If you love animals, but hate seeing them confined in a zoo, you may well find an African safari to be a life-changing experience.
An opportunity to get up close and personal with those magnificent creatures we normally only read about in books or watch on TV, an African safari is breathtaking, exciting, and quite often luxurious, and if you are looking for a unique travel experience, off the beaten path and into nature, a safari will tick all the right boxes.
There are numerous options when it comes to choosing your African safari destination, but whether you head deep into bush in the north of South Africa’s Kruger Park, or out into the vast plains of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, you can pretty much guarantee that your trip into the wilderness will be unforgettable.
Unfortunately, environmental studies show that due to climate change and loss of habitat, the migratory patterns are changing in Africa and some animals are at risk of extinction, so if you would like to witness South Africa’s Big 5, or the great Wildebeest migration in Tanzania, now is the perfect time to head to one of these five fabulous safari destinations and get your cameras ready for some action shots!
Okavango Delta – Botswana
If you like big cats and have deep pockets, head to Botswana’s Okavango Delta where Africa’s largest lions roam in magnificent prides. It’s not the cheapest safari destination in the world, but it certainly has a reputation for being one of the best, and there are some amazing properties to choose from.
Serengeti / Ngorongoro – Tanzania
Home to the largest mass movement of land mammals on planet earth – the great Wildebeest migration, Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem is a fantastic place to view wild animals in large numbers. The great migration involves millions of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and impala, creating one of the world’s most breathtaking natural phenomena.
Kruger Park – South Africa
One of the most world’s most popular safari destinations, South Africa’s Kruger Park attracts thousands of visitors each year, and is a great place to get a glance of the Big 5. Surrounded by luxury lodges and five star tented camps, Kruger is perfect for those who would like to combine a wildlife safari with life’s little luxuries.
Rwanda / Uganda
If you prefer primates to panthers, why not head on down to the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or the Bwindi forest in Uganda, where one can get up close with gorillas in their natural habitat. Something a little bit different, but totally amazing, this really is a trip of a lifetime.
Maasai Mara – Kenya
Offering an abundance of wildlife, including Lions, Elephants, Hippos and Warthogs, in addition to the Maasai tribes, distinct in their bright and colourful robes, Kenya’s Maasai Mara is a magical place to spend your safari holiday – and never disappoints.
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