With its trademark endless plains, Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The Serengeti is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth dubbed the Great Migration when over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back.

For any big 5 enthusiasts, the Serengeti is second to none. Get set for a safari mecca populated by the “big 5” game (i.e. elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos). The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. All Year around, the dry season (from late June to September) offers the best wildlife viewing in general (with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight).

Getting there: Either road transfer or domestic flight.

What to do: Game drives, hot-air balloon safari, Masai Village visit, Nature/walking safari, bush meal and sundowner, photography.

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