Welcome to Serengeti national park
Serengeti National Park awaits you!
Are you a self-professed animal-lover or just in need for a dose of nature? Did you watch “the Lion King” and National Geographic channel and sometimes can’t close your eyes without seeing all those animals or just want to see the circle of life in ‘live action’? Do you want to productively relax on an ideal vacation? Serengeti National Park is the perfect place to treat these symptoms.
Serengeti national park introduced
Located in the Mara and Simiyu regions of Tanzania, Serengeti National Park boasts as Tanzania’s oldest national park and the major pull for Tanzania’s tourism industry. It is easy to see why when there is about 5,700 square miles of grassland plains, Savannah, riverine, forest and woodlands to explore which may very well extend into Kenya. And there are animals too! from lions to wildebeest, crocodiles to buffalos, elephants to pythons, cheetahs, warthogs, gazelles and lots more animals for your viewing. Altogether, Serengeti National Park truly brags as an experience you don’t want to miss and an affair you will never forget.
Attraction at Serengeti national park
The Serengeti is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The biggest attraction at this park is the wildebeest migration. It is surely not included as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa for nothing. This migration happens throughout all three sectors of the park at different times of the year.
The park is also home to more than 500 species of birds and provides the perfect opportunity to improve one’s bird-watching skills. One can view the large ostrich and Ficher’s lovebird.
The Masai people and their culture also create a social pull of their own and give you a better grasp of what it means to be in Tanzania and so close to the park. They provide a better perspective of the animals-human interaction within that area.
A brief history serengeti National park
The Serengeti National Park was officially established in 1952 and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Back then, the Masai people, who graciously lent the park its name lived within the plains. The local word the Masai gave was Siringet, simply translated as ‘open endless plain’ and that is truly what you get when you get to the park, an open endless plain. The Masai and other local communities within the plains were then resettled to ensure no human settlement within the Park aside from the Park staff.
When you see the elephants in the park you may believe that’s where they have always been but it was only of recent that the elephants made their way to the park from neighboring reserve as their animal habitat were being destroyed elsewhere.
Sectors of serengeti National park
A quick click to Wikipedia will assure you that there are three regions in the Park by which to make your trip. There are the Serengeti plains in the south that provide home for most of the hoofed animals like the zebra and gazelle, simply put the prey. Therefore this provides a great spot for seeing the predators in action when they come out for their meal.
The Western corridor is so called because of the black clay soil that covers the Savannah of the region and home to the crocodiles, hippopotamus and martial eagles.
And finally there is the Northern Serengeti which is dominated by open woodlands and usually inhabited by animals that are not very weary of predators like the elephants and the giraffes. Are these animals completely safe from predators, come on down to the National park and find out. Why let Wikipedia dictate all your information when you can get it first hand?