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Certainly the name Serengeti might be something you’ve head before. In the maasai language the word Serengeti means "endless plains", a fitting name for this 14, 763 sq. kilometer expanse of grasslands and forests. It evokes, in many of our minds, an image of stampeding wildebeest across the plains, a calculating leopard waiting patiently for the right moment to make a move on her prey and huge elephants and giraffes strolling by exotic trees.

Nearly as large as the state of Connecticut, Serengeti National Park is the largest in Tanzania and one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The park lies in a high plateau between the Kenyan border and Ngorongoro highlands and extends nearly all the way to Lake Victoria in the west. The landscape of the park, with its low vegetation and vast seas of open plain, is ideal for game viewing..

The Serengeti is famed for its annual migrations of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles. As these massive Herds of herbivores search for new grazing ground, they are tracked and hunted by an impressive array of carnivorous predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. Buffalo, elephant, giraffe, hippo, antelope, ostrich, jackal, baboon, and dik-dik also inhabit the vast plains and woodlands. Bird life in the Serengeti is surprisingly abundant with nearly 500 species of birds having been recorded in the park.

The park was established in 1951 to protect its many species and ensure that it will remain a nearly perfect example of what it was in the beginning.