Serengeti National Park offers unrivaled concentrations of wildlife, stunningly beautiful landscapes and vast pristine areas. Even in the dry season (July – October) when the great herds have retreated into the woodlands from the plains, game viewing in Serengeti National Park still rivals that of any park in Africa.
The Serengeti National Park ecosystem supports not only the largest herds of migrating ungulates but also the highest concentrations of large predators in the world. At a quick glance, the numbers are astonishing. Estimates put the wildebeest at about 1.7 million, zebras at 250,000 and Thomson's gazelles at about 440,000. Hyenas are the most numerous of the large carnivores at about 9,000, lions at 2,800 and leopards at about 1,000. In general, cheetahs live at much lower densities than other large predators. However, the Serengeti boasts the highest density of cheetah in Africa (at certain times of year) with up to 40 animals per 60 square miles found on short grass plains during the wet season.