Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located mainly in northern Tanzania and extends into south-western Kenya between 1 and 3 degrees south and between 34 and 36 degrees east. It spans approximately 30,000 km². Wikipedia
Area: 14,750 km2 (5,700 sq mi)
Governing body: Tanzania National Parks Authority
Visitors: 350,000 per year
Did you know: Each year the Serengeti becomes hosts to the largest mammal migration in the world, where over two million wildebeests and hundreds of other animals traverse the area in search of food and water.The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti is also renowned for its large lion population and is one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment. The region contains the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and several game reserves.
Approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found there. This high diversity is a function of diverse habitats, including riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands, and woodlands. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region.
There has been controversy about a proposed road to be built through the