Endless Plain

The Serengeti Plain in Northern Tanzania covers 12,000 square miles, about the size of the state of Maryland. Travel photos and movies showing African landscape typically depict a savannah, which is a mosaic of woodland and grassland, scattered with the iconic flat-topped Acacia (umbrella tree).

About one-third of the Serengeti is grassland like the picture above. Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “siringit”, which literally translates to “the place where the land runs forever”. This has been shortened to “Endless Plain”.

The “grass” is waist high, providing concealment from/for predators.

Thought for the Day: Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, amongst other creatures, in a large landscape.
Doris Lessing

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