Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s largest National Park and one of the world’s greatest havens for wildlife. Its name means ‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language and the vast grasslands, feeling of space and fiery sunsets represent, for many, a typical African image.
The Serengeti is most famous for the annual migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. At the end of the rains in April and May, vast numbers congregate in the central plains of the Serengeti and commence a spectacular migration that takes them towards Lake Victoria to the west and the Masai Mara to the north. Here, fresh pastures await them with permanent water during the dry season. This colossal army of ungulates attracts large predators, predominately lions, and hyenas, who enjoy easy pickings of the young, old and sick. The Serengeti also harbors more than 500 species of birds from enormous ostriches to tiny honey birds, a delight for bird enthusiasts.