Serengeti National Park

Wildebeests and Zebras frolicking, childlike, on the plains; Giraffe – ever aloof – gazing upon you from their formidable height; Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards either stalking their prey or lazing in the shade just as their domestic relatives do – all these are part of the Great Migration that attracts so many visitors to Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. From October to November more than a million Wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of Zebras migrate from the northern hills to the southern plains of the Serengeti where the vegetation is lush during Short Rains. After the Long Rains of April-June the Migration turns northwards. The ancient instincts driving these herds are so powerful that no obstacle, including the crocodile-infested rivers, will stop them. And while many perish along the way, an estimated quarter of a million calves are born, sustaining this never-ending cycle.

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