Nature’s oldest pilgrimage plays out on the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, as over a million wildebeest along with gazelle and zebra stragglers charge towards better grazing areas. A short way south, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds the largest intact caldera in the world and the so-called seat of mankind in Oldupai Gorge.
Spanning across Kenya and Tanzania, the Great Migration has been listed as one of the natural wonders of the world. Not only does it offer incredible views of the plains dotted with huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, but the rivers are often infested with large Nile crocodiles lying in wait. The Ngorongoro Crater’s protective perimeters, fertile volcanic soil, and diverse terrain have made it a wildlife sanctuary for its inhabitants. The nearby Oldupai Gorge was the site at which early hominin remains have been found.
Remnants of volcanic eruptions, early human civilisations, and the ongoing ancient pilgrimage of the Great Migration promise a wealth of entertainment for those visiting the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem. Guests can tour around the Ngorongoro Crater, safari across the plains of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, or trek through Oldupai Gorge, inhabited by earliest man in times gone by.
- The Greater Serengeti ecosystem spans across Kenya and Tanzania
- The Great Migration unfurls between the Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve
- The Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds the largest intact caldera in the world in the form of the Ngorongoro Crater
- The Oldupai Gorge offers magnificent walks and hikes
- Evidence of early hominin residents in the area made Oldupai Gorge a fascinating place to visit