SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The Serengeti is one of Africa's most famous parks, and for good reason. This 14,750 square kilometre park is home to one of the worlds greatest annual wildlife events, The Great Migration. Every year over 1.5 million Wildebeest and 250,000 Zebras arrive in the Serengeti following the rains. The Great Migration is one of the main tourist draws, but the park has so much more to offer year round. The park is home to the big five, (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino) the little five (elephant shrew, ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, and rhino beetle) as well as an abundance of hyenas, crocodiles, and honey badgers. It is also a great place to view many different species of hoof stock, offers great bird viewing, with over 450 species of birds found in the park, and Cheetahs are a common sight in the park.
A visit to the park can range from a day tour safari to tours lasting over a week. With many different options for accommodation. Many of the lower budget tours offer basic camping facilities, with the opportunity to fall asleep in a public campground surrounded by the sounds of the parks wildlife. If that type of camping isn't your style there is also 5 star "glamping" offered in the park, as well as many lodges throughout the park ranging from 3-5 stars. Unlike smaller reserves, the Serengeti doesn't offer much in terms of walking safaris, so most of your time in the park will be spent driving through the park in search of wildlife, however there are a few other options, perhaps a visit to the famed hippo pool, or take in the beautiful sunrise and magnificent views of the Serengeti by taking a Balloon ride over the park.
Whether you visit the park for a day, or stay for a week, see it from the ground or take a view from the sky, the Serengeti is bound to be one of the best trips for any wildlife enthusiast, photographer, or adventure seeker. It will leave you with a lifetime of amazing memories of great wildlife viewing!