The Serengeti and the Northern safari circuit comprise the most well-known region of Tanzania and includes the Serengeti National Park, The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park.
The Serengeti National Park, which is part of the Greater Serengeti’s vast ecosystem, hosts Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the annual migration. More than 2 million wildebeest, Zebra and gazelle complete a 1000km pilgrimage in search of fresh grazing and water. The well-documented “river crossing moment” plays out In the western and northern reaches of the Serengeti as seemingly endless columns of frenzied beasts plunge through crocodile-infested waters in their quest to find greener pastures. In the southern regions of the 15 square kilometer greater Serengeti ecosystem, the migrating beasts rest briefly for the birthing season, producing 8000 calves daily before continuing on their odyssey.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. The open grassland that covers the mineral-rich floor of this striking bowl is home to vast herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle and Tsessebe, as well as East Africa’s endangered Black Rhino. Additionally, the crater supports the densest concentration of predators in Africa – lion, spotted hyena and leopard abound.