Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is located mainly in northern Tanzania and extends into south-western Kenya. It spans approximately 30,000 km2 and 80% of it is in Tanzania. Serengeti comes from the Maasai language “Siringet” and means endless plains. In 1951 the Serengeti National Park was created to protect the large numbers of wildebeests, zebras and Thompson gazelles. Each year, many of these animals cross the Serengeti to travel to Kenya.
The migration is a very impressive sight to see. All those animals thundering across the plains looking for water and grass. It is a long and dangerous journey, because when they want to cross the Mara and Grumeti River, there will be crocodiles waiting for them. The Serengeti is the best place to see the Big 5. Buffalos, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards and Lions. The most impressive nature documentaries were also shot in this park.