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Serengeti National Park

OVERVIEW

Serengeti National Park is one of the most sought-after and popular tourist destinations in Tanzania. The home to a large variety of both flora and fauna. It is also known for its wildlife abundance, especially with the great migration of wildebeests crossing the river Mara to Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. Serengeti is one of the Natural Wonders of the world.

HISTORY OF SERENGETI

The park was established in 1951 and covers wide plains of the grassland range in Tanzania, as well as extensive acacia woodland and savannah land. It was initially named “siringet”, to mean the land of endless plains in the Maasai language.

The Park was divided into different sections. The popular central part famous as Seronera valley is what the Maasai called the “siringet”, the land of endless plains. It’s classic savannah, dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife. The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti river and has more forests and dense bushes. The north, Lobo area, which meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.

The iconic Serengeti is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. The great migration of wildebeest and zebras. The resident population of lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, and birds is also impressive. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. Serengeti is one of the international tourist attraction destinations and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Si in 1981.

LOCATION

It is located in the plains of north-central Tanzania. It is partially adjacent to Kenya’s border and in the northwest of the adjoining Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area. It is also in the southeast part of the shores of Lake Victoria (-2.3333, 34.8333)

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