These springs are an idyllic spot hidden away in the remote North-East reaches of the Serengeti National Park; the water from these springs forms the headwaters to the Bologonja River that across North Serengeti flows into the Mara River.
Numerous resident and migratory animals live here, and the trees support several species of monkey, including Vervet monkeys and baboons, and many birds, such as kingfishers, hoopoes, rollers and the elegant crowned cranes.
Among the antelopes living here, worth of note are the steenboks and the reedbucks.

The springs were discovered in 1913 by Stewart White, who described them as a heaven on earth, and little has changed since then.

Not far from the springs, and about 3 km farther downstream, there is the salt lick of Bologonja, also known by the name of Larelemangi, that is a haven for wildelife, in stark contrast with the landscape  of the springs.
At about 15 km to the North is Bologonja park gate and the border with Kenya and the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The gate was once open and visitors could drive freely between both parks at a time, but it was closed in 1977 to restrict poaching.

The areas of Northern Serengeti

  • Lobo Valley
  • Upper Grumeti Woodlands
  • Mara River
  • Kogatenge Ranger Post
  • Lamai Triangle
  • Wogakuria
  • Bologonja Springs