SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The Maasai term siringet, meaning “endless plains,” is whence the Serengeti gets its name. The park’s expanse of dry, rolling grassland, acacia-studded savanna, and deep riverine woodlands spans 5,700 square miles (14,763 square kilometers). The plains are undoubtedly that. One of the most well-known wildlife refuges in the world, Serengeti National Park represents the traditional African safari. The largest population of plains game in Africa can be found there, including more than 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, and a quarter of a million zebra. The annual migration of zebras and wildebeest is also associated with the Serengeti.
WHAT IS THE PARK BEST KNOWN FOR?
One of the most well-known wildlife refuges in the world and a representation of the traditional African safari, Serengeti National Park. It boasts the highest concentration of plains game in Africa, with over 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, and a quarter of a million zebra. The annual wildebeest and zebra migration, which covers a sizable portion of both the Serengeti and the nearby Masai Mara National Park, is also associated with the Serengeti. For nine months of the year, it serves as the Great Wildebeest Migration’s home.
WHAT TO SEE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Serengeti migration, bird watching, thrilling walking safaris, balloon rides, and more
The Serengeti ecosystem is embraced and connected by the wildebeest migration, much like it has been doing for at least two million years. One million wildebeest migrate out of the southern Serengeti’s short grass plains every year, with some seasonal fluctuations in time and scale, in search of the grass and water they need to survive. They will traverse approximately 2.000 miles during their annual trip, consuming 4.000 tonnes of grass each day. There will be 25,000 births and numerous deaths.