Distinguished as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Serengeti National Park stands as the largest expanse of protected land in Northern Tanzania, encompassing a vast area spanning 14,763 square kilometers. Renowned for hosting the world’s most extensive annual animal migration, where millions of wildebeests, accompanied by numerous zebras, as well as smaller groups of Thomson’s gazelles and elands, traverse the Mara River into Masai Mara National Park. The park also boasts the most significant lion population in Africa and teems with diverse game and wildlife.
Throughout the entire year, the Serengeti provides incredible opportunities for observing wildlife. The months of June and July stand out as prime times to witness the migration and the potential spectacle of a Grumeti River crossing. The more renowned river crossings at the Mara River are typically observed around September in the park’s northern reaches. February emerges as the optimal month for observing wildebeest calving. The dry period spanning from June to October offers unparalleled chances for general wildlife viewing.