- The Serengeti is Tanzania’s first national park and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry, providing a major draw to the Northern Safari Circuit, encompassing Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha national parks, as well as Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- This park is approximately 14,763 sq. km (5,700 sq. mi) and has the most spectacular gathering of wildlife in the world. The Serengeti National Park contains millions of animals and birds in four distinct areas; open plains in the south, savanna with acacia trees in the center, hilly wooded grasslands in the north, and extensive woodland and clay plains in the west. It’s in the Serengeti where the greatest wildlife show on earth takes place each year around June. At the end of the rainy season, normally around June, approximately 2 million wildebeests head north-west into Kenya on their annual migration. Tens of thousands of other plains game like gazelles, antelopes, and zebras accompany the wildebeests in this migration. Not far behind will be lurking the predators, led by the lion and other carnivores. There is plenty of easy food for them along the long migration route!
The grass plains contain a large number of gazelles, topi, buffalo, and zebras. Countless warthog families abound in the Serengeti.