Millions of years ago the movement of tectonic plates marked the beginning of the formation of a giant Rift Valley – from Lebanon to Mozambique. New landscapes were formed – ranging from lifeless deserts and salt lakes to habitats highly favorable to the appearance of new species of plants and animals – as if evolution had been given carte blanche.
To the south-east of Lake Victoria stretches a chain of volcanoes and lakes. Between them lie the green highlands and plains of the Serengeti. At first glance, it hardly seems unique to our planet, among its other rifts, valleys, mountainous hills, and other savannahs.The combination of many geographical (and, as a consequence, climactic) factors, as well as volcanic participation in the transformation of the soil, has made the Serengeti a unique place that can feed about 4,5 million ungulates, half of which are involved in seasonal migration . The locals call this place “endless plains”. In fact, one may cross the Park by car in just half a day . The uniqueness of the Serengeti lies in its unusually dense concentration of large animals in a relatively small area of savannah which features a permanent migration of herbivores.
… to be continued