The Serengeti Region Done by: Jojo daraghmeh
The Serengeti Region : • The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region located in north-western Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya . • The Serengeti hosts the largest and longest migration in the world, which is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world . • The region contains several national parks and game reserves. Serengeti came from the Maasai language, and it means" Endless Plains" • Around 70 larger mammals and some 500 avifauna species are found there.
You can find those places in the Serengeti region:.. • The Serengeti National Park : The Serengeti National Park is one of the most celebrated wildlife reserves in the world. This unusual National Park, created to protect the path of the world’s largest movement path, covers nearly 15,000 square kilometers. Serengeti: The Wildlife • This land is justifiably famous for its huge concentrations of wildlife, especially the big cats.
Serengeti: Regions Explained • The National Park is generally divided into three different areas: • The Seronera Valley and Seronera River, the Western Corridor and the Northern Lobo area that extends northwards through the Lamai Wedge to the Maasai Mara. • Central Serengeti: Seronera Valley • Most visitors enter the Serengeti through the southern Naabi Hill Gate, which opens onto the Seronera Valley. • This is the region in which the movement usually calves in March each year. The Seronera region is mainly wide open grassy plains and rock kopjes. All other areas of the Serengeti are more seasonal and much of the time wildlife viewing is dependent on the path of the migration (movement).
Serengeti: The Western Corridor • This follows the path of the Grumeti River up towards Lake Victoria. This region provides outstanding wildlife viewing action. • Serengeti: The Northern Reaches • The Northern reaches of the Serengeti remain fantastically quiet and unvisited, due to their relative reserve • Serengeti Lodges • Dunia Camp • Alex Walker’s Serian
The Serengeti history : • Much of the Serengeti was known to outsiders as Maasailand. • The Maasai were known as fierce warriors, and lived beside the wildest animals. • A rinderpest epidemic and drought during the 1890s greatly reduced the numbers of both Maasai and animal populations. • Poaching and the absence of fires, which had been the result of human activity, set the stage for the development of thick woodlands and thickets over the next 30–50 years. • Fire, elephants, and wildebeest were important in determining the current character of the Serengeti • Heavy rainfall encouraged the growth of grass, which served as fuel for the fires during the following dry seasons. • . Initially elephants, which feed on both young and old trees, had been blamed for the shrinking woodlands. But experiments showed that other factors were more important. Meanwhile, elephant populations were reduced from 2,460 in 1970 to 467 in 1986 by poaching.
The ‘big 5’ in the Serengeti region safari magnificent wildlife: • Lions: male lions are much larger than lion females. A male lion may control a pride and live of it’s hunting successes. • Elephants: the African elephant is the largest land animal. They weigh as much as four cars. • Leopards: leopards are solitary big cats that live all over Africa, while they are not generally a threat humans , they will eat about everything . • Rhinos: There are five species of rhinoceros in the world , two of them are found in africa.
Cape Buffalo:the buffalo has been one of Africa’s most successful large mammals the cape buffalo lives throughout sub-Saharan Africa.