serengeti national park

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The name of the Serengeti National Park originated from the Maasai language as its people called it ‘Siringet‘, meaning endless plains. The National Park alone covers an area of 13,000 sq km. The Serengeti ecosystem including The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Grumeti Reserve, the Maswa Game Reserve, the Masai Mara Game reserve (in Kenya) and numerous concession areas, is roughly the size of about 25,711 km². It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the western Tanzania and extends to Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east.

Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world, that; the park speaks for itself and with good reason not only the migration of over 1 million wildebeest yearly through its plains and woodlands but also unique landscapes and other spectacular wildlife. The Serengeti is the home to the world’s largest populations of Wildebeest, Zebra, Cape Eland, Lion, Cheetah, Hyena and Gazelles. The scenic beauty of the sky with cool nights and warm days makes tourists come for great migration of large mammals incredibly and this makes Serengeti National Park symbolizes the classic African safari ever experienced.

The Best time of your safaris at Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park can be accessed by road and air. By road, the park can be accessed  from all towns and cities to the present entry or exit points/gates called Naabi Hill, Seronera, Ndutu, Kusini, Kirawira, Handajega, Ikoma, Tabora ‘B’, Lamai, Lobo, Ndabaka, Machochwe and Kleins.

By Air, the park can be accessed as all-weather airstrips in the center of the park allow. Parks’s airstips include the (Seronera), in the South, in the East (Lobo), in the West (Kirawira) and in the North (Kogatende & Lamai). There are private charters from Arusha, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Musoma and Dar es salaam.

The climate of the Serengeti National Park is subtropical, with rain from November to April and dry season from May to October. Because of good infrastructures, the Serengeti National Park can be accessed throughout the year.

The uniqueness of Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is a world-renowned, World Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site that has many attractions than any other national park in Africa. For real, this is the uniqueness of the Serengeti National Park: The Great Migration, The Big Five, Unique Bird Collections, Endangered Species, Highest concentration of Carnivores and Herbivores, Scenic and Spectacular Landscapes.

The Great Migration

Serengeti National Park has a wonderful great wildebeest migration of over 1.3million accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala with an annual pattern. The purpose of the migration is seeking fresh grazing, water as well as camouflages their lives as climates and     weather changes. Having a chance of encountering these phenomena gives you a life time experience from nature.

Largest Concentration of Herbivores

Serengeti National Park has more than 28 species of herbivores including buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, elands, hippos and waterbucks. During game viewing spotting herbivores coloring the endless plains while feeding you will gain unforgettable moments ever experienced.

Highest Concentration of Carnivores

Serengeti National Park has the highest concentration of carnivores, especially all the big African cats such as Lions, Cheetah, Leopards and Spotted Hyena.  Being in park you will see these powerful predators hunting and sometimes fighting for the territory and this will make your day enjoyable. Please plan a visit as you will enjoy a best guide from GVTS experts.

 Endangered Species

Serengeti National Park is one of the last remaining reservations for critically endangered species such as Black rhino as well as endangered African hunting dogs. The park experienced various Birdlife with more than 530 species recorded in one quarter. These are bird species which migrate from other parts of the world. The park forms an ecological important bird area and ideal place for bird lovers.  Some of the bird species commonly seen are European and Abdim’s storks, Fish & Martial Eagles, Eurasian Roller and Barn Swallows etc.

Diverse Birdlife

With more than 530 species recorded, one quarter being those migrating from other parts of the world, the park forms an ecological important bird area and ideal place for bird lovers! Some of the species commonly seen are European and Abdim’s storks, Eurasian Roller, Barn Swallows, Fish & Martial Eagles etc.

Cultural & Historical Sites

Serengeti National Park is the home of many cultures from the famous tribes of Maasai, Sukuma, Kurya and Ikoma. Indigenous maasai and ikoma used to live in parts of the park before they were resettled outside the park. The present signs which are still visible at famous Maasai Rock Painting, Gong rock and Ikoma form a special combination of game viewing and human history. Scenic and Spectacular Landscapes is another part of the cultural and historical things in the Serengeti National Park. The vast scenic and unspoiled landscapes among others made this area recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With its vast plains, rolling hills and island of Kopjes increases the beauty of the park. Gol Kopjes Southern Serengeti – magnificent landscapes of the park and the Mara River through the park is another attraction because of its beautiful natural feature especially when viewed from above.

Plants and Insects

Serengeti National Park is rich in plant life as well as insects. During the rain seasons the park bust in wild flowers and beautiful butterflies providing exceptional experience to botanists and entomologists. Beautiful flowers decorate the park during the rainy season.

Tourist Activities in the Serengeti National Park

Having unparalleled attractions, Serengeti National Park has a number of tourism activities and opportunities for visitors to get the best wildlife experience! Some of these include Game Drives, Hot Air balloons, Filming and photographic safaris, Walking safaris, Bush meals and Cultural tourism.

Game Viewing by Vehicles

This is a major tourist activity in the Serengeti National Park. It gives the visitors an opportunity to see animals comfortably from their vehicles. Don’t miss come and see the beauty of the park especially at the end of the rainy season.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

GVTS will expose you to experiencing Hot Air balloon service depending on your budget and give you a chance to see the park in a different perspective – This is Seeing the park from the top!

Professional Filming & Photographing

The Serengeti National park is a perfect place for professional photographing, footage and filming. GVTS will expose visitors to different positions and sites for best photo taking. Please come and have a snap.

Bushmeal

While being under the guidance of the Armed Park Rangers in Serengeti National park, you will enjoy best meal services in the middle of the bush while surrounded by animals while the scenery and the beautiful sky makes the day memorable. Please book with us to experience remarkable life ever expected.

 

Tourism Sinks

The Serengeti National park provides designated special areas that offer a chance for visitors to stretch and see things around therefore come close to nature.

Walking Safaris

Among the best ways to experience nature is walking. Footing at Serengeti National Park will offer opportunity for walking safaris in wilderness and normally accompanied by an armed Park Ranger.

Accommodation Facilities

Accommodation options are many from extreme air-conditioned luxury to simple camps, lodges and camping sites. GVTS will oversee the booking and management of Public, Special and seasonal campsites, rest houses and bandas depending on your budget.

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