Serengeti National Park is the only pak in Tanzania that’s endowed with more than 6 million wildebeest that pound the legendary plains of the park each year. Triggered by the seasonal rains, more than a million wildebeest rutting season is a frenzied three week long bout of territorial conquests and mating, followed by survival of the fittest as the 40 km long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the annual exodus north.
Tanzania’s first and most famous park, the Serengeti is also renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. The vast reaches of the park are a hiding place for the endangered black rhino and place for the vulnerable cheetah, alongside the park’s thousands of other diverse species, from the 500 varieties of bird to 100 different types of dung beetle.
To search for the at-times elusive wildebeest migration, visit the serengeti from December to July to see predators. June to October are the best months.