SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The Serengeti is one of the most stunning wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. The name comes from the Maasai ‘siringet’ referring to endless plains. This vast savannah hosts the world’s largest surviving concentration of plains game (over 35 species). In addition to the short grass plains there are beautiful rocky out-cropping called kopjes (pronounced copies) and thousands of acres of bush and acacia woodland. The Seronera area has permanent water and therefore is an excellent area to spot the big cats and elephant. It’s been reported that there is a higher concentration of lions in Seronera in the dry season than in any other place in Africa.  Annually, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson gazelles and eland migrate across the Eco-system travelling in search of fresh grass and an ample supply of water. The wildebeest tend to give birth on the southern short grass plains in the months of January and February and by May the herds are on the move again as the grass dries out in the south. Over five hundred species of birds have been recorded sited here. The expansive and varied nature of the park calls for a longer stay than one or two nights. This should be the highlight of any northern circuit safari.

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