African Serengeti national park

Serengeti national park
African Serengeti National Park

About Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is certainly Tanzania’s most famous and visited park. Established in 1951, it is also Tanzania’s oldest national park. Measuring around 14,763 km² or 5700 miles², it is over six times the size of its contiguous park in Kenya—the ​Masai Mara.  The Serengeti and Masai Mara are very similar in terrain and in the types of wildlife sightings, but off-road driving is severely limited in the Serengeti whereas it is freely allowed in the Masai Mara. By restricting where the safari vehicles can travel, the wildlife of the Serengeti are less accessible to tourists and can live in a wild environment. 

A Tanzania Safari to Serengeti National Park is a dream come true for safari lovers! Not aware of where to visit, or what to look around. Here are a few Amazing facts about Serengeti National Park. Read and plan your next Tanzania Safari Tours.


The Serengeti National Park is a famous National Park of Tanzania located in the Serengeti vast ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions, which is in north-western Tanzania. It is about 14,763 sq. km and is derived from the Maasai language which means endless plains, so it is also called Serengeti Plains. It includes Savannah, riverine forests, and woodland. To the south of the park, you can find the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Maswa Game Reserve. The main Serengeti Plain facts are; that it is almost treeless grassland of the south and is the conceptual scenery of the park. The other Tanzania Safari Facts here are; the altitudes here range from 3,020 feet to 6,070 feet. You should visit here around July and August for wildebeest migration across Mara River, February for Wildebeest calving, and February to May for Bird watching.


The Serengeti Plains or the Endless Plains was named by European Explorer when he visited the area around 1892 and found the Maasai people leading their life in the open plains for almost 200 years. Serengeti National Park is one of the oldest and most popular world heritage sites, which was recently proclaimed as the 7th wonder worldwide. The Serengeti gained more name and fame after the book and movie “Serengeti Shall Not Die” was released. One of the main Serengeti Plain facts is that; it was explored by many visitors and the main reason for the exploration was the abundant count of lions and other large cats.


One of the Main Serengeti Fact and attraction are the abundance of Animals found in the Serengeti National Park, which includes the migration of a million wildebeests into the Serengeti Plains in search of fresh grassland. You will need to visit the place in February to witness more than 8000 wildebeest calves are born each day. The Tanzania Safari will give you a wonderful experience as you can watch most of the predators, especially the Lions. Apart from Lions, you can also spot Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas, and Jackals. The other animals you can find here in the Serengeti plains are; Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Topis, Elands, Impalas, and many more. The best time to visit is between January to March.