Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is one of the most famous national parks in Africa that offers the best wildlife viewing in the world. The great Serengeti area is roughly defined by the wildebeest migration route. The name Serengeti originated from the Maasai phrase “Siringet” which means “endless plains”. Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania and is truly vast, covering an area of about 14,763 sq km.
The park has earned the title of one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Africa” and one of the “Ten Natural Travel Wonders of the World” for being the site of the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world - the annual migration of two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras in search of pasture and water which make it so unique as one of the most impressive natural events in the world.
Even without the Great Migration, the park sports the densest lion population in the world and is home to all members of the Big Five, crocodiles and hippos in its rivers, and over 500 species of birds that are perennially or seasonally present in the Park, of which five species are endemic to Tanzania. The Park also has the highest ostrich population in Tanzania and hosts one of the largest and most diverse large predator-prey interactions worldwide, providing a particularly impressive aesthetic experience.