Serengeti National Park-Adventure in Tanzania
‘The Serengeti National Park’
Eco-system is the most ancient on the planet. It boasts a diversity of flora and fauna that is unavailable anywhere else on the earth.
Serengeti is home to one of the world’s seven natural wonders – the more than 1 million wildebeest Migration that crosses the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya, to the Park in search of the green pastures.
In more than 1 million years, little has changed in the park. The wild animals, the plants and waterways are still largely intact as they were one million years ago. Amazingly, the oldest remains of man (2 million years ago) were discovered here by the famous East Africa archaeologist, Dr. Leakey.
Most of the tourists focus on the more than 1 million wildebeest as they migrate. However, Zebras too migrate – albeit in much smaller numbers.
Some of these animals resides permanently in home areas, which are excellent for safaris all year round. But most of the wildebeest and good numbers of other species are permanently on the move in the ‘Great Migration’ – a remarkable spectacle that is one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth. If you plan carefully, it’s still possible to witness this in wild and remote areas without too many fellow enthusiasts crowding the scene. Explore Wildlife Africa can surely reward you that honor.
Thousands of the migrating animals will never make it back to Maasai Mara national park as African crocodiles and other carnivores have a feast waylaying the herbivores as they cross the Mara River.
The Serengeti National Park is nestled at 3,020 feet to 6,070 feet above the sea level. Its climate is generally dry, but gets a lot of rainfall in the months of April to early July.
The Expanse of Serengeti is home to the only active volcano in the area – the Ol Doinyo Lengai. It ejects mineral rich carbonate lava that is washed down to the plains of Serengeti to fertilize the land.
Serengeti is largely savannah grassland with scattered pieces of Scrub land that is ideal for the herbivores to graze and good for the carnivores to hunt. Among the herbivores found here include, zebras, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, antelopes, gazelles and buffaloes. Among the carnivores found include lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, etc.
The Serengeti is the ancestral land of the Maasai Community. The Maasai are one of the African communities that still practice their ancient cultural rituals such as circumcision, dances and sacrifices.
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