More than 1 million wildebeest migrate each year across the grassland savannah of Serengeti. This annual migration usually happens between July to October. The Serengeti National Park stretches north of Arusha in Tanzania to Kenya. As it is such a large area of approx. 14700 sq km, a Serengeti Safari would be the best way to make use of your time and enjoy the natural phenomena up close.
Tanzania’s oldest national park, the Serengeti National Park was the original grazing area for the Masai people before they were rehomed in the mighty Ngorongoro Conservation area. An area steeped in history with immense opportunities to view vast quantities of African wildlife during the annual migration.
A small koppe or hill makes a perfect vantage point not only to spot the great herds arriving but also to ensure the safety of her cubs in this Serengeti wilderness. The Serengeti is not only a world heritage sight, one of the world wonders but Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. The sunburnt savanah comes to life after the rains and attracts huge quantities of Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomson’s gazelle to graze the refreshed pastures and wildflowers. Following the hooved animals comes the predators and opportunist carnivores. A Serengeti Safari will allow you top class wildlife viewing throughout the year.
The Serengeti makes a perfect home to carnivores like lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals and vultures just waiting for the weak and unwary to cross their path and become dinner. Enjoy a Serengeti Safari to experience nature and wildlife at its most spectacular particularly during the great wildebeest migration. The Masai Mara, in Kenya is part of the same ecosystem as the Serengeti – the wildlife know no boarders so follow the annual migration route uses since time began.