SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Although the Serengeti is home to the Big 5, it’s best known for being host to the Great Migration. This grand annual spectacle is when millions of wildebeest, followed by gazelle and zebra, seek greener pastures and dodging predators along the way.
Their circuit journey continues south in the Serengeti before heading west, then north into the Maasai Mara, before returning to their starting point. Predators lurk on their heels, pouncing when they see the opportunity, making this journey packed with exhilarating wildlife sightings.
The Serengeti stage is set for the drama to unfold, with varying terrain ranging from volcanic grasslands to vast plains, interrupted by rocky outcrops, snaking rivers, and forests.
Although it’s wild out there, the reserve is home to ultra-luxurious lodges, designed to give you the best seat in the house to admire the Serengeti’s show. With a thriving predator population and varied birdlife, there’s always something to see here, often around the rivers and watering holes where the animals gather to quench their thirst. With hippo and crocodile waiting to pounce, the water’s edge is the prime position to wait for action.
Whether it’s simply to observe a herd of elephants cooling down or lion and crocodile competing over food sources – there’s always action unfolding in the Serengeti.