The Serengeti national park is located in the north of Tanzania, extending over an area of 14,750 km² at an altitude ranging from 920 to 1850 meters, with average temperatures ranging from 15 ° to 25 ° C.
Its name derives from the Masai language and means boundless plain; the reason is soon said, once you enter this wonderful reserve, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 1981, the horizon will seem endless, vast expanses of green plain will open up before you, with breathtaking views.
In this pulsating land of life, massive migrations in a circular sense occur every year inside the park, where a number between one and two million wildebeests move in search of new pastures, together with over 250,000 zebras and around 470,000 gazelles. There are also many other species of animals including elephants, giraffes, about 2,500 lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, buffaloes, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, warthogs, impalas, caracals, dik dik, mongooses, oryxes, eland, genets , otocyon …
This very high presence of animals is necessary for a soil rich in nutrients, minerals that are very important for mothers who are nursing puppies.
The park also hosts and protects some endangered animals such as the wild dog – the African wild dog, which, however, can only meet with a little luck.
Walt Disney drew inspiration for his Lion King in this park, where there is a mass of rocks that took the name of simba kopjes. Simba in swaili means lion and the kopjes are these huge outcrops of granite and gneiss of volcanic origin eroded by wind and rain that have given a rounded shape. Above the girls ions remain at rest but they also attack their prey catching them by surprise from above!
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