First of all, it’s important to understand that Serengeti National Park is the size of Connecticut, and the much larger Serengeti eco-system spans far beyond the park’s borders. It includes not only the park itself (6,00 square miles!), but Kenya’s Maasai Mara (600 square miles), parts of the neighboring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and beyond.
Then you must consider the wildebeest. While they tend to travel in herds, they are not joined at the hip! Groups of wildebeest may range from 10 to 100 or 100,000 individuals, and these can be spread over miles and miles. Sometimes, you may see what appears to be a single-file line of wildebeest that spans the horizon.
Other times you may see clusters of smaller herds here and there. And, yes, sometimes you may even be lucky enough to see the massive herds that turn the gassy plains into a vast tapestry of ungulates.
Finally, understand that the reason the National Park is so rich with wildlife is because the land is so highly protected. Keeping as much of the landscape as possible in pristine condition means limiting the roads within the park. There are vast swaths that are –wonderfully – ONLY accessible to the wildlife.
Taking these facts into consideration, Africa Safari Agency will arrange expert guides with rugged, customized vehicles to take you as close as possible to the wildlife – with the most up to date information from the bush and without any mileage restrictions.