Serengeti is pronounced ‘Siringet’ which means “endless plains” by the local a Maasai tribe. The Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and covers 14,763 km2. Presence of Kopjes, endless plains, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and concentration of animals makes it a remarkable destination. The park is famous for an incredible number of predators, bird species and concentration of more than two million grazers of the great migration.
The park is famous for the annual wildebeest migration when over two million wildebeests accompanied by zebras, gazelles and Impalas migrate from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, in Kenya.
The Migration starts during the calving season, between December and March which takes place in Ndutu the Southern part of Serengeti in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The wildebeests practice birth synchrony, giving birth at the same time to more than 8,000 young wildebeests daily for up to 3 weeks. Between April and May, ungulates start moving from Ndutu Southern Serengeti towards, Seronera, central Serengeti.
During June and July, the herds converge again for mating in the northern Serengeti. The migration follows the shallow waters of Grumeti river to the north. Kogatende is the place to be during this period as you will get to see millions of wildebeest crossing Mara River accompanied by Zebras and impala. The wildebeest cross the Mara River to the Maasai Mara game reserve. The migration will stay in Masai Mara Game reserve before coming back to Ndutu, South Serengeti again for the calving season in February.
Serengeti is accasible by road from Arusha or Mwanza to the entry gates; Naabi Hill, Kusini, Kirawira, Ikoma, Tabora ‘B’, Lamai, Lobo, Ndabaka, and Kleins. There is an option of flying to the airstrips in the park: Seronera, Ndutu, Lobo, Kogatende, Lamai and Grumeti Airstrip.