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Serengeti National Park - Tanzania

Map showing the location of Serengeti National Park world heritage site in TanzaniaArea: 14,763 km2


Inscribed: 1981

Criteria: (vii) aesthetic; (x) biodiversity

Values:  Twice a year ungulate herds of unrivalled size pour across the ‘endless plains' of Serengeti on their annual migrations between grazing grounds which stretch from the Ngorongoro highlands in the south to Kenya's Masai Mara in the north. The migration involves more than a million large herbivores, with herds of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles, followed by predators.  It is, without doubt, one of the most impressive wildlife spectacles in the world.

Other International Designations: MAB Biosphere Reserve




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Wildebeest on migration in the Serengeti National Park world heritage site, TanzaniaMassive granite outcrops, known as Kopjes, puntuate the landscape of the Serengeti National Park world heritage site, TanzaniaSunset on the Serengeti plains, where the world's greatest wildlife migration follows the shifting rains Vast herds of zebras, wildebeest, gazelles and other mammals create the world's greatest annual animal migration through Serengeti National Park world heritage site in Tanzania



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