- Natural Wonders, Sightseeing Type
- More than Full Day Time to Spend
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Encompassing a sizable portion of Central Serengeti, this vast valley teems with wildlife. The valley's river keeps the vegetation plentiful, supporting herbivores throughout the year. Wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and many other species can be spotted here on any given day. The large amount of prey also draws the highest population of predators. The golden grassland rustles with the movement of roaming lions, cheetahs and hyenas. This is also one of the best places to find the park's elusive leopards.
Because of the area's prime wildlife-viewing opportunities, the Seronera River Valley also contains many of the park's permanent lodges. While that's good for those who prefer their excursions with a side of luxury, it's also a drawback for travelers who'd rather watch the animals without the company of other tourists.
You can reach the Seronera River Valley, which sits less than 15 miles south of the Retina Hippo Pool, from Arusha by plane via the Seronera airstrip or by driving through Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Naabi Hill's gate in Eastern Serengeti. Seronera River Valley is free to visit 24 hours a day, and features several campsites and lodges, restrooms and a convenience store. Visit Serengeti National Park's website for more information aobut the Seronera River Valley.