Tanzania Serengeti National Park

World  Heritage  Site  and  recently  proclaimed  a  World  Wide  Wonder,  Serengeti  National  Park  is  undoubtedly  one  of  the  most  famous  wildlife  sanctuaries in the world. Covering an area of 14,763 sq. km, Serengeti National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania. The park is located some 320 km to the northwest of Arusha, lying in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya/ Tanzania border, and extending almost to Lake Victoria to the west. Aptly named “endless plains” by the Maasai people, you immediately experience this vastness as you enter the south eastern plains of the park from Ngorongoro. Declared  a  protected  area  in  1921  and  gazetted  as  a  National  park  in  1951  Serengeti  is  the  oldest  National Park in Tanzania, The principal features of the  Serengeti  are  the  short  and  long  grass  plains  in the south and east, the acacia Savannah in the central areas, the hilly and densely wooded areas in  the  north  and  the  extensive  woodland  in  the  west.  There is a variety of scenery, which include the plains, lakes, hills and the rock outcrops called kopjes. The main game drive areas in the Serengeti are the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor, and Lobo or northern Serengeti.  The  Seronera  valley  in   central   Serengeti,   endowed   with   permanent   surface  water,  attract  a  large  concentration  of  wildlife throughout the year. Common animals that can  be  seen  here  are  lions,  buffaloes,  impalas,  hippos,  waterbucks,  elephants,  cheetahs  and  the  leopard. From  December  to  April,  south eastern  Serengeti  plains  provide  the  best  opportunities  for  game viewing as hundreds of thousands of the migratory animals  are  concentrated  in  this  part  attracted  by  the  short  palatable  grass.  Between  May  and  July,  when  drought  sets  in,  Serengeti  is  the  site  of  one  of  the  most  breath-taking  events  in  the  animal  kingdom  –  the  migration  of  thousands  of  wildebeest  heading  southwest,  north  or  west  in  search  of  water  and  greener  pastures.  The  Lobo  area remains rich in wildlife during the dry months of  August  to  November  when  most  of  the  game  has moved from the grass plains in the south. This s  also  true  of  the  Western  Corridor  towards  Lake  Victoria  when  the  migration  usually  lingers  in  the  area  between  June  and  July.  Serengeti provides sanctuary to the highest concentration of plains animals in the world. Survey estimates indicate an animal population of over 4 million including 3,000 lions, 1,600,000 wildebeest, 300,000 Thomson‘s and Grant‘s gazelle, 500,000 zebras.  There are over 400 species of birds in the Serengeti

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