We had an extraordinary time in Zambia on our Safari Club "Big Cat Safari" ...absolutely magical. Thank you for your recommendations, they were spot on.
August 2010 Zambia
The Serengeti National Reserves is the most famous National Park in the world and together with the Game management areas that border the Reserve and the adjacent Ngorongoro Conservation area and the Maasai Mara to the North in Kenya, form one of the largest areas or protected wilderness in Africa.
Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Even outside the migration season the Serengeti offers arguably the best game viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. All of Africa's big predators thrive here and the mainly open plains that cover most of the Serengeti National Reserve make finding the wildlife relatively easy.
The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetah prowl the south eastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
It is the Great Migration for which the the Serengeti is perhaps most famous, when over a million Wildebeest, having produced half a million calves within the space of a few short weeks between January and Early April on the short grass plains of the Southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation area, begin their trek North. A million wildebeest in columns up to twenty five miles long plunge through the waters of the Grumeti and Mara Rivers home to Africa's largest crocodiles in search of better grazing.
Popular the Serengeti might be, it remains so vast that you may well be the only human audience to the dramas that may unfold before you.
The Serengeti combines superbly in a Northern Tanzanian Safari Circuit with Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. Excellellent connections by air with Zanzibar make it possible to round off a journey of a lifetime with a few days on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.
The Serengeti Reserve is a seasonal park and it is important to be in the right place to maximise your sightings, we use permanent and seasonal camps to ensure we put you where the action is at any particular time of year.