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Serengeti National Park: Tanzania’s Largest Park

Sun, Dec 13, 2009


You always wish to venture into a place from where you can carry lot of interesting stories to tell your friends and kids. Tanzania in someway or the other promises all the adventure that other destination just boasts, it is the place where you would find the wild side of the earth. Serengeti the Tanzanian National Park should be your place to visit if you want to fulfill your instincts of watching wildlife unperturbed. In the local Maasai language Serengeti means ‘endless plains’, the park covers an area of about 15000sq km. It is the largest reserve in Tanzania and also counted among the world famous national parks. It was first established as a game reserve in 1921 and then in the year 1951 it was proclaimed as a national park. You should come here not only to enjoy flora and fauna but also to witness the wonderful culture that prevails in the region. This is the place which you should visit if you want to see the real Africa. The place is really valuable rises from the fact that 2 World Heritage Sites and 2 Biosphere reserves have been established in this place. The place has astonishing charm and it has inspired numerous filmmakers, poets, photographers, writers and other people with creative head. The park witnesses migration of animals every year thousands of wild beast and zebras move from one place to another.

Where it is located:

It is in the northern part of Tanzania. The park is so famous that every Tanzanian citizen can show you the way.

Flora and fauna:

Serengeti is home big groups of antelope which includes patterson’s eland, klipspringer, dikdik, zebra, gazelles, lion, impala, leopard, cheetah, hyena and other bigger mammals like elephant, rhino, giraffe and hippopotamus. The place gives you the chance to watch a great wildlife.

You would even find here more than 500 bird species.

Apart from great collection of birds and animals, you can also see agama lizards and rock hyraxes in and around the park. There are also 100 species of dung beetle which you can see in the park.

Here you would also find diverse environmental conditions, you can see from savannah to grass plains and woodland to black clay plains.

Famous activities:
  • Bird Watching
  • Adventurous Walking Safari
  • Interesting Safari Game  Drives
  • Memorable Balloon Ride
When to visit:

There are shorts rains in the months of October and November and this is the ideal time for you to go and explore the wild Tanzanian Park.

Where to stay:
  • Kleins Camp
  • Sabora Plains Tented Camp
  • Faru Faru River lodge
  • Sasakwa lodge

  • Migration Camp
  • Nomad Tented Camp
  • Olakira Camp
  • Sayari Camp
  • Ndutu Camp
  • Lemala Serengeti Camp
  • Grumeti  Camp
  • Suyan Camp
How to reach:

Kilimanjaro International Airport is the closest airport to the National Park. There are charter flights available from Mwanza, Arusha and Lake Manyara. If you feel like coming from train then you can board a train from Moshi Station and then coming to roadways there buses available from Arusha Bus Station.

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