Tanzania’s crown treasure is the Serengeti National Park. It is one of Africa’s most well-known game-viewing parks and a serious contender for the greatest wildlife experience on the planet.
The annual migration of two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras – followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water – in the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, which covers 1.5 million hectares of savannah, is one of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world. The park has a high level of biological variety, with at least four globally vulnerable or endangered animal species present: black rhinoceros, elephant, wild dog, and cheetah.
Serengeti National Park is a national park and wildlife sanctuary located in north-central Tanzania on the Serengeti Plain. It is located northwest of the bordering Ngorongoro Conservation Area and partly next to the Kenyan border. It is most renowned for its massive herds of plains animals (particularly gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only area in Africa where gigantic land-animal migrations still occur. In 1981, the park was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a worldwide tourist destination.
The park, which was founded in 1951, encompasses 5,700 square miles (14,763 square kilometers) of some of Africa’s greatest grasslands, as well as large acacia forest-savannah.
The park stretches 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast from places along Lake Victoria’s coasts and 100 miles (160 kilometers) south from the Kenya-Tanzania border, with heights varying from 3,020 to 6,070 feet (920 to 1,850 meters). Many of the park’s species move over the “western corridor” to Lake Victoria.