- GENERAL INFORMATION
The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. Renowned for the two million strong wildebeest ‘Great Migration’ and incredible concentrations of predators, the Serengeti is a park that guarantees an exceptional safari. The vast endless grass plains (Serengeti in Maasai) are the richest grazing grounds on the continent; home to the largest herds on the planet, and the highest concentrations of predators in Africa.
The name “Serengeti” is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, which means “the place where the land runs on forever.”
Vast herds, huge predator concentrations, uninterrupted views, river crossings, huge lion prides, great leopard sightings, high concentration of cheetah, Surrounded by amazing tribes, such as the Masai and Hadzabe, there is even more to this park than meets the eye. In a nutshell, the Serengeti is the mother of all safari parks and the most celebrated wildlife reserve in the world. Established as a reserve in 1951. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Serengeti has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet and is famous for its 3000 lions, the highest concentration found anywhere.
Area: 14,750 square kilometres (5,700 sq mi).
Serengeti’s dry season is from June to October. temperatures varying between 15 degrees to 25.There are two wet seasons. The ‘short rains’ are from November to December and the ‘long rains’ are from March to May. During the wet season it rarely rains all day, but afternoon thundershowers can be expected.
In the south, there are short and long grass plains, an extensive block of acacia savannah woodland is found at the center. The western corridor, which extends up to the edges of lake Victoria, is a region of wooded highland. A concentration of wooded grassland is found around tributaries of Grumeti and Mara rivers. There are many small rivers, lakes, and swamps throughout the park.
Lion, Black Rhino , African Leopards , African Buffalo , cheetah , Thompsons and Grants Gazelle , Topi, eland, Waterbuck , Baboon , Impala and African Wild Dog.
The ANNUAL WILDEBEEST MIGRATION which occurs within Serengeti Ecosystem is the largest mass movement of terrestrial mammals on the planet, with over a million wildebeest and countless zebras making the journey.
The Park also boasts of more than 500 Bird Species including Ostrich , secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, and many species of vultures. As also Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have also been recorded.
The agama, Chameleon, Crocodile, The Nile monitor