Take a virtual ride on Busch Gardens Tampa's iconic Serengeti Express as the steam engine makes its loop through the theme park -- keep an eye out for the steel legs of SheiKra, Cheetah Hunt and Montu as the train makes its circuit. Then it's on to the Serengeti Plain, Busch Gardens Tampa's home for dozens of African species -- from A (antelopes) to Z (zebras).

Busch Garden Tampa's Serengeti Express has always been one of my family's favorite parts of the park: fun for the animal lovers and a great way to wind down after a day of thrills.

Planning a trip to Tampa Bay and Busch Gardens Tampa? Pick up a Tampa Bay CityPASS for discounted admission to the park and four other Tampa Bay attractions.