Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s most famous park, and it has the largest concentration of migratory game animals in the word. It is also famous for its huge lion, leopard and cheetah population and is one of the best places on the continent to see them. Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language (Siringit) and appropriate means (endless plain). 

This park’s 5,700 square miles (14,763km) makes it larger than the state of Connecticut. Altitude varies from 3,120 to 6070 feet (950 to 1,850m). The park, a world heritage site, comprises most of the Serengeti ecosystem which is the primary migration route of the wildebeest. 

The Serengeti ecosystem also includes, Kenya’s Maasai Mara national reserve, bordering on the north: Loliondo Controlled Area, bordering on the northeast: The Ngorongoro conservation area, bordering on the southeast: Maswa game reserve, bordering on the southwest, Grumeti reserve and the Ikorongo controlled areas, bordering on the northwest. The western corridor of the park comes within 5 miles (8km) of Lake Victoria. Nearly 500 species of birds and 35 species of large plains animals can be found in the Serengeti. 

This park may contain as many as 1.5 million wildebeest, 500000 zebra, 300000 Grant’s gazelle, 250000 Thomson’s gazelle, 120000 Impala, 70000 Topi, 20000 Buffalo, 9000 Eland, 8000 Giraffe, 1000 Lion and 800 Elephant. Most of the Serengeti is a vast, open plain broken by rocky outcrops (Kopjes). There is also acacia savannah, savannah woodland, riverine forests, some swamps and small lakes.

Extra Activities To Take During Safari

Serengeti needs no introduction, and the world’s premier safari destination gets by just fine without all of the bells and whistles.
Primarily a game drive destination, many lodges within the park offer additional activities.

Hot air balloon and champagne breakfast
Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Serengeti National Park by adding a sunrise hot air balloon ride to your safari. A truly lifetime experience, gliding over the treetops as the sun peaks over the horizon and allows you to experience the endless Serengeti plains from an unparalleled perspective. Every hot balloon ride is unique as it depends on the direction of the wind and if luck is on your side you might be able to witness the Great Migration from above, although the herd is mobile and may only be in a particular area for a brief period of time.

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