Serengeti National Park Regions
Serengeti is most famous for its wildebeest migration. Every October and November, thousands of Zebras and over a million wildebeest move south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains and then head west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
The park is so huge and to make it easier for tourists to move around it is divided into three areas each with a large variety of animals and plant life.
The Western Corridor which is home to the Grumeti River which is famous for its Crocodiles which hunt down animals as they try to cross. Here you will find various other animals such as lions, leopard, cheetahs, patas monkeys, hippopotamus and the majestic martial eagles.
The Northern Corridor known for its Elephants and giraffes. It is one of the best areas to find the dik-dik, which is one of the smallest antelope in Africa, standing at around 30-40 centimeters (12-15 inches).
The Central corridor which is almost completely treeless and provides great views of animals roaming in the park. This area is where the Wildebeest calve from December until May. The large number of the calves brings about a great deal predator sightings as they regularly target the easy prey. During the wet season, other large herds of buffalo, zebra, hartebeest and various other animals occur and with the vast open plains, it is easy to see why the Serengeti Plains is such a popular area for tourism.