SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Serengeti national park covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers on savannah grass land plains of northern Tanzania making it the second biggest park in Tanzania and world’s most populated national park. The park is 335km from Arusha stretching all the way up to the Kenyan boarder to the north and to the west bordering Lake Victoria. Serengeti national park is one of the most well-known national parks in the world, famous for wildebeest migration. The wildebeest takes place throughout the year as animals move around the park looking for pasture constantly changing locations for about 7-8 months then cross over to Maasai Mara national park in Kenya with the most eye-catching part being crossing Mara river. This is the part with most gives one of the best activities as crocodiles on Mara river try to catch prey from the millions of animals crossing over to Kenya.
The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is around is around December to July. To watch the preying animals hunting, the best time to visit is between June to October. Big cats like lions, leopards and other carnivores make the most of grazing animals on the vast plains of Serengeti. These hunting experiences gives visitors an amazing opportunity to witness the struggle for survival in the wilderness.
Each year over 1 million wildebeests, 200,000 zebras, 300,000, Thomson gazelles move in huge herds in search of pasture and water. This movement has been identified as one of the 7 natural world wonders making Serengeti very famous and popular among visitors.
This park is also very famous for carnivorous animals like leopards and lions. Its vast size has made it possible to prevent extinction of wild animals like the black rhino and cheetahs. Serengeti national park over 500 species of birds making it a good bird watching spot.
The park can be reached by road from Arusha, Musoma or Mwanza and by charted plains boarded from Dar es salaam, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro.