Africa's Serengeti: A Great Vacation Destination for Animal Lovers

January 18, 2012
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Tanzania's Serengeti National Park is the oldest and most well-known national park in Africa, and travelers won't want to miss the sight of the world's largest and longest over-land migration. Each year, hundreds of thousands of zebras, wildebeasts, gazelle and other animals travel more than 500 miles through Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. Even in the “off-season,” plenty of animals can be seen across the Serengeti plains, making this an ideal nature travel destination any time of year.

The Serengeti is home to more than 70 different species of mammals, including buffalo, lions, giraffes, impala and elephants. Migrations tend to take place between December and July, but visitors who would prefer to see lions and other predators in their natural habitat may want to wait a bit later as these ferocious beasts tend to be most active between July and October.

Travelers on International Expeditions’ Kenya and Tanzania safaris will check out the Serengeti’s wildlife from the window seat of a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Whether visitors want to witness the chaotic migrations or watch a jungle cat stalk its dinner, a trip to the Serengeti is one that they will not likely forget.


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