Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park has yet again been named the best national park in Africa, leading consecutively for the last three years, beating the likes of Kruger National Park in South Africa at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021.
Famed for the Wildebeest migration and a vast plain that accommodates millions of wildlife including the Big 5, Serengeti prides to offer some of the best safari experiences for both luxury and on-budget travelers.
Serengeti was competing against other African contenders such as Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Botswana), Etosha National Park (Namibia), Kidepo Valley National Park (Uganda), Kruger National Park (South Africa), and Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya).
On Thursday, October 21, World Travel Awards, a global initiative that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism unveiled its Africa 2021 winners.
World Travel Awards also recognized Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro among Africa’s leading destinations, making the three Tanzanian national parks claim a spot on the 2021 conservation awards list.
Tanzania won in 10 different categories that included, Leading National Park, Leading Beach Destination, Leading Destination, Leading Luxury Island, Responsible Tourism Award, Leading Green Hotel, Leading Private Island Resort, Leading Safari Company, Leading Luxury Safari Lodge, and Leading Hotel Brand.
“Tanzania – with its national parks, wildlife, and palm-fringed beaches – was voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination,” WTA wrote on their site.
South Africa’s Cape Town was declared Africa’s Leading City Destination, and its majestic Table Mountain picked ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’.
The fascinating South African city of Durban was voted ‘Africa’s Leading City Destination’.
In the aviation sector, Kenya Airways lifted ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’, whilst ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’ went to Cape Town International Airport. Kenya Airways notched ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’- Business Class and Ethiopian Airlines picked ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class ’.