Serengeti National Reserve of Tanzania

The Serengeti National Reserve of Tanzania is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. The Serengeti National Park is featured on many National Geographic shows, the park is rich with wildlife, endless plains and sunrises, and sunsets that make the heart go wild.

The Serengeti National park is well-known for its huge wildlife populations mainly the Wildebeests. These White-bearded wildebeest, zebras, and gazelle migrate annually during the great migration from the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass.

Serengeti National Reserve Safaris

The Serengeti National Reserve is the ultimate safari destination in the world. Few safari tour destinations are as exclusive as Serengeti national park, untouched or unique in their offerings. To help you find the best safari accommodation in the Serengeti National Reserve, we have accumulated a list of luxury safari camps for you to choose from.

Each safari camp is divided into each of the regions in the Serengeti National reserve namely the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Loliondo Game Controlled Area where you will find the Serengeti Ecosystem.

Popular Tanzania safari tour activities include game drives, nature walking safaris, balloon rides, and local Maasai tribe village tour encounters.

With the world’s popular Maasai Mara National park to the North, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area to the southeast, Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves to the West, the Maswa Game Reserve to the southwest, and the Loliondo Game Control Area to the northeast, you will find the Larger Serengeti Ecosystem which is all connected with free-roaming animals which leads to a greater biodiversity.

This entire region is considered as one of the most beautiful areas in the world and is a must-see for any nature lover.

The national park is huge and to make it easier, it was divided into three divisions, each with a large variety of animals and plant life.

Serengeti National Reserve

Giraffe in Serengeti National Park

The Western Corridor of Serengeti National Reserve is known for the black clay soil which covers the savannah of the entire region. This area is home to the Grumeti River which is featured often in television documentaries on the Great Wildebeest Migration, often showing how the large Nile Crocodiles hunt the animals trying to cross. The area is home to various other animals such as lions, leopard, cheetahs, patas monkeys, hippopotamus, and the majestic martial eagles.

The Northern Serengeti is covered in beautiful open woodlands and is probably the best place in the national park to find Elephant and giraffe. It is one of the best areas to find the dik-dik, which is one of the smallest antelope in Africa, standing at around 30-40 centimeters (12-15 inches).

The Serengeti Plains is quite spectacular. Almost completely treeless, it provides great views of animals roaming. This area is where the Wildebeest calf is from December until May. The influx of young proves to bring about a great deal of predator sightings as they regularly target easy prey.

During the wet season, another large herds of cape buffalo, zebra, hartebeest, and various other animals occur and with the vast open plains which makes the viewing effortless, it is easy to see why the Serengeti Plains is such a popular area for tourism.

Wildlife in Serengeti National Reserve

The Serengeti National Reserve is home to a large array of animals. Included in this is the entire Big Five, however, the rhino populations are very small due to the large amounts of rhino poaching in all of Africa. Strong measures are taken in the park to ensure the safety of this endangered animal.

Some of the other animals found in the park are large herds of impala (one of the most successful mammals on earth), Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, klipspringer, giraffe, warthog, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, oryx, hartebeest, eland, wild wildebeest, and many others.

A list of more commonly found mammals in the Serengeti National Reserve.

Other carnivores within the area include the very rare African golden wolf, African lion, leopard, striped hyena, spotted hyena, African wild dogs, honey badger, serval, cheetah, and many others.

The area is a birder’s paradise, featuring more than 500 different species of birds, ranging from the very large ostrich, the Ashy starling, the Black crake, Ficher’s lovebird, Hartlaub’s turaco. A list of bird species commonly found in the Serengeti National Reserve.

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