The Serengeti National Park is known for its impressive population of wildlife, including the “Big Five”. The name of the park, Serengeti, means «endless plain» and is derived from the Masai language.
This park is one of the wildlife sanctuaries and throughout the year offers its visitors a unique experience. Every year, more than 1.5 million wildebeest, a good number of gazelles and a small number of zebras in search of greener pastures move from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara, eventually returning to their starting point.
When to go?
Between July and September the animals are found in the northern section of the park and in the adjacent Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, which is their refuge during the dry season.
In mid-September they head south to reach the shortgrass plains in the Gol and Hill Nabbi mountain region around December. Those who have survived the long migration route stop in January and February in this area.
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