African Safari Destinations: 5 Favourites for 2018

If you love wild animals, but hate seeing them confined in the unnatural habitat of a zoo, an African Safari could be your perfect holiday in 2018.

An opportunity to get up close and personal with those creatures introduced to us by Sir David Attenborough, an African Safari Holiday is  breathtaking, exciting, and quite often a life changing experience, and if you are looking for a unique getaway, somewhere off the beaten path and into nature, a safari will tick all the right boxes,

There are numerous options when it comes to choosing an African Safari destination, and whether you head deep in to the bush in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, or out into the vast plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti, you can be confident that your trip into the wilderness will be a memorable one.

Unfortunately, environmental studies show that climate change, poaching and loss of habitat are having a negative impact on Africa’s wildlife, with many species such as the rhino, the elephant, and even the lion facing extinction. But thankfully, they are still here at the moment, and if you are to witness South Africa’s Big 5 or the Great Wildebeest Migration, now is the perfect time to head to one of our favourite Safari Destinations for your 2018 holiday…

Okavango Delta – Botswana

If you like big cats and you 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 many amazing properties and luxury lodges to choose from.

Serengeti / Ngorongoro – Tanzania

Home to the largest mass movement of land mammals on planet earth – The Great 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. And where there’s ‘lunch’ there are predators – be prepared for incredible lion and cheetah viewing.

Greater Kruger National Park – South Africa

One of the most world’s most popular safari destinations, South Africa’s Kruger National Park attracts thousands of visitors each year, and when you compare the costs of safaris here to other parts of Africa, it’s easy to understand why!  Surrounded by luxury lodges in Sabi Sands and five-star tented camps in Timbavati, the Greater Kruger National Park is perfect for those who want to combine a wildlife safari with life’s little luxuries.

Gorilla Safaris – Rwanda and Uganda

If you prefer primates to panthers, why not head on down to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda or the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest in Uganda, where one can get up close with the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  Something a little bit different, but totally amazing, this really is a trip of a lifetime.

Etosha National Park – Namibia

While it doesn’t necessarily offer an abundance of wildlife, Etosha National Park in Namibia is an amazing place for safari experience. An integral part of any Namibia Self-Drive Adventure, this enchanting park is one of the few places in the world where you will find desert adapted wildlife, and the landscapes are simply magical.

 

 

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