Wildlife Photo Tour leads safaris to the Serengeti twice annually. There is a reason for this – to put it plainly – the Serengeti is just spectacular. You don’t have to believe me though – this article at HuffPost reveals that the Serengeti was just voted the best Park for African Safaris. This is not a criticism of other wildlife areas and parks in Africa, but praise for the best of the best.
An in-depth study showed that the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania came out on top as Africa’s best Safari Park. Reviews were contributed by Safari tourist and industry experts. In this study they analyzed 3008 reviews from both Safari travelers and acclaimed experts in the travel industry. The Serengeti was ranked highest overall with a rating of 4.89 out of five stars. This study contained comments from travelers from sixty-three countries, including reviews from first-time Safari tourists as well as seasoned Safari travelers who tend to be more critical.
During the survey, the more experienced Safari adventurists that have been on multiple safaris ranked the Serengeti 16% higher than any other Park
Of the 3,000+ reviews, 774 were written by travel and Safari experts including authors of guidebooks such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, and Brandt and Footprint.
Tourist can visit the Serengeti year-round and see a multitude of wildlife. Predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards and millions of prey animals like zebras, impalas, dik-diks, wildebeests and cape buffalo just to name a few – a very few.
One of the great dramas on the Serengeti is the “Great Migration,” consisting of over 1,500,000 wildebeests 400,000 zebras and 300,000 gazelles. This year-long migration runs from the Masai Mara National Park in southern Kenya to the n’Dutu area of southern Serengeti.
Of greatest interest to most adventurers is when the “Great Migration” crosses the Mara River back into Kenya. The Migration spends nearly three months crossing the Mara from late July through mid-September. During this period approximately 300,000 wildebeests die near the river from predators, broken limbs and drowning. Although that sounds like a tragic number, remember this is wildlife and life is hard. Take heart, the wildebeests as a whole will survive because their birth rate is over 400,000 annually.
To see this spectacle for yourself, join Wildlife Photo Tour on an African Safari to the Serengeti.