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With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s Gazelle and a quarter of a million zebra, the Serengeti National Park is one of the world’s premier wildlife parks. A landscape of small rivers, lakes, swamps and grassy savannah, it lives up to its traditional meaning; ‘the endless plains that go up to the sky’. These short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing all year round. However, it is a dynamic landscape and each year the Serengeti hosts the largest and longest overland migration of animals in the world as millions of hooves trek in search of succulent grazing pastures. After the short rains around November, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, eland, topi and hartebeest gather on the Serengeti’s southern plains and the Ngorongoro Highlands. Then around April, after the young have been born and, as the plains of the south and east dry out, they head towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti before overflowing into the Masai Mara in July and August. They remain here until late October / November when Tanzania’s rains prompt a move south again. The migration is truly one of the wonders of the animal world; a spectacle full of drama watched over by lions, hyenas and crocodiles all looking for an easy meal! Whatever the time of year and even without the migration this is some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa.