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The Serengeti National Park was created in 1951 as a nature reserve occupying a vast territory in Northern Tanzania (14,763 km²). In the Masai language, the Serengeti means “Endless Plains”. This is a very accurate description, since the park is the largest in Tanzania, it is located on a plateau, at an altitude of 914-1829 meters above sea level.
Approximately comparable to the territory of Northern Ireland and considered to be one of the largest nature reserves in the world, the Serengeti is famous for having 35 types of mammals, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, hippos, buffaloes, rhinos, baboons and antelopes, and also over 500 species of birds. Many of these animals are not found anywhere else in the world. Continue reading