Serengeti is one of the most ecologically diverse regions not only in Africa but in the whole world. Spanning over about 30,000 km2, it hosts over 70 mammalian species, making it one of the most revered wildlife tourist spots.
Serengeti gets its name from the Masai word “Siringet” which means “the land which goes on forever”. Well, it is true! The grasslands of Serengeti are so vast that they seem to be touching the horizon. The dust from the movement of thousands of large mammals, the color of the sunset, and the grunting of animals make for an unbelievable African atmosphere that you need to experience at least once in your lifetime! No doubt, the economic potential of tourism in Tanzania is immense.
The Great Migration
Serengeti is most famous for The Great Migration. Also called “The Greatest Show on Earth”, this movement features over a million herbivores – mostly wildebeests and zebras – migrating from Serengeti to Masai Mara of Kenya in search of water and green pastures. Imagine feeling the ground trembling from the sheer movement of these animals and hearing their constant grunting. It’s an experience that you’ll never forget!
It’s so breath-taking that it’s one of the Seven New Wonders of the World according to USA Today!
Other than the yearly mass migration, Serengeti is also renowned for the variety of bird species found there. You can spot over 500 bird species, which include Cordon Bleu, storks, and pink flamingos!
Serengeti provides some great safari opportunities! You may choose a jeep safari for a full-day adventure, view the nocturnal animal culture during a night game drive safari, or even interact with the wildlife through a walking safari. You may even choose to view the savannahs from up above through a hot-air balloon safari!
Serengeti does not only have herbivores up for display but is also popular for its large number of predators. There are over 3000 lions, 1000 leopards, and more than 7000 hyenas for you to see. Observe the glory of the prides of lions or watch them on the trees, relaxing in the cooler atmosphere. You can also spot the Big 5 here!
Other than the great wildlife Serengeti provides, it is also home to various tribes such as the Masai Mara. The tribesmen can be easily identified with their bright red dresses. You may even interact with these friendly tribes and learn more about their rich culture, and traditions!
So, what are you waiting for? Visit this wonderful place and see for yourself the glory and magnificence it has to offer!
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