Splendors Of The Serengeti
Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania, East Africa
Plan your Serengeti safari during the Great Migration, and you’re in for a heart-racing treat. During this time every year, two million wildebeests along with hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras cross the Serengeti in search of pasture and water. You can bet that their predators aren’t far behind.
And you could be right there to witness and photograph this annual event in all its splendor. Talk about a bucket list adventure!
Serengeti Safari: Wildlife
The annual migration that takes place here happens to be the largest unaltered animal migration in the world. And as you might guess, it’s something you have to see to really grasp its magnitude. Most people will never even see a wildebeest in their lifetime, and you can place yourself in the spot where more than 2 million wildebeests will travel at once. It’s remarkable, if you really stop to think about it.
The animals’ journey spans 1,000 km in a circular path that crosses Kenya and Tanzania. The migration takes place in a unique scenic setting of ‘endless plains’. That is, 25,000km of short grasslands dotted with rocky outcrops (kopjes) interspersed with rivers and woodlands. The Park also hosts one of the largest and most diverse large predator-prey interactions worldwide, providing a particularly impressive experience.
Serengeti National Park
The name Serengeti comes from the Masai word Siringitu, meaning endless plain. Located along the rift valley, the Serengeti abounds with geological formations.
One of Serengeti’s defining features is its Kopjes (pronounced copy), a feature of continual weathering. As top soil (made of rock and ash) has eroded, it has exposed layers of metamorphic rock. These round Kopjes appear as islands in a sea of grass.
The national park covers an area of 14800 square Kilometres. Most of the area is made up of grassy plains that are home to 3 million animals. These animals are thankful for the scattered kopjes that act as a safe haven from grass fires, predators and the heat.
Because it’s located northwest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Serengeti sits in the mountains’ rain shadow and thus receive less rainfall.
Although the Serengeti National Park is world famous for the annual migration that takes place here, this area offers plenty to see and experience in the off-seasons. The area is also well-known for its abundance of leopards, cheetahs, lions and other large cats.
Customize Your Journey
Avoid the crowded commercial photographic safaris and join Golden Sky Safaris for a one-of-a-kind experience through The Serengeti.
- Duration – Choose a quick tryst or a long safari depending on how much time you have to dedicate. For most, these are major excursions with much to see and do, so we recommend at least 7 days.
- Comfort. Some people love camping style and “roughing it” outdoors while others are looking for a more luxurious vacation. We have various accommodation options for every safari, so tell us about your personal style, and we’ll help you build the perfect trip.
- Activity level. Our safaris can range from leisurely car rides (with exciting wildlife spotting among breathtaking terrain) to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. And we cover everything in-between. The sky is the limit. Just let us know more about your dream safari.
- Budget. All safaris are customizable to suit various budgets, so we can accommodate guests from the entry level all the way to fully personalized luxury safaris.
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