• Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is the oldest National Park in Tanzania and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is famous park in Africa for its spectacular wildlife viewing throughout the year. The “Serengeti” is a Maasai word siringet which means “the place where land runs no forever”. The park covers an area of 14,750 square kilometers of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands. The park lies in northwestern Tanzania, bordered Masai Mara National Reserve ecosystem, Kenyan side, to southeast of the park is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the southwest lies Maswa Game Reserve, to the west are the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves, and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area. Together, these areas form the larger Serengeti ecosystem.  Serengeti National Park top safari destination in Africa with teeming wildlife including The Great migration where 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from south to Masai Mara ecosystem together with over elands, zebras and Thompsons gazelles. They migrate all year around between Serengeti and Masai Mara in search of green pasture and water.

Serengeti National Park wildlife species include big cats with over 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, and 600 cheetahs as well as over 500 bird species include: Masai ostrich, secretary bird, Kori, helmeted Guinea fowls, Grey-breasted spur fowl, blacksmith lapwing, African collared dove, red-billed buffalo weaver, southern ground hornbill, crowned cranes, sacred ibis, cattle egrets, black herons, knob-billed ducks, saddle-billed storks, goliath herons, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, spotted thick-knees, white stork, lesser flamingo, shoebills, abdim’s stork, hamerkops, hadada ibis, African fish eagles, pink-backed pelicans, Tanzanian red-billed hornbill, martial eagles, Egyptian, lovebirds, spur-winged geese, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures. Other mammals include black rhinos, African bush elephant, African buffaloes, Maasai giraffe,  aardvark, aardwolf, African wildcat, African, common genet, zorilla, African striped weasel, bat-eared fox, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, three species of hyraxes and cape hare. Reptile species in Serengeti National Park include  Nile crocodile, leopard tortoise, serrated hinged terrapin, rainbow agama, Nile monitor, chameleon, African python, black mamba,[20] black-necked spitting cobra, and puff adder.

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