Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The endless plains of land, after which Serengeti gets its name, diverse wildlife, scenic landscapes and unaltered natural beauty all give it an impressive reputation!
When it comes to wildlife, Serengeti is an accurate representation of the African wilderness. Keep reading to find out more about Tanzania and its fascinating wildlife in Serengeti!
The Great Migration of Serengeti
Listed as one of USA Today’s “New Seven Wonders of the World”, the Great Migration of Serengeti is a majestic spectacle whereby millions of herbivores (mostly wildebeests and zebras) migrate from Serengeti to Masai Mara and vice versa! The Great Migration can be seen in Serengeti almost all year round, but the best time to visit Serengeti is from June to October!
The wildebeests and other herbivores involved in the Migration don’t take a break. The migration is an on-going event that happens year-round – from birth to death! They do so in search of grass and their exact migration pattern depends on the pattern of rain.
Serengeti is home to about 500 bird species! These include lovebirds, crowned cranes, martial eagles, ostrich, vultures, and secretary birds. Serengeti is also home to certain bird species that are endemic only to Tanzania, including grey-breasted spurfowls and rufous-tailed weavers!
The best time for birdwatching in Serengeti is from November to April.
Bengal tigers, cheetahs, lions, leopards, hyenas, African wild dogs, serval cats, and jackals are a few of the many predators that can be spotted hunting their prey in Serengeti. You’re very likely to spot lions and cheetahs hunting their prey!
Serengeti is also home to buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, hippos, black rhinos and many antelopes! Black rhinos are critically endangered species and are rarely found in Tanzania, making this one of the few places in Tanzania where you can spot the Big 5 of Africa!
Some Interesting Facts About Serengeti
Here are some interesting wildlife facts about the Serengeti National Park:
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Serengeti and have an experience of a lifetime! Tanzania is budding as a great tourist destination and there’s a lot of economic potential of Tourism in Tanzania!