Thismorning at 7am cross into Tanzania before heading for the shores of LakeVictoria. This lake is immense; at around 70,000 square kilometres, it isAfrica's largest lake and borders three countries - Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.Scattered throughout the lake are more than 3000 islands, many of which areinhabited, some of which are now wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.The Serengeti, which means 'endless plains' in Masai, is Tanzania'slargest park, covering an area of 14,700 square kilometres. Its main claim tofame lies in the fact that it is home to over three million animals including amultitude of plains animals that provide for the greatest wildlife spectacle inthe world. A unique phenomenon is the annual migration. Hundreds of thousandsof wildebeest and zebra trek the route annually, in some places simply grazing,in other places rushing madly across rivers and plains. The game most likely tobe seen in the Serengeti in addition to the wildebeest and zebra are gazelle,lion, cheetah, warthog, hyena, hippo and ostrich. In all there are more thanthirty-five species of plains animals, as well as a great profusion of birdlife. The landscape changes within the park from the vast treeless centralplains to thick scrub and forest in the north. Linking these areas is thesavannah, dotted with acacia trees and magnificent rock outcrops.In addition to wildebeest and zebra, the game were most likely to comeacross in the Serengeti are gazelle, lion, cheetah, warthog, hyena, hippo andostrich. In all there are more than thirty-five species of plains animals, aswell as an abundance of birdlife. The Serengeti landscape varies from the vast treeless central plains tothick scrub and forest in the north. Linking these is the savannah, dotted withacacia trees and magnificent rock outcrops. Well enjoy a further full day of game drives on Day 8 in themagnificent Serengeti. Depending on the time of year you visit, a unique phenomenon to witnessis the annual migration where hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebratrek the route annually, simply grazing in some areas, racing madly acrossrivers and plains in others.Perhaps the ultimate way to go game viewing is on a hot air balloonsafari over the great plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Hot-airballooning in East Africa offers an unforgettable way to see a trulyspectacular part of the world and we strongly recommend booking this activityprior to departure.