Serengeti national park is 335 kilometers from Arusha. The areas consist mainly of savannah grassland and open woodland. It has thousands of plains herbivores that roam freely in the park with dozen families of Big cats that prey on them. The Serengeti is famous for its wildebeest’s migration. The Serengeti extends to the northern side to join the Mara reserve in its south.
The Wildebeests spend the period during the months of December to June in the volcanic plains below the Ngorongoro where the pasture is in plenty and nutritious. The calves are born around this period where the predators have plenty to eat. During the months of May to June the wildebeest’s herds move in masses from the central Serengeti plains to the western side where there are permanent water holes. After few months the plains become harsh dry and unbearable for the plains herbivores. The wildebeests therefore migrate in the Maasai Mara. The Masai mara experiences its monsoon rains during the moth of April to early May. The Wildebeests therefore migrate to the Mara during the month June and July. They remain in the Mara until late October when they start heading back to the Serengeti plains and the cycle begins again.
Serengeti comes from the name siringet which mean endless plains. The park contains more than three million animals that in one way or the other move with the migration. Serengeti national park is the size of Northern Ireland.