The best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and symbolizes the classic African safari in Northern Circuit Tanzania . The Serengeti is a symbol of African wildlife and primeval beauty; it contains a million and a half plains’ game, the greatest and most spectacular concentration of animals anywhere in the world With more than 2 million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is where unrivalled photographic opportunities exist when the annual great animal migration is on; it’s the times column of wildebeest can take 40km in length. It is not unusual to see 30 or more lions pride feast on the abundance of plain grazers, solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains.
Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat all this can be seen while in a day’s game viewing. The bulk of the area consists of vast open plains with lofty rocky outcrops. Also found are acacia and savannah woodland and scrub; forested and mature treed rivers; an occasional swamp and small lake. There is a wealth of bird life in the area where the larger species of birds of prey, game birds and water fowl are well represented.