Serengeti is Tanzania’s largest and most famous national park. Covering nearly 15,000 sq km, its vast, treeless plainsare permanent host to tens of thousands of migrating her bivores, constantly on the search for fresh grassland and water. Chief among these is the wildebeest, of which more than a million cross the Serengeti during their annual migration. Your visit there will be the chance to see Africa at its most untamed . Giraffes, Zebras, Gazelles, elands, Impalas and Warthogs all share the plains with their main predators, lions, leopards, cheetah and the scavenging, hyenas. It is also a paradise for bird watchers.
Best time; for the migration from December to May in the south of the park and from June to October to the west ( western corridor) and to the north.
How to get there; from Arusha 5 hours drive or 1h30 schedule flight.
To do ; at dawn a balloon safari in the park. Two side trip: Lake Natron to the north, at the foot of OlDonyoLengai Volcano ( 2 to 3 days roundtrip) with with the possibility of undertaking and visiting Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile. to the west ( 2 to 3 days roundtrip). From Mwanza, regional, a visit to the Rubondo National park located on an Island in the middle of the lake.
Do not miss; the big cats on the kopjes (huge granite rocks) which dominate the plains. Hundreds of crocodiles in the Grumet River. The Maasai paintings at Moru Kopjes.