Serengeti National Park Rivers

Serengeti National Park rivers. Serengeti National Park rivers are spread across the vast expanse of the Serengeti plains which teem with a variety of wild game. Serengeti National Park rivers are a water catchment area and are a home to water animals including hippos, crocodiles among others. There are a total of 6 rivers running through the Serengeti National Park, of which 3 are on the boundaries of the park neighboring the protected areas and local communities. The famous Serengeti National Park rivers include the Mara River, Grumeti River, Nanyukie River, Mbalageti River, Seronera River and Naironya River. These Serengeti National Park rivers are tributaries from the largest fresh water lake in Africa, Lake Victoria.

Seronera River

The Seronera River is the most famous of the Serengeti National Park rivers, about 20 miles long. The Seronera River is found in the most popular sector of the Serengeti National Park, the central area which is the best place to be in the Serengeti, filled with the most diverse animals. The riverine vegetation with dotted Kopjes has attracted a large diversity of wild game including the big cats like lions, leopards, janet cats, cheetahs, among so many other animals.

The Seronera River has swamps around it with deep pools of water that most a times are hippo pools and a great place to see many hippos. The Seronera River receives much action all throughout the year, with lions and other predators hunting, and leopards swinging up the acacia tree branches if you are lucky to spot them.

Serengeti National Park Rivers
Seronera River

Mara River

Mara River is one of the many that travelers can see while on a Serengeti National Park safaris. The Mara River is a boundary river, also found in the northern part of Serengeti National Park bordering Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya. The Mara River is a great attraction especially during the great wildebeest migration which takes place around the months of July and August. The Mara River inhabits a population of crocodiles and hippos, which devour the wildebeests s they try crossing the river to Masai Mara National Reserve.

The Mara River riverbanks is covered by trees which  great hiding area for leopards and resting points, as they prey on the unsuspecting wildebeests and other herbivores, with other predators like leopards and lions lying in wait at the river banks. The Mara River is also a source of water to the locals.

Grumeti River

The Grumeti River is another wildebeest Migration River located in the western corridor of Serengeti National Park. The Grumeti River is one of the deadliest obstacles that the great wildebeest migration herds face, around the month of June as the herds head northwards towards the Masai Mara National Reserve via the Mara River in northern Serengeti National Park.

Seronera River
Grumeti River

Around the Grumeti River is one of the best places to enjoy guided walking safaris in Serengeti National Park, giving you an opportunity to come up close with nature and wild game in one of the most celebrated Africa safari parks, the Serengeti National Park, being escorted by guides and local Masai people.

Mbalageti River

Mbalageti River is a seasonal river in Serengeti National Park that lies on 450 square miles of the Mbalageti Valley, also found along the path of the great wildebeest migration as it makes its way to the west proceeding to northern Serengeti onwards to Masai Mara National Reserve. Though the Mbalageti River is seasonal, its water pools around and stays throughout the year hence also a home to a population of hippos. Troops of baboons also inhabit the hills and woodlands.

The above elaborated as well as the Nanyukie River and Naironya River are a great attraction, which add scenic beauty to the park whose endless plains are a perfect place for game drives and game viewing.

With the Serengeti National Park rivers, large animal populations are catered for most times of the year, with the permanent rivers being a constant yearly water supply to the animal in Serengeti National Park, which travelers look to see while on game drives in Serengeti National Park among other activities in Serengeti.

Looking to explore the immense beauty of Serengeti National Park, including the Serengeti national park rivers, get in touch with a reputable Tanzania safari tour operator to help you pitch together n mazing safari experience.

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