Serengeti National Park covers 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 square miles) of grassland plains, riverine forest, savanna and woodlands. It is found in northern Tanzania and it covers 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 square miles) of grassland plains, riverine forest, savanna and woodlands. It is known for the massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others swerve northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes. Each year the great wildebeest migration begins in December in the Ngorongoro area, which is found in the southern Serengeti of Tanzania. It offers rich grasslands for feeding. This is a huge attraction for tourists, and while many think it is an intense and short-lived phenomenon, it is actually a fairly slow trek. It occurs during this time because there plenty of rain-ripened grass available for the 750,000 zebra that precede 1.2 million wildebeest and then the hundreds of thousands of other plains game bringing up the rear of the migration path. Wildebeests bear their young in February and March, which sparks predators. Then, in May as the plains of the south and east dry out the mass moves on to the north and west crossing the Grumeti River, where there is more grass and a more reliable water supply.
About 250,000 wildebeest die during the journey from Tanzania to Maasai Mara Reserve in lower Kenya, a total of 500 miles (800 km).
- Spend Time on Game Drives
- Maasai Village Visiting
- Night Game Drive Experience
- Visit the Moru Kopjes
- Great Migration Experience
- Wildlife viewing and Nature on Foot