Serengeti National Park

The plains certainly are that, and the park itself is endless, covering 5,700 square miles (14,763 sq km)
of dry rolling grassland, acacia speckled savanna, and dense riverine woodland.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Destination Overview

Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and symbolises the classic African safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The Serengeti is also synonymous with the annual wildebeest and zebra migration. With 14,700 square kilometers, this is Tanzania’s largest park, a symbol of African wildlife and primeval beauty; it contains a million and a half plains’ game, the greatest and most spectacular concentration of animals anywhere in the world.

Where to find Serengeti National Park

Basic Facts, Attractions

Tanzania's oldest and most popular National Park, also a World Heritage Site and recently proclaimed a 7th wonder of the world; the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration.

  • Area: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).
  • Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west.

Attractions

  • The Serengeti is famed for the annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the Wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
  • Great herds of Buffalo, smaller groups of Elephant and Giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of Eland, Topi, Kongoni, Impala and Grant’s gazelle.
  • Golden-maned Lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary Leopards, Cheetahs prowl the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species are found here, alongside the Spotted Hyena to the beautiful Serval cat.

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