Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is home to the greatest wildlife event on Earth. This park is as big as Northern Ireland and its ecosystem includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve (which lies in Kenya). It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west. Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east. With the reserve home to so many different habitats the Serengeti proudly boasts more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Originally formed by volcanic activity, it has over the years been sculptured by the action of rain, wind, and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south to savannah with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hill, wooded grasslands in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. There are rivers, lakes and swamps throughout the reserve. Rising in the southeast are the great volcanic massifs and craters of the Ngorongoro Highlands. Hence the name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai language meaning “endless plains”.
As mentioned above, the Serengeti has the annual migration of millions of animals that move across the flat plains. To witness this migration will send shivers up and down your spine making for a truly unforgettable experience that nothing can come close to.