Most of us know about the “Great Migration” where the wildebeest gather in their millions in the Northern Serengeti, and start to cross over the Mara River. A river crossing is a phenomenal sight, truly the stuff of wildlife documentaries. In the dry season of October, vast herds of wildebeest and zebra will converge on the Mara River in Tanzania’s Northern Serengeti. As water and green pasture dwindles elsewhere in the park, the northern Serengeti remains lush and verdant. All that stands between the herds and their grazing lands is a raging river teeming with giant Nile crocodiles and other predators waiting on the banks.

Serengeti Lamai


Lamai is a triangular shaped watershed area just north of the Mara River. Lamai’s permanent spring-fed fresh water attracts thousands of antelope and other plain animals. Its an important refuge for the wildebeest and zebra during the dry season. From July until November the majority of the migration usually resides here. It is one of East Africa’s best kept secrets that during the dry season, the secluded Lamai Triangle holds more of the migration than the more heavily touristy Masai Mara game reserve just to the north in Kenya. Lamai was added to the park in 1965.

Serengeti Wogakuria


The special region is full of unexpected wonders. Wogakuria’s relatively open grasslands are strikingly different from the heavy woods that envelope the rest of the Northern Serengeti. This allows for the highest concentration of cheetahs in the Northern Serengeti, while the surrounding broad-leafed woodlands sustain the rare and beautiful Oribi antelope. The centerpiece of this region is the beautiful Wogakuria Kopjes, home of the big cats, old buffalo bulls and the rock dwelling Klispringer antelope.

Serengeti Mara River


The unforgetable sightings of this natural wonder of the world happens between July and November. During the Mara river crossing hundreds of thousands of wildebeest plunge into the crocodile-infested water on their relentless journey; a dramatic event, which is featured in countless wildlife documentaries. One of Tanzania’s best kept secrets is that nearly half of the Mara River is situated in the North Serengeti versus the Masai Mara’s segment in Kenya. While there are hordes of vehicles just a few miles upriver in the Masai Mara, the Serengeti side is virtually devoid of traffic.

Serengeti Bologonja Springs


Ample shade and fresh water are magnets for an abundance of animals. Bologonja is a lush and idyllic spot hidden away in the remote reaches of the North Serengeti. Many varieties of colourful birds can be found here including kingfishers, hoopoes and rollers. Bologonja’s flourishing resources support some unusual antelope species including the mountain reedbuck and steenbok. The nearby Larelemangi salt lick is a haven for wildlife and large herds of buffalo and elephant are regular visitors.

Serengeti Lobo Valley


Permanent water sources sustain an abundance of wildlife in Lobo Valley. This spectacular valley offers the best big cat viewing opportunities in the North Serengeti. Lions, leopards and cheetahs abound. Lobo, a pristine valley scattered with woodlands, open plains, ranges of hills and studded with spectacular granite kopjes, is a remarkable place of great beauty and solitude. Some the world’s most ancient rock formations estimated at 2 to 3 million years old can be seen here.

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