The Serengeti is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and greatest concentration of plains game anywhere.
Covering 14,500 km. sq., it is renowned for its lions and other predators which in turn thrive on the vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelopes.
Calving takes place in January in the southern sector before the wildebeest embark on their arduous trek north in search of fresh grazing. The Western Corridor, a narrow strip of dense vegetation, provides one of the biggest migratory barriers. In search of grass they must cross the murky crocodile infested Grumeti River, en route north to the Masai Mara. The herds pass through here in April and May reaching Northern Serengeti in June.