Vast plains of rippling golden grasses scattered with thorny, splayed acacia trees against a backdrop of far-flung hazy blue hills create the picture-perfect ‘Out of Africa’ image. Mega herds of wildebeest sweep majestically across the savannah, stately giraffes lope between them, and zebra spar energetically with each other, while prides of lion lay hidden in the long grass and crocodiles sun themselves on the bank of watering holes. Known as 'The Land that Moves on Forever', the Serengeti is Africa.
Supporting the world's greatest concentration of wildlife, this rich region also plays host to the greatest migration on earth as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra, as well as buffalo, elephant, giraffe and many gazelle and antelope species begin their annual trek across the land towards greener pastures.
December sees the arrival of millions of wildebeest to the grassy plains in what has been called ‘One of the Seven Wonders of the World’ – The Great Migration – and with the wildebeest come the predators, for a few month of easy pickings. Inspiration for Disney’s The Lion King, the Serengeti epitomises all that is Africa and will leave an enduring impression.