SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The word Siringet originates from the Maasai community that inhabits the Serengeti National Park. It means the endless plains. Today a great majority of the books have documented Serengeti instead of Siringet. Covering an area of 14,763 sq. km, Serengeti National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania and the World in general.

The park is located some 320 km to the northwest of Arusha, lying in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands. As you enter the park through the Ngorongoro crater from the south-east you start to explore its vastness and plains with short grasses, dotted with scatted trees. The most attractive features of the Serengeti National Park include the short and long grass plains in the south and east, the hilly and thickly wooded areas in the north and the widespread woodland in the west, and the acacia Savannah

in the central areas.

A spectacular great animal kingdom migration of thousands of wildebeest heading southwest, north or west in search of water and green pastures between May and July is one of the world attraction that visitors come to experience. The animals migrate to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.

With more than 1,500,000 wildebeests, 500,000 zebras and 3000 lions the population of the Serengeti is approximately 4 million different animal species with a record of more than 350 400 bird species.

Hippos, waterbucks, elephants, buffaloes, impalas, leopard, cheetah, hyena, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, jacks, topi and many more can be easily sighted.

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