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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park:

World Heritage Site as designated by the UNESCO.

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Serengeti National Park is Tanzania most famous National Park, game reserve.

Serengeti is the world’s best well-know game sanctuary and one of the jewels of Tanzania’s wildlife crown. It lies in northern Tanzania between Ngorongoro Crater and the shores of Lake Victoria, and extends southwards from the northern frontier to the periphery of Lake Eyasi. With an area of 14,763 sq km, its ecosystem extends beyond the parks’s boundaries to include sections of Ngorongoro Conservation area in the East, Maswa Game Reserve to the South, Grumeti Reserve in the west and the Masai Mara in the North.

The entire ecosystem marks the boundaries of the boundaries of the annual great wildebeest migration, the most magnificent wildlife spectacles of our planet today.

Serengeti and the Masai Mara plains in the heart of East Africa -- the seventh New Wonder of the World. USA TQDAY: the only national newspaper in the US, with a worldwide distribution and website, together with ABC TVs Good Morning America, the site of the Great Animal Migration, Serengeti National Park; where 85% of the Great Animal Migration takes place, as the new "7th Wonder of the World" on November 17, 2007 USA Today featured Serengeti in both the USA Today print edition, read by more than 2 million readers in the US alone, as well as featured the story on the USA Today web site..

Most important and unique Tourist features of Serengeti National Park

-Wildebeest migration

The Annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara attract visitors from around the world, who flock to the open plains to the witness the largest mass ecosystem movement of the land mammals on the planet. More than a millions animals make the seasonal journey to fresh pasture to the north, then the south after the bi annual rains.

• The migration of animals consists of White Bearded Wildebeests, Burchells Zebra and Thomson's gazelles.
• The migration begins by the wildebeests, gazelles and zebra's own innate biological triggers determined to search for water and greener pastures.
• The migration attracts diverse species of predators, some being: Hyenas, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Crocodiles, Pythons etc.
• Over a million wildebeests begin their circumambulation of the Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve.  Over half a million Burchells Zebras and Thompson's gazelles participate in the traditions of the Serengeti.

• Migratory wildebeests numbering in the thousands will not complete the circumambulation of the Serengeti ecosystem because of deaths and diseases. 
• A newborn wildebeest is called a calf, and can stand upright and begin running in less than half an hour after birth.
• The calving female wildebeests, after an eight-month gestation period will produce over 250,000 offspring's with majority of them being female.
• Wildebeests of the Serengeti participate in the migration but yet generally, wildebeests are territorial animals when resident to an area, which seems ironical. 
• Wildebeests enjoy mixed savannah grassland and wooded vegetation. The savannah grassland provides food for survival and the wooded areas provide the necessary shading and shelter.
• Mating of the wildebeests is more appropriately referred to as "Rutting."

-Kopjes – rock outcrops

Kopjes are very different from the surrounding grassland or woodland in Serengeti. Kopjes provide, among other things, protection from grass-fires, more water in the ground around them, holes, cracks, and caves for animals, and a vantage point for hunters of all kinds. Hundreds of species of plants grow on kopjes, but not in the surrounding grasslands. There are many animal species that only live on kopjes because of the special plants that grow there and because of the special rocky habitats and hiding places there. These animals range from insects, lizards, and snakes, to mammals such as shrews and mice, up to large specialist mammals, such aslions. Lions regularly hide their cubs on kopjes, as do cheetahs. An interesting mammal exclusive to the kopjes is theRock Hyrax, or Pimbi in Swahili. Hyraxes, which are about the size and shape of a rugby or football, are herbivores that eat grass and herbs around the kopjes. Their piercing call echoes out at night, and their habit of using common toilet sites stains the granite white with built-up uric acid. Hyraxes have the startling habit or leaping out of tall trees and off of rocks and running away on their short legs when they feel threatened. It can be quite surprising to discover that it is suddenly raining fat little Pimbis all around you.


If a person is lucky, they might see the shyklipspringer, a small antelope, with dainty hooves perched high on a kopje in the northern areas of the park. These same high points are used by hunters to survey the ground around them, or just have a nap in the sun. Kopjes are one of the best places to see lions and sometimes cheetahs on the hunt.

-Endless plains

Its far- reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa.

Serengeti comes from the Maasai word "Siring" meaning "Endless Plain", which really is what it means: hundreds of kilometers of flat surface land, better termed "The Sea of Grass On Plains". The first understanding about Serengeti comes from its distinction of the ecosystem from the Serengeti National Park itself. The ecosystem encompasses the following: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in the south east, Ikorongo, Grumeti and Maswa Game Reserves in the western pockets, the Loliondo Game Control Area (also known as government approved hunting blocks) in the north east, and in the north by the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, thus the Serengeti National Park itself is cushioned within these game control and reserves. The Serengeti ecosystem is approximately 27,000 square kilometers and the park is documented at 14,763 square kilometers.

Wild animals:

The park a home to lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocs and more. Lot of birds includes the  Eurasia migrants.

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