Serengeti National Park Animals

Serengeti National Park Animals

Serengeti National Park animals is the main reason that brings a number of travellers to visit Tanzania on Serengeti wildlife safaris. Serengeti National Park is one of the most spectacular savannah national parks of Tanzania and Africa as a whole, with a variety of wildlife species that travelers can encounter on various activities in Serengeti national Park. Animals in Serengeti National Park range from the Big Five including lions, leopards, elephants and buffaloes, with the black rhinos rarely spotted here but commonly sighted in Ngorongoro Crater which is near Serengeti National Park, to a number of other animals in Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti national Park is famous for her large big cat population, with sightings of lions, cheetahs and leopards quite common.

The Big Five in Serengeti National Park

Most travellers who do visit Africa do come with the main aim of spotting the African big five, roaming freely in their natural habitat. Common sightings of the African big five include;

Lions: Lions are the king of the African jungle, easily seen in the savannah plains of Serengeti national Park. Serengeti national Park lions are quite many, with a number of large prides living together and are fairly easy to be spotted. If lucky, you could chance to see lionesses hunting or better yet see the lions devouring their kill. With the help of a good Tanzania safari guide, you can see lions in Serengeti National park, say when they are under a tree snoozing or even preying on their next victim.

Leopards: Leopards in Serengeti National Park walk with a majestic grace, and can be seen on game drives in Serengeti National Park though they are actually very shy creatures that can be quite hard to see given their elusive nature. Leopards in Serengeti National park maybe seen resting up a tree branch, looking up on trees during your game drives in Serengeti National Park would be a great decision which would pay off.

African Elephants: African elephants are the world’s largest land animal, which seeing them in their natural habitat of the vast savannah plains is a very thrilling opportunity that shouldn’t pass you by. African elephants live in herds, and are a common sighting in Serengeti National Park, usually seen roaming the savannah plains and move into the woodlands.

Buffaloes: leopards in Serengeti National Park can easily be found in the waterholes of the park, given they do drink quite a lot. Buffaloes are quite dangerous animals with few predators, but their wise gaze shall definitely leave you amazed upon encountering them while on game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Serengeti National Park Animals
The African Big 5 Animals

Rhinos: Rhinos in Serengeti National Park are hard to see, given their little population. In past years, Serengeti national Park had a large number of rhinos, over 1000 rhinos were recorded to be in the park but with the high poaching numbers, rhinos decreased greatly, making them quite a hard sighting in Serengeti National Park. With the help of an experienced safari guide, you could be lucky and able to see some rhinos in Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro Crater nearby however has the complete list of the African big five, including a number of lions.

Other animals in Serengeti National Park.

Apart from the African big five, other animals in Serengeti National Park that travellers can see include over 1 million wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, elands, topi, impala, hyenas, hippos, jackals, cheetahs, among so many others.

To see the park animals, travellers can do so through a number of activities in Serengeti national Park including;

Game drives in Serengeti National Park

Game drives in Serengeti National Park are an amazing activity that see travellers driving through the vast savannah plains of Serengeti, with opportunities to see the various animals in Serengeti National Park. Early morning game drives, and evening game drives are a great chance to see the wildlife of Serengeti National Park, and so much more. You could also have full day game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Wildebeest migration

The wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park is the most fascinating thing to watch in Serengeti National Park, where over 1 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles crossing the Mara River to Maasai Mara National Park Kenya.

Serengeti National Park Animals
Wildebeest Migration Safaris

Hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti National Park

Hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti National Park area great way to see the Serengeti National Park animals, from up above the ground giving travellers a bird eye view of Serengeti National Park and her endless plains.

Animals in Serengeti National Park are one of the many reasons that travellers do visit Serengeti National Park for authentic savannah game viewing opportunities. Serengeti wildlife safaris are some of the most sought after Tanzania safaris, which can be done alone or even combined with Ngorongoro Crater and the Zanzibar islands which offer great relaxing holidays. Want to see the Serengeti National Park animals? Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch together an amazing Serengeti wildlife safari for an opportunity to see the wildlife and more.

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