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Discoveries-Africa Tanzania: Southern Serengeti & The Great Migration

Discoveries-Africa Tanzania: Southern Serengeti & The Great Migration
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Featuring The Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world and the site of "The Great Wildebeest Migration". Millions of Wildebeest along with hundreds of thousands Zebras & Gazelles migrate in search of rain ripened grass. It's January when calving season begins and "survival of the fittest" is most evident.
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?The Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. The Serengeti Plain is a vast expanse of east African bush with over 11,500 square miles and was known as �Maasailand�, named by early explorers for the people who lived here with the wild animals in remarkable harmony. Many believed their harmonious relationship was because they didn�t eat wild animals, other than the Eland. The endless plains of east Africa are the setting for the universe�s greatest wildlife spectacle. It takes place within Kenya and Tanzania and is also known as �The Great Wildebeest Migration�. 1.5 million Wildebeest along with 200,000 Zebra and Gazelle migrate from the vast Serengeti plains to the hills of Kenya�s Maasai Mara, migrating in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass. Moving with the migration are predators of all shapes & sizes culling the weak. January to March is calving season, a time when the rains come bringing with them green nourishing grasses for the several hundred thousand calves born each year. Within just a few minutes of birth, a calf will be on it's feet and on the move, seeking it's mothers udder. The mother may move away at this point which will encourage the calf to follow closely. Survival depends on how well these first few minutes go. If the calf does not get on it�s feet in a short amount of time, the mother may abandon it, perpetuating the cycle of survival of the fittest. Arusha is where many artists congregate for Tanzanian handicrafts. Beautiful Makonde Ebony Wood Carving & Tingatinga Oil Painting. In addition to The Great Migration, featured wildlife include... The largest predator on the Serengeti plain, the magnificent Lion, a large cat that can get up to speeds approaching 40 miles an hour in short distances and can leap 30 feet to catch it's prey. Join a large pride of Lions stalking Zebra. �Bat-Eared Fox are an interesting burrow dwelling animal. Hyena Pups, Giraffe, Ostrich, Love Birds & Elephants all roam the Southern Serengeti Plains. Enjoy a playful family of Cheetah Cubs & their mom basking in the early morning light. Cheer in excitement for Gazelles as they attack a Jackal that made the mistake of chasing a baby Gazelle. �This Jackal might think twice before considering another attack on this particular group of plains dwellers... Gazelle horns can be sharp!