Seregeti National Park
Before 1913, the greatest part of Africa was still unknown to the white man till when Stewart Edward White, an American hunter, started on the journey from Nairobi. He moved southwards, he was able to record: “We walked for miles over burnt out country… Then I saw the green trees of the river, walked two miles more and found myself in paradise.”
Steward discovered Serengeti. In the years from the time of the White’s excursion under “the high noble arc of the cloudless African sky,” Serengeti has turned out to represent the ecstasy of a good number of us. The Maasai, who had fed their cattle on the wide grassy plains for millennia had for all times thought so. According to them, it was Siringitu – “the place where the land moves on forever.”
The Serengeti region encloses the Serengeti National Park itself, the Loliondo, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Grumeti ,Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, and Ikorongo Controlled Areas plus the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. More than 90,000 tourists visit the Park annually.
About Two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves have been set up within the 30,000 km² regions. Its exceptional ecosystem that has stimulated writers from Ernest Hemingway to Peter Mattheissen, filmakers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root in addition to a number of photographers and scientists ..
The Serengeti ecosystem is considered to one of those that have existed on earth since time memorial. The important features of climate, fauna and vegetation have slightly changed in the past million years. Early man in particular made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge approximately two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, migration and adaptation are dated back like the hills themselves.
The great migration is the most renowned event in for which Serengeti is possibly most famous for. Over a million wildebeest and approximately 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains each October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the prehistoric instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile contaminated river can keep them from moving.The Wildebeests move through several parks, reserves and protected areas plus a number of habitats. You ought to visit this park so as to explore the various forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and see some of their most captivating inhabitants.