17 Facts about Serengeti national park

17 Facts about Serengeti National Park are some of the key points any traveler planning to go on a Tanzania Tour must know since this is one of the top Tanzania National Parks. The 17 facts about Serengeti national park provide the necessary information to a tourist about this national park and they include the following;

17 Facts About Serengeti National Park
  1. Serengeti national park is located in the northern part of Tanzania
  2. There are different sections of Serengeti national park and they include the central area also known as the seronera area, the western corridor which is marked by the Grumeti River and the northern part which marks the boundary with Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya.
  3. This national park is famous for the annual wildebeest migration which takes place between Maasai Mara national reserve and Serengeti national park. the wildebeest migration involves the movement of thousands of wildebeest and is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. This migration involves the movement of the wildebeest through the different sections of the Serengeti national park before they cross to Kenya.
  4. There are entrance fees that are paid for tourists to enter Serengeti national park and the cost of entry fees is USD 71. Nationals are charged differently from foreign tourists and are regulated by the Tanzania National Parks Authority. Other charges include conservation fees and concession fees.
  5. Activities in Serengeti national park include game drives, bird watching, hot air balloon safaris. Game drives take place at different times of day and they include morning game drives, evening game drives, full day game drives. 
  6. The best time for visiting the Serengeti national park is during the months of June to October. The wildebeest migration experience is best viewed during the months of June to July. Another season which defines this national park is the wet season which is experienced in the months of November to May.
  7. The Maasai word “siringet” which means open endless plains is the phrase behind the name of Serengeti national park.
  8. Accommodation facilities are available for tourists who wish to stay within the national park and they include luxury accommodation, mid-range accommodation and budget accommodation. 
  9. The landscape of Serengeti national park is characterized by a number of granite and gneiss outcrops which are known as kopjes. These rock outcrops are formed as a result of volcanic activity. Lions can be seen resting on these kopjes during game viewing activity and the commonly known kopje is the Simba kopje which inspired the pride rock in the movie the “lion king”.
  10. A variety of wildlife species can be seen in the different sectors of Serengeti national park and they include gazelles, zebras, buffalos, lions, hyenas, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, oribi, kobs, kudu.
  11. Different bird species can also be seen during trips to Serengeti national park and they include kori bustard, secretary birds, tailed weavers, fisher’s lovebird, grey breasted spurfowl, black headed gonolek, sterlings, vultures, ostriches, black eagles, hornbills, shrikes and many others.
  12. Serengeti national park is one of the oldest and most significant ecosystems with a variety of flora and fauna which includes other protected areas such as Ngorongoro conservation area, Maswa reserve, Loliondo, Grumeti, Ikorongo and Maasai Mara national reserve which is located in Kenya.
  13. Maasai are the local community which inhabits the Serengeti national park and are known for their nomadic way of life and unique form of dressing. Tourists visit the Masai villages to interact with them and learn more about their culture, traditions, cultural dances, local art, and craft work among others. The Masai people also act as tour guides during nature walks in the national park and have played important roles in tourism in Tanzania.
  14. A unique way of viewing in Serengeti national park which provides an aerial view of the beautiful scenery in the national park as tourists enjoy viewing the wildlife species.
  15. The northern part of Serengeti is known for being the perfect spot for viewing cheetahs and its scenery is characterized by wide open plains, hills, and kopjes. The Mara River is also found in this location within the national park and it marks the boundary between Serengeti national park and Maasai Mara national reserve.
  16. The western part of the Serengeti national park is marked by the Grumeti River which has a large concentration of wildlife and is also a location for the wildebeest migration in the months of mid-June to July before the migration continues to Maasai Mara.
  17. Seronera area is the central part of the Serengeti national park and is the most popular entrance to this national park. the seronera valley is characterized by vibrant wildlife species which can be seen in the open grass plains. Rivers also cross in this section which provides water for the different wildlife species all year round. Large herds of buffalo, topi, hartebeest, waterbucks, reedbucks, dik-dik, giraffe, warthogs and different bird species can be seen in this section of Serengeti national park.
17 Facts About Serengeti National Park
17 Facts About Serengeti National Park

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