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Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, our game drives offer you the best chance of spotting 'The Big 5' out in the wild! It is also a world heritage site and has been named the 7th world wide wonder.

 

The Serengeti was first discovered in 1913, when explorers told the world they had found paradise." Since then, the majestic land of wooded hills, rivers lined with fig trees, vast tracks of endless green flecked with wild flowers, black clay plains and volcanic craters, paired with awe-inspiring game viewing, does symbolize paradise for countless incredulous travelers.   Two World Heritage Sites, the Serengeti itself and the Ngorongoro Crater,   and two Biosphere reserves have been established within the 30,000 square km region. Its unique ecosystem has inspired writers from Ernest Hemingway to Peter Mattheissen, film makers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root as well as numerous photographers and scientists. 

There are so many different species in the Serengeti that this list could go on forever. The Serengeti's main attraction is the Great Wildebeest Migration, consisting of up to 2 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 Thompson, Impala and Grant's gazelles.

 

The predator viewing here is exceptional with approximately 3-4,000 lion and huge numbers of cheetah, leopard and hyena. Other game found in the park include topi, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, elephant, caracal, serval, bat-eared fox, hyraz, genet, hares, porcupine, aardvark, giraffe, jackal, mongoose, crocodile, monitor lizard, aardwolf, many kinds of primates including baboons, vervet and colobus monkeys, and over 500 species of bird.

 

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.

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As enduring as the game-viewing is the liberating sense of space that characterises the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sunburnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains - this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust.

 

There is no better way to see the Serengeti in its entirety than camping in the midst of the activity than under a canvas.