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Category: National parks, Local time: 01:46:21, Altitude: 1412m

Serengeti National Park is a preserved area in Tanzania in the north part of the country, east of great Viktoria Lake , in Mara region. It is one of the most various preserved areas in the eastern Africa. Serengeti National Park is spread accross 14 763km2. Cold nights alter very hot days here. The temperature difference is approximately 15°C. Raining season here is from March to May and from November to December. The countryside is created by lava plain with reliefs of extinct volcanos covered by savana and acacia trees. Unique gallery forests are bordering rivers in the western part of the park. Serengeti area had been almost intact until the end of 19th century when Europeans disrupted this country by frequent hunting activities. However, in 1921 the Brits declared preserved area here for the first time, while Serengeti National Park was declared in 1951. Almost all African mammals live here: lions, giraffes, leopards, zebras, cheetah, gnu, elephants, rhinos and hyenas. Serengeti National Park was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1981. From Dar-es-Salaam town you can get here via Arusha in approximately 13 hours long coach trip. Or you can take train from Arusha and in 20 hours you are directly at the park border.

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GPS: -2.4122, 34.6976
Altitude: 1412 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 11:07:07 AM

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet What recreational activities are available or possible?: hiking, swimming, picknicking
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Character of the park: mountain, lake, insular
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Protected animal species: porcupine, falcon, elephant (Elephantidae), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), lion (Panthera leo), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), eagle, crocodile, otter (Lutra)
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Other services: bungalows, bar, restaurant, beach, toilets, showers
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Why to go there?: cliffs, marshland

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