Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania, the orginates from the Maasai word "siringet" which means "the place where the land runs on forever". The Park covers 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 sq. mi) of grassland plains, savannas, riverine forests, and woodlands. The park lies in northwestern Tanzania and on the north Kenyan border where it then joins with the Masai Mara National Reserve. To the southeast of the park is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the southwest lies Maswa Game Reserve, to the west are the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves, and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area. Together, these areas form the larger Serengeti ecosystem.
The park is usually described as divided into serengeti plains an almost treeless grassland where wildebeest breed from December to May and other animals appear in wet season. In the western corridor which black clay soil covers the savannah of the region and it is home to nile crocodiles, patas monkeys, hippopotamus, and martial eagles. The migration period passes through from May to July.
When visiting Serengeti National Park one can experience a great migration happening with animals such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi and cokes hartebeest. You can also choose to take part on a day or night game drive, walking safaris, balloon safaris (experience the magnificent space of Serengeti), experience the maasai culture, visit moru kopjes (home for the few remaining black rhino), oldupai gorge and or sleep in camps that will allow you to experience wildlife at night in a place where the big five can be seen; lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and buffalos.