Serengeti National Park’s Unknown Facts
What are some of the Unknown facts about Serengeti National Park? There are a few little facts that you need to know about the Serengeti National Park, which is the oldest national park in Tanzania. This Serengeti national park is located in northern Tanzania, on the Kenyan border, and is sometimes referred to as an entrenchment of the Masai mara National Reserve. This savannah plain national park is known for the great wildebeest migration and is home to a variety of wildlife species.
There are a few little talked about or known facts about the Masai Mara National Park which I would like us to share in this article such that when you’re coming to Serengeti National Park, you know exactly what the park is composed of.
One of the major facts about the Serengeti National Park is that it is the oldest ecosystem in the whole world. Some people think that Serengeti National Park is just the oldest national park in the world, but though this is true, the park is the oldest with its unique ecosystem in the whole world, and there are plenty of fauna and flora that cannot be skipped. The weather, the ecosystem pattern, and the wildlife are reported to have been dynamic over millions of years, and this gives the Serengeti National Park a prehistoric feel and an astonishing move as the world’s oldest ecosystem.
Another thing that you should know is that the Serengeti national park ecosystem consists of several eco-systems, and these include the Ngorongoro conservation area, the Grumeti, Maswa Game reserve, Loliondo, Ikorongo Game controlled area and the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, which makes the national reserve so unique and great in the whole world.
Importantly, the Serengeti name was derived from the Masai word Siringit, which signifies the endless plains. This name, given that the overall landscape spans more than 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers), is an accurate depiction of the Serengeti National Park.
Also to note is that the Serengeti National Park harbors the worlds largest and greatest movement of animals, which is referred to as the Great Migration, and this has made it so popular and attracted many people who have come to see this wildebeest migration. More than 1.7 million wildebeest, 500,000 zebra, and 200,000 impala migrate north from the Ndutu area of the southern Serengeti, over the “infinite plains” to Kenya’s Masai Mara (a distance of 500 miles or 800 kilometers). This yearly movement begins in March (followed by the annual birthing of the calves at Ndutu in February) and ends in January, following the yearly rhythm of downpours and new grass. Around 250,000 wildebeest die from thirst, hunger, depletion, and predation during this time. This is one of the reasons why Serengeti National Park is one of the wonders of the world.
In relation to the wildest migration in Serengeti National Park, the park was chosen to be one of the wonders of the wild in the year 103, and this was attracted because of this great movement. The other chosen wonders of the world among the seven include the Kilimanjaro, the Okavango delta, the red sea reef system, the river Nile and others. This put the Serengeti National Park and Tanzania on the World Map.
Most visitors come to see the wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park, but the zebras also migrate in Serengeti National Park, though not in the same large numbers as the wild beasts and they have not been captured. Serengeti National Park is one of the few parks in the world where little has changed drastically over time. The vast majority of natural life, waterways, and ecosystems remain in perfect condition.
It is also important to note that in the year 2010, the Tanganyika government planned and announced the proposal to construct the 53-kilometer commercial highway which would traverse the northern part of the Serengeti National Park. It is believed that the road would accelerate the movement of people and goods across the country but would also have a negative impact on the biological system. The road would increase settlement, invasive species, human-natural life conflict, poaching, disrupt relocation routes, and contaminate the ecosystem. While the courts have stymied the “Serengeti Highway,” its inevitable growth isn’t without precedent.
One of unknown facts about Serengeti National Park is that the Masai Mara people have been gracing the Serengeti plain for over 200 years, even when the first German explorers reached this place. Dr. Oscar Baumann, a German geographer, arrived in the region in 1892. Stewart Edward White, the first British visitor to the Serengeti, documented his findings in 1913. In 1921, an incomplete game hold of 800 pieces of land (3.2 sq km) was established, followed by a complete one in 1929. The Serengeti National Park was established in 1951 as a result of these stores.
Serengeti National Park is the breeding ground for grass-eating herbivores such as the elephants, the giraffes, the wildebeests, and buffaloes, and this is because the park gives them the perfect area for and conditions for grazing despite the presence of predators such as the cheetahs, lions, leopards, and hyenas within the park. The presence of these predators and harbors also ensures that the ecosystem is well balanced. Aside from rhinoceros, which have been ravaged by poachers and hunting canines.
The Serengeti is home to every species of African savanna warm-blooded creature.is the ideal place in East Africa to witness actual hunters — because of the broad grass fields where the nibbling critters congregate, hunters are numerous and easily visible to safari-goers.
There are several unknown facts about Serengeti National Park, but at Africa Adventure Vacations, we will always keep you up to date on the latest information about the Serengeti national park so that you can make the best travel decision