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serengeti wildlife

One of the chief reasons to visit Serengeti National Park is wildlife. This is where you’ll see wildlife in an endless and unspoiled wilderness. From the iconic Big Five and massive herds of wildebeests and elephants too much smaller creatures like the charming dung beetle, the Serengeti Wildlife is extremely rich and varied.

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These animals define what Serengeti Wildlife Safaris are all about. You’re going to see all of the impressive big five in their natural habitat here including leopards, elephants, lions, rhinos, and cape buffaloes. The term big five was coined by game hunters because they proved the most difficult to hunt, thankfully all the big five are now only shot with the lens of a camera.

Serengeti National Park is one of the best parks in the world to see predators. The interaction between predator and prey during the Great Migration Serengeti is something that you shouldn’t miss out on. Some predators that you can spot here include leopards, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, African Wild Dogs, caracals, etc.

This is the most renowned Serengeti Wildlife spectacle and one that is synonymous with Tanzania Safari Holidays. This natural phenomenon sees millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles set out on a journey from the Maasai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti in search of greener pastures and some of the most action-packed circle of life moments ensue.

Even if you’re not an avid birdwatcher, there’s a surefire chance you’ll be converted into one on Serengeti Wildlife Safaris. There are more than 500 species of birds in the park, including some Serenegti specials that can’t be found anywhere else plus a lot of endemic and migrant species.

There’s so much to discover when it comes to Serengeti Wildlife! This Tanzania National Park covers all aspects of biodiversity, from herbivores and several antelopes to ferocious predators and the esteemed big five. The habitats that support this massive range of wildlife include rich soil flats, golden grasslands, woodlands, and riverine forests.

The riverine forests are a standout when it comes to the habitats of the park and is a favourite hanging spot for crocodiles and hippos. Other common Serengeti National Park Wildlife include hooved animals like elands, topis, zebras, impalas, giraffes, Grant’s gazelles, etc.

Creepers and crawlers, such as reptiles, amphibians, and fish are also a part of Serengeti Wildlife. Most of the crawlers like lizards, skins, and serpents feed on the varied insects and rodents. Whereas, the fish of the park have adapted to live in low oxygen and muddy conditions, with catfish and lungfish being the major highlights.

For birdwatching enthusiasts, there are several options in Serengeti National Park. With more than 500 species, the primary ones are one-of-a-kind including Kori bustards, green and yellow-coloured Fischer’s lovebirds, rufous-tailed weavers, and secretary birds.

Offbeat Serengeti Wildlife Standouts
  • Reptiles – Monitor Lizards, Agama, geckos and tortoises
  • Amphibians – Guttural Toad, Nile crocodile, etc.
  • Fish – Catfish, Lungfish, and Killifish
  • Insects – Dung beetles, Termites, Butterflies, Grasshoppers, etc.
  • Mammal Carnivores – Hyraxes, Ground pangolins, bat-eared foxes, etc.

*A complete package of Serengeti wildlife!

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