Serengeti National Park covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers is by common consent the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuary. One of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom is the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of Wildebeests, Zebras, and gazelles followed by the attendant predators. The Serengeti was accepted by the World Heritage Site as Biosphere Reserve in 1981.
The park terrain is varied the vast, treeless central Serengeti plains, savannah dotted with acacia trees, magnificent rock outcrops called kopjes, reverie bush, thick scrub to streams, rivers, small swamps, and lakes. These features give the park a fascinating variety of habitats. The park contains an estimated three million large animals most of which take part in the seasonal migration that is one of natural wonder.
Serengeti National Park has about 35 species of plains animal from the hare to the elephant and a wonderful selection of bird life. Survey estimates indicate the animal population includes more than 3,000 lions, 1,600,000 wildebeests, and 500,000 zebras. There more than 400 bird species without forgetting the migratory birds that visit the park yearly.