Tag Archives: Ecology in the Serengeti

The Legendary Allure of Tanzania’s Serengeti

November 19, 2015 - Environment,Experience,Lamai,Lodges and Camps,Safari,Singita Grumeti,The Grumeti Fund

The Serengeti’s storied plains are a thing of wondrous beauty; endless grasslands, winding rivers, rocky volcanic outcrops and thorny acacia forests. Renowned for its epic mammal migration which draws thousands of safari lovers every year, this pristine wilderness is also one of the best places in the world to see lions in their natural habitat, along with a host of other unique wildlife. Once the migration has moved on, visitors are able to experience an array of untamed wildlife, including giraffe, elephant and gazelle; further proof that the Serengeti offers diverse and fascinating game viewing all year round. Singita’s lodges and camps in two concessions in the region offer an intimate glimpse at this incredible ecosystem.

Singita Serengeti, Tanzania

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing the highlights of these vast conservation areas with you, from the lush, riverine landscape of Singita Lamai to the 350,000-acre Singita Grumeti reserve, ideally positioned on the migratory route which is home to an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. We’ll help you discover Singita Serengeti; a place where each season is as majestic as the last:

Singita is the trusted guardian of over half a million acres of land in Africa and responsible for making a tangible difference in the lives of the people living and working in and around its lodges through successful community development projects. The company proudly operates 6 lodges and camps in Tanzania, each a unique and thrilling safari experience in its own right. Find out more ยป

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The Singita Grumeti Fund Environmental Centre

May 24, 2010 - Singita Grumeti,The Grumeti Fund

At Singita Grumeti Reserves the Grumeti Fund has established an Environmental Centre. This centre runs an ecology course for the top six grade 11 geography and science students at a given school from the surrounding communities. The course runs for one week and two courses are offered a month, one for boys and one for girls. Each course caters for 12 students and two teachers.

During this week the students focus on the Serengeti ecosystem, the sustainable use of natural resources and other relevant environmental topics that are built into the Tanzania school syllabus.

Some of the topics covered during the course are revision of work already done while other topics are new. All the topics are combined and taught in a way that provides students with a big picture view of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Editha (security) and Stella (the Grumeti Fund Environmental Centre's second in command)

Upon completion of the course all students, most of whom are already active members of their school’s ecology clubs, are assigned projects and the results of these projects are carefully monitored. The best projects and students are then rewarded with scholarships to study further.

Successful projects initiated by the Environmental Centre – but spearheaded by past pupils – include the planting of indigenous trees, the discovery of new water sources and the development of alternative energy sources.

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