Strange Facts about Serengeti National Park ; Serengeti national park is located on the northern border of Tanzania with Kenya you could call it the extension of the Masai Mara national park in Kenya very popular for the wildebeest migration and an abundance of wildlife. Here are a few interesting facts about the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
Serengeti National Park has the oldest eco system in the world. The park is popular for its diverse eco system that cannot be found anywhere else except in Serengeti National park with very many kinds of flora and fauna.
Serengeti National Park is home to the annual popular wildebeest migration which is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Every year large groups of tourist struggle for chance to experience over 1 million beasts crossing the Mara River in Masai Mara National park in Kenya to Serengeti National park in search of greener pastures.
Although most tourists come to watch the wild beast migration, Zebras too migrate in Serengeti National park though not in large numbers like the wild beasts.
Serengeti National park is one of the very few parks where very little has changed even over the years. Most of the wildlife, waterways and eco system are intact.
The oldest remains of man were approximately 2 million years old were discovered here in Serengeti National Park by East African archaeologist, Dr. Leakey.
Serengeti National park is a bargain. For the diversity of animals one will see in Serengeti compared to the fare paid you will realize that it is the cheapest National park in Tanzania.
Serengeti National park is 3020 feet to 6070 feet above sea level with a generally dry climate but lots of rain come through during June and July.
Whereas millions of wildebeest migrate to Serengeti National park many never make it back to the Masai Mara National park in Kenya, the wildebeest migration is an annually event that happens in the dry seasons of the year. Large African crocodiles await them in the Mara River and feast on them as they try to cross. Other Carnivores too like lions, hyenas among others also make a meal of them.
Serengeti national park is a good breeding place for herbivores like zebras, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, antelopes, gazelles and buffaloes because it s mainly Savannah grassland with scattered pieces of Shrub land. However it is also rich in carnivores like lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, etc.
The only active volcano in this area is located in Serengeti National Park – the Ol Doinyo Lengai. It ejects mineral rich carbonate lava that is washed down to the plains of Serengeti to fertilize the land.
Serengeti National park landscape is divided into two regions- defined by their dominant vegetation — woodland and grassland. The grass areas with scattered trees also called woodland, that later transforms into only trees, acacia woodlands and Terminalia Grasslands include riverine, plains and derived grasslands (or those grasslands that are only there because of repeated fires.
Serengeti national park is also an ancestral home for the Masai community one of the few remaining communities that still practices their ancient cultural rituals such as circumcision, dances and sacrifices.