Serengeti National Park
If you have dreamt of slowly driving through the vast African Savannah, you will love Serengeti. This park feels is the true ” Out of Africa Experience” described by Karen Blixen!
Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Northwest region of Tanzania. The park covers an area of approximately 14,763 square kilometers which is exploding with stunning landscapes, and animals. These wilderness is home to a wide variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, antelopes, and more. But what makes Serengeti even more unique, is her shared survival escapades with Kenya’s Masai Mara.
The Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem
The Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem spans across parts of Tanzania and Kenya. Mara and Serengeti are connected by the Mara River, which forms the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The stunning landscapes, and diverse array of wildlife makes this area a popular tourist destination. The ecosystem is known for its annual wildebeest migration. The event sees millions of wildebeest and other animals migrate form Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara area in search of food and water. The fiasco its perfect during the Mara River closing, when they must face monstrous crocodile in the water, and opportunistic predators at the shores.
Serengeti- Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration
The wildebeest migration is an annual event that occurs in the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem in East Africa. Each year, millions of wildebeest and other animals migrate across the savannah in search of food and water. The migration typically begins in the southern part of the Serengeti in Tanzania and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
During the migration, the wildebeest and other animals travel in large herds, often numbering in the hundreds of thousands. They are followed by a variety of predators, including lions, leopards, and hyenas, who prey on the weaker members of the herd. The migration is a spectacular sight to behold, and it is one of the most iconic natural events in the world.
The migration is a complex and dynamic process that is influenced by a variety of factors, including weather patterns, grass growth, and human activities. It is not possible to predict the exact timing of the migration with certainty, but it generally follows a similar pattern from year to year. Typically, it begins in late December or early January and ends in June or July. If you are interested in witnessing the migration, it is best to visit the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem during the peak migration season, which is from June to August.
Combining Masai Mara AND Serengeti Safari
To purely enjoy the thrills of the Mara-Serengeti you should consider a combined Masai Mara- Serengeti Safari. After exploring the Mara with a Shanjoy Tours & Safaris guide, you can easily close to Tanzania through the Isebania border station. The drive from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti takes about 5-6 hours. We have reliable and fun partners in Tanzania who will make your Serengeti Safari unforgettable!
By air: There are several flights that operate between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. You can fly from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti in a small plane or helicopter. The flight takes about 1 hour.
It is important to note that you will need to have the necessary visas and travel documents to enter both Kenya and Tanzania. You should also be aware that the border between the two countries can be busy and there may be delays. Plan your trip accordingly and allow enough time to complete the border crossing.