By Lake Zone Watch writer
Tanzania’s far-famed Serengeti National Park has won Africa’s Leading National Park 2023 award for the fifth time in a row at an event held last night in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Serengeti is a vast plain in the country to the west of the Great Rift Valley known for its wildlife.
It is a World Heritage Site teeming with over two million ungulates, 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and 500 bird species inhabiting an area close to 15,000 square kilometres in size.
The expansive park is also known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra seeking new pastures, particularly during the dry season.
At the same event, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) emerged winner in the category of the African leading tourist attractions under the network of World Travel Awards.
According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, for the fifth time since 2019, Serengeti beat other competitors such as Central Kalahari Game Reserve of Botswana, Etosha National Park of Namibia, Kidepo National Park of Uganda, Kruger National Park of South Africa and Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya.
Meanwhile, the Board of Trustees, Management and staff of the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) have thanked President Samia Suluhu Hassan and everyone who voted for Serengeti National Park as Africa’s Leading National Park 2023.
“We promise to do our best on conserving Serengeti and other national parks in general and provide the best services to our tourists,” a congratulatory message said.