The Serengeti is located in northwestern Tanzania and hosts the largest and longest overland migration in the world, a semi-annual occurrence. This migration is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.
Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically “Serengit”, meaning “Endless Plains”.
Around October, nearly 2 million herbivores travel from the northern hills toward the southern plains, crossing the Mara River, in pursuit of the rains. In April, they then return to the north through the west, once again crossing the Mara River. This phenomenon is sometimes called the Circular Migration. Over 250,000 wildebeest alone will die along the journey from Tanzania to Masai Mara Reserve in upper Kenya, a total of 500 miles. Death is often caused by injury, exhaustion, or falling to predators such as crocodiles when crossing the Mara River.
Visitors also have the opportunity to learn about the Masai history and culture during their stay in this area.
Safaris to this area:
In addition to the following safaris, we can create a customized safari for you.
Migration, Lake and Crater
9 day/8 night Safari in Kenya and Tanzania – Luxury Tented and Game Lodge Safari
Featuring Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
Natural Wonders of Tanzania and Kenya
13 nights/14 days
Featuring Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Masai Mara
Treasures of Tanzania
7 nights/8 days – Luxury Tented and Game Lodge Safari
Featuring Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater