About Serengeti National Park
Serengeti! The endless plain! Is the only remaining natural grazing ecosystem to be found on Earth. The vast open plain is the heart of the complex stretch away as far as the eyes can see and throb with life in an endless annual rhythm that is maintained by a migrating herd of millions of gnu and the best-known population of great predators, lions and spotted hyenas on the frontline to be found on the earth. There is no real beginning or end to a wildebeest’s journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a constant search for food and water. The only beginning is at the moment of birth.
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest systems on Earth. The essential features of climate, plants, and animals have hardly changed in the past millions of years. The same early man appeared in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some lifestyles, death, adaptation, and migration are as old as the hills themselves
Serengeti National park Is the only place where you can witness millions of migrating wildebeest over the Acacia plains, it’s the cradle of human life and probably the closest to an untouched African wilderness you will ever have get: welcome to Serengeti National Park. Where time seems to stand still, despite the thousands of animals constantly on the move.
The wildebeest migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. 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.
The magic of Serengeti National Park is not easy to describe in words. Not only seeing, but also hearing the buzz of millions of wildebeest so thick in the air that it vibrates through your entire body is something you will try to describe to friends and family, it doesn’t matter what season of the migration you visit the Serengeti National Park, it’s magical all year round. Think of the genuine smiles of the Maasai people, giving you an immediate warming glow inside. Or just the feeling of constantly being amongst thousands of animals roaming around in every corner the eye could see.
The Park can be divided into there (3) sections. The popular southern/central part (Seronera Valley), is what the Maasai called the “serengit”, the land of endless plains. It’s classic savannah, dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife. The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River and has more forests and dense bushes. The north Lobo area meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, which is the least visited section.