Serengeti national park is a vast wilderness of sand and savannah, lions, and giraffes. Serengeti is Tanzania’s largest national park, occupying 647 000 km2 of land in the Northern part of the East African country. The Serengeti experiences hot summers and cold winters with little rainfall. Its vegetation ranges from grassland to desert scrub.
Why you should travel to Serengeti ;
1. The animals – Serengeti National Park is the best place to see Africa’s wildlife. It has the second most number of animals per km2 in Africa and is home to nearly 3,000 mammals, 4,000 birds, and 70 species of primates. You will see countless numbers of plains and antelopes, lions and leopards, elephants, and zebras.
2. The landscape – view the wild savannah of Serengeti on clear days as you tread over grasses in search of the animals that call this place home. Its stunning scenery makes Serengeti a must-visit for wildlife lovers. It will attract your attention with its seemingly endless, undulating grassland.
3. The waterholes – an oasis in the middle of the vast African plains, Serengeti National Park is home to numerous watering holes. The thousands of animals that come to these waterholes give you a chance to see them up close. During the dry seasons, around May and October, more animals gather at the waterholes.
4. The migration – One of nature’s greatest events is also one of Tanzania’s most famous attractions: The annual migration between Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya. In the Serengeti, this event takes place from July to October. The migration is the annual movement of greater and lesser kudus, elands, zebras, gazelles, and other antelopes between the southern plains of Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara.
What to avoid;
1. Bushfires – the park has a large number of fires during the dry season, which poses a threat to lives and property. Strong winds can also cause catastrophic fires.
2. Hippos; these creatures have large tusks and can be aggressive if they feel threatened. They are not aggressive towards humans unless they are provoked.
3. Snakes; there are many deadly snakes in the park. These include black mambas, puff adders, green mambas, snakes, and horned African vipers.
4. Migrating herds – during their migration period, the animals in this park can be dangerous at times and may trample you if they feel threatened.