The Serengeti: Facts About National Park & Animals

by Kim Ann Zimmermann

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa. It spans 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers) giving rise to its name, which is derived from the Maasai language and means “endless plains.”

This region of Africa is located in north Tanzania and extends to southwestern Kenya. The Serengeti encompasses Serengeti National Park and a number of protected game reserves and conservation areas maintained by the governments of Tanzania and Kenya. The region hosts the largest mammal migration in the world and is a popular destination for African safaris…

(read more: Live Science)

(photos: T - EastVillage Images; BL - Mogens Trolle; BR - M. Rutherford)

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