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Serengeti Safari Pictures

Wildebeest massing, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest begin massing on the Serengeti plains, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Lions on tree stump, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Lioness scans for prey from tree stump while juvenile lion dozes, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest herds on the plains, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest gathering in thousands on the golden plains against a stormy sky, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Thomsons gazelles drinking from waterhole, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Thomson's Gazelles drinking from waterhole, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest herd on the run, Serengeti national park, Tanzania
Wildebeest herd take fright and go on the run, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Lappetfaced vulture, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Lappetfaced vulture with massive bill standing in long grass, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Defassa waterbuck, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Defassa waterbuck male with characteristic white patch on rump, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Grant's Gazelle on the Serengeti Plains
Grant's gazelle with typical long, slender horns standing on the plains, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest in long, winter grass, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest grazing on the long winter grass of the Serengeti Plains, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest group drinking from waterhole, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Migrating wildebeest take turns to drink from small waterhole, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Zebra and wildebeest during migration, Serengeti, Tanzania
Zebra and wildebeest congregating on the plains during migration, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildebeest milling around looking for shade, Serengeti, Tanzania
Wildebeest milling around seeking shade, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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More About Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest and most famous park, renowned for its annual wildebeest migration. The park, covering a vast 15,000 sq km (5,790 sq miles), was named a World Heritage Site in 1978.

The park's Masai name, Serenget, means "Endless Plains" and it's these plains that support the large numbers of mammals that populate Serengeti. The open landscape also make it easier for those on safari to see the wildlife than is the case in more densely wooded game parks.

Serengeti is known for the large numbers of predators, including lion, cheetah, and hyena that prey on the herds of zebra, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, wildebeest, impala and other antelope, particularly during the annual migration when a million or more wildebeest plus thousands of zebra and gazelle move across the plains in search of better grazing.

Accommodation in Serengeti ranges from exclusive luxury safari lodges like Singita Sasakwa in the Grumeti Reserve, Klein's Camp with its panoramic views, and Grumeti Tented Camp, to mobile tented camps that follow the migration, to the more affordable and popular Seronera Wildlife Lodge in the middle of the park. There are also campsites in Serengeti but facilities at these are extremely basic.

Camera Gear: Our Serengeti safari images were taken using Canon digital SLR cameras (Canon EOS 450D and Canon EOS 1D MkII), plus Canon lenses, including the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM telephoto lens, and Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS standard zoom lens.

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