At about 15 000km², the Serengeti National Park is most famous for the annual Great Migration (one of the Ten Wonders of the Natural World), when over a million wildebeest and hundreds and thousands of zebras migrate north to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. The animal instinct to move and follow the grazing after the rains is so powerful that nothing can stop them. As they migrate, they are followed by predators – Big Cats as well as Nile crocodile in river crossings. To watch this age-old annual cycle is a compelling and profoundly moving experience.
The Serengeti’s unique flora and fauna has hardly changed in the last million years. Endless stretches of grassy plains are dotted with sporadic rocky outcrops. The Maasai call it ‘Siringitu’, meaning ‘the place where the land moves on forever’. It is a land teeming with life, and visitors to the park will be treated to many sightings of lion, cheetah, buffalo, elephant, gazelle, giraffe and bird life.