Serengeti

Millions of wild animals on the vast Serengeti plains

National Park overview

The Serengeti Valley is one of the greatest places where the wild and untouched nature has remained in its original form. It is called the "endless plains of Africa", and there is no doubt in it, because the territory of 15 thousand square kilometers is a place where herds of wildebeests can appear at five meters away frPlaying like children, hundreds of zebras are jumping on the fields, giraffes are looking down on you, lions and leopards are passing by in search of prey, they rather have habits of our domestic cats than the most dangerous predators in Africa. Serengeti National Park is a Great migration of animals. This unforgettable show leaves an impression of a lifetime. From October to November more than million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras migrate from the northern hills to the southern plains where there are tropical rains at this time. After the rainy season in April-June, the animals move from west to north. The ancient rhythm drives them so much that no drought, no predators, including crocodiles, filling the river, cannot stop them. At the same time herds migrate not only within the Serengeti, but also in other parks and restricted areas. According to the calculations of scientists, all this huge biomass requires 4,000 tons of grass every day. On the way many animals die, but about a quarter of a million calves are born.om you and end up, blending with the horizon line in a thin dark line on a background of purple sunset. When you are in the valley, you realize that this is a completely different world, where everything seems surreal, reminding rather a dream than reality. Serengeti National Park is deservedly considered as one of the most interesting parks of Tanzania, travelers come here with to show their children scenes from the cartoon "The Lion King" and it is here that hundreds of shows are filmed for National Geographic and Animals planet.

Inhabitants

Playing like children, hundreds of zebras are jumping on the fields, giraffes are looking down on you, lions and leopards are passing by in search of prey, they rather have habits of our domestic cats than the most dangerous predators in Africa. Serengeti National Park is a Great migration of animals. This unforgettable show leaves an impression of a lifetime. From October to November more than million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras migrate from the northern hills to the southern plains where there are tropical rains at this time. After the rainy season in April-June, the animals move from west to north. The ancient rhythm drives them so much that no drought, no predators, including crocodiles, filling the river, cannot stop them. At the same time herds migrate not only within the Serengeti, but also in other parks and restricted areas. According to the calculations of scientists, all this huge biomass requires 4,000 tons of grass every day. On the way many animals die, but about a quarter of a million calves are born.

Interesting facts

Serengeti National Park is the most famous park in the world. Visiting it is like touching something distant and unknown. Here in the Serengeti valley, the animal world is directly connected with history. Seeing herds of wildebeest passing the German forts of the First World War built along the perimeter is an unforgettable event. The whole Serengeti valley, despite its wildness, is in some incredible harmony, and it concerns not only the fauna. East African mountains go into the plains which, extending to the west, become tropical forests and bordered with one of the largest lakes in the world - Lake Victoria. Watching these landscapes, you have an idea that the place described in the well-liked cartoon "The Lion King" really exists and it is even more beautiful than in the cartoon.

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