SERENGETI

SERENGETI

Things to do - general

Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siring” meaning “Endless Plain”, which really is what it means: hundreds of kilometers of flat surface land, better termed “The Sea of Grass On Plains”. The first understanding about Serengeti comes from its distinction of the ecosystem from the Serengeti National Park itself. The ecosystem encompasses the following: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in the south east, Ikorongo, Grumeti and Maswa Game Reserves in the western pockets, the Loliondo Game Control Area (also known as government approved hunting blocks) in the north east, and in the north by the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, thus the Serengeti National Park itself is cushioned within these game control and reserves. The Serengeti ecosystem is approximately 27,000 square kilometers and the park is documented at 14,763 square kilometers.

Facts On Serengeti National Park and Ecosystem

Location and Geography

The Serengeti National Park is located in Tanzania, adjacent to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The Serengeti ecosystem includes 2 countries: Tanzania and Kenya
In Kenya, the Serengeti ecosystem is renowned as Masai Mara National Reserve.
Serengeti National Park is 14,763 square kilometers.
First detailed research on the Serengeti ecosystem was undertaken by two German Nationals (father and son), Dr. Bernhard and Michael Grizmek. The details of their findings and stories on the Serengeti are documented in a book called “Serengeti Shall Not Die.”
The Serengeti National Park has many rivers flowing through it, permanent and seasonal, including the Seronera River, Mara River, Grumeti River and Orangi River

Country Tanzania
Languages spoken English
Currency US Dollar

Sports and nature

Sports and nature The rainy seasons are generally from March to May and during November. January is dry and hot, and June to October dry and warm. The Great Migration herds typically inhabit the Serengeti from November to June/July, but the region offers year-round game viewing.

Nightlife

Nightlife Today, it is ultimate safari country, with rolling plains home to a spectacular array of wildlife. Drift over the plains of the vast Serengeti as the sun rises on a hot-air balloon safari.

Culture and history

Culture & history The Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania, bordering Kenya, approx. two hours' flight or eight hours' drive from Arusha. The landscape of the Serengeti is perfectly described by its Maasai name, ‘Siringitu’ – meaning ‘the place where the land runs on forever’. The Serengeti’s ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth, and this national park was originally created to preserve the path of the annual Great Migration.

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