Natural World Wonder
Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest National Park and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry. It is the second largest National Park after Ruaha National Park.
The word Serengeti (Siringet) comes from the Maasai word meaning “endless plain”. Serengeti covers an area of 14763 square kilometers. The park lies within an administrative region of Mara, Arusha and Shinyanga. It is surrounded by Ngorongoro Conservation Area (8288 km2), to the south Maswa Game Reserve (2200 km2), to the South west speaks gulf of lake Victoria.
The park was both accepted as a biosphere reserve and world heritage site in 1981. The extent of Serengeti ecosystem is defined by the movement of migratory ungulates, primarily wildebeest, zebra and gazelles. Together these three species form the greatest single assemblage of migratory ungulates in Africa. The terrestrial mammal migration in Serengeti is the largest in the world.
What you should expect to see
Best time to visit
You may decide to visit the park any time of the year, but the best time is February through March during calving and August through October during the Mara river crossing. We can advise you on the best locations for your stay.