March, before gradually working its way through the Grumeti River (Western Serengeti) and up to the north from July to October. Our team is ready to give you the best front-row seat to this natural spectacular, and we have plenty of gorgeous luxury mobile camps that move with the migration.
Serengeti is spectacular knowns as year around destination, and we think you don’t necessarily need to follow the migration in order to tick beautiful wildlife off your list. In fact, sometimes it’s better to keep away from the crowds for a more exclusive experience – and we have amply of secluded areas to recommend.
Serengeti’s impressive wildlife.
From prowling lion pride and magnificent elephants to elegant impala and over 500 species of fascinating birds, some of the best game drives we’ve ever been on have been in this wonderful park. The Western Corridor, close by to luxuriant private Grumeti reserves, is one of our favourite areas for seeing the majestic game, and central Serengeti is constantly enticing animals with its verdant terrain.
Spectacular landscapes and experiences.
The sceneries are simply breath-taking too. The vast plains seem to go on forever, dotted with the odd acacia tree and winding rivers adorned with fig-trees, with majestic rock kopjes rising from the ground where lions laze in the sunshine. There’s plenty to do away from game drives too, from unique balloon safaris and bush picnics to walking safaris and discovering Maasai rock paintings. Our team are very fond of this untouched natural beauty, and we can’t wait to share our passion and knowledge with you.
QUICK SERENGETI FUNNY FACTS:
1. The Serengeti is one of the oldest and most scientifically important ecosystems on earth. Its weather designs, fauna, and flora are believed to have changed very little over a million years, giving the area a prehistoric feel.
2. The superior Serengeti ecosystem comprises Serengeti National Park proper; Ngorongoro Conservation Area; Maswa Game Reserve; Loliondo, Grumeti, and Ikorongo Game Controlled Areas; and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
3. The name, Serengeti, is derived from the Maasai word string, meaning “infinite plains.” An accurate description considering the whole ecosystem stretches over 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers).
4. The Serengeti is home to the world’s major movement of animals, often called the “Great Migration.” More than 1.6 million wildebeest, 250,000 zebra, and 200,000 antelope make their way from the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti northward through the whole length of the “endless plains” to Kenya’s Masai Mara (a total of 500 mi / 800 km). This repeated migration begins in March (after the annual birthing of the calves at Ndutu in February) and ends with their return in January, following the annual cycle of rains and fresh grasses. During this time of migration around 250,000 wildebeest alone die from thirst, hunger, exhaustion, and predation.
5. The Great Migration of the Serengeti was nominated in 2013 as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The others are the Red Sea reef system, Mount Kilimanjaro, Sahara Desert, Ngorongoro Crater, Nile River, and Okavango Delta. (Notice that three of the seven are in Tanzania.)
January to February.
- Beginning of Tanzania’s green season. Suitable for birdwatching.
- The famous Great wildebeest migration is concentrated in Ndutu area and give birth (calving season).
- This is a grey time, not clear if it will be dry or perhaps the rainy season will begin
- almost end of wildebeest calving season
April to may
- it is expected to be rainy season therefore very difficult to move around or enjoying the sun
- migration expected to be in south/central Serengeti
- less travellers
June to August.
- This is the beginning of the dry season and the peak season for safari visitors.
- Great migration crossing grumeti (west Serengeti) river in June
- Great Migration making its way north towards the Mara river for the dramatic river crossings into the Masai Mara reserve.
September to October
- Still dry season
- Travellers reduce
- The migration is expected to be in maasai mara Kenya
November to December
- short rains
- few traveler (small peak season from late December to early January)
- the migration is back, making way to south Serengeti & north ngorongoro
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From wildebeest migration to the Big 5