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10 Facts About The Serengeti You Must Know
Serengeti is home to one of the oldest ecosystems of the world as well as one of the largest national parks in Africa! If you’re a wildlife enthusiast and cannot help but be in awe of all the natural creatures around you, then this place should definitely be on your go-to list!
Here are 10 stunning facts about Serengeti that you must know:
(Warning: You’ll want to explore Serengeti the moment you’re done reading these facts!)
- The Great Migration of Serengeti has been listed as one of the “USA Today’s Seven Wonders of the World”! It has earned this reputation from the great migration of animals takes place from Serengeti to Masai every year from the start of the year to the end of March.
- Over 2 million animals take part in the Great Migration of Serengeti every year, of which about 250,000 lose their lives in the journey.
- The word “Serengeti” originates from the Masai Language. It literally translates into “endless plain”. The Serengeti National Park covers an area of about 30000 kilometers square.
- Serengeti has a stunningly huge population of lions, with over 3,000 lions inhabiting the ecosystem! They’re wild, of course, but if you want to see them, you can do so in the Serengeti National Park.
- There are over 450 species of birds in Serengeti, which include Kori Bustard, Secretary Birds, Fischer’s Lovebirds, and Grey-Breasted Spurfowl.
- The Serengeti National Park has a pretty diverse animal species available, and it is home to four endangered or vulnerable animal species, which are the wild dog, cheetah, black rhinoceros, and the elephant.
- Serengeti National Park has been listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO owing to its wildlife diversity, great migration, and several other factors that make it one of the most living ecosystems in the world.
- The volcanic material from the nearby Ol Doinyo Lengai fertilizes the land of Serengeti. When this fresh volcanic ash is eroded away, the underlying kopjes, which are hard granite rocks, are exposed. These rocks act as hiding areas for numerous predators in the Serengeti.
- A wide variety of predators can be found in Serengeti, including the veiled chameleon, African-painted dog, African Rock Python, Cheetah, and numerous others. In fact, Serengeti has very complicated prey-predator relationships and it’s always enthralling to watch the animals hunting each other down!
- The Serengeti National Park can be explored from a hot air balloon as well!
So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Serengeti today by heading over to our “flights” section in order to explore this diverse and beautiful place! While you’re there in Tanzania, you should also check out the best excursions and day trips in Zanzibar!