29 Feb

10 Quick Facts to Know About Amazing Serengeti National Park

By Jerry Tanzania Tours

A Tanzania Safari to Serengeti National Park is a dream come true for safari lovers! Not aware of where to visit, what to look around. Here are a few Amazing facts about Serengeti National Park. Read and plan your next trip to Tanzania.

Geographical Location:

Geographical Location of Serengeti

The Serengeti National Park is a famous National Park of Tanzania located in the Serengeti vast ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions, which is in north-western Tanzania. Serengeti is about 14,763 sq. km and the name Serengeti is derived from Maasai language which means endless plains, so it is also called Serengeti Plains. It includes Savannah, riverine forest, and woodland. To the south of the park, you can find the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Maswa game reserve. The main Serengeti Plain facts are; it is almost treeless grassland of the south and is the conceptual scenery of the park. The other Tanzania facts here are; the altitudes here range from 3,020 feet to 6,070 feet. You should visit here around July and August for wildebeest migration across Mara River, February for Wildebeest calving and February to May for Bird watching.

History of Serengeti:

History of Serengeti

The Serengeti Plains or the endless plains was named by European Explorer when he visited the area around 1892 and found the Maasai people leading their life in the open plains for almost 200 years. Serengeti National Park is one of the oldest and popular world heritage sites, which was recently proclaimed as 7th wonder worldwide. The Serengeti gained more name and fame after book and movie “Serengeti Shall Not Die” was released. One of the main Serengeti Plain facts is that; it was explored by many visitors and the main reason for the exploration was the abundant count of Lion and other large cats.

Serengeti Animals:

Serengeti Animals

One of the Main Serengeti Fact and attraction are the abundance of Animals found in the Serengeti National Park, which includes the migration of a million wildebeests into the Serengeti Plains in search of fresh grassland. You will need to visit the place on February to witness more than 8000 wildebeest calves are born each day. The Tanzania Safari will give you a wonderful experience as you can watch most of the predators, especially the Lions. Apart from Lions, you can also spot Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas, and Jackals. The other animals you can find here in Serengeti plains are; Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Topis, Elands, Impalas and many more. The best time to visit is between Januarys to March.

Serengeti Birds:

Serengeti Birds

The Tanzania Safari will make you witness an incredible bird watching destination as Serengeti plains have more than 500 species of Birds. The secretary birds are seen here, which walks up to 30km searching vipers, cobras, and other snakes. You can also find, African Fish Eagle, White Backed Vulture, Lesser Flamingo, Ostrich and many more spices of Birds. And, Bird watching is good year-round, but the best time to visit is between November and April as it is the nesting time for resident spices.

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Again, Tanzania Safari is ready to make you experience one of the earth’s most spectacular natural dramas. Keeping all the theories aside, time seems to stand still in this superlative park, as millions of wildebeest migrate every year to Serengeti in search of fresh grasslands crossing the Grumeti River and the timings vary from year to year, anywhere from May to July. To witness one of these Serengeti facts, follow the migration.

  • January to March: In the rains, the wildebeests are scattered over the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • April: Streams began to dry when the rain ceases, now wildebeests concentrate on remaining green areas and form thousand-strong herds to migrate in search of food.
  • May-early July: These herds cross northwest into Serengeti and Kenya Maasai Mara.
  • September – October: The last Wildebeests leave the Serengeti.
  • November – December: The herds begin to move south again expecting rain, crossing the heart of the Serengeti.

Seven Natural Wonders of Africa:

The world-famous Serengeti migration is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.

  • The other natural wonders of Africa are:
  • Red Sea Reef
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • The Sahara Desert
  • The Serengeti Migration
  • The Ngorongoro crater
  • The Nile River
  • The Okavango Delta

The Tanzania safari makes you witness one of the Serengeti facts that is “The Serengeti Migration“. It crosses Tanzania and Kenya. It pans 18,641 sq miles. It is one of the longest and largest overland migration.

Home of Highest No of African Lions:

highest no of African Lions

Living in the grasslands, the Tanzanian Serengeti lion population is the largest in Africa. If you want to see lions, book a tour with Tanzania Safari Tours and witness the reality, as Serengeti has the world’s greatest Lion sanctuary with around 3,000 Lions, so the Serengeti is a glorious and ideal place for Safari. As the pride requires a huge territory to flourish and Serengeti has huge grassland and a roar of a lion can be heard up to 8kms in Serengeti. Watching Serengeti’s lion is festive to your eyes and you can find a dozen lions in a single day Tanzania Safari Tours. Yes! The lions await you visit them, don’t disappoint them.

Maasai Tribe:

Maasai Tribe

The Maasai Tribe of Serengeti is the one who has been herding cattle for years together. They believe that cattle and children are their wealth. Maasai people neither harmed any wild animals nor did they harm the environment. When you go on a tour with Tanzania safari, you will receive a grand welcome from Maasai people as now they have taken their place as guides, drivers, cooks, assistants, and even managers; they now generate revenue for their government.

They are the friendly and generous host, sharing their native tradition and rituals who seek to enrich by their experience.

Quick Bonus Facts:

Why Go:

Wildebeest migration; don’t miss the opportunity of seeing predators. A feast for your eyes watching birds and beautiful scenery.

When to Go:

Year around. Wildebeest migration from July to August. Wildebeest Calving during February. Bird watching from February to May.

Tanzania safari tours will give you an amazing experience in your whole life! Plan your next stay near Serengeti National Park and share your experience with us! I hope you will have a great safari tour! For More Information Visit @ https://jerrytanzaniatours.com/

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