About the Serengeti
The Serengeti in Tanzania is 1.5 million hectares of wilderness where the Big Five – the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the buffalo and the rhinoceros – roam. But it’s most famous for the Great Migration where huge herds of African game like wildebeest and zebra migrate on a yearly basis. The migration follows a route that circles from the Maasai Mara in the north to the south of the Serengeti; this happens over and over again.
Game viewing is exceptional in Tanzania and you can explore the dirt roads, waterholes and river crossings in your 4×4 in the national park. Undoubtedly the best wildlife sanctuary in East Africa, and perhaps the world, the Serengeti is a unique place that touches the soul.
While many travellers assume that the Serengeti National Park is just classic savannah, dotted with flat-topped acacia, it’s divided into three sections. The most popular section of the park is the southern/central Seronera Valley, which the Maasai call the “serengit”. The western part of the national park is home to the Grumeti River, filled with dense bush and forests. In the north, the Lobo area, the Serengeti meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve. This is the least visited area in the Serengeti National Park because it’s a long drive in.