At almost 15,000 square kilometres (the size of several small countries), the Serengeti is as vast as it is impressive and few people forget their first encounter with this wildlife rich savanna. Home to over 100 mammals, the Serengeti is richly biologically diverse and offers rewarding wildlife experiences year-round. Renowned for prey and predators, in particular lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, it is easy to see how this epic place has earned the reputation of being one the greatest safari destinations on the planet. Birdlife is seriously impressive, with over 500 strong species including ostriches, secretary birds, marabou storks, vultures, kori bustard, love birds and many more. Plains’ wildlife consists of the mighty elephant, buffalo, gazelle, eland, topi, waterbuck, impala and giraffe, to name but a few.
While the Serengeti offers amazing wildlife viewing year-round, a huge draw, inevitably, is the great wildebeest migration. Few experiences in life can match that of witnessing some two million wildebeest, zebra and other small plains wildlife make the 1000-kilometre round trip through Tanzania in search of rains and rich pasture, with the predators never far behind. Iconic savanna landscapes, the great migration and exceptional concentrations of wildlife throughout ensure a magical safari experience.