Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti, is famous
for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open
plains, as much as 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson gazelles join the
wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers, equal in size to Northern
Ireland, the world renowned Serengeti National Park is the world's last
great wildlife refuges. Its name comes from the Maasai word, Siringet,
meaning 'endless plains'.
The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of
plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. It
is the sanctuary of an estimated four million different animals and birds.
Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).
Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and
bordering Lake Victoria to the west.
There are scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza
Drive to Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire or the Ngorongoro Crater.