Wildlife Serengeti Tanzania
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.
The 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.
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.
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