Wednesday, June 26, 2013


A survey of more than 1,000 safari travelers and industry experts concluded that Tanzania is rated the best African country for safari holidays.

(TRAVPR.COM) THE NETHERLANDS - June 18th, 2013 -, an online marketplace for African safari tours, published a comprehensive analysis of 3,061 reviews on safari destinations in the continent. The reviews, completed by safari tourists and experts from all over the globe, voted Tanzania as the top destination for safaris, giving the country a total rating of 4.8 out of five stars.

Besides more than 2,300 reviews from safari-clients, the study included 756 expert reviews from reputable guidebook authors working for Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer's, Bradt and Footprint. Each of the experts visited more than an average of 40 safari parks and over half of the safari tourists have been on multiple safaris. This is further proof of the conclusion that Tanzania deserves this top position. Rounding out the top five were Botswana, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa.

Tanzania scored highly, in part, to its excellent wildlife viewing, the possibility to extend a safari holiday with beach-time on tropical Zanzibar Island, the easy access from abroad, the political stability and relative safety.

Tanzania's premier park is Serengeti National Park. It is home to the annual "Wildebeest Migration" where over 2.5 million wildebeest and zebra migrate between Tanzania and Kenya. The migration has been featured in many wildlife documentaries and especially the scenes where vast herds of wildebeest cross the crocodile infested rivers are world-famous. With a remarkable score of 4.91 out of 5 stars the Serengeti was ranked as the top safari park of Africa.

The analysis also broke down the average user rating by month. The general consensus is that Tanzania is best visited during the dry season from June to October. Therefore it was quite surprising to see that all months received consistent high ratings. Most parks in the north offer great wildlife viewing year-round, but the southern and western parks are best visited during the dry season. The fact the northern parks receive most visitors by far probably played a big role in the consistent high ratings.

For the full analysis, including the ratings of the other safari countries and Tanzania's major parks, please visit

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