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Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language ‘Maa’, "Serengit" meaning "Endless Plains”. Approximately 70 larger mammal and some 500 avifauna species are found there. The high diversity of species is due to the diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands. Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, rhinos, zebras, buffalos, cheetahs and elephants are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region.
The Serengeti hosts the largest mammal migrations in the world, which is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. Each year around the same time the great wildebeest migration begins in the NgoroNgoro area of the southern Serengeti of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles for its magical setting, is a sanctuary for the amazing wild life trapped inside it. It formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two or three millions years ago. The extraordinary volcanic landscape with alkaline lakes, plains and hills is the home of local Maasai tribes which still maintain their traditional way of life.
Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, the highest ‘walkable’ snow-covered equatorial mountain in the world (5,892m), a magnificent and spectacular undertaking. Stories of its resident man-eating spirits living on the highest volcanic cone Kibo, are now relegated to the realms of fiction and legends. The mountain ‘which defeats the leopard’ still shines in the African sun with its brilliant white top … the snows of Kilimanjaro…
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Africa
Subcategory Detail:Tanzania
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