THE Serengeti National Park has done it again; it is the world’s second most booked and aspired leisure destination for 2021.
Forbes’ Bucket List Travel: The Top 21 Destinations for 2021 puts the Serengeti only behind Maldives—a small archipelagic island state in South Asia.
The study conducted by Ovation Travel Group’s agents compiled an exclusive list of the top leisure destinations based on advance sales and client aspirations, says Forbes in its online publication.
“The savannah stretches out in grasslands, open plains, and rivers,” the report quotes Joyce Novick, a luxury travel consultant at Ovation Travel Group. “It’s the perfect place to host the diverse animals — lions, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelle and elephants that come each year in search of food.”
The publication encourages animal lovers of all ages not to miss an opportunity to visit Serengeti, thanks to its unmatched wealth of wildlife.
“This is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the animal kingdom and to reflect on your place in the environment,” the Forbes’ report underlines.
Rwanda which is ranked seventh is the only other African destination on the exclusive list.
The Serengeti is followed by Antarctica in the third place and Lake Powell Jackson Hole, both in the United States.
In the sixth place is a Peruvian destination called Cusco which is followed by Rwanda then Denali National Park in Alaska, US, Porto Cervo in Italy and Sonoma County in California, US caps the top 10.
But this is not the first time for Serengeti to bully other leisure destinations. It does it often. Just last week, it was named alongside Mafia-based Thanda Island as winners in this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards.
The Serengeti scooped Africa’s leading national park category and the Indian Ocean getaway grabbed Africa’s leading luxury island.
This was the second time in a row the destinations won the categories they first won last year.
For Serengeti, this is now a fourth recognition in a row after it won the best African Safari Park in 2018 in ratings organized by SafariBookings.com. The win followed an in-depth study that included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts.
In 2017, Tanzania was named Africa’s Best Safari country by SafariBookings.com after an in-depth analysis of reviews from safari tourists and acclaimed Africa experts. In its announcement of the win, Safaribookings.com said more than 2,500 reviews were used in the comprehensive research which included contributions from safari-goers all over the world and 22 reputable guidebook authors.