The Serengeti is a savannah that stretches from the north of Tanzania, east of Lake Victoria, to the south of Kenya, covering an area of about 30,000 square kilometers.
The word Serengeti is derived from the Masai language from the term “Siringitu” and means “The endless Land” or “Endless Plains“. Extensive, flat grass steppes in the south face slightly hilly, slightly wooded plains in the north.
The Serengeti National Park, which with its 15,000 square kilometers is one of the largest and probably the most famous national parks in the world and since 1981 part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
The high diversity of approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species is a function of diverse habitats.