Famously known as “The Endless plains” or the “Sea of grass”, as derived from the local Maasai word “Ciringeti”; this world famous park was established in 1962. It is a giant landscape of almost 5,700 square miles of hard-pan volcanic soils teaming with colossal populations of different species of wildlife.
From millions of wildebeest that migrate yearly to the neighboring Maasai mara to fearsome beasts like large prides of lions, clans of hyenas and coalitions of cheetah, leopards and many more, the Serengeti is undoubtedly one of the most majestic landscapes found on planet earth. Everywhere you go, there is something to amaze you. The Serengeti has many lodges & tented campsites ready to receive you. This park is a wonder, not in the making but ready to inspire. Serengeti is also one of the inspirations behind disney’s record breaking film, “The Lion King”.
“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
Area:14,750 Km2 (5,700 sq mi).
Temperature:14°C (57.2°F) to 27°C (80.6°F).
Times and seasons.
From January to February marks the short dry season which is good for seeing synchronized calving wildebeest on southern parts of the Serengeti plains. (100,000s of wildebeest calves born over night). From March to May, the long rainy season causes constant heavy downpours, river overflows and muddy roads. This is the low season & prices for many lodges can drop 30%. From June to October, the long dry season brings clear skies, good game views, dry roads & high game visibility as animals cluster near water sources (Best time to see the wildebeest migration). November to December brings the short rainy season; as this is the holiday season & the roads are accessible since there is interchanging moderate rainfalls & sunshine, that allows good game viewing.
The Serengeti is teaming with beautiful features that you should never miss. From the wildebeest migration, Kopjes and inselbergs, the endless plains, the sounding gong rock, large prides of lions to the gigantic Mara river crocodiles and many more wonderful natural spectacles.
The true African savanna.
The truly endless plains are surreal to behold. Beyond the horizon the grass swirls to and fro with the wind like waves on the sea. An unforgettable experience of a life time awaits on the north eastern part of Tanzania; the Serengeti, home of lions, grass and the great wildebeest migration. Visit a kopjes and see dens of lions, the Mara and Grumeti rivers and witness giant 4-meter long nile crocodiles eating wildebeests like chunks of crisps plus many more natural attractions to explore and experience.