Written by: Diana Rowe
When you travel to Africa, it’s all about first-hand experiences. The Wildlife. The Landscapes. The Natural Wonders. The culture. The excitement of being in the moment. Yes, you are on an African Safari. And Zara Tours Adventures is at your service and ready to fulfill all those African safari travel bucket list dreams.
Tanzania Wild Camps
Begin your Zara Tours Adventures safari at our Tanzania Wild Camps. Safe and comfortable tented camps, located in the very heart of Tanzania’s most famous of National Parks and game reserves. We invite you to discover Serengeti National Park with Zara Tours Adventures.
The year was 1913, when great stretches of Africa were still unknown to the white man. Stewart Edward White, an American hunter, set out from Nairobi. Pushing south, he recorded: "We walked for miles over burnt out country... Then I saw the green trees of the river, walked two miles more and found myself in paradise." That paradise was Serengeti.
In the years since White's excursion under "the high noble arc of the cloudless African sky," Serengeti has come to symbolize paradise to many of us. The Maasai, who had grazed their cattle on the vast grassy plains for millennia, had always thought so. To them it was Siringitu: "the place where the land moves on forever."
The Serengeti region encompasses the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Over 90,000 tourists visit the Park each year.
Two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves have been established within the 30,000 km² region. It's unique ecosystem has inspired writers from Ernest Hemingway to Peter Mattheissen, filmakers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root as well as numerous photographers and scientists - many of which have put their works at our disposal to create this website.
Get ready to be wowed at Serengeti National Park
Discover one of the oldest ecosystems in the world at Serengeti. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
Serengeti is perhaps most famous for its migration. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November. Then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back.
The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
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