Serengeti lions of Tanzania

Lions of Tanzania The lions of Tanzania Lions of Tanzania, the first time I had the opportunity to do a campsite experience in the Serengeti was many years ago, we were totally inexperienced with wildlife. First time in Savannah It was our first experience and our guide even though it was skillful to spot animals far, but he was not very intelligent. … Read more

Wildlife Serengeti Tanzania

Wildlife Serengeti Tanzania

Serengeti ecosystem

Serengeti is a huge ecosystem that includes Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It includes even some adjacent areas.

It is a theater of the Great Migration of wildebeests. But is even the house of the famous Big Five. It is a special place in the earth and his delicate balancing is constantly under pressure. Primary is hunters, poachers, and politics with a short view.

Serengeti leopardThe Serengeti is together Ngorongoro the most famous and most important park in Tanzania. Extends for about 30,000 km2 in a region located in the northwest of Tanzania.

It extends to the border with Kenya where it actually goes on what the Masai Mara National Reserve.

In fact, Serengeti, Masai Mara, and Ngorongoro form a single ecosystem. A simple widely demonstration you have by observing the Great Migration of which we’ll talk later.

Some Game Reserves around the Serengeti have been set up as conservation areas where animals can be shot for a sports hunter.

With the payment of a very high ticket, they have the license to break down the animals that are indicated by the operators of the Game Reserves.

This strange way keeps a good number of animals protected and with this kind of reasoning safeguards the species.
The question arises spontaneously. Can hunting be considered a civilized way to keep the animal population under control? and can help the conservation?

For us no! It is not the right way.

But what is Serengeti’s main feature?. What distinguishes him from all the other parks?

Serengeti a Tanzania’s jewel

We can say that its immense plains in the southern and middle. With the characteristic Kopjes is the emblem.

In fact, the name Serengeti comes from the Maa language that spoken by the Maasai. It means just plain boundless. A curiosity: the language Maa is a true language and not a dialect.
In the last century when the park was set up, the Masai who were in semi-nomadic condition. From those lands were moved out of the Park area.

This event that is common to the Kenyan parks has created remarkable moods among the Masai. The Masai despite the assignment to them of surrounding lands. They never digested this forcing, just like in Kenya.

The Park

At the fauna level, the Serengeti is surely one of the richest parks in Africa. It counts 70 species of large mammals and more than 500 species of birds. Among the big mammals, of course, we have the famous Big Five. Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard.

But there are a large number of Wildebeests populations. Zebras of hippopotamuses, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles of all sorts. Smaller felines like the genus Caracal or Serval.

Top events

In conclusion, there are usually two major events in Serengeti. The birth of the Wildebeests. And the passage from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.

Talking about wildebeests, we can say that the famous Mara river crossing event. You can also enjoy it in Serengeti.
Instead of seeing it on the river Mara we go to look out in the Grumeti River and is equally thrilling.

In the next article, we will talk more deeply about the Great Migration Of Wildebeests in Tanzania. And we will discover together the secrets of one of the greatest wild animal world events.

Official internet site of the Parks Authority in Tanzania. Tanapa


Serengeti National Park Tanzania Wildlife

Serengeti National Park Tanzania Wildlife

Serengeti National Park

Geography of Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is very beautiful, also because it has many different environments. The altitude ranging from 900 mt to 1800 mt, and this is because of many environments.

The south and all the central part are characterized by large flat savannah and coats of kopjes. While from the Western corridor to the border with Kenya there are hills and acacia woods. Due to the hills at the north, it remembers the Masai Mara but the difference remains great.

From its more southernmost point to the border of Kenya it takes 160 km. Most noteworthy is that with the Western Corridor you almost come to touch Lake Victoria. So we are not very far from another completely different ecosystem. For those who love the most authentic African landscapes, we recommend a visit to the coasts of Lake Victoria in addiction at the Safari in Tanzania.

How to visit Serengeti National Park

According to the considerations above, it can be seen that to visit Serengeti. As it is necessary to book with specialized agencies with series and experts guides. The vastness of the territory and the great amount of flora and fauna require it. It cannot be improvised based only on the aids that can come via radio from other drivers. We think that increasing the professionalism of safari guides can in the long run also improve the turnout. Certainly not easy, but governments would do well to think about why investing in the future.

Fauna of Serengeti National Park

An animal that in Serengeti National Park offers great emotions is the leopard. Seeing it after hunting to take refuge in the trees is a wonderful thing. It would be hours to watch it if it has just ascended or ascended. The cheetah will remain motionless for quite a while.

It is a superhuman effort for him to climb with a gazelle in his mouth on a tree of 10 meters. It is the only way he has to protect the prey from the competitors. The leopard hunting solitaire while lions and hyenas hunt into a group. So they have more chances of success in hunting.
Another great hunter of the savannah and in these immense plains finds its natural habitat is the cheetah. Magnificent slender, elegant and fast, very fast, can reach 90 km per hour. Unfortunately for him can only keep them for a few seconds. So its attacks must be lightning because it takes a long time to recover and be able to hunt another.

Wild animals especially relevant in Serengeti National Park

Lions, leopards, cheetah, spotted hyenas, elephants, cape buffalo, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, gazelles, impalas, topis, elands, and much more.


Most noteworthy, Serengeti is marked isolate from civilization. It is located in a very far area from that part of Tanzania. The more civilized is the town of Arusha.

Visiting the Serengeti is, therefore, an important experience. Along with Ngorongoro and Masai Mara with which forms a unique ecosystem. You can consider it one of the must-see destinations for those who love Africa safaris and adventure.

Information about National Parks in Tanzania


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