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The Serengeti Park

All You Need to Know About the Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti Park

The Serengeti National Park, well known for The Wildebeest Migration during December through to April, where thousands of wildebeest, zebras and gazelle follow the sweet smell of the rains to find lush feeding grounds for its herds.

During the migration, most of the female population of wildebeest will be pregnant and will most likely give birth to their offspring at the end of their long journeys.

Quick Facts

Established

1951

Meaning of
"Serengeti"

the place where the land runs on forever

Size

1,476,300 ha

Where to Find the Park

The Serengeti National Park can be found West of the Great Rift Valley, 130 km west-north-west of Arusha. A corridor extends westwards to within 8 km of Lake Victoria and a northern sector extending to the Kenya border.

Other Wildlife

lions in serengeti park

The park isn’t just a home for wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. Here you can spot leopards, lions, and cheetahs as well as some hyenas.

There are over 350 recorded bird species including species of raptors, vultures, kori bustard Choriotis kori, ostrich Struthio camelus and lesser flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (LR), and several with a comparatively restricted distribution such as rufous-tailed weaver Histurgops ruficauda.

Climate

The climate in the Serengeti Park is mainly restricted to rainfall from November to May with peaks in December to March or April. Rainfall tends to decrease towards the east and increase to the north and west, reaching 950 mm annually in the western corridor near Lake Victoria.

Things to do in the Park

There are numerous activities to take part in during your trip to the Serengeti National Park, such as:

Various Wildlife

There are many wildlife species to explore in the Serengeti National Park while on your safari tour with Africa Travel Co.

Visit the Serengeti Visitor Centre

At this self-guided walking path visitors can explore and learn about the history of the Serengeti, its ecosystem and its various wildlife.

Visit the Masai Village

Home to the Maasai , semi-nomadic people who live in Northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya along the Great Rift Valley. They are the most well-known tribe in East Africa and welcome travelers to visit their home.

The Wildebeest Migration

The Serengeti National Park is well known for the Great Migration where thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate to find fresh grazing.

Interested in Visiting the Serengeti National Park?

Does the Serengeti National Park sound like the trip of a lifetime? With Africa Travel Co you can explore its vast wildlife and take pleasure in its never-ending beauty. For bookings, go to www.africatravelco.com or send an email to cpt@africatravelco.com .

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