Serengeti National Park

(Panthera leo), lion couple on rocks in the savannah, watching by a safari group, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

  • AREA: 14,763 Sq Km
  • LOCATION: 335 km West from Arusha
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Serengeti, which means “Endless Plains” in Maasai Language, is the second largest National Park in Tanzania and one of the greatest haven for wildlife. It is mostly famous for the Annual Migration of over a million Wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of Zebras.

Serengeti also harbours more than 460 species of birds like Ostriches and small Cordon-Bleus,with other animals including Giraffes, Buffaloes, Hartebeests, Water Bucks, Impala Reel Bucks, Bush Bucks, Hippos, Crocodiles, Warthogs, Lions, Spotted Hyenas, Cheetahs, Leopards etc.

To the west, where the Serengeti borders Lake Victoria-the largest lake in Africa,  lies the Grumeti River famous for its giant Nile Crocodiles as well as the Black and White Colobus Monkeys.

The Serengeti would not be the same without the beautiful rock outcrops known as “KOPJES” meaning Little in Dutch, and technically known as Inselberg. These intriguing round shaped granite rocks are a result of cracking and erosion from exposure to sun, wind and rain. They provide protection for a variety of wildlife including snakes, hyena, leopard, lions,lizards and birds.

“To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.”.
George Schaller (American conservationist and author)