CNN has launched the second annual Tanzania: the
Ultimate Safari Sweepstakes sponsored by the Tanzania Tourist Board.
The winners will enjoy an experience of a
lifetime in a country named one of the top safari destinations in
Africa. The trip will include a seven days/six nights stay that
will take the lucky winners to two of Tanzania’s World Heritage
Sites, the famous Serengeti National Park, home to the great
animal migration, and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
The Ultimate Safari prize includes roundtrip air
tickets in economy class for two from any gateway within the
continental US, transfers, accommodations, meals and game drives.
Entries will be accepted through midnight January 31, 2009 at
The Serengeti National Park, recently named the
7th New Wonder of the World, is one of the World’s last great
wildlife refuges. It is in these vast plains that the visitor can
witness the annual migration that is one of nature’s most
awe-inspiring wonders. More than one million wildebeests as well
as hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle pursued by hungry
predators move in a north/south cycle. Most of the migration, 85%,
takes place in the Serengeti from December through July.
The Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eighth
Wonder of the World rises 2,286 m above sea level and is the
largest unbroken caldera in the world. It is also unique in that
it is the only protected area where the local inhabitants, the
Masai herdsmen and their cattle live in harmony with the wildlife
and the tourists. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 meters
from the Caldera floor, this natural amphitheater is about 25
miles in diameter and is home to up to 30,000 animals. The drama
unfolds as one drives down from the crater rim to the crater
floor. In addition to the many big game, elephant, lion, hippo, it
is one of the few places that one can still see the Black Rhino.
The winners will also have the opportunity of visiting Olduvai
Gorge, also a World Heritage Site and known as the “Cradle of
mankind.” It is here where Dr. Louis Leaky and his wife Mary
discovered the skull of Nutcracker Man and the remains of Homo
Hablis, man’s first step on the ladder of human revolution.
The trip will include one night in Arusha, the
safari capital of the North, two nights n Ngorongoro and three
nights in the Serengeti, with breakfast, lunch and dinner
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