Map of Serengeti, Altitude & Temperature
Serengeti National park, a large popular park for the huge herds of animals that dot the beautiful plains is located on the northern part of Tanzania, it adjacent to the Kenya boarder extending into south western Kenya between 1 and 3 degrees south latitude and between 34 and 36 degrees east longitude and northwest of the adjoining Ngorongoro conservation area. Serengeti Tours gives one every exciting experience of the wilderness exposing one to the different eco-system of the park.
The park is popular and receives a lot of international visitors who come for Serengeti Tours especially for the wildebeest migration which happens every year and can only be seen here. The park’s Latitude and longitude coordinates are: -2.333333, 34.833332. The Tanzanian national park can be placed with the GPS co ordinates 2° 19′ 59.9988” S and 34° 49′ 59.9952” E in Tanzania east Africa.
Serengeti National Park ranges from 920 m to 1850 m an equivalent of 3,740 to 6,886ft in altitude and is not flat land as it may be assumed by many is fairly raised with some still active volcanoes.
Among st these different altitude levels one can do terrific Serengeti Tours that will be enable the guest to discover the most remarkable animals; hidden in valleys or on top of beautiful rock formations. The mostly warm dry climate is often broken by the rainy spell of March to April and the shorter rains of November- December. This gives it a general moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year.
The temperatures are usually moderate it never gets very hot, but it is consistently cool to cold at night and in the early mornings. It is thus advisable that one carries and wears relatively light clothes for the days and warm clothes in the mornings game drives and evenings/nights to warm clothes.
Temperatures drop by about 6.5°C for every 1,000m you climb (or 3.5°F per 1,000ft), so even within the park, there are wide climatic and temperature variations.
Serengeti’s Dry season is from June to October. There are two Wet seasons. The ‘short rains’ are from November to December, and the ‘long rains’ are from March to May. During the Wet season, it rarely rains all day, but afternoon thundershowers can be expected.