Serengeti national park

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    A national park that is famous for its expansive savanna grasslands and wildebeest migration, it is located in northern Tanzania near the border with Kenya. This makes it a great hunting ground for predators many of whom use the tall grass as camouflage.

    Its name comes from the local Maa language ‘Siringet’ which describes what they saw when in it - plains for as far as the eye can see. It is also where most of the path that the wildebeest migration takes is - a large herd that feed on its grasses, as it grows according to the different rainy seasons


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    What to do there?Game drives mostly, as apart from Kopjes there are a few relief features to see. It is also not as safe for walking safaris due to the large number of predators.

    Depending on the time of the year you could also view the wildebeest migration from different parts of the park with the most coveted being the Mara river crossing.

    Best time to visit?Any time of the year, though a good 4 x 4 may come in handy if intending to extensively roam the plains during the rainy season.

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    Location of Serengeti national park

    Serengeti national park is located in northwestern Tanzania sharing a border with the Ngorongoro conservation area to the east, Maswa game reserve to it’s south, Grumeti game reserve to the northwest and lake victoria to its west.

    It also sits inside a volcanic zone that is related to the great east african rift valley and also gave rise to the features that can be found throughout it such as Kopjes. For more information on its location please see the map below.

    How to get there?By air or vehicle, with major airports near it being mwanza and arusha along with several airstrips both inside it and near it. If headed there by road, then there are buses that go through it from arusha to mwanza and musoma.

    Alternatively you could also use a private vehicle, a rental or tours and travel one with no preference as to vehicle type.

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