Serengeti National Park Leads in Africa’s New ‘Wonders of Nature’

Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda (right) presenting a photograph depicting wildebeest migration in the Serengeti to the President and Founder of Seven Wonders, Dr. Philip Imler at the Mount Meru Hotel on February 11. Left is Dr. Imler's wife, Nancy Imler. (Photograph by Filbert Rweyemamu)
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda (right) presenting a photograph depicting wildebeest migration in the Serengeti to the President and Founder of Seven Wonders, Dr. Philip Imler at the Mount Meru Hotel on February 11. Left is Dr. Imler’s wife, Nancy Imler. (Photograph by Filbert Rweyemamu)

Serengeti National Park was declared the best of the seven new natural wonders of Africa as all the three entries from Tanzania’s Northern Zone circuit made it into the coveted seven.

Announcing the new ‘Seven Wonders’ of nature in Arusha on Monday the President and founder of the Texas (US) based ‘New Seven Wonders,’ Dr Philip Imler revealed that though the seven wonders are not ranked in positions, Serengeti stood out due to its legendary, spellbinding largest migration of large mammals.

Ngorongoro Crater, found within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority and described as ‘the bowl in which variety of wildlife live,’ was also voted among the Seven Wonders of Nature while Mount Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s highest peak became the third entry from Tanzania to make it into the ‘New Seven Natural Wonders’ of the continent.

Other winners included the ‘Red Sea Reef,’ on the coast of Egypt and Sudan; River Nile, which flows into more than 10 countries in Africa, the Sahara Desert encompassing nearly ten countries as well and the ‘Okavango Delta‘ of Botswana.

A total of 12 entries from around the continent have been competing for the coveted ‘Seven’ positions and Tanzania had fielded its own top three tourist attractions, namely the Ngorongoro Crater, the annual Wildebeest Migration of Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Monduli’s District Commissioner, Jowika Kasunga congratulating Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area’s Conservator, Bruno Kawasange at the award giving ceremony at the Mount Meru Hotel. Facing camera is Ngorongoro’s District Commissioner, Elias Wawa Lali and right is NCAA’s Public Relations Manager Adam Akyoo. (photo by Filbert Rweyemamu).

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