Top 10 Best African Safari Tours For The Travel Addict
As you know, there are so many destinations to go on a Safari in Africa. But of course, we can only bring you the best! Here are 10 Safari tours you can take in Africa especially if you are a travel addict.
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Kenya is Africa’s most popular safari destination and the Masai Mara Reserve is the most popular wildlife park in Kenya. From July — October you can witness the incredible migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. The Maasai tribesman also offer cultural tours which will enhance your experience.
Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Chobe National park lies in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and covers four distinct Eco-systems. The Savuti marsh, in particular, offers some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa year round. Chobe boasts around 120,000 elephants, you’re unlikely to miss them when you visit the park.
The best time to visit Chobe is between April and October, the dry, cooler winter months. Herds of zebra, eland, buffalo, giraffe and wildebeest congregate around the Savuti marsh this time of year. Chobe is accessible by car which makes it a little less expensive than some other Botswana Parks. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available to suit all budgets, you can even rent a houseboat.
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Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Kruger National Park in South Africa boasts the highest variety of wildlife in Africa. It is one of the few places where you can see the Big Five-hippos, crocodiles, cheetah, Elephant and Rhinoceros. Kruger is one of the best-maintained parks in Africa which means it’s ideal for a self-drive safari.
Hippos, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.Getty Images/Ben Cranke
South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
Home of the walking safari, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia offers a true and amazing African experience. You have the luxury of seeing plenty of wildlife and over 400 species of birds. The Luangwa river is filled to the brim with hippos and if you’re lucky you’ll spot prides of over 30 lions at a time. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species living in the National Park.
Okavango Delta lion, Botswana. Getty Images/Daryl Balfour
Okavango Delta (Botswana)
The Okavango River cuts through the center of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, creating a unique inland water system that gives life to a huge variety of birds and mammals. The Okavango Delta is a different and thrilling safari destination because you can view wildlife both from land and water, sometimes in a traditional canoe. The best time to view wildlife is during the peak of the flood, in the dry season from May to October. The wildlife is more concentrated on islands at this time, and it’s therefore, easier to see them.
© David Lloyd Photography, Serengeti
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is perhaps the next most popular park in Africa after the Masai Mara. It offers the absolute classic African safari setting. The grasslands make the Serengeti fantastic for spotting lion kills because you can see the whole spectacle clearly. The migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra starts here. It is larger than the Masai Mara.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is the place to go if you want to see half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Besides offering a wonderful backdrop to Gorilla tracking, you can also see chimpanzees and many other mammals. Bwindi has been designated a World Heritage Site.
Etosha National Park, Namibia. Charles Roffey
Etosha National Park (Namibia)
Etosha National Park is Namibia’s top wildlife destination. Etosha is home to Africa’s tallest elephants, the endangered black rhino, and 91 other species of mammal. Etosha is especially popular with photographers in the dry season who flock to the waterholes (along with the wildlife). Most visitors to Etosha will see plenty of giraffe, elephant, lion, rhino and have a very good chance of seeing cheetah and leopard, along with a huge variety of birdlife. Etosha National Park doesn’t offer scheduled game drives, it’s a self-drive safari experience. But there are several excellent upmarket lodges and camps available just outside the park boundaries in private reserves, where guided safaris are part of the package.
Elephant grazing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. © Erika Bloom
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
The Ngorongoro Conservation area in Tanzania includes the world’s largest crater which acts as a natural haven and enclosure for almost every species of wildlife found in East Africa. This also where some of man’s earliest remains have been found.
Elephants at Hwange, Zimbabwe. Getty Images/Sue Flood
Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe)
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has a potpourri of giraffes, elephants, and lions as well as 105 other mammal species. Hwange also has one of the largest populations of wild dogs left in Africa. There are several comfortable lodges to stay at for reasonable prices. The park is close to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders — the Victoria Falls.