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Everything About Water Skiing

Whether you use two skis, or a single ski, or skim through the water on bare feet – getting pulled by a speedboat – there is something about skimming on water as you glide through the spattering sprays that has you coming back for more, despite the number of times you get dunked.

It was back in 1922 that water skiing began when Ralph Samuelson, an eighteen year old boy from Minnesota, thought that if snow skiing was possible, then why not skiing on water? He tested his theory out for the first time on Lake Pepin, Lake City, in Minnesota, getting his brother Ben to tow him. It was after the two brothers had been experimenting for several days that Ralph realized that if he leant his body back, putting the tips of his skis up in the air, it led to skiing successfully. Those skis that the two brothers used were made from barrel staves, after which they tried using regular snow skis. Later, Ralph created the first pair of water skis out of lumber that he bought and hewed into shape. Leather straps were used to bind the feet on to the skis and a window sash served as a tow rope.

From those days to today, water skiing has turned into one of the most popular water sports. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time fan, who has always envied people gliding effortlessly on the water, here are a few tips that you are sure to find interesting and useful:
One of the first things you will need is a Personal Flotation Device or a Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket, that fits properly. So that when you do take a toss in the water it should not come up to your head.
The next thing is learning to put on the skis. While this is usually done in the water, it is better for a young beginner to be helped by someone while they sit on the swim platform of the boat.
The bindings that come with most beginners’ skis are adjustable in order to fit various sizes of shoes. The bindings should be sized properly, adjusted in a way as to make them as tight as possible, and still have the foot fitting in comfortably.
Once you have the skis on, the next thing to do is get hold of the tow rope handle and float on your back in the water, while the boat driver takes out the slack of the rope. It is not necessary at this point to try to keep your skis straight or to align yourself with the boat. Simply relax, and float with the help of your life jacket.
Once the boat driver removes the slack out of the rope, he/she will put the boat into neutral, waiting for you to get ready. This is when you begin getting into position by bending your legs fully and extending your arms almost completely, with the elbows outside your knees. The skis should be positioned in such a way as to be between you and the boat, while the rope should be between the skis. So, your body should be bunched up in a ball, while your head should be upright and facing the boat.

Skydiving is not extreme enough for you

Have you ever wanted to fly through the air like a bird? Not in a hot air balloon or an airplane, but without anything between you and the sky? A relatively new type of BASE jumping has been created, and it involves using a special suit called a wingsuit. A wingsuit is essentially a specialized type of jumpsuit that has layers of fabric attached in such a way that a falling person gains lift, and can direct the path of their fall. Technically, it is a very extreme form of gliding. There is no way for a person to rise after they begin their descent, but the wingsuit allows them an unprecedented level of maneuverability.
The wingsuit was popularized, if not invented, by Patrick de Gayardon, a French skydiver, in the mid 1990s. In 1998, Australian BASE jumper Tom Begic developed his own wingsuit. He found that it had a number of benefits that allowed the wearer to jump off from areas that were, to that point, impossible to jump from.
BASE jumpers specialize in jumping from many stationary earth-bound objects, which is where the name comes from. BASE is an acronym that stands for Buildings, Antennas, Spans, and Earth. As unlikely as it sounds, it is even more dangerous than skydiving, and requires a lot more skill to practice safely.
Wingsuit flying requires a lot of skill as well. The United States Parachute Association currently recommends that before attempting to use a wingsuit, a jumper should have experience with a minimum of 200 skydives, if receiving guidance from a wingsuit instructor. If you’d prefer to try it without an instructor, the recommendation jumps to 500 dives!
Once you have the prerequisite experience, how do you attempt a jump? There are a few options available. You can jump out of a plane or off something very high, like a cliff. Each approach has its own pros and cons. When jumping from a plane, the jumper has to align himself properly from the plane as he exits. Once he is far enough, he simply spreads his arms and legs, so that the wingsuit can begin converting momentum into lift.

A far different technique is employed when jumping from a cliff or some other stationary object. The jumper has to wait until he has enough downward velocity to maintain stability as he glides. Wingsuit flying is relatively new, having been developed within the past fifteen years. The technology continues to be refined. Some jumpers add a special type of carbon fiber wing to their suit to allow for better performance. In 2003, an Austrian BASE jumper used a carbon fiber wing and jumped from a height of 9,000 meters (5.5 miles). He managed to fly across the English Channel, a distance of 35 kilometers (21 miles), in a mere 14 minutes.

Adrenaline Pumping at These Bungee Jumping Locations

In bungee jumping, the thrill from the free fall, notwithstanding the elasticity of the cord, leads to a sort of rebound which adds to the fun. There are a number of locations around the world where this extreme sport can be experienced to its fullest. Let’s take a plunge into knowing where they are.
Idaho, Perrine Bridge
One of the most exciting bungee jumping spots, Perrine Bridge in Idaho, offers a 486 ft fall in the Snake river. This is the only man-made bridge in the USA where bungee jumping is allowed, throughout the year, that too without a permit.
Victoria Falls Bridge
Go east in Africa, and you have Zimbabwe offering a fabulous and breathtaking bungee jumping location. This is a 500 ft drop from the Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi river, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia. The thrill of the jump, combined with a dreamy spray of waterfall. Wow, must go!
Grande Canyon, Arizona
This is another location in USA. Here, at the northern tip of the Grande Canyon, Marble Canyon, at Kuskulana Bridge, you can jump from a height of 470 ft.
Ticino, Switzerland
Yes, this is that famous dam from where ‘007 James Bond’ jumped in the movie Golden Eye. Verzasca dam is the name of the place in Switzerland, which has on offer a plunge from a 220 m high hydroelectric dam. Ticino valley is the place where it is located.

The Bridge to Nowhere, California
This jumping site is one of the most popular ones in USA. The bridge is located around 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, in the lovely Angeles National Forest.
Bhote Khosi Bungee, Kathmandu, Nepal
Eastern ecstasy is at its best in Nepal, a cozy country situated in the heart of the magnificent Himalayas, very close to India. The snow-capped mountains are a perfect background to take a 500 ft fall. The Bhote Khosi river gushes wildly underneath the bridge, which is perfect for bungee jumping.
Great Canadian Bungee
If you are still not impressed, try jumping from a cliff in Canada. This spectacular site is flanked by limestone walls and an enchanting aqua-blue colored lagoon. Further, it is just around 30 minutes or less from downtown Ottawa at the Morrison’s quarry. Here, you can have a 200 ft head or body dip, and the rebound is a mind-blowing 160 ft.
Macau Tower
I saved the best for last. It is the Macau Tower in China. This plunge continues for 18 seconds, and you stop only 30 feet short of the ground, after going down a ripper―762 ft. I am getting goose bumps just writing about this. This fall will surely make you believe in God, and you are definitely going to get a flashback of your life while you go down.

Glacier National Park Hiking Trails

Glacier National Park is located in Montana, US, along the Canadian border. The national park has two mountain ranges and they stretch over the Canadian Rockies. The breathtaking beauty of this national park is a scenic splendor. It is an abode to 1,100 different vascular plants species and another hundred different animals. There are over 130 lakes spread over this pristine ecosystem. Relive the history of these mountains from the last ice age and discover their yet unexplored secrets. The divine glaciers have 700 miles of hiking, which is the best way of exploring the park.

Most of the visitors, who come to the park opt for hiking. The hiking trips have been designed as both, short and long trips. Nature unravels its beauty as you begin your hiking trip. The picturesque trials lead you to vertical trails, taking you to the great glaciers. The national park has a trip that fits each type of need.
Avalanche Lake Trail
Located on the west side of the continental divide, the Avalanche Lake is surrounded by massive mountains. The lake derives its name from the avalanches that come roaring down these mountains. Summer transcends these avalanches into waterfalls which cascade down, into the lake. Mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, and of course grizzly bears, are a common sight in this hiking trail. The two-mile long hiking trail takes you through the forest, to see a panoramic view of the grand mountains.
Hidden Lake Trail
The most popular of the trials, Hidden Lake Trail, is a flat walk leading to fabulous natural beauty. The 1.5 mile trail is known for its fishing pleasures. But patience is a virtue when it comes to fishing at this lake for the Yellowstone cutthroat trout. For those interested in exploring the nature, a short two mile walk down the lake shore is surely stunning.
Logging Lake Trail
Solitude is bliss and all those searching for bliss, must take this hiking trail. The logging trail takes you through uncharted forests, with open canopies in a few burnt areas. It is a moderately steep climb but flattens out as you get closer to the ‘Logging Creek Fire’ scar area.

Iceberg Lake Trail
This is a must do if you are out to catch the splendid snow. This is the best designed hiking trail and gains a vertical height of 1200 feet as you reach the top. At the end of the hike lies the iceberg lake. Wildlife viewing is simply incredible here. The scenic heights provide the finest wildlife, with grizzly bears in abundance. Bighorn sheep, mountain grouse, ground squirrels, etc. are also found on this trail.
Having your friends along for the hiking trip, will be icing on the cake. It’s a wonderful outing for a weekend as the giant landscape will make you forget all your worries and charge your batteries for a good-enough amount of time. So, put on those hiking shoes and pack your backpacks for the most adventurous getaway ever!

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial honoring the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his era. The Memorial, located on the western edge of the Tidal Basin, in Washington D.C., depicts 12 years of American history (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945), when Roosevelt served as the President of the United States.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington

Also referred to as the FDR Memorial, it was dedicated to the nation on May 2, 1997, by the then President, Bill Clinton. On the same day, it was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places―the official list of sites and structures deemed worth preserving, compiled by the United States administration. The Memorial, spread over an area of 7.5 acres, has four outdoor rooms, each representing one of Roosevelt’s 4 terms as the President. It is a part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks managed by the National Park Service.

The Memorial was designed by the American landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin. The sculptures and art works in the Memorial were created by George Segal, Neil Estern, Leonard Baskin, Robert Graham, and Thomas Hardy. The sculptures here depict the various incidents that took place during Roosevelt’s term as the President, ranging from him standing in the bread line to listening to a fireside chat on the radio. A bronze statue of Eleanor Roosevelt present in the Memorial, depicts her standing in front of the United Nations National Emblem, honoring her commitment to the United Nations.

Keeping a note of the ex-President’s disability (due to an attack of polio at age of 39), this memorial was designed in such a manner that it would be accessible even to those with physical impairments. The Memorial has an area which has tactual imprints in braille script to help people who are blind. A statue of the President depicts him in a chair, with a cloak hiding the chair, like he appeared in front of the public throughout his life. This didn’t go well with all the sections of the society. A group led by the National Organization on Disability collected $1.65 million to build another statue, which would clearly show the President on the wheelchair―identical to the one he used. This new statue was placed near the entrance of the Memorial in January 2001.

An extensive use of running water is noticed in the Memorial. A waterfall is present in each of the four rooms, which represent President Roosevelt’s four terms. The size of the waterfalls increases as you march towards the inner rooms. Initially, the visitors were allowed to wade in these waters, but now the National Park Service prohibits people from doing so. Small waterfalls were built to lend continuity to the theme of running water.

The five main water bodies here are symbolic and have the following meanings …
A single large drop symbolizes the crash of the economy, which triggered the Great Depression.
Multiple stair step drops represents the Tennessee Valley Authority dam-building project.
Chaotic falls at varying angles is a remembrance of the World War II.
A still pool in the Memorial symbolizes President Roosevelt’s death.
A wide layout of waterfalls gives a retrospective of Franklin Roosevelt’s term as the President.
The Franklin Roosevelt Memorial speaks not just for the President, but speaks in volumes about the era he represented. One of the most-visited memorials in the United States, this is a place worth visiting at least once.

The Best of Sandboarding

Sandboarding in Europe!
One would be surprised to find a sandboarding site in Europe, which is considered to be the hallowed turf of skiing. But Monte Kaolino in Hirschau, Germany, happens to be the host of the annual Sandboarding World Championships. It is also the only place to have a lift which ferries people to the top of the 120m-tall dune.
Sandboarding may seem like a fun sport, but wait until you hear this―in skiing, lifts take you to the top of the slope, and all that’s left for you is the thrill of waltzing down. Sand dunes, on the other hand, are a different ball game altogether, since it is impossible to build lifts in these areas. Therefore, sandboarders need to be extremely fit to climb these dunes (in the hot weather, mind you), before the fun part begins.

Well, there is the option of getting hold of a dune buggy or an all-terrain vehicle, but it kind of kills the macho-ness of the sport. So, let’s gather our wits, and draw up all the strength we can, before we head out to these fabulous sandboarding destinations.
The Middle East

Siwa desert Egypt
▶ Siwa, Egypt
▶ Big Red, Dubai

The most happening sandboarding happens where the deserts are―so the obvious place to begin with has got to be the Middle East. In fact, Egypt is actually believed to be the country where this sport originated. The Great Sea of Sand near Siwa, Egypt, is considered to be one of the top sandboarding sites in the world. With dunes rising as high as 500 feet, and slopes of 70 degrees or more, amateurs need to stay away from this one. Also, the area happens to be smack dab in the middle of nowhere, which means that only the truest sandboarders at heart can make it here.

Dubai is a hot-shot destination for all intents and purposes, as it even has a humongous skiing facility, despite being located in a searing, hot desert. But it’s these hot deserts that we’re interested in, at the moment, and Dubai sandboarding glory is the ‘Big Red’ (also known as Al Hamar), a massive 300-feet high sand dune. Dubai is also home to the Hugo International Sandboarding Championships, held annually in conjunction with the Dubai Shopping Festival in January.
Swakopmund desert Namibia

▶ Swakopmund, Namibia

Sossusvlei desert Namibia

▶ Sossusvlei, Namibia
Woman sandboarding
Cape Town, South Africa
▶ Cape Town, South Africa
▶ Johannesburg, South Africa

The southern region of Africa is home to the Namib desert, estimated to be the oldest desert in the world. The places which beckon sandboarders are Swakopmund, on the coast of northwestern Namibia, and the Skeleton Coast Sand Dunes at Sossusvlei, in the southern part of the Namib desert. The dunes here are massive, some of which can measure up to 900 feet. Needless to say, only the extreme thrill seekers head here.

Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa also have some fantastic sites for sandboarders. Close to Cape Town are the Fish Hoek Dunes, which are not as menacing as the ones in Namibia, and are suitable for beginners as well.

Family Adventure Vacation

Planning a vacation with your family? How about going on an adventure trip this time? This Buzzle article brings some family adventure vacation ideas for you.

If you realize that it has been long since you have been on a holiday with your family, here’s something for you. If you and your family members are of the adventurous type, an adventure outing could be a good choice for your vacation. You might like to go hiking to someplace less visited, or engage in extreme sports. You might want to enjoy a forest trail and explore the wild, or go family camping by the riverside. The options are plenty. It’s you who makes the choice.


If hiking in the hilly regions and walking in the wilds is something you enjoy doing, go trekking. Weather conditions and topography must be taken into account before planning a trek. If you are a trekker, you will love to explore the Himalayan regions in India. The Andes in South America is another popular destination for trekking. Alaska’s autumn forests, the rainforests of Australia and Africa, and the Kilimanjaro range in Africa offer some of the top trekking destinations. The Ladakh range in India, High Sierra in California, Mount Kenya, and the Swiss Alps are some other tourist destinations that are largely visited by trekkers from around the world. There are several walking and climbing routes in Mount Kenya that are used by hikers coming on an adventure tour to this region. The Alps of Switzerland is one of the most-visited tourist spots in the world. Construction of tourist facilities such as hotels and mountain huts began in the mid-nineteenth century and the Swiss Alps became a popular choice for trekking.


Some enjoy sailing to marinas, which provide tourists with convenient docks and easy access to restaurants. Some prefer to visit sheltered bays and calm waters, while others may like to sail on a yacht to the high seas of Goa. If you enjoy nature’s company, you can choose to go sailing in the quiet river waters with your family, watching sea birds and enjoying the cool breeze. Some of you might like to cruise in the marinas, chatting with your dear ones over a glass of wine or engage in water sports to add a tinge of adventure to your sailing holiday. The Exumas in Bahamas, the Whitsunday Islands in Australia, the British Virgin Island, and the Caribbean waters offer some good tourist spots for an adventure vacation with the family.

Adventure Sports

Some of you might like to explore the coral reefs of Mauritius or the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and discover the depths of the blue seas on a scuba diving or snorkeling vacation. If riding the waves is what you like, kitesurfing will provide you with that element of adventure. The white, sandy beaches of Hawaii, Tarifa, and Tenerife in Spain, and Boracay in Philippines offer some of the best kiteboarding destinations. Parasailing gives you a sense of freedom. For a bird’s-eye view of the ocean, you can visit parasailing destinations like Kerala and Goa.

River Rafting

Whitewater rafting originated way back in 1842 but became a popular sport only in the mid 1970s. Does this adventure sport interest you? If you would like to experience the thrills and chills of the white waters, go rafting on the deadly rapids. The white waters of River Ganges in the Himalayas, River Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh, and the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon offer some of the world’s best destinations for rafting.

Adventure Travel Hot Air Balloons

Man has always envied birds for their ability to fly and soar high up in the sky. We all wish to spread our wings and be able to fly great distances, see new lands, and travel without much hassle. Even the early humans wished to fly, as has been depicted in the various cave paintings. Archimedes, the great mathematician from Ancient Greece, who understood and explained buoyancy, may also have had a dream of being able to invent a flying machine. The dream of being able to fly was shared by the 13th century English scientist Roger Bacon, and the German philosopher Albertus Magnus. Both men proposed hypothetical ideas of a flying machine, based on the principle where force could be applied to lift them upwards. Many great men chased their dream of flying, and eventually stumbled upon the invention of the hot air balloon. If you are wondering how this fabulous technology was invented, read on.
The Basic Idea
The ambition to fly was too overwhelming, and people seem to have toyed with the idea of creating flying machines, in history. Henry Cavendish, the British scientist, discovered hydrogen in 1766. He noted that it was the simplest and the lightest of all gases on earth. Cavendish, described hydrogen as a ‘negative weight’, as it was lighter than air, and this prompted him to propose the idea, that the gas could be used to lift objects from earth towards the sky. Cavendish would have been able to get another great invention credited to his name, had he pursued his idea of using hydrogen, in order to fly.
A Duck, a Sheep, a Chicken, and the Journey Begins
Two brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier ,who were into paper manufacturing business, toyed with the idea of flying. They developed a new kind of paper by combining silk and paper. Then, they burned the new paper, and found ashes rose up into the air. This phenomenon fascinated them, and what followed, earned them a name in history as the globe aérostatique or the inventors of the hot air balloon.

The brothers thought that the smoke had magical powers that helped the ashes rise in air. Thus, they decided to capture that smoke in small bags that would rise in the air. Finally, they figured out that even a large bag containing smoke, or the supposed ‘magic power’, could ascend into the sky. The scientific explanation for this phenomenon is that the heated air is less dense inside the balloon, and hence, the air outside the balloon helps it rise upwards.
The first flight of the air balloon was conducted at Annonay, France on June 5, 1783. It was made of linen and paper, and had a volume of about 23,303 cubic feet. Fire on the ground helped heat the air in the balloon. The first passengers of this historic flight were a sheep, a duck, and a chicken. The balloon flew one mile from the starting point, and was witnessed by King Louis XVI from the front of his palace. It was a successful flight, and none of the passengers suffered any injuries. Thus, began the journey of the hot air balloon.

The most exotic green tourist destinations in the world

In recent years, a rise in ecotourism has been observed the world over. These days, people look for exotic and green destinations to spend their vacations. In spite of rampant urbanization witnessed in the past few decades, there still are many places where you can spend some quality time in the green settings of nature. Green travel destinations are characterized by diversity in flora and fauna. Some of these places are declared as World Heritage Sites. They are given special status and extra protection because of their natural wealth. It also means that the tourists who travel to these protected ecosystems on earth need to show a sense of ‘Eco-consciousness’.
Green Travel Destinations Around the World
Ecotourism is promoted by most nations across the globe. The reason behind this, is that it serves the dual purpose of educating tourists about environmental conservation, and providing the local populations with some financial support through conservation activities.
Daintree Rainforest, Australia
Daintree rain forest

Australia’s Daintree is the oldest continually surviving rainforest in the world. This 135-million year old spectacle is characterized by mountain peaks and forests which have a thick cover of exotic plants. Daintree offers a unique combination of high humidity, high temperature, and rainfall throughout the year. Such kind of climate is suitable for the growth of tropical fruit trees. Situated in the coastal regions of north east Queensland, the Daintree rainforest has a total area of 1,200 sq. km. This rain-forest is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. The ‘Wet Tropics’ region was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988.
The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos islands

This place featured in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1978. The Galápagos Islands is an ecologically sensitive area, where conservation measures are strictly followed. Visitors to Galápagos National Park are accompanied by park rangers who make sure they don’t leave any sort of trace behind. Some of the species of wild animals which hold importance from the point of conservation are:

✦ Galápagos Land Iguana
✦ Blue-footed Booby
✦ Galápagos Penguin
✦ Galápagos Tortoise
✦ Waved Albatross
Tourism in Kenya revolves around wildlife safaris of the savannas. Kenya is gifted with great natural wealth, and is therefore a very popular travel destination. One of the interesting things about this equatorial country is that, here, you get to experience extreme climatic conditions. The snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and savanna grasslands present a unique combination of extreme climatic conditions. Along with grasslands and mountains, the coastal regions of Kenya offer scenic natural beauty. The coral reefs of Malindi and its clear water beaches are excellent examples of Kenya’s natural wealth.

National Parks in Kenya

✦ Nairobi National Park
✦ Lake Nakuru National Park
✦ Amboseli National Park
✦ Kora National Park
✦ Mount Kenya National Park

These are the most popular national parks in Kenya. This country is home to some 50 national parks.

These Best Places to Visit in Tanzania

Quick Fact
Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania is the place where the oldest hominid fossils in the world have been found. It is located between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park areas.
Home to the most awe-inspiring collection of wildlife, Tanzania―the largest East African country―comprises some of the most alluring destinations in the world. From mist-covered mountains to moss-covered ruins, and from dense forests to expansive grasslands and serene beaches, the country has it all. It is a land where the wild and exotic come together in a single package.

Despite being a melting pot of unique culture and traditions, the tale of Tanzania has been that of constant fight and struggle, first against slavery and colonialism, and then for economic survival. Nevertheless, it is the optimism of the local Tanzanians regarding their future that has led, amongst other things, to the development of international tourism in the country. We, at Buzzle, have compiled a list of some of the best places to visit in Tanzania, if you decide to spend your vacation there.

Ten Best Tanzanian Destinations
For a first-time visitor, Tanzania can actually turn out to be a package of dozens of unexpected and pleasant surprises. If you think what a poor country like Tanzania can offer you, you really need to do a bit of research. There are so many things to do here that you might run out of time and money, but the options will never cease. Here are some of the most popular and most-visited tourist spots in this country.
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
◈ Location: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
◈ Best time to visit: From January to March and from June to October

Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant stratovolcano with its three volcanic cones―the Kibo, the Shira, and the Mawenzi―is unquestionably a trekker’s paradise. It boasts of being the highest mountain not only in Tanzania, but also in Africa. Moreover, it is also the largest freestanding mountain in the world. Situated about 5,895 m above sea level, it is relatively easy to climb than most other mountains, owing to which it attracts a large number of mountaineers and trekkers from all across the world.

◈ Things to do: Apart from trekking and climbing, Kilimanjaro offers much more to its visitors. This includes everything from wildlife tours to game drives to nature trails and bird watching. Tourists can even get an opportunity to explore the cultures of the indigenous tribes, residing in the slopes of the mountain.

◈ Staying there: There are a number of designated campsites on Mount Kilimanjaro for the people to stay. They can also set up their own camp for as long as they want, by paying a nominal fee to the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti national park
◈ Location: Serengeti ecosystem, Mara and Simiyu regions
◈ Best time to visit: All through the year