The exquisite savannah land which makes up the Serengeti has become globally recognised as one of the world’s most breathtaking regions in which to view game. It is a nature lover’s paradise as it hosts over one-million wildebeest and 200 000 zebras, as well as other species, including four globally threatened or endangered species: the black rhinoceros, elephant, wild dog and cheetah.
Following short rains in November, herds of wildebeest and other species move from Kenya into the Serengeti and cover the central and eastern region in December, moving further south in January. Calving season takes place in February and, by March, the herds move on from the southern plains, making their way up to the Grumeti River by June. This river must be crossed and, in July, they are faced with the challenge of crossing yet another river, the Mara River, from Tanzania into Kenya, where they graze in the Masai Mara from August until the next migration.
Abundant opportunities for guests to experience Africa in its purest form thus await in the Serengeti. The sight of these animals moving through the region in pursuit of waters and green shoots can be experienced in open-sided game drive vehicles or, from a different perspective, via hot air balloon.
The skies are a majestic sight in and of themselves, providing guests with an open blue canvas, sometimes scattered with clouds, during the day, wondrous displays of oranges and reds during sunset and star-drenched backgrounds at night. Unsurprisingly, the Serengeti National Park, which forms the heart of the Serengeti, is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, indicating just how spectacular this region is.