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Serengeti Named derived from the Maasai language meaning “endless plains” Located in northwestern Tanzania Spans across 30,000 km Hosts the largest and longest overland migration in the world of wildebeest and zebras, a semi-annual occurrence

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Serengeti

  • Named derived from the Maasai language meaning “endless plains”

  • Located in northwestern Tanzania

  • Spans across 30,000 km

  • Hosts the largest and longest overland migration in the world of wildebeest and zebras, a semi-annual occurrence

    -Migration is one of the seven tourist travel wonders of the world

    -Nearly 2 million herbivores travel from the northern hills toward the southern plains, crossing the Mara River

    • Sometimes called the Circular Migration

    • Over 250,000 wildebeest will die along the journey from Tanzania to Masai Mara Reserve, a total of 500 miles

  • Region has large diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands, and woodlands.


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Serengeti

  • Serengeti National Park was established in 1951

  • Was Tanzania’s first national park and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry

  • Well known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, mainly the “Big Five”

    • -Named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters

      • Lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo


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