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The world famous Serengeti National Park, “the endless land” in the Maasai language, ranges with an area of 14.763 sq.km from the crater highlands of Ngorongoro in the east to the Maasai Mara in the North and Lake Victoria in the west. It is the biggest National Park in Tanzania.
The Serengeti is the scenery of the annual great migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and 300.000 zebras, countless antelopes and gazelles that are following the rain and the sprouting grass. They cover a distance of thousands of kilometers from the Maasai Mara in the south of Kenya up to the Ngorongoro Crater and even Tarangire National Park to find almost endless water supply at the Tarangire River.
In January the young zebras will be born in the Serengeti, the wildebeests follow in March. With the beginning of the rainy season end of March the wildebeest and zebras slowly start their journey to the north western territory again wandering to the Masai Mara from where they will migrate back in the time around November.
Mainly the Park is divided into three corridors, the Central Seronera Valley with the Seronera River, the Western Corridor and the Northern Lobo Area that extends northwards through the Lamai Wedge to the Maasai Mara. You will usually enter the Park through the southern Naabi Hill Gate to the Seronera Valley. The wide open grassy plains, rock kopjes and a huge number of rivers make this part to the heart of Serengeti with a high wildlife concentration throughout the year, due to endless water and food supply. In March it is also the calving place for the wildebeest.
Throughout the year a Safari to the Serengeti is a non recurring experience. Beautiful sunrises, the characteristic acacia trees, an unimaginable greatness and diversity of species offer inexhaustibly inspiration, photo motives, adventure and the compelling feeling of being far away of any civilization and part of an almost untouched eco system.
In the Serengeti there are grassland plains and savannah as well as riverine forest and woodland offering a home to the big five –elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard- wildebeest, zebras, cheetahs, gazelles, giraffes, spotted hyena, jackal and many more. About 1.6 million herbivores, countless carnivores and more than 500 different bird species can be found here.