About serengeti national park
This is one of Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national parks. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous.
Nearly 1,300,000 wildebeest, about 200,000 zebras, and 150,000 gazelles steadily flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May, and June.
The ancient instinct to move is so strong that no drought, gorge, or crocodile infested river can hold them back.
But even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti arguably offers the most scintillating game viewing in Africa, being known for the largest concentration of wildlife in the world, bragging over thirty-five species of plain dwelling animals, including some 3,000 lions and great numbers of spotted hyenas, leopards, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and baboons. Crocodiles inhabit the marshes near the Mara River.
More than 500 species of birds including ostriches, vultures, and flamingos have also been recorded.
Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles)
Location: 335 km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west.
Getting there: Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza. Drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, or Ngorongoro Crater.
Hot air balloon rides, walking safaris, picnicking, game drives, bush lunch, and dinners can all be arranged with hotels and tour operators (these will depend on the age of children if they are accompanying you), Maasai rock paintings, and musical rocks.