Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world. “Serengenti” means “endless plains” in the Masai language and within its boundaries are more than three million large mammals. Some 35 species of plains animals may be seen here including the so called “Big Five”-Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, and Leopard & Rhino.

In May or early June, huge herds of wildebeest and Zebra begin their spectacular 600 mile pilgrimage and in their wake follow the predators; lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackals, while vulture circle overhead while some of Africa’s biggest crocodile lie in wait. Other animals frequently seen in the Serengeti include aardvark, baboons, caracal, civet, bat-eared fox, genet, giraffe, hippo, honey badger, hyrax, mongoose, ostrich, pangolin, serval  cat, both Grant’s and Thompson gazelle, vervet monkey, warthog and some 20 types of antelope including eland, hartebeest or kongoni, impala, kudu, reedbuck, roan, topi, waterbuck and the smaller dik dik, duiker, klipspringer and oribi. There is of course, also a great profusion of birdlife with over 500 species having been recorded at this park

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