Serengeti National Park as Africa’s leading national park
Serengeti National Park as Africa’s leading national park: Serengeti national park was recently announced as Africa’s leading national park for 2020 during the World travel awards which were founded by Graham Cooke. These awards were held virtually on Monday November 9th 2020.
During the previous year of 2019, Serengeti national park won the same category of Africa’s leading national park. These awards help to showcase some of the best travel and tourism destinations in the region to the world.
Following a yearlong search for the world’s top leading brands in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, results for the World Travel Awards are compiled. Professionals in the industry as well as the public also vote for the nominees in the various categories of the awards.
Serengeti national park is a wildlife viewing destination which is located in the northern part of Tanzania. This national park is one of Tanzania’s oldest and has a variety of wildlife and bird species which can be seen during a safari at the destination.
The big 5 are among the popular attractions which tourists visiting Serengeti national park are interested in seeing. They include lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos and the big 5 are described as the most difficult animals to hunt on foot.
Serengeti national park is also a destination for the great wildebeest migration which involves movement of over 2 million wildebeests annually across the Mara and Serengeti eco system. River crossings are another highlight of this migration as the wildebeest swim across rivers which have crocodiles to get to the other side.
The rivers which are crossed by wildebeest during the wildebeest migration include Mara river and the Grumeti river. Serengeti national park is also described as a national park with endless plains.
Serengeti national park is regulated by the Tanzania national parks authority which ensures conservation is carried out in the national park during safari activities such as game drive, guided nature walks. Bird watching and hot air balloon adventures.
This national park covers over 14750 square kilometers and is characterized by savannah plains, woodlands, granite rock outcrops or kopjes like Simba kopjes and Moru kopjes which can be seen in the central part of Serengeti national park.
Serengeti national park is also made up of the central Serengeti or Seronera area, northern Serengeti and western Serengeti. Tourists on safari in this national park visit these different parts of Serengeti and experience its unique attractions while looking out for various wildlife species.
Located in the northern part of Tanzania, Serengeti national park is also located near other wildlife viewing destinations such as the Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park and Arusha national park.
Wildlife species which can be seen in Serengeti national park include wildebeests, hippos, buffalos, elands, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, kudu, dik dik, waterbucks, impalas, hartebeests and many others.
Attractions which can be seen in Serengeti national park include the Seronera river valley, retina hippo pool, Lobo valley, kopjes, Grumeti river and many others.
The World travel awards were established in 1993 with an aim of acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence of all key sectors in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Some of the destinations which won awards include;
- Kenya which was voted as Africa’s leading destination with its epic savannah landscapes, a variety of wildlife species and beautiful beaches. The capital city of Kenya which is Nairobi was also recognized as Africa’s leading business travel destination.
In Kenya also, the world travel awards recognized Kenyatta international convention Centre as Africa’s leading meetings and conference center.
- Cape town which is found in south Africa was recognized at the world travel awards as Africa’s leading festival and event destination. The table mountain which is one of the attractions in South Africa was recognized as Africa’s leading tourist attraction.
The city of Durban was also recognized as Africa’s leading city destination during the world travel awards for 2020.
Other sectors in the tourism, travel and hospitality industry which were recognized during the world travel awards include the aviation industry and the hospitality sector which are major parts of the industry.
In Kenya, Fairmont Mount Kenya safari club was recognized as Africa’s leading hotel and in South Africa’s hospitality sector, Saxon hotel villas and spa was chosen as Africa’s leading boutique hotel.
During the world travel awards 2020, Africa’s leading green hotel was recognized as Aberdare country club in Kenya. This facility is located in the north eastern part of Nairobi in the Aberdare highlands.
The aviation sector is another important part of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and during this year’s world travel awards, Ethiopian airlines was recognized as Africa’s leading airline.
Africa’s leading airport during the world travel awards was recognized as Cape Town international airport. The leading airline in Africa was recognized as Kenya airways. The resilience of the different stake holders nominated in these awards was also recognized as the journey of recovery from the global pandemic begins.