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Serengeti National Park voted Best African Safari Park of 2019

By Eric Toroka, Mauritius (People's Daily Online)    16:49, June 04, 2019

The Serengeti National Park has been voted as the 2019 World Trade Awards - African Leading National Park as the voting was held recently at Sugar Beach-Sun Resort in Mauritius.

After an exhaustive analysis by the popular tourism website known as SafariBookings.com, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was rated the best African Safari Park for its stunning tourist attractions as well as service delivery.

No doubt, this is the positive result of the Fifth Phase Government under the leadership of His Excellency President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli popularly known as JPM, nearly four years in the top office of the land.

Apart from H.E Dr. Magufuli’s emphasis on touting the country’s tourism wherever he gets an opportunity, the Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Mama Samia Suluhu Hassan, Honorable Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, and other government officials, have also been using different platforms to market the country’s tourism sector and natural resources to the outside world.

Senior Assistant Conservation Commissioner (Communication) at Tanapa, Pascal Shelutete, said the international recognition attained by the Serengeti Wildlife Reserve was a result of the great efforts made by the Fifth Phase Government through the Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa) in managing the reserve and wooing more tourists into the country.

According to Shelutete, this is the second time for the Serengeti National Wild Reserve to win the international recognition in the annual event, which was organized recently by the World Travel Awards in Mauritius. 

“This is the second time consecutively that the Serengeti National Park is declared the best wildlife reserve in Africa after last year it emerged the winner through a popular website known aswww.safaribookings.com,” Shelutete noted. 

In this category of the 2019 Best National Award for Africa, the Serengeti was competing with five other African reserves including the Central Kalahari (Botswana), Etosha (Namibia), Kidepo (Uganda), Kruger (South Africa) and Maasai Mara (Kenya). 

The Serengeti National Park has won the prestigious award due to its popularity of migratory animals such as wildebeest, zebras and easily seen animals like lions, hyenas, cheeters, broad and long attractive grasses, streams and Grumeti that has crocodiles and hippos.

The Serengeti National Park becomes the second wildlife reserve park under Tanapa to get the WTA awards, whereby the Kilimanjaro Mountain has also been awarded the World Travel Award in the category of “Africa’s leading tourist attraction” five years back in 2013, 2015, and 2018.

“The international recognition received by the Serengeti is a great honor for Tanapa and our nation in general. It is also an important opportunity to continue promoting the Serengeti National Park and other tourist attractions in our national and international reserves,” he stated.

The winners of the WTA awards are voted by the stakeholders of travel and tourism around the world.

“We would like to thank the Government and the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources as well as Tanzanians in general for this achievement,” Shelutete noted. 

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