Home to one of the greatest wildlife on Earth, The Serengeti flaunts its majestic views, untamed lives and unique features; it never fails to capture the hearts of anyone.
Siringet, as the Maasai call it, symbolises the wide endless plains that covers a total of 14,763 sq km (5700sq miles) with hundreds of safari cars wandering in search of the various species of animals. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, wildebeest, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, birds and many other animals reside on these grasslands before the establishment of the national park in 1952. The Serengeti is divided into three sections: the southern/central part of the Serengeti; the western corridor which is known for the dense bush and forests and the Grumeti River and the northern part, also known as the Lobo area, which connects the Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The Serengeti ecosystem is also one of the oldest in the world.
Located in Northern Tanzania, the Serengeti has a total of four gates that could be accessed by visitors. The Ndabaka Gate is for the western corridor and is a 1.5 hour drive from Mwanza town. The Naabi Hill Date is one of the main gates that is most heavily trafficked if coming from Arusha. In the far north-east side is the Klein Gate that allows a loop trip combining Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Natron. The fourth gate is the Bologonya Gate that is accessed en route to Kenya or from Kenya.
The Serengeti also accommodates a wide variety of places to lodge for the night. From camps to hostels to luxury hotels to luxury tented camps to guest houses and many other accommodation options, the Serengeti avails all sorts of options that are suitable for different income groups that visit the endless plains. These shelters are equipped with all sorts of facilities that are also found in the poshest cities around the world; electricity, charging points, swimming pools, gyms, libraries, bars, a small village where all groceries are available, heating beds, outdoor showers, etc. but one speciality that is only found in the Serengeti is the picturesque views of the beautiful grasslands that spread further than the eye can see.
Apart from watching untamed animals while sitting in a car, there are several other activities that could be done while in the wild. These include: balloon safaris, watching exotic birds, camping safaris, wedding safaris, walking safaris, meeting the Maasai, having lunch with the hippos near the hippo pool, watching the great migration cross the Mara River, enjoying the sunset while swimming, cooking in the wild, watching the lions have a nap at the picnic sites, walking safari with the wild, enjoying bush dinners, game drives in the night, witnessing the great migration cross the river, visit the visitor centre and gain knowledge about the Serengeti, visit the Moru Kopjes, step back in time at Olduvai Gorge and many more.
The Serengeti is filled with surprises that blow your mind with every step you take. The Serengeti is a wonder you can find nowhere else thus, Serengeti Shall Never Die.