To Maasai, the Serengeti National Park in north-western Tanzania is the place where the land moves on forever. Undoubtedly one of the most iconic wildlife habitats in the world, and unequalled for its classic African beauty and scientific value, it offers the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.
The vast plains of the Serengeti comprise 1.5 million ha of savannah, an unsurpassable stretch of mother earth and wild animals in an untamed environment: big cats, herds of wildebeest, crocodiles, all bound together in the circle of life. The annual migration to permanent water holes of vast herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras), followed by their predators, is one of the most impressive natural events in the world.
But the Serengeti National Park is not only known for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, there are vast numbers of plains game in the reserve and visitors will also have the opportunity to witness lions, leopards and cheetah in abundance just waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
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Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times. The Dry season (from late June to October) offers the best wildlife viewing in general with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.
January-February for the wildebeest calving; June-September for general wildlife viewing with a chance of seeing the wildebeest crossing of the Grumeti River (June-July) or the Mara River (September)
Most of the year July to March (The Serengeti will be crowded around the Seronera area)
April and May (Lower rated may apply)
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
March and April (Peak of Wet season)
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