Serengeti National Park

- Animals & Wildlife Serengeti Safaris
Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
Elephant
Common
Giraffe
Common
Hippo
Common
Buffalo
Common
Zebra
Abundant
Wildebeest
Abundant
Black Rhino
Very Rare
Lion
Common
Leopard
Occasional
Cheetah
Common
Hyena
Common
Wild Dog
Very Rare

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Animals & wildlife in Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is arguably Tanzania's best park. Great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle are resident at any time of the year. All three big cats are easily seen. Lions are everywhere and are often found on a kill. Cheetahs are very common on the southeastern plains, while leopards can often be found lazing in one of the big trees along the Seronera River.
Wildlife specials
The Serengeti is famed for its annual wildebeest migration, when some six million hooves cross the open plains, as more than 1,000,000 wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the trek for fresh grazing.
Best time for wildlife viewing
The Serengeti offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year. June and July are the best months for seeing the migration and February is the best month for the wildebeest calving. The dry months from June to October offer the best general game viewing.
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