Here are the Best 7 Safari Destinations in Africa
January 5, 2017
1. Kruger National Park
Considered South Africa’s most exciting safari destination, the Kruger National Park allows you to explore the African wildlife. You can even choose from a variety of tours such as classical tours, honeymoon tours and family holidays. There are lodging options from the most luxurious to the more budget oriented. The trip can be fully planed in due time so when you get there everything is laid out for you just as you imagined it. You can explore the African Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo in style.
2. Maasai Mara National Reserve
Another luxurious destination that allows you to discover the wildlife of Africa in the comfort of an incredible resort is the Maasai Mara National Reserve. What can you do here? You can go on a specialized big cats safari, you can watch rhinos and elephants, you can feed a giraffe and you can play with a baby elephant. Other activities include a hot air balloon ride, sky diving, a trip to the Maasai cultural village or even golf.
3. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is a very popular safari destination with over 1.5 million wildebeests and 250,000 zebras migrating through every year. Lions and crocodiles are a regular sighting in this vast and beautiful park. Many tourists flocking here just to see the great migration must pay attention to their location because the park is so big that if they get it wrong, they risk not even catching a glimpse.
4. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
The Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe occupies roughly around 14,500 square kilometers. It became a national park in 1929 and it presents a wide selection of over 100 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. A safari in Hwange National Park is a very exciting adventure. But one with all the facilities of modern life such as comfortable accommodations, facilities such as stores, oil stations, restaurants and camping sites.
5. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park has a very big wildlife concentration. The park has 9095 square kilometers and it is the first place where the notion of “walking safari” was invented. What is more, the scenery can be experienced in different seasons. There are 60 different animal species and 400 bird species to be seen in the park. The vegetation alone is another reason to book a trip right away. Here you can see the mopane, the leadwood, the baobab in different specimens and the tamarind tree among others.
6. Chobe National Park, Botswana
A trip to the Chobe National Park will take you to Bostwana. There you will be pampered and prepared for the ride of your life. There are four areas to be visited: Ngwenzumba Pans, Linyanti, Savute and the Chobe Riverfront. The accommodations and the experience may seem out of this world and they could trigger your appetite for such holidays.
7. Lower Zambezi Valley, Zambezi
What beautiful scenery can you enjoy in the Lower Zambezi Valley? How about lush vegetation, white old meanders and oxbow lakes, tall leadwoods, ebonies, acacia and fig trees. There is a full range of activities for visitors to do during a regular day in the park. There are walking safaris accompanied by a qualified guide and an armed ranger, boa trips to explore the Zambezi river, canoe rides, elephant, buffalo and lions can be watched from a safe distance in a comfortable and safe guided safari.
If before you did not know there were so many options for safaris in Africa, now you do. But if you opened this article because you are interested in going to as many as possible, we hope we did not disappoint in only choosing a few. There are an awful lot of natural adventures you can have in the wild on the African continent, of course, with the proper guide and equipment. And we have made a selection of the 7 most popular and exciting ones. It is up to you to make a list of your favorite ones.
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