The Great Migration -Serengeti Adventure
Serengeti National Park is the Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, a World Heritage site and recently proclaimed to be one among The 7 Wonders of Africa. Maasai people named the Southern plains as “Siringet” meaning the land of endless space… and that’s the origin of the name Serengeti. Serengeti is famed for its annual migration. Over two million herbivores partake in this journey, with about 200 000 zebra and 500 000 Thomson’s gazelle behind the main players… one-and-a-half million wildebeest!
THE GREAT MIGRATION EXPERIENCE – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The geologic forces that shaped this vast plain created an environment ideal for certain grasses, but unsuitable for trees. With specialized shallow-matted root systems, these grasses hold moisture from even the lightest rains. “I do not know of any country which is, in terms of earth, of solid matter, so nearly the equivalent of the sea. There seems to be no end of it” (Laurens van der Post, Venture to the Interior, 1963)