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Serengeti National Park

Post by Flutterby » Mon May 21, 2012 12:03 pm

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Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park. It is a world heritage site and was recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder. It spans 14,763 sq km of grassland plains and savanna as well as riverine forest and woodlands.

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The Serengeti was proclaimed in 1952 and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry, providing a major draw to the “Northern Safari Circuit”, encompassing Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha national parks, as well as Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

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The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.

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But there is more to Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

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As popular as the Serengeti might be, it remains so vast that you may be the only human audience when a pride of lions masterminds a hunt. To follow the wildebeest migration the best time to go is from December to July, and to see predators, from June to October.

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Throughout the park there are four lodges and six luxury tented camps which are relatively pricey, but there are a number of camp sites scattered throughout the park.

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp

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Lobo Lodge

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Seronero Lodge

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There is a chain of campsites in the Seronera River Valley in the central area of Serengeti which is accessible by road and air. There are well- maintained toilets and hot water showers (heated by wood fires). Wild animals frequently visit the campsites which are not fenced.

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Seronero Campsite

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Pimbi Campsite

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Post by Toko » Mon May 21, 2012 12:03 pm

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:lol: There is a webcam at Seronera http://www.serengeti.org/

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National Parks mark sixty years of conservation success in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN TanzaniaDecember 22, 2019 20:45

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Sixty years ago, famous German wildlife conservationist and zoologist Professor Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael proposed the formation of the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, now the leading tourist magnets in East Africa.

Through Grzimek’s film and a book, all titled “Serengeti Shall Not Die,” these two premier tourist parks in Northern Tanzania are now celebrating rated among the most attractive wildlife parks for photographic safaris, pulling hundreds of thousands of tourists from all corners of the world to visit this part of Africa for wildlife safaris.

Reflecting back to the formation of these two premier tourist parks in Africa, Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) is celebrating on Monday this week, the 60 years of wildlife conservation success in Tanzania.

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Standing as the leading tourist attraction hotspots in Tanzania and Africa, the parks are under the management and trusteeship of the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) as the custodian of wildlife and nature conservation in Tanzania.

When Tanzania gained its independence in 1961, there were only three national parks and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Other than Serengeti, the first national park established in 1959, Lake Manyara and Arusha National Parks were the first photographic safari parks in those earlier days.

TANAPA Director-General Dr. Allan Kijazi said that up to September this year, the number of wildlife protected parks under the trusteeship of TANAPA had increased to 22, covering about 99,307 square Kilometers.

Marking 60 years of milestone conservation of wildlife and nature, TANAPA will be hosting a number of events this Monday at Fort Ikoma in the north-western corner of the Serengeti.

The events targeting to enhance wildlife conservation in Tanzania and Africa will involve media partners, policymakers, tourism stakeholders and other parties from conservation and tourism sectors.

Other than conservation and tourism development, TANAPA values the role played by the community towards conservation, therefore different approaches are adopted to provide conservation education to various conservation stakeholders, Dr. Kijazi said.

The parks management has been extending financial support to communities bordering national parks for implementation of community development projects through Support for Community Initiated Projects (SCIP).

These projects focus on education, health, transportation and water supply. Another project called Tanapa Income Generating Project (TIGP) has been launched.

The aim is to effectively contribute to poverty eradication for the communities living around the national parks, while gaining their support for conservation, Kijazi said.
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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:01 pm

Germany extends financial support for wildlife conservation in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN TanzaniaDecember 28, 2019 18:15

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Marking sixty years anniversary of Tanzania National Parks, Germany government has committed to support the newly established five parks for sustainable wildlife conservation and tourism development in Tanzania and Africa.

Germany had this week committed an additional €8.5 million to support the conservation efforts of the Tanzanian Government on conservation and protection of wildlife and nature under the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), now marking 60 years since its establishment.

Former President of the German Frankfurt Zoological Society, Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, had worked to establish Serengeti National Park as the first protected national park in Tanzania, also Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority for multiple land use for Maasai pastoralists and wildlife.

Professor Grzimek’s organization, the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) has been playing a leading and significant part in conservation of wildlife in Tanzania, mostly Serengeti ecosystem which is the core area for wildlife and nature conservation in Africa.

Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tanzania Jörg Herrera said that it is a duty that, Tanzania has not only taken conservation of wildlife on for its own citizens, but for the global community as a whole.

“Despite massive challenges, Tanzania and its governments have very successfully fulfilled the duty of conserving the Serengeti for future generations, a duty for which the world owes and shows you deep respect”, Herrera said.

Most recently, the focus of cooperation between Germany and Tanzania has been on the protection of Serengeti National Park and Selous Game Reserve.

In addition, a program to support Mahale and Katavi National Parks, as well as the connecting corridor, is being prepared, Herrera said.

In 1958 Prof. Grzimek and his son Michael started their first wildlife studies in the Serengeti and their documentary “Serengeti Shall Not Die” made Serengeti the protected area and introduced it to the whole world.

Since then, the history of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) has been inextricably linked to the wildlife and nature protected areas in Tanzania.

FZS’s commitment to the Serengeti National Park over the past decades has been manifold, based on support of anti-poaching activities, maintenance of the TANAPA car fleet, aerial surveillance of the parks, training of park rangers, construction of infrastructure and the reintroduction of rhinos.

Most important is involvement of surrounding communities in participation on nature conservation, and which has been crucial for the long-term success under FZS initiative.

In his remarks to commemorate the 60 years of support on conservation in Tanzania, FZS Director Dr. Christof Schenck said Serengeti is a wild place, a treasure for Tanzania, its wildlife but also for its citizens.

And for people all over the world, all parties must ensure that this spectacular ecosystem will be preserved for future generations.

“Greece has the Acropolis, France has the Eiffel Tower, Egypt has the pyramids and Tanzania has the Serengeti, an icon of wilderness in this increasingly urbanized world”, Dr. Schenck said.

The Director General of the Tanzania National Parks Dr. Allan Kijazi said the financial assistance would be of great help in improving the newly established national parks and their infrastructure.
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Post by Alf » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:05 pm

That's awesome news ^Q^
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Post by Klipspringer » Fri May 01, 2020 5:08 pm

About Serengeti Show Live
The Serengeti Show Live is a Wildlife show based in Tanzania. Each show will document a variety of iconic African animals and their natural behaviour seen on the daily game drive. The show will brighten your day by introducing you to wild adventures, animal conflicts, defending territory, family bonds and the circle of life & death. Unique scenes from the Serengeti National Park, Migration Updates, Kids Corner and what takes place behind the scenes. 30 episodes of safari shows will be broadcast from 01 May 2020.
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Post by Lisbeth » Fri May 01, 2020 6:09 pm

Terrible road :shock: <drip> <brr> lol
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