The word iconic comes to mind when thinking of Serengeti National Park. Have you dreamt of safaris on the vast African continent? Then, there’s a surefire chance you’ve dreamt of the golden Serengeti savannahs. Meaning a place where the land runs on forever, the Serengeti is among the top wildlife destinations and probably the most remarkable natural wonders left on our planet. Only a few places on Earth have such rich habitats, unspoilt lands, and thrilling wildlife experiences. Home to the greatest show on the planet, some of the largest concentrations of animals and birds, and a range of safari activities, the endless plains of the Serengeti are truly a wonder.
Situated in the northern region of Tanzania, the golden plains of the National Park stretch for almost 15,000 square kilometres. The park is located completely in the northeastern part of the Simiyu region and the eastern Mara region.The landscapes of the Serengeti Ecosystem are extremely varied. They range from savannahs and open grasslands to hilly woodlands and riverine forests. This diversity is because of the extreme weather conditions, in particular the combination of heat and wind.
The habitats of the Serengeti are believed to have originated from a series of volcanoes. The volcanic activity helped shape the features of the ecosystem by adding craters and mountains to the surroundings. The Mara River flows through the Kenyan highlands to Lake Victoria, where terrific migration crossings happen. This is the only river in the Serengeti National Park ecosystem that flows permanently.