Serengeti National Park
The Maasai, who grazed their cattle on the vast grassy plains for millennia, called it Siringitu: «the place where the land moves on forever».
With almost 13,000 square kilometers (an area as big as Northern Ireland), the ecosystem of the Serengeti National Park is one of the oldest on earth and its essential features have barely changed in the past million years. It is the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on the planet. The park is well known for its annual migration, when over a million wildebeests traverse it in search of water and forage as the seasons change. This unique heritage for all mankind has been protected since 1940 and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981.
Safari, in Kiswahili, simply means « journey ». But in English it has become a synonym for a wildlife viewing adventure in the African bush. To go on safari is a fascinating and exclusive experience.