Serengeti National Park is a home to a larger game and famous for the yearly wildebeest migration that attracts thousands of people from all over the world during this migration from Kenya into Tanzania.
The name Serengeti comes from a Maasai word, which means an Endless plain. It is the second largest National park in Tanzania after Ruaha National park with an area of 15,000 kilometers square about 6,000 square miles.
The spectacular event at the Serengeti National park is always the wildebeest migration that usually takes place as per the rain patterns in Kenya and Tanzania.
The wildebeest are known to cross over in search of water and pasture between Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania. This spectacular migration is among the seven natural wonders of the world bringing in a large amount of foreign earnings to this two countries.
Apart from the famed wildebeest migration Serengeti National Park is a home to more beyond the wildebeest.
Serengeti National park is a home of Elephants, Lions, Leopards, cheetahs, Hyenas. and Wild dogs. There is also a large number of Zebras, the Grant and the Thomson Gazelles, Buffaloes and the precious rhinos just to mention.
The balance is perfect in that there is a natural selection favoring the prey and the predators within the park. The more the prey the more the predators will be within an area since there is enough food for them.
Serengeti National park is listed as a UNESCO heritage site and therefore it is a protected site. The landscape is covered with large tracts of grassland, shrubs and acacia trees with swamps offering water to the animals within the park.
The park has the following wild animals; Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Cheetah, Leopard, Rhino, Hyenas, Antelopes, Wildebeest, Crocodile,
The attractive natural scenes within the park include; Valleys, Swamps, Lakes, the crater and the hills.
Owing to the large number of wild animals within a park, the best activity to undertake when here is to maximize the view of the wild animals and ensure that you have seen them all.
A hot air balloon can give you a good view of the animals at a closer and a safer distance just above on a bird’s eye view.
To make the best out of your visit in Serengeti, purpose to be around for a minimum of 2 days and the most favorable time is during the wildebeest migration.
For one to witness the wildebeest migration one needs to understand the rain patterns each year. Over time there has been an accurate prediction of the rain patterns to be experienced and hence tourists can be advised accordingly on when to visit.