Possibly the most famous of all parks in Tanzania, the Serengeti is the oldest national park in Tanzania and is a must-see for those in search of lions. The park covers an area of approximately 30,000 km² . The climate is usually warm and dry, except in the two rainy seasons; The long rains are from March to May, and the shorter rains that occur in October and November. The Serengeti hosts the second largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world and is listed as a world heritage site as well as one of the wonders of the world. Almost every animal native to Tanzania can be found in the sweeping plains of the Serengeti.
The topography of the park consists of grassland, savannah, forest, and woodlands. The park is divided into three regions: Serengeti plains, Western corridor and Northern Serengeti.
The plains in the south are the most iconic part of the Serengeti, and, where the wildebeest breed and remain in the plains from December to May.
The western corridor is characterised by the black soil and is host to the Grummet River whilst the north is characterised by woodland and kopjies – great for viewing elephant, giraffe and dik-dik. Birdlife abounds, with white-backed vultures soaring overhead, secretary birds standing by the roadside and colourful Fischer’s lovebirds in the grasslands. Perhaps uniquely among East African parks, the Serengeti has no low season. It is a ‘must see’ and highly rewarding at any time of year.