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Safaris: Serengeti National Park

On this page: Overview | Location | Things To Do | Photos

Overview

The largest national park in Tanzania and one of the most spectacular parks in the world, the Serengeti covers some 14,763 square kilometers including large plains, short grass plains, kopjes, and lakes.

The name "Serengeti" is derived from the Maasai language meaning "endless plain". Every year, more than 1 million wildebeest travel in long caravans across the plains of the mighty Serengeti, all in search of better feeding grounds, followed by a large variety of other animals. Not far behind follow the hungry lions, cheetahs, and hyenas Other predators such as leopards, serval cats, and jackals watch the wandering game with interest, and elephants, rhinos, and buffalo continue their grazing.

Location

The Serengeti is the northern-most park in the northern circuit. It borders Kenya with the Masaai Mara continuing on the Kenya side. It is about 7 hours from Moshi or 3 hours from Ngorongoro to the Serengeti gate.

Things To Do

  • Visitor's Center
  • Hot air balloon
  • Game drive
  • Picnic lunch

Photos

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