Serengeti National Park
“Here sky and land become one thing: endless space”
First natural reserve in 1930 and then National Park in 1951 (which means that no human settlements and exploitation are allowed within its territory, except for research and game viewing tourism) Serengeti is the widest Tanzanian park. Its name comes from the mispronunciation of the Maasai word “siringet”, which means endless plains. This is like it appeared to their eyes, when they arrived over there. This is exactly like Serengeti will appear to your eyes.
Serengeti looks like a sun bright dry savannah, although, after the rains season, this golden horizon changes into an endless green carpet, covered with wild flowers.
Besides its central plain, Serengeti has hilly areas, rocky areas (kopjes), rivers along which figs, ebony and acacia trees create an unexpected green area.
Each year wildebeests and zebras offer the exciting and spectacular show of the big migration, ruled by the cycle of the rains. A circular flow of more than one million animals moving all together in search of green grazing, exactly like Maasai people used to do in this place, before the foundation of the park, when they were forced to move away.
Besides wildebeests and zebras an amazing variety of mammals lives in the park, among which the big predators, as well as a wide variety of birds (about 500 species).