Tanzania has been named as the best place in the world for seeing animals in their natural habitat at the awe-inspiring Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.
The chance to see the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros - was one of the reasons Tanzania came out on top in a poll of the Virtual Tourist community.
Another big natural attraction in Tanzania's favour is the chance to see the Great Migration, when over a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra make a huge cyclical journey.
After the birth of their calves in the spring, the dry weather forces the animals to leave the Serengeti for the Maasai Mara before setting off back again in October and arriving back at the Serengeti in December.
It is an incredible natural spectacle in which the animals are inundated with hazards - not least some of Africa's biggest predators - making for an unforgettable sight as part of tailor made holidays on the continent.
The amazing feat has recently been noted with the inclusion of the Great Migration in a newly revised list of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, putting it alongside Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Meanwhile the Serengeti National Park was named as overall winner at the International Awards in Tourism, Hotel and Catering.
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