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Serengeti Plain


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An area of northern Tanzania bordering on Kenya and Lake Victoria. It is internationally well-known for its extensive wildlife preserve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a vast plain in Tanzania to the west of the Great Rift Valley known for its wildlife


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  • Instead of trudging like a hippo through the thick sludge of a jungle riverside, I floated like a Snake Eagle across the Serengeti Plain.


  • Lions on the Serengeti Plain in East Africa began to twitch and convulse.

    Something Is Killing The Lions

  • A farm-raised deer or elk is not a wild animal and a fenced-in ranch in Texas is not the Serengeti Plain.

    What Would Rudolph Say

  • DANIEL PINKWATER: I am in a tent at a camp on the Serengeti Plain.

    Falling Ill in Africa, and Loving It

  • Yep, aristocrats rule us all and have since the beginning of time back there on the Serengeti Plain in Africa.


  • Olduvai is a great natural gash in the Serengeti Plain, where hundreds of feet of ancient lakebeds have been exposed by earthquake action.

    C. Human Origins (4 Million to 1.8 Million Years Ago)

  • We felt as if we were standing in the middle of the Serengeti Plain, waving our arms about, trying to stop the wildebeest migrating.

    Some by Fire

  • Some 3.5 million years ago, the volcano Sadiman, one of several volcanoes bordering the southern Serengeti Plain, began a series of light-ash eruptions.

    Ancestral Passions

  • In one of these horizons, almost all of the handaxes and cleavers some 75 percent of the tools had been made from large pieces of fine-grained green phonolite, a lava that Mary and Richard Hay traced to the small volcano Engelosen, about eight miles away on the Serengeti Plain.

    Ancestral Passions

  • FLORIDA - It's 10 a.m. on a sunny, mid-March morning and we're chugging slowly across the Serengeti Plain.

    Toronto Sun


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