- Which animals will I see in Serengeti National Park?
In wildnerness areas, such as the Serengeti, specific animal sightings can never be guaranteed as wildlife roams freely in a massive area. Consequently, we are unable to tell you in advance whether you will be seeing leopards, cheetahs, lions, or other wildlife species. However, as you are well aware, Serengeti National Park is world-renowned for its incredible wildlife numbers, big cats, and the biggest wildlife event in the world: the Great Migration. Serengeti National Park boasts all Big Five species (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) and your chances of seeing these species are good. The Serengeti ecosystem is home to more species and individuals than any other wildlife area in Africa.
- Do I need binocular in Serengeti National Park?
We definitely recommend bringing a pair of binoculars as it adds to the fun! Bringing a pair results in increased visibility when staying in the Serengeti, and brings those faraway creatures a little bit closer (which can make all the difference). At some of the lodges your guide will carry a pair of binoculars in the safari vehicle, but this is never guaranteed.
- Do leopards live in Serengeti?
Yes, leopards occur in the Serengeti. Possibly the most beautiful of all big cats, they are elusive but not uncommon. Exact leopard numbers are unknown because of their secrecy, but they are regularly seen in the Seronera Valley.
- How many species of animals are in Serengeti?
More than 300 mammal species occur in Serengeti National Park. This fantastic variety of species is the result of the Serengeti being a transition area: poorer soils in the north and richer soils in the south support a myriad of different habitats and vegetation types. As the Serengeti is able to support massive herds of ungulates it also sustains the greatest concentration of large predators in the world. Read all about Serengeti wildlife species.
- How many species of birds are in Serengeti?
A staggering number of 540 bird species have been recorded in Serengeti National Park. You will find all the 'usual suspects' here, including ostrich, rollers and eagles, but also local specialties such as the grey-crested helmet shrike and Schalow's turaco. Read all about Serengeti bird species.