The Serengeti National Park is located in Northern Tanzania, west of the Great Rift Valley, 130 kms northwest of Arusha. To the west it reaches almost to Lake Victoria, and to the north borders the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
It has an extension of 14,763 km2, is between 920 meters and 1850 meters of sea level. It is formed by plains of rocks and volcanic ash with numerous granite rock. In the north and along the western corridor, towards Lake Victoria, there are chains of mountains of volcanic origin. To the west rivers flow and there are several lakes, marshes and ponds.
In the center there is an expanse of forest of acacias and in the south the great plains of the Serengeti like the zone of Ndutu.
The Serengeti is known for the large concentrations of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles of Thomson, along with these animals travel numerous lions, have been counted up to more than 3000 specimens and spotted hyenas. Other abundant mammals include leopard, cheetah, elephant (about 1500), hippopotamus, giraffe, buffalo, topi, cob, eland, sitatunga, bosbok, mountain redunca, golden and striped jackal, Grant's gazelle and a myriad of rodents you see.But all this has been threatened for years by the construction of a road that intends to cross the park, since then numerous international organizations are working hard to prevent it