When it comes to Africa trip, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania seems to be the perfect destination to encounter different types of antelopes. In fact, the Serengeti National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania. It covers about 14,763 squared kilometers and its endless plains in the northern part is stretching to Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya while in the southern part is adjoining Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is mostly famous for its huge herds of plains animals especially wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, antelopes and other many animals, it is the only place in Africa where land animal migrations are still taking place. Since 1981 Serengeti is part of UNESCO World Heritage, the park is home to more than 500 species of birds and 300 species of mammals including 16 different types of antelopes that I describe here below.
Types of Antelopes in Serengeti
During your game drives in Serengeti National Park you will easily spot different antelopes species, the following list will help you to recognize each species and remember the main characteristics. Let’s start our list…
Also known as the gnu, is among the largest type of antelopes. You can’t exclude this animal when talking about the Great Migration in Serengeti. About 2 million wildebeests migrate from Sourthern Serengeti to Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya and come back to Tanzania through the southern part of Serengeti especially at Ndutu area, this is a continuous process in a cyclic manner year after year grabbing the attention of visitors. Below are few characteristics of this animal