The race to declare the Seven Wonders of Tanzania has been concluded. The campaign launched in 2008 with experts from members of the IUCN and other conservation and nature experts vetting and voting on many of the wonders. The interest and excitement grew as the Tanzania National Parks and the Tanzania Tourist Board shared the campaign with citizens and visitors to the parks.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti with the accompanying Migration, and Ngorongoro Crater have officially been declared as part of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The three African wonders top the list for Tanzania.
What are the 7 Natural Wonders of Tanzania?
Congratulations to each of the winners. With Tanzania offering so many different wonders, it was now surprise that it was a close race. As the voting concluded, counsel from Tanzanian experts help discern the winners. Statistical significance and uniqueness served as the distinction between the candidates.
On April 4, 2014 (4-14-14), Seven Natural Wonders is honored and proud to announce the winners for the Seven Wonders of Tanzania. Take a moment to discover and learn more about the 7 Tanzanian wonders:
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro reaches the greatest height at 19,340 feet (5,895 m) at Uhuru Peak. Uhuru is the highest point of Kilimanjaro’s seven peaks.
Serengeti and Migration
The Serengeti Migration is the largest land migration in the world featuring over 1.2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebra and complementary herd of other antelope. The migration expands over 18,641 square miles (30,000 sq km).
Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater expands 12 miles (19 km) across and covers 102 square miles (264 sq km). Home to over 30,000 animals, it is often affectionally called, “Africa’s Garden of Eden.”
Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in the world. The reserve expands 21,100 square miles (54,600 sq km) and had additional natural buffer zones. There are no permanent human residents making it a truly natural wonder.
Gombe Stream National Park
Statistically speaking, Gombe is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks. Traditionally, it is one of the most famous because of the chimpanzee conservation work with Jane Goodall. The park covers 20 square miles (52 sq km), but is home to the chimpanzee.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The park extends across 5,000 square miles (13,000 sq km) and sits in the heart of Tanzania. Famous for the large 10,000 plus herd of roaming elephants. OVer 430 species of birds await visitors.
Kitulo National Park
Kitulo brings out uniqueness for Tanzania serving as a national park because of the flora. It covers 159 square miles (413, sq km). It is affectionately known as the the “Serengeti of FLowers,” with locals also calling it the Garden of God.
Congratulations to each of the wonder winners. You are worthy representatives for the beauty, splendor, uniqueness and pure “wonder” of Tanzania.