People always ask me where is the best place to go on safari. I give them that infamous answer – it depends. And it does because each park, each country offers something different. Chobe in Botswana or Tarangire in Tanzania have a great concentration of elephants. Gorillas? Parc de Vulcans in Rwanda or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda are the places for you.
But if pushed for what is the best park in Africa I would say the Serengeti. Why? Because it has so much to offer. A vast terrain to explore. Wildlife of every kind. And of course the Great Wildebeest Migration which everyone wants to see.
Recently a logical rational approach was developed to determine which park was best for African safaris. And the winner? Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This was based on analyzing 3,008 reviews by both safari travelers and top experts in the field.
A total of 2,234 reviews were contributed by safari tourists from 63 countries. The remaining 774 reviews were written by renowned experts, including guidebook authors associated with Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint. Serengeti received an overall rating of 4.91 out of 5 stars and the Serengeti was crowned Africa’s Best Safari Park.
There were many reasons several common reasons were given. The annual Great Migration, top wildlife viewing year-round and endless grass plains that feel like authentic Africa. I concur.