Serengeti National Park gets its name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. The Serengeti is located along the rift valley and is abundant with geological formations. One of the Serengeti’s defining features are its Kopjes pronounced “copy”, a feature of continual weathering. These islands in the sea of grass are formed as the top soil comprising of rock and ash is eroded exposing the covered layer of metamorphic rock. These exposed rock forms, kopjes, are round as a result of spherical wind weathering. The national park covers an area of 14,800 square kilometers most of which is grass plains. These rich grass plains are a result of ash deposited by volcanic eruptions and are home to 3 million animals. Within these grass plains, the scattered kopjes act as a haven for animals from grass fires, predators and the heat. The game drives in this park are exceptional and the game viewing is incredible. This park offers the best opportunity of viewing cheetahs, leopards and lions.