Serengeti National Park—The Serengeti can refer to both Tanzania’s national park as well as the larger surrounding ecosystem. A big part of what makes this area so famous is the Great Migration in which over 1.5 million wildebeest, as well as plentiful zebra, crocodiles, honey badgers, and other animals. More than just migratory species, you can also find lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, buffalo, and elephants in one of the most diverse and remarkable ecosystems in the world.
A safari to Serengeti National Park is definitely worth everyone’s time. Inclusive of the beautiful scenery is a wide array of activities too. The activities and attractions include game drives in Serengeti National Park, nature walks, community tours, hot air balloon safaris, seeing wild species, the wildebeest migration, viewing kopjes, the retina hippo pool, the Grumeti river, the Seronera river valley and the
Maasai people culture.
Game drives in the Serengeti National Park include morning game drives, full-day game drives and evening game drives. This is a great way of experiencing a variety of wildlife. Morning game drives are the best since the wildlife is active and easy to spot in the morning. Full day game drives offer a rewarding chance to see and observe the behaviors of the wildlife species during different hours of the day. The big five, elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos can be spotted during game drives among other animals. Also, a wide variety of birds can be seen including migratory and native birds such as grey breasted spurfowl among others.
Nature walks in Serengeti National Park are conducted with the presence of an armed ranger and a guide. This gives the tourist a unique experience exploring the open plains of the park and beautiful scenery on foot. Tourists also get the chance to interact with the local communities during the community tours. They get to learn of the culture, art and craft of the Maasai people plus see their traditional dances. Hot air balloon safaris give the unique experience of viewing wildlife from an aerial
The most popular attractions of the Serengeti National Park is the wildebeest migration. An annual natural wonder of wildebeest migrating in search of water and greener pastures. Predators such as lions can be seen waiting to attack the prey. Other attractions include kopjes granite outcrops, the retina hippo pool with hippos swimming, the Grumeti River where the migration takes place and the Seronera River Valley with a highly spectacular view of wildlife. An excellent time to visit the area is in June, July, August, September and October.