Serengeti National park derives its name from Masai word meaning endless plain. The Serengeti is located along the rift valley and abounds with geological formations. One of Serengeti’s defining features is its kopjes pronounced copy, a feature of continual weathering. These islands in the sea of grass are formed as the top soil comprising of rock and ash is eroded exposing the covered layer of metamorphic rock.
These “kopjes” are round as a result of spherical wind weathering. The National park covers an area of 14800km2 most of which is grass plains. These rich grass plains are a result of ash deposited by volcanic eruption are home to 3 million animals.
Within these grass plains the scattered kopjes act as a haven for animals from grass fires, predators and the heat. Due to its location North West of Ngorongoro Conservation Area the Serengeti lie’s in the mountain’s rain shadow and thus receives less rainfall. Serengeti National park is famous for it’s abundance of Leopards, Cheetahs, Lions, and other large cats, but Serengeti’s reputation, first of all is based on its famous migration. Approximately 15.000 gnus, 200.000 zebras, and 35.000 gazelles cover huge distance of up to 1900 kilometers twice a year to find enough water and fresh green grass to survive. But also when animals are not migrating to Serengeti is worth a visit. You will have a superb nature wildlife photography safari and get a chance to experience one of the biggest wildlife migrations in the world spectacular experience of the Serengeti National park will blow your mind away. And we highly recommend this park.