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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




Slideshow of the Serengeti National Park 



Serengeti Migration ExplainedSerengeti Migration Explained:  An explanatory brochure describing the ecology and funtioning of the Serengeti ecosystem can be downloaded by clicking here.  It is based on the superb artwork and visitor interpretation provided at the Serengeti Visitor Centre at the Seronera park headquarters, compiled by Frankfurt Zoological Society.  The brochure explains the main habitats, the interactions of its animals and the way the landscape and seasons 'drive' the migration.


Serengeti National Park Visitor's Map and Guide Visitor Information Brochure and Map: To download a 4-page visitor information brochure, which describes the main areas of the park and includes a map of the park roads and tourist facilities, click here.


Maps & satellite images of Serengeti National ParkMaps & Satellite Images:  A selection of maps and satellite images of the Serengeti National Park is available here.  The portfolio provides detailed information on aspects such as road access, the relationship of Serengeti National Park with adjacent protected areas, and a month-by-month view of where the migrating herds of large herbivores are likely to be. The Google Earth satellite images show some of the main ecological features of the area, including the short grass plains, kopjies, lakes, woodlands and riverine gallery forests.

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Links: Google EarthUNEP-WCMC Site DescriptionOfficial UNESCO Site Details | Park Website | Management Authority: TANAPAFrankfurt Zoological Society | Our Place Photos | Birdlife IBA

Wildebeest on migration in the Serengeti National Park world heritage site, Tanzania Massive granite outcrops, known as Kopjes, puntuate the landscape of the Serengeti National Park world heritage site, Tanzania Sunset 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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