Photos from the Serengeti in Tanzania
Welcome to Serengeti Images
The Serengeti is a National Park in Tanzania. It covers an area of 5,700 square miles and is one of the largest national parks in Africa.
The origin of the name “Serengeti” comes form the Maasai people, used to describe the area “Siringet” meaning “the place where the land runs on forever”.
The landscape of the Serengeti typically consists of huge, vast expanses of open plains, rocky outcrops, and large areas of acacia woodland. The National Reserve itself is also typically divided into 3 sections; the Serengeti Plains; the Western Corridor and the Northern Serengeti.
The Serengeti is also known as one of the 10 natural travel wonders of the world, and as one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa. As such, the Serengeti is a popular destination for tourists.
The Serengeti boasts an exceptional population of big cats. It holds the largest population of lion, with around 3,000 individuals. It also has a healthy population of leopards and cheetahs (around 1,000 individuals). The Serengeti also has a population of the East African Wild Dog. Grazers are in abundance too, with Zebra, Gazelles, Topi, Buffalo and Wildebeest. over 500 bird species have also been recorded.
The Serengeti also plays host to the Wildebeest Migration. Once the rains arrive in the Serengeti, they bring with them fresh grass which the wildebeest follow. The open Serengeti plains are where the Wildebeest come to breed and have their young.
You can view my migration time-lapse video below: