Animals to View in Serengeti
Animals to View in Serengeti (what to see in Serengeti national park) : Serengeti national park is one of the Best game viewing parks not only in Tanzania but also Africa as a continent. The park has over 35 species of ungulates, big cats and other African big 5 which can be easily seen during your game drives at Serengeti national park. The African big 5 mostly define the ultimate wildlife safari in Africa, viewing this impressive wildlife in their natural habitat not zoo is more wonderful and experience of life time.
Camping safaris in the middle of the open bush savannah plains of Serengeti hearing the roars of the lions just in front of the tent entrance makes you feel unique and something you will never forget in your life. Animals to view in Serengeti are permanent residents of the park despite the wildebeest migration annually but circular and spend more time in Serengeti national park than any other park.
Serengeti national park has the highest concentration of animals contributed by the wide unique old ecosystem of Serengeti accompanied by the rich flat soils distributed across the sectors of the park. This variations of the soil profile have also caused great change of vegetation in the park from South to the furthest North. The Western Riverine forests in River Grumeti is great spot of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Masai Giraffes are also found distributed and more common in the central and the southern part of the park.
Other animals to view in serengeti national park are: big cats those are Lions which are distributed across the park easily seen during morning game drives at Kopjes, Leopards. Serengeti has a good number of leopards but hardly seen and typically found lazing at the big acacia trees at the park or in the Kopjes, Cheetahs mostly seen at the Southern part of the park and Carvel and Jennet cats are also commonly seen. The park has a large number of Buffalo herds easily seen across the park mostly occupying the swampy areas of Osupuko hills, research centre and other sectors on the North near Mara river.
The hooved animals take the greatest percentage of animals to view in Serengeti national park and are distributed throughout the park. These animals are seen in all the game drives though the highest number is found in Seronera area. The highlight of Serengeti is the wildebeest migration which is composed of these Hooved animals like Wildebeest, zebras, Eland, Gazelles, topi among others, Hyenas and Jackals are very common in the central and Southern Serengeti
Game drives give one highest chances to tick all their animal list, game drives in Serengeti are done throughout the year though the best months are from July to October the dry month and the wildebeest migration time at the Northern sector of Serengeti.
Serengeti national park is not only famous by its wildebeest migration but also known as birding paradise. The park has over 500 bird species recorded with all the 23 African endemics available at the park. Serengeti hosts both Migratory birds from Africa and European birds who come during rainy season for breeding before they fly back. The other section are permanent birds that can be seen throughout the year with the most welcoming bird being the Superb Starling, Kori Bustard, Ostriches, Lovebird and others. Bird watching in Serengeti is done year around but the best months are rainy month of April when the birds are nesting around the park.