Africa stands as one of the amazing continents in regards to wildlife beauty and habitation. It is in Africa where you are bound to find the much needed diversification of wild animals as a result of the varied climatic conditions that support these animals – ranging from subarctic to tropical climates. The savanna plains, the tropical rain forests, and the Sahara desert provide home to the variety of animals found in Africa. Due to these rich climatic settings, a number of parks and safaris have been established to cater for the ever rising number of tourists who visit the amazing wildlife sites. The direct importance of the wildlife habitation has led to the establishment of high rated parks namely: Serengeti Safaris and Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, Masai Mara and Amboseli National Parks in Kenya, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park situated in Uganda, Kruger National Park found in South Africa, Okavango Delta,Chobe National Park and Central Kalahari in Botswana, Etosha National Park located in the Northwest of Namibia, and Ahaggar National Park in Algeria. However, Serengeti remains the most outstanding and was even named “the mother of all parks”. What are the unique features that make this safari the mother of all parks and one of its kind?
The location of Serengeti National Park in Africa
The Serengeti park ecosystem encompasses two countries namely Tanzania and Kenya, with Tanzania covering the vast area of the park, adjoining the following locations:
” Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
” The Loliondo Bold Ascendancy Area,
” Ikorongo, and the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya(image by Peregrine Adventures).
You need to know that the Serengeti ecosystem in Kenya is acclaimed by the Masai Mara Reserve. The park is abounded by four rivers and they which are the Mara River, the Seronera River, the Orangi River, and the Grumeti River.
Migration of animals in Serengeti Park
The famous migration of wildebeests is an amazing experience that you cannot miss out. You are set to have a view of the spectacular patterns that are formed by the migrating animals at sequential intervals. The fact that these hundreds of thousands of animals are migrating without human interference gives the visitor a lifetime adventure. Serengeti is simply a remarkable and an astonishing park.(Image by bloertzer)
Seasons to visit Serengeti Park
You are free to visit Serengeti safaris any time of the year, but there are specific times when you are set to get super-experience. During the dry season (June to September) is when you are best timed to have a good viewing, while June to July, which are the peak season, offers the wildebeest migration. You may also note that wildebeest calving takes place between January and February. This generally means that the Serengeti Park offers best views during the dry seasons in the two countries (both Tanzania and Kenya). The wet season (November to May) also facilitates the growing of the beautiful vegetation and can be as well good for you.
The vast area and size of Serengeti Park
The Serengeti Park covers an area of 14,750 square kilometers, an equivalent of 5,700 square miles of savanna forests and grasslands. Established in 1952, Serengeti safaris has three sections including the Seronera valley which is the southern and central part, the western corridor bordering the Grumeti river, and the North area that meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve area. The amazing sites that are highlighted above gives you an additional adventure apart from that of wild animals.
The wildlife you are set to see
Serengeti houses a varied variety of wildlife animals. This park has the biggest number of mammals and the famous big five comprising of the Lion, the African Leopard, the African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, and the African Buffalo.
Serengeti remains one of the best parks in the world thus you cannot afford to miss this adventure. All you need is to make advance timely reservations to secure your accommodation during high seasons. Regardless, keep in mind that the park is usually flocked with visitors at this times of the year. Also, you may be required to consider an appropriate dressing depending on the time you decide to travel to this amazing leisure activity. Light clothing may be good enough for you on dry periods while good weather protection in the wet months. Finally, with no doubt, Serengeti safaris offers you everything during your vacation.
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Feature image by Achim