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Serengeti National Park

Tanzania Safaris - Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti is by far Tanzanias most famous and visited national park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, attracting many thousands of Tanzania Safari tourists.

The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara attract Tanzania Safari visitors from around the world, who flock to the open plains to witness the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. The entire ecosystem thrives from the annual migration, from the lions and birds of prey that gorge themselves on the weak and the faltering to the gamut of hungry crocodiles that lie in patient wait at each river crossing for their annual feed.

The park has varied zones in which each ecosystem is subtly different . Seronera in the centre of the park is the most popular and most easily visited area by Tanzania Safari tourists. The Grumeti River in the Western Corridor is the location for the dramatic river crossing during the wildebeest migration. Maswa Game Reserve to the south offers a remote part of the park rewarding in its Tanzania Safari game-viewing and privacy, and Lobo near the Kenyan border offers a change to see game during the dry season.

Tanzania Safaris - Serengeti National Park
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For Tanzania Safari wildlife viewing the park is best visited between about November/December and May. Calving takes place around January/February. In the dry season many animals migrate to the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

The migration begins around May/June, and by the end of August most animals are either in the north of the park or in the Mara. They return to southern plains, leaving Kenya in mid-September to arrive in the Serengeti in great numbers by November, following the rainfall patterns to get to the freshest grass. The migration is one of the natural world's greatest nd enjoyed by many Tanzania Safari tourists.