Perhaps no place is more synonymous with safaris than the Serengeti. When most people think of the Serengeti they think of the seemingly endless savannah plains which are home to the Great Migration – herds of wildebeest and zebras in their millions, immortalised in many nature documentaries.
This landscape has inspired writers and filmmakers. It is one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth which has remained unchanged for millennia and its patterns of life, death, adaption and migration are the same as they were four hundred thousand years ago. There is nothing compared to the thrill of experiencing this spectacle for yourself.
The term covers more than just the Serengeti National Park and includes surrounding areas such as the Ngorongoro Crater and the Olduvai Gorge where fossil evidence of our earliest human ancestors has been found. Apart from the Great Migration, the Serengeti is known for excellent sightings of predators, including lions, cheetahs and leopards. It is home to large herds of buffalo, giraffes and elephants. The Serengeti is one of the best places to enjoy a safari vacation. The Serengeti is home to all the Big Five. The region also has some of the best luxury safari camps in Africa.
Due to its ecological role, areas of important historical and cultural impact, the region has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Revenue generated from tourism plays a vital role in funding ongoing conservation work in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Footprints Safaris works with partners who offer the highest level of service while giving back to local communities and conservation efforts in the Serengeti.