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

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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 many other ungulates (hooved animals) such as eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle are resident at any time of the year. All three big cats are easily seen. Lion are everywhere and are often found on a kill. Cheetah are very common on the southeastern plains, while leopard can typically be found lazing in one of the big trees along the Seronera River.
Wildlife highlights
The Serengeti is famed for its annual wildebeest migration, when some eight million hooves cross the open plains, as more than 1,500,000 wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the trek for fresh grazing.
Best time for wildlife viewing
The Serengeti offers amazing 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 wildlife viewing.
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