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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains. People of the Masai Tribe called it 'Siringet' - 'the place where the land moves on forever' or 'endless plains' The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuary in the world.

Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is renown for the migration of animals. Every October and November, more than a million wildebeest and about 220,000 zebras travel south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short tropical rains, and then journey west and north after the long rains in April to June. The animals' ancient instinct to move is so strong that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest migrate through a number of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. During their annual pilgrimage they will travel some 2.000 miles devouring 4.000 tonnes of grass a day. A quarter of a million will be born, many will die.

Wildlife in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park boasts large herds of antelope including Patterson's eland, Klipspringer, Dikdik, Zebra, gazelles, lion, impala, leopard, cheetah, hyena and other larger mammals like the rhino, giraffe, elephant and hippopotamus. Nearly 500 species of birds have been recorded in the park. Serengeti National Park offers it visitors an opportunity for the best game-viewing in Africa.

History of the Serengeti National Park

The history of human inhabitation revolves largely around the history of the African people, from the hunter-gatherers who wandered the plains, to the people of today who protect it as a main destination for travellers. The Serengeti's history has been virtually ignored, except Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family discovered fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years, and which is part of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

Tsetse flies in the woodlands, and sleeping sickness, guaranteed that the Serengeti was spared of European settlement, and with it the distinction of the wildlife that other African countries were subjected to.

When to Visit Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti's climate is warm and dry. The tropical rainy season is from March to May, short rains come in from October to November. The Serengeti is lush and green after the rains, but a steady drying up follows which inhibits plant growth and encourages the animals to migrate in search of waters.

Activities to engage in while in Serengeti National Park

  • Bird watching

  • Exciting walking safaris

  • Balloon ride over the Serengeti National Park plains

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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