Friday, January 29, 2010

Serengeti National Park - one of the largest reserves of fauna not only in Tanzania, but throughout the world

Serengeti National Park - is one of the largest reserves of fauna not only in Tanzania, but throughout the world. Magnificent landscapes of the park, its great plains and hills, its diverse fauna, is very interesting and unusual phenomenon of a large animals migration. The translation from the language of the Masai tribe "Serengeti" means "boundless plain". This absolutely flat treeless savanna is home to hundreds of species of wild animals.

Having been there once, these places cannot be forgotten: the wonderful light effects, the plains, the volcanoes on the horizon, amazing fauna and, of course, proud and distinctive Maasai people living in these places. Giraffes, zebras, gazelles, antelope, impala, wild boar, warthog divide the plain with its main predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs, scavengers, hyenas. It is also a paradise for birdwatchers.

Be sure to try a local version of the Serengeti grilled chicken, fried in a test fowl, buffalo steak, chicken soup with green peas, braised veal with vegetables, etc. Various fried sausages, frankfurters and other fried and smoked meat on open fire can be tasted in any cafes, even from street vendors.

Here in the vast expanses of the African savanna a million large grazing ungulates, and thousands of predators find their food among their herds. In the national park can be found about 35 species of plains animals, including the "big five" - elephants, rhinos, lions (about 3000 individuals), leopard and buffalo. Among the other common animals here include the Maasai giraffes, hippos, antelopes, crocodiles, hyenas, baboons, jackals, Bat-eared Fox and zebras, as well as chameleons. Serengeti - is home to 500 species of birds. In these areas live red bizzards, black-hawks, feeding on small carnivores and birds, the eagle owl cape and a minstrel, and the crested eagle, vultures, owls and extraordinarily beautiful storks.

Since the end of September, the giant herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles are beginning their journey, running over 200 km and leaving behind a huge pillar of dust from the Serengeti to the green steppe Masai Mara, located in southwestern Kenya. However migrating antelopes and predators, for which the weak and sick animals are easy prey. This is a wonderfully exciting entertaintment.

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