Serengeti

A stunning location by the spectacles of nature provided by the species that live there.

Sector Tourism
Issue Tanzania - Volume 1 On May 19, 2016

A stunning location by the spectacles of nature provided by the species that live there, dazzles also for its greatness. The Serengeti National Park receives every year about 90 thousand tourists.

In 1913 when the American Hunter Stewart Edward White discovered the Serengeti, he described the place as a paradise without end. The tours that took place after assured this status to all visitors … up to today!

The Serengeti National Park is home to over 70 species of mammals, which include lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, elephants and buffaloes. Cheetahs and monkeys are other species present in this park that hosts over 500 species of birds

Simply known as Serengeti, which in the language of the Maasai means “immense plains,” is one of the most popular parks in Tanzania. It has about 30,000 km2 and is located in the north of the country, extending to Kenya. Currently receives about 90,000 tourists per year, since 1981 UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From May to June happens in the Serengeti a unique spectacle of nature: the migration of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. The movement of herds of buffalo is also stunning.

Regarding the “Big Five” – lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos – there are some curiosities:

– The Serengeti hosts the largest population of African lions, so this big cat is easily detected by visitors;

– It is easier to find leopards resting in tall trees then on the ground;

– Herds of buffalo come to have over a thousand elements;

– The elephants moving in groups which may have from two to more than 20 elements;

– It is difficult to see the rhinos.

Source:

http://www.serengeti.org/


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